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A shepherd on an electric motorcycle LMX 161, the inspiring story of Hugues

Hugues et ses ânes

A shepherd on an LMX electric motorcycle, the inspiring story of Hugues

Second episode of our Success Stories series. 

Dive into the heart of the LMX universe and discover passionate people who bring the brand to life through their exceptional adventures. This report is available in video, directly on our YouTube channel.

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Hugues, the passionate shepherd from Avène (France)

It is in the heart of the Parc du Haut-Languedoc, in the region of the Hérault in the south of France, that we met Hugues.

Hugues is a passionate shepherd working in the GAEC Des Monts et Des Sources (farm).

Over more than 300 hectares, he manages an impressive flock of 180 ewes, accompanied by around sixty goats. He also practices free-range breeding of pigs and cows.

For the past few years, Hugues has turned to a new means of transportation to move around his farm…

Hugues et ses ânes

In search of new forms of mobility

About 10 years ago, Hugues faced serious health problems. Walking became increasingly difficult for him. Health professionals advised him to quit his activity to preserve his health.

A career change wasn’t a possibility for Hugues, who wanted to continue his shepherd job.

He set out to find solutions to move around his farm without exhausting himself, despite his health issues.

Hugues tried out various modes of transportation, lighter and smaller than a car. He turned to thermal vehicles, such as quad.

However, the thermal quad did not suit him. The noise of the engine frightened the animals, in addition to the smell and heat emitted.

After some research, Hugues discovered on internet a clean and silent alternative to these thermal vehicles: the LMX 161 ultra-light electric motorcycle. After discussing with the LMX Bikes team, he decided to take the plunge.

How has the electric motorcycle revolutionized his mobility?

Hugues embarks on the electric adventure. A small revolution in the shepherd’s daily life.

The electric motorcycle LMX 161 allows him great mobility in his farm, even on the most difficult field.

Accompanying the animals to the field, monitoring the condition of the fences, making round trips between the farm and the herd, bringing back a tool from the shed… All these movements are part of the shepherd’s daily routine, which, when done on an electric motorcycle, become more enjoyable.

In addition to saving time and energy, Hugues has noticed a reduction in stress among his animals.

With over 3,000 kilometers on the counter, Hugues proves every day that electric two-wheelers can revolutionize several outdoor professions, such as that of a shepherd or farmer.

It’s an inspiring testimony that we invite you to discover without further delay on our YouTube channel.

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My name is Hugues, we are in the Haut-Languedoc Park, in the Hérault region. We work on 300 hectares. We have 180 sheep, about sixty goats, and we raise free-range pigs. Ten years ago, I faced health problems, I had arthritis, I could hardly walk.

When I went to see the rheumatologist, he told me that I would have to change jobs, it was not possible!

I found an electric bike solution on the internet. Because we had tried a quad, but the quad smokes, it makes noise, even when waiting for the animals, it pollutes, it’s noisy, it’s unpleasant. It overheats when going uphill.

I found the idea interesting, and then I contacted them, I went to see them, and from there I tried one and bought an LMX. It really met all my needs because at the time, I could hardly walk.

So I would take the animals out with the bike, sometimes I would act as a shepherd with the bike when maneuvers were delicate with the animals.

From there, it’s easier to keep track of your plots, to find animals when they get lost. It’s quite easy to go back over the route we’ve taken during the day, to see if we haven’t lost any animals along the way.

If they are not able to return on their own, we bring them back in a 4×4, but we had already spotted them on the LMX. So we save time, we save energy because we don’t strain ourselves.

And it’s very suitable because on slopes we go very slowly, we wait for the herd, our feet touch the ground well which means we have a good grip, we don’t get tired, and at the same time if we want we can go very fast with the bike.

SUCCESS STORIES – The LMX 56 in the heart of the Hortus vineyard : a true utility vehicule.

LMX 56 – Speed bike 100% configurable made in France

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Success Stories : The LMX 56 in the Heart of the Hortus Vineyards – A True Utility Vehicle.

The LMX 56 in the heart of the Hortus Vineyards: A True Utility Vehicle

Second episode of our Success Stories series. 

Dive into the heart of the LMX universe and discover passionate people who bring the brand to life through their exceptional adventures. This report is available in video, directly on our YouTube channel.

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The Domaine de l'Hortus: a family history at the heart of Pic Saint-Loup

Nestled between Hortus cliff and the Pic Saint-Loup, the Domaine de l’Hortus is a vineyard established in the 1970’s by the Orliac family.

We had the opportunity to meet François Orliac, one of the sons, who works on the family project with his brothers.

The estate has embraced organic, sustainable, and modest agriculture as its tradmark. This choice reflects an understanding of the soils and climates of the estate. The vineyard’s layout allows the operation to fully adapt to the natural environment of the valley.

