10 most unusual electric motorcycles

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The desire of manufacturers to stand out from the rest, to attract attention, sometimes leads to rather strange design decisions.

Some of them are destined to remain at the concept stage, some get to mass production. In any case, such products are always interesting to watch. Check out a dozen electric motorcycles today with unusual looks.

An Exodyne motorcycle is actually a battery pack connected to the handlebars and wheels. It was created by a veterinarian from the USA, spending about 9 months on development and construction.

Inside the frame is a battery of 48 lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries. The nominal voltage of the battery is 100 V, the capacity is 32 Ah. It is capable of delivering 600 A, but it is limited to 200 A. The weight of the battery alone is 22 kg.

The rear wheel hub motor has a power of 11 kW (30 kW peak). A motorcycle weighing about 112 kg accelerates to 100 km / h and has a range of just over 30 km. Not that much, to be honest.

CAKE Ösa are two different vehicles with a higher and a lower speed / power, which belong to different classes.

Both versions can be equipped with 1.5 kWh or 2.6 kWh batteries, with a range of up to 100 km. The batteries have multiple output connectors, which allows the CAKE Ösa to be used as a mobile power station.

Both motorcycles are designed with a mobile workplace concept. The frame is built to accommodate a wide range of accessories. One or more seats can be attached to it, as well as other accessories such as stands, baskets, surfboard holders and a number of others.

CAKE Ösa +

The CAKE Ösa + is equipped with a dual suspension fork and motorcycle grade discs.

CAKE Ösa Lite

The «Pocket Rocket» from Germany’s Sol Motors is a great way to stand out from the crowd. However, the electric motorcycle with a unique design also accelerates faster than two-wheeled gasoline competitors, and weighs only 55 kg.

Two versions of the motorcycle have been developed: the standard Pocket Rocket and the Rocket S version with a more powerful motor and no speed limit