This intention is also reflected in the development of integrated architecture on the estate.

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The arrival of the LMX 56 speed bike within the vineyard

To continue preserving the natural environment of the vineyard, the Orliac family explored alternatives to cars for executing daily tasks.

It was at this moment that François heard about LMX Bikes and its high-performance speed bikes. Consequently, two LMX 56 bikes joined the farm in 2023.

“With this ebike, it becomes a moment of pleasure.”

In the vast territory of l’Hortus, spread over 80 hectares of vineyards and 215 hectares of woods, the LMX 56 has proven to be a true utility vehicle.

Moving to open an irrigation valve in a distant plot, monitoring the condition of the vines, going back to take a tool… These are all operational tasks that are now carried out on the speed bike. No need to take out the car anymore; the LMX 56 emerges as the ideal solution for saving time.

It also offers a more playful and sporty approach to conveyance. Using a speed pedelec provides a sense of freedom and adventure, far from the routine of driving a car.

Domaine de l'hortus

Transcription of the interview

Hello, my name is François Orliac, I am one of the members of the family that owns the Hortus estate. We are about fifteen kilometers north of Montpellier, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.

Our activity: we operate a vineyard on about a hundred hectares, amidst this landscape, between the Hortus cliff and the Pic Saint-Loup.

All our vineyards are on this site, and we also operate 215 hectares of woods. 

My relationship with LMX: it’s Nicolas Wertans who said to me: ‘You always move around by car, it makes a dreadful noise, you don’t enjoy it…’ and he was absolutely right! And he introduced me to his ebike. 

So this bike, it’s absolutely fantastic. Since then, indeed, I no longer take the car, and especially I’ve transformed something tedious, which was in the evening after work, after the administrative office, etc. I had to go to the estate, check, to know where the teams were at, turn 4 valves concerning irrigation. 

So, I also did that on weekends and it’s true that it was painful because I always had to leave home, go to the estate, take a car. It was noisy, it was hell.

Thanks to this bike, it becomes a moment of pleasure. It’s absolutely wonderful.

The LMX 56 speed bike as a true utility vehicle

The LMX 56 is not just a fun vehicle; it can also serve as an efficient means of conveyance, thus playing a role as a utility vehicle for daily activities.

At the Domaine de l’Hortus, it’s the speed of movement, agility, and autonomy that convinced us.

Equipped with a luggage rack and storage bags, there’s no need to carry a backpack anymore: equipment can be directly placed at the back of the speed bike.

Its side stand allows for stabilizing it anywhere for quick interventions.

Its maneuverability allows for easy navigation between rows of vines, while its discreet nature helps preserve the tranquility of the vineyard.

You have a similar use as François Orliac?

The LMX 56 adapts to your needs thanks to its high level of customization.

To learn more about the Domaine de l’Hortus : 

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LMX Bikes : Retrospective of the year

restrospective of the 2023 year

2024, here we come!

This new year is an opportunity to look back on the one that has just passed, rich in challenges and achievements. We are excited to share the 2023 LMX recap with you.

Dive with us into the highlights that shaped our adventure during this exceptional year.


1st episode of LMX Inside

A new format arrived at the start of the year!

In these videos, Adam and Zoé share the brand’s news with you, the new products, answer all your questions and share your videos and photos in LMX.


Salon du 2 Roues and podium

An annual meeting place for bikers, the Salon du 2 Roues de Lyon was once again a real success this year.

In addition to the models exhibited in the Mobility Hall, our two motorcycle riders took part in the RFX MX Indoor organized on site, and they performed well.

A victory for Loïc and Michael who managed to defend the podium in the last two rounds. An excellent start to the season for our pilots!


FIM Ex-bike cross world cup

In its first race, the LMX 56 displayed extremely positive results in competition conditions, achieving no less than three podiums.

Faster on the circuit than the LMX 64 in the EX3 category (accelerator and pedals), it demonstrated superior consistency during the heats in terms of battery and engine heat management.

Thanks to Loïc for his exceptional riding.


Homologation validated for the LMX 56

The road approval of the LMX 56 was one of the major milestones of this year.

2000W of continuous power over 30 minutes, 41 km of autonomy on the approval cycle without pedaling (mode 3 and throttle), more than positive results!

This is the 3rd model that LMX has approved for use on public roads in Europe (L1e-B category).


Versatility and public uses

In 2021, we delivered 9 LMX 161s to the DFEN of department 13 (Natural Parks Office).

In 2023, we will continue to develop our range of light vehicles for public service missions in the broad sense.

The LMX 56 is also entering the game thanks to the development of turnkey and specific equipment.


Our customers are exceptional

We had the privilege of delivering a great athlete and a true legend of motor racing this summer.

Our customers are exceptional and it is with pleasure that we follow your LMX adventures, via photos and videos of your outings.

Don’t hesitate to share them with us in 2024!


LMX 56 : two new unique designs

Since August, the LMX 56 has been available in 2 colors to choose from,

Copper Green and Oyster White. These designs were developed mid-year to create a unique and complementary visual range.

Could you find the elements common to both colors?


The 3D configurator is now available

For several months, we worked on the development of our new configuration tool.

Thanks to it, you can now personalize your LMX 56 online, from the chassis to the accessories, going from 2D to 3D in one click.


LMX at the Enduro Mag Days

We participated for the first time in the Enduro Mag Days, organized by Enduro Mag magazine in Issoire, France.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to discover LMX and the models present on site.

A magnificent place, a good program, passionate people, we approve!


The LMX team is growing

This year, 5 new people joined the LMX team to support the company’s growth and actively contribute to the realization of new projects.

Today, the team has 14 people, and we are always looking for new talents


Discover the LMX team in video

This mini-series available on our social networks introduces you to the different professions within the LMX team.

From design to production, including the sales and marketing team, discover the videos right here (the following ones will arrive every Wednesday).


Welcome to the United States and Canada

At the end of the year, a fleet of LMXs began their journey to the United States and Canada destined for our local importer.

This approach required a reorganization of our production and storage processes, as well as updating our certifications and insurance contracts.

We look forward to continuing the adventure in 2024.


LMX tested by french army

LMX is participating in electric mobility trials within the French armed forces with the LMX 56 and LMX 161 models.

These experiments organized by BattleLabTerre aim to develop their equipment and operational materials. On the LMX side, our

objective is to provide mobility solutions adapted to the operational needs of public service players in the broad sense. 



The Success Stories are coming on Youtube

Success Stories. This new series immerses you in the heart of the LMX universe through the testimonies of enthusiasts.

In this first video, Loïc Veyrac shares his connection with two-wheelers, his experience as an LMX rider, his participation in motorcycle/e-bike competitions, as well as the integration of the LMX 56 into his new store in Aurec-sur-Loire.

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LCV Cycles : from competition to selling LMX speed bikes

LCV Cycles : From Competition to Become a LMX dealer

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At the end of 2023, the LMX team visited Loïc Veyrac in Haute-Loire, at his store LCV Cycles.

Loïc has been familiar with LMX Bikes for several years. Initially a rider in one of our photoshoot, he later competed for the brand in the LX Cup and FIM Ex-bike World Cup. In 2023, he realized a significant project: opening his own bike store and offering the LMX 56 for sale.

The interview is available on our YouTube channel (link below).

This video marks the first episode of a new series: the Success Stories. This format takes you into the heart of the LMX universe, introducing enthusiasts who bring the brand to life through their exceptional adventures.

In this interview, Loïc reflects on his relationship with two-wheelers, his experience as an LMX rider in motorcycle and e-bike competitions, and the opening of his LCV Cycles shop in Aurec-sur-Loire.

Motorcycle and bicycle : A passion growing Since a Young age

Loïc Veyrac is a passionate soul. Originally from Haute-Loire, he started pedaling at the age of 2. A year later, he climbed onto a motorcycle for the first time. This passion for two-wheelers is a family affair, as his parents are also fervent enthusiasts. Every evening after school, he would practice on the motorcycle/bicycle track built by his parents.

A few years later, he joined a trial bike club. Around the age of 10, he participated in his first competition. Trial biking is a sport where the bike and its rider become one. The bikes are very lightweight and do not have a saddle. In this discipline, the cyclist must overcome obstacles without touching the ground, requiring skill, balance, and technique.

Loïc entered trial biking competitions to assess his own skill level. And he got hooked. Competing allowed him to progress further, providing valuable experience in his trial biking practice.

Loïc discovered the world of motorcycles through his parents, who immersed him in this universe from a very young age. Alongside his passion for trial biking, he also engaged in motocross with friends and family. It wasn’t until around the age of 17 that he truly entered motorcycle competitions. What attracted Loïc the most were the extreme motocross competitions (Alestrem), focused on trail riding: steep climbs, dizzying descents, technical sections, and natural obstacles.

He started winning numerous prizes in various competitions. These prizes motivated him to continue and excel in his practice.

LCV Cycles : opening his own shop in Haute-Loire, France

The idea of opening a bike shop began taking shape in Loïc’s mind two years ago. Due to the Covid pandemic, he had to delay his project. In 2023, an opportunity to secure a space arises, and he decides to embark on the adventure.

He chooses to set up in his hometown, where his passion has grown: Aurec-sur-Loire. This location choice also addresses a local need, as the area lacked bike stores.

After several months of construction, Loïc officially opens his shop in early June.

Located just 20 minutes from Saint-Étienne in France, LCV Cycles offers the sale of new and used bikes, accessories, repairs, and electric bike rentals. The store provides a wide range of bikes : road, gravel, off-road, speedbikes, children’s bikes, electric bikes, traditional bikes, and more. This diversity allows LCV Cycles to make its products accessible to a wide range of enthusiasts.

His connection with LMX Bikes : from rider to dealer

It’s been almost 4 years since Loïc discovered LMX Bikes.

The meet took place during a photoshoot for the LMX 64. The team was looking for a rider and contacted Loïc thanks to his experience and background.

The photoshoot took place at La Jasserie (Parc du Pilat in France). It was the perfect opportunity for Loïc to experience the sensations and performance of the LMX 64 for the first time. The dual-assist system (throttle and pedaling), dual transmission, and the power of the LMX 64 were a real revelation.

Testing the LMX 64 in real conditions, in a wild terrain, is what appeals to Loïc. He rediscovers the sensations of both biking and motorcycling, all on a lightweight and maneuverable vehicle.

In 2022, he becomes an LMX rider in the LX Tour championship, the first French event for 100% electric motorcycles. Loïc then rides the LMX 161 MXR, LMX’s ultra-light electric motorcycle.

This competition allows the team to improve the product based on Loïc’s feedback throughout the championship stages. For our rider, it’s also an opportunity to explore the MXR :

“A lightweight motorcycle that might look like a bicycle but is still a motorcycle… I discovered even more about LMX.”

In 2023, Loïc trades the powerful and lightweight LMX 161 MXR for the brand’s new speedbike model : the LMX 56. He participates in the Ex-Bike World Cup organized by the FIM (Motorcycling International Federation) and discovers this new platform, even more adaptable and entertaining. Similar to the LX Tour, this competition is an opportunity to advance the ultra bike, which evolves in extreme and challenging riding conditions.

This experience enables Loïc to take part in competitions abroad, particularly in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. It’s also a chance for him to explore new terrains, meet new competitors, and observe the range of models in the race.

“E-bikes are brand new, and they are making their way into competitions, especially at the global level. It’s really cool to be able to introduce the product and, at the same time, promote the sport. It’s truly enjoyable!”

“Ridding with LMX made me want to sell it!”

Based on this experience, Loïc decides to include the LMX 56 in the product range of his store, LCV Cycles, and so become an authorized LMX dealer in Haute-Loire. This region is indeed conducive to off-road use, bringing joy to mountain biking and enduro enthusiasts for years. “It’s the perfect bike around here!” testifies Loïc.

You can find his full interview on YouTube.

Find LCV Cycles on social media :

Facebook: @LCV-Cycles
Instagram: @lcv.cycles
Address: 10 Av. de Firminy, 43110 Aurec-sur-Loire, FRANCE

Contact: +33 6 32 33 41 97

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BULTACO, LMX BIKES : the first electric bikes/motorcycles

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BULTACO, LMX BIKES : the first electric bikes/motorcycles

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Motorbike sport - New sporting practices that are developing


The use of electric motorcycles has increased considerably over the past 10 years. This trend is particularly visible in the field of off-road sports like enduro, cross and trial.

The practice of thermal motocross has evolved. Noise pollution and carbon emissions are less and less tolerated by the neighborhood. Playgrounds are increasingly limited for riders.

Electric motorcycles then began to appear on the roads. Silent, emission-free and without constraints, they are seen as an alternative that is more respectful of nature and the people.

Electric motorcycles have therefore become an interesting alternative for off-road enthusiasts. They allow motorcyclists to practice their favorite sports without causing any nuisance while respecting the surrounding nature.

New models are emerging, including ultra-light electric motocross bikes specially designed for off-road practices. They offer impressive performance in the field. Their responsiveness makes practice more fun and accessible for pilots.

You got it : the LMX project has been driven from the start by a vision of an electric future for motorsport.

Electric motocross - The appearance of new platforms on the market (Bultaco Brinco, LMX)


Along with the development of these new practices, several models have appeared on the market. Historical manufacturers like Bultaco, a Spanish brand, have developed models of electric motorcycles suitable for enduro or off-road riding.

There are new machines and the Bultaco Brinco is one of them. It’s a two-wheeler halfway between an electric mountain bike and a 50cc motorcycle. It was launched in 2016.

1.3 kWh battery, motor performance up to 3 kW peak, the Bultaco Brinco said it offered a unique driving experience.

The Brinco could move thanks to a dual assistance system. It included a handlebar throttle grip and a traditional bicycle crankset. The advertised maximum assistance speed was 60 km/h.


2018 : Stop production of BULTACO BRINCO motorcycles

This hybrid electric vehicle was intriguing. Bicycle and motocross enthusiasts were challenged. New practitioners were curious to test these more accessible machines than conventional thermal motorcycles.

For several reasons, the brand ended the production of Bultaco Brinco motorcycles in 2018.

LMX Bikes and the LMX 161, the French ultra-light electric motorcycle

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We had already been working in 2016 on the LMX project for a few years. This project aimed to create a high-performance and lightweight electric motorcycle bike, by abolishing all thermal constraints.

A year later, we announced the production launch of the LMX 161.

The LMX 161 has been designed for various uses. It’s perfect for off-roading but also for cross-country competition. Since 2021, it has been used in particular for the LX Cup and FIM Ex-bike Cross World Cup races.

For the more curious, discover the complete history of LMX models right here : ABOUT LMX

From adult electric motocross to 45 km/h speedbike : a common vision

This search for lightness and power is always at the heart of our projects at LMX.

The fast bike is a concept that also responds to this vision. So, since 2018 we have been developing 45 km/h approved speed bikes, manufactured in Jonage.

What’s the speed bike ?

A powerful and fast e-bike with assistance up to 45km/h. It is particularly suitable for sports practice, but also for urban travel, between home and work.

What the speed bike allows :

  • Performance comparable to thermal models.
  • Increased autonomy for ever longer bike rides.
  • Unique sensations and driving experience, halfway between a bike and a moped.
  • Real versatility in terms of practice: comfortable on the road during the week and off-road the weekend.
Bultaco moto

And you, are you more of an ultra-light electric motorcycle team or a super-powerful electric bike for your outings ?

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The evolution of LMX Bikes since 2016

The evolution of LMX Bikes since 2016

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It has now been more than 6 years since LMX Bikes entered the market by producing its electric two-wheelers in its own manufacturing workshop.

And we told you in our last article, 2022 is the year of surprises…

We therefore invite you to dive into the heart of the LMX workshop, which has continued to grow over the years, to discover behind the scenes of the brand since 2016.

From 2016 to 2018 : the very first LMX manufacturing workshop

6 years ago, the LMX Bikes brand was registered. Serious things can begin.

The LMX team then moved into our very first manufacturing workshop, a 150m2 room located in Frontonas, in North Isère.


It was in 2017 that our first oven was handcrafted in the LMX workshop. Welding of the chassis, cabling of the regulator, installation of resistors, a real tailor-made project !

Furnace during manufacture : Frontonas, 2017

Interior of the oven : Frontonas, 2017

This oven allowed us to make the first 400 LMX frames and is still in service in our workshop in 2022. Thanks to its high-performance insulation, its heating capacity can go up to 530° with only 3 kw. But we told you, 2022 is the year of novelties…

Case to follow !

In addition to the frames, we also heat treated the steel engine gears using our own gas oven.

100% manual machining of an LMX 81 hub in 7075-T6 aluminium. More than 7 hours of lathe and milling work were necessary.

Our swingarms are made of aluminum sheet metal for better rigidity on our LMX 161s. Manufactured in-house, this is still the current design.

Swingarms and engine blocks of the first 5 LMX 81, early 2017

In-house machined LMX 81 engine blocks, 2017

First aluminum LMX 161 frames, 2017


In 2017, we started TIG welding the first series frames of the LMX 81, our first electric mountain bike. Manufactured in-house, we use a weld assembly to ensure the correct position of all the parts that make up the LMX swingarm and thus gain precision.

This assembly has since been modified and is now used for mounting LMX 64 swingarms.

2nd prototype frame of the LMX 64

LMX 54 frame welding, 2017

Welding of the first LMX 81 frames


In addition to the production and manufacture of our electric two-wheelers, our workshop also has an in-house design office dedicated to design.

From the start, we have been carrying out all the manufacturing plans and technical studies for our models (here those of the LMX 81).

R&D (Research & Development) has been an integral part of LMX Bikes key activities since the beginning.

Here, heating tests are carried out on the batteries with the thermal camera to check the heating of the cells once assembled one by one in the final pack.

Engine equipped with liquid cooling, 2017

Test bench – battery heater tests, 2018

Test bench – engine tests, 2018

New solutions are designed and tested regularly. For example, our electric motorcycle prototypes in 2017 were already equipped with liquid cooling. This is a technology that was later abandoned to make the system more reliable by integrating a more powerful motor instead.

From the start, the search for reliability remains at the heart of our concerns.

The assembly

Within these 150 m2, we were already assembling our first motorcycles with custom-made tools : here, the assembly feet of the workshop were adapted to our vehicles and fully adjustable.


Since January 2018, we have been traveling the roads thanks to the first LMX truck, which brings us into direct contact with our customers and our dealers. We also travel regularly to various events (fairs, festivals, races, photo shoots, etc.).

From 2018 to 2022 : the LMX workshop moves to new premises

After spending 3 years in our first premises, we had to think bigger and support the strong growth of the brand. This is how we moved into our new 455m2 production workshop in 2018. Between design, manufacturing, assembly, marketing, preparation for dispatch, our current workshop is running at full speed !

Installation of premises, 2018

The production

The production of the frames of our LMX 64s is always carried out locally in Frontonas. Discover all the stages of the manufacturing process in our dedicated article.

In addition to frames and swingarms, we manufacture other elements of our two-wheelers, such as motorcycle batteries, thermoformed fairings, engraving of serial numbers, various wiring (manufacture of harnesses), and parts in 3D printing.

Speed Bike LMX 64
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The assembly

We continue to assemble our speed bikes and electric motorcycles in our workshop on our two assembly lines : one dedicated to LMX 64 and another dedicated to LMX 161.

We produce and assemble the LMX 161 battery packs. The cells are welded using a digitally controlled welding machine developed in-house. Composed of Samsung 18650 cells, each battery alone is 2 kwh. To date, more than 300 kWh of battery have been fitted in packs since 2016.

Design Office

Finally, design and research still remain a key activity of the brand today. Our new 2022 model is currently under development thanks to a team of passionate engineers.

Here, the prototype n°1 of the engine block of the LMX 56 machined in aluminum 6061-T6.

2022 : a new chapter begins for LMX

As you will have understood, after 3 years in our first local and 3 other years in our current local, it is time for us to move up a gear !

It is in this dynamic of growth that we will move in 2022 to a brand new premises… of 841 m2 !

We tell you, this production workshop located in Jonage has industrial-scale ambitions.

Almost 6 times larger than our first local invested 6 years earlier, there is really something to announce heavy for the future !

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The evolution of the LMX bikes in photos

Moto électrique LMX 161 en cours de montage dans l'atelier

The evolution of the LMX bikes in photos

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Here we go, the year 2022 is already off to a flying start in the workshop.

We are in full development of the new LMX platform that we presented to you recently, we give you a thousand : the LMX 56 !

You may have already seen it on our Instagram (@lmx_freeride), the prototype n°1 rolls regularly on the field with the aim of being tested and improved by our teams, in order to deliver you this year the most LMX integrated into the range.

This period of new year and strong technological developments is the perfect opportunity to look back on the first steps of LMX and the evolution of our models over the years, to arrive at those that you know today.

And all in pictures please !

The genesis of the project

The project appeared between 2008 and 2011, with the creation of a first all-terrain electric bike. The first frame was not strong enough, so the pedals had to be removed first. But you already know that they quickly came back in force afterwards…

It was then between 2012 and 2013 that four LMX prototypes named P1 and P2 were born, based on the concept of an ultra-light electric motorcycle, intended for use in motocross, freeride and enduro.

In June 2014, the first six frames of this P2.1 concept bike were released as pre-production models and became the first sales of the project.

  • Features : Chromo-molly 25cd4s tig welded steel without paint

In 2015, the latest LMX P2.2 and P.2.3 frames are industrialized and manufactured in Ukraine. About forty models will leave the factory.

  • Features : Powder coated steel

It was in 2016 that LMX Bikes launched a new e-commerce site and then became a real brand.

The evolution fo the platforms

LMX 161


The LMX adventure began with the development of the brand’s first aluminum platform : the LMX 161.

The search for lightness and performance was the common thread that gave rise to the LMX brand name, which simply stands for Lightweight Motocross (MX).

This is how the first French 45 kg electric off-road motorcycle was born in 2017.

LMX 161H

2018 - today

The LMX 161 was then approved as a 45 km/h moped in 2018 and is therefore available in two versions : the LMX 161H and the LMX 161MX. The road and public paths are now accessible to it, which makes it even more versatile and fun to use.

Equipped with a rearview mirror, license plate holder and front lights, it is the perfect partner for weekday urban outings and weekend sporting outings.

LMX 81


After the development of its ultralight electric motorcycle, LMX Bikes is looking for new goals and sets out to design an ultra-efficient electric bike.

This is how the LMX 81 was born in 2017 in its manufacturing workshop.

To meet the brand’s vision of ultra-performance, it was necessary to develop a two-wheeler much more powerful than a simple VAE. The concept of the LMX 81 seemed obvious : a two-wheeler with the appearance of a freeride mountain bike with pedals and the performance of a real electric motorcycle with a thumb trigger.

“It is thanks to the double transmission technology that we were able to put our LMX back on the pedals while keeping the power acquired”

LMX 64

2018 - today

The LMX 64 has been one of the brand’s emblems since 2018. The first LMX platform equipped with a torque sensor, it is a real revolution for the brand in terms of engine.

This 45 km/h speed bike is first offered in an offroad version, the LMX 64T. Then, it passes the European L1e-B moped homologation in mid-2020 and becomes the LMX 64H in street legal version.

Both versions are available today and make the LMX 64 an ultra-versatile two-wheeler that adapts to you however you ride.

Several improvements are emerging over the months :

  • The development of a belt transmission on the pedaling side : more discreet and more practical.
  • New controller in 2020 : color display, more modes and finer management of the torque sensor, direct USB connection to the bike with a computer.
“The LMX 64 is based on the transmission of the LMX 81 but has been made more industrializable in order to arrive at a reasonable final cost for our customers by integrating the idea of a torque sensor from the start.”

LMX 64 Ultimate


At the end of 2020, LMX Bikes wanted to highlight its famous LMX 64 by offering a limited edition of it, even more efficient and innovative, marking 5 years of technical developments for the brand in the field of speed bike.

The LMX 64 Ultimate is an ambitious project responding to our desire to celebrate speed biking through high-end, high-performance parts, and to offer a version that would delight the most demanding riders and lovers of fine mechanics.


2021 - today

In 2021, the LMX 161 MX offroad evolved into the LMX 161 MXR.

With an R like Racing, this new version breaks all records in terms of performance among LMX vehicles. In 2022, it will participate in several competitions organized by the FIM to represent the LMX brand and its ambition to offer ultra-powerful and very playful two-wheelers on the ground.

Work on the throttle curve to make it as linear as possible. Detach from the ON/OFF behavior to arrive at a more flexible and progressive behavior.

LMX 56


New for 2022 !

This new model will take its place this year as the spearhead and demonstrator of LMX know-how, thanks to its new geometry and engine.

It will indeed be much more than a simple version of the current LMX 64. Its chassis and components are inspired by the world of trial motorcycles, for great promises of performance. Enough to tame the steepest terrain and push the limits of what’s possible on two wheels !

As you will have understood, innovation is at the heart of the LMX philosophy and the desire to develop ever more efficient electric two-wheelers drives us every day.

Thank you for your support for all these years and stay tuned, this year 2022 is going to be full of surprises…

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The LMX team is growing and making the presentations !

The LMX team is growing and making the presentations !

For several months, LMX Bikes has been recruiting new employees to strengthen its team of enthusiasts and adapt to its new growth.

This strong internal development is an integral part of our news, which is why we would like to present the entire LMX team to you so you can get to know us better !


Co-founder and current leader of LMX Bikes, Adam has been in charge since the start of the project. An INSA engineer graduate, he is passionate about technology, always placing innovation at the heart of his thinking.

In charge of the management of the company, design and product development, he also supervises the manufacture and assembly of LMXs until their commercialization.

Adam is a real Swiss Army knife, guided by a passion for the profession and the search for excellence.


Newly arrived at LMX, Hervé joined the team to take care of business development and customer relations. If you call, chances are you’ll have it online. Passionate about mountain biking and running, he will be able to answer your technical questions with pleasure and guide you throughout your sporting project.

Hervé also takes care of the relationship with the network of our various resellers, but may also be required to lend a hand to the workshop for the assembly of LMXs.

In post since August 2020, Zoé is responsible for marketing and communication missions for LMX Bikes. Passionate about and daily sports enthusiast, she is responsible for LMX publications on social networks and the blog, appearances in the press, on events, website management, etc.

She is also co-responsible for customer relations with Hervé and Adam. If you want to talk about press relations or a plan to buy, you are also likely to run into her over the phone.


Workshop manager for a year at LMX now, Thierry takes care of the entire vehicle assembly line. He is also responsible for the heat treatment and control of the frames after the welding stage. It also participates in the production and development of electrical harnesses and cabling. A big fan of physical activity, he strengthens and biking every week.

In his constant search for quality, it is he who comes to test vehicles before final delivery and to ensure their reliability. His expertise and thoroughness are an integral part of the soul of LMX Bikes.

A future graduate of the Arts and Crafts engineer, Côme joined the LMX team this year and is responsible for R&D on the design of new components (optimization of the battery, engine block, etc.), in duo with Gaëtan. His taste for running and triathlon led him to focus on the field of sport over the course of his experiences. Côme is also working on the structuring and optimization of LMX processes, for example with the establishment of a knowledge base and a client meeting platform.

Passionate about mountain biking and great practitioner for almost 12 years with several competitions behind him, Gaëtan has been involved for several weeks in the design (CAD) of components and parts designed and manufactured in-house by LMX, whether it is frames, blocks motors, batteries, etc. He also works on programming the machining of prototypes and on carrying out tests on them in duo with Côme.

Carole joined the team a few months ago and carries out many missions in our workshop: manual manufacture of motorcycle batteries, assembly of LMXs, help in the manufacturing workshop (cutting, bending of aluminum), adjustment and remanufacturing. of certain parts …

After several years of working in a service company, Carole was drawn to LMX products and showed great motivation to work in a company that suits her, innovative and sporty. Actively participating in the realization of LMXs, from the start of manufacturing to the end of assembly, while discovering new techniques every day, are all elements that stimulate her on a daily basis.

Mattis has been on an apprenticeship for almost two years with our team and is working on the very first stages of the LMX manufacturing process : the manual manufacturing of LMX 64 frames.

It is he who comes to trace and bend the aluminum sheets, cut and assemble the tubes to form the frames and prepare them for the welding stage.

After the heat treatment of the latter, Mattis still carries out several finishing operations, such as threading the bottom bracket. Starting from simple aluminum tubes and sheets to create a finished and resistant frame, this is what drives Mattis every day.

We hope you enjoyed this article and that you got to know the LMX team better, through these different portraits.

Each person has their own personality, but the pursuit of excellence and the passion for the profession are all things that bring us all together and that makes what LMX Bikes is today.

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LMX 64 frames : French manufacturing and handmade

LMX 64 frames : French manufacturing and handmade

Speed Bike LMX atelier

Today we are going to talk about one of LMX’s greatest pride: the local manufacture of frames for our speed bikes. All the steps used to design these frames are done as much as possible at our workshop or in partnership with companies in the region. Indeed, the LMX 64 frames are designed, manufactured, welded and assembled in Isère, in the heart of France.

This control of the entire manufacturing process is essential to distill our know-how and expertise in our LMXs.

The frame being an essential element of the speed bike, it was very important for us to design it according to our own specificities in order to integrate the engine as well as possible and to ensure consistency between constraints and technical ambitions. All the critical stages in the manufacture of our frames are tracked by individual quality sheets, which will follow our frames and swingarms throughout their lifecycle.

Why aluminium ?

The answer to this question is part of the core philosophy of LMX Bikes. Indeed, we want to offer high quality, resistant and durable bikes. Our frames are made of 6061-T6 aluminum. It is a material used, among other things, in aeronautics.

One of the main advantages of this aluminum is its high resistance to corrosion, stress and fatigue. LMXs can therefore withstand drops and withstand shocks.

Aluminum is also an infinitely recyclable material, unlike carbon. In addition to lasting a very long time, LMX frames can be recycled at the end of your vehicle’s life. This is a significant point in the choice of materials because we want as much as possible to combine pleasure with responsibility.

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The manufacturing process

1. Design and manufacture

The prototype design of machined parts and tubes is done in-house according to the design specifications. The tubes and machined parts are then made to measure by subcontracting after an in-house prototype phase.

At the same time, the sheets are cut in Meyzieu (1) to then be sent to our workshop in Frontonas (1). These parts are then heated to make them malleable, then cold folded in our workshop to give them their final shape before the welding phase.

2. Welding

All parts of the frame are entrusted to an independent welder, specializing in welding aluminum. Its expertise and know-how guarantee quality work and therefore robust frameworks. Indeed, aluminum welding is a complex technique requiring an alternating voltage and a special manual procedure.

After the frames are welded, a visual inspection of all welds is performed before proceeding to the heat treatment stage.

3. Heat treatment

Then comes the heat treatment step, which is also carried out in our workshop. This is a decisive step in the manufacturing process because it gives aluminum its ultimate strength. The frames, after being welded, are heated in an oven at 520°C for one hour and then immersed in water, this is the quenching step or T4. This will be used to normalize the internal stresses after welding. It is also after this step that the alignment of the frames is checked and corrected on a specific assembly.

They are then heated a second time at 190°C for 2 hours to reach maximum resistance. At this stage, called T6, the frames become so tough that they cannot be corrected for faults. The advantage of aluminum is that a defective frame can be recycled and therefore is not a loss in itself.

Some manipulations are still done by hand on these frames such as the threads or the bore of the seat tube. Performing these operations last ensures that these surfaces will no longer move in order to have the best possible precision.

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4. Preparation for painting

Finally, our workshop technicians will sand and manually clean the frames to prepare them for painting or anodizing. They need to be clean and free of grease to proceed to the last step.


5. Paint or anodizing finish

For the final touch, the frames can be treated in different places depending on the expected finishes:

First, we offer a powder coating paint coating. This extremely strong paint is applied in two coats with an oven pass for each coat. For this, we send executives to a specialized company in Saint Marcellin (2).

For limited or luxury editions of our bikes, we offer a gray or champagne anodization treatment. This step is carried out by a company based in Annecy (3).

Speed Bike LMX 64

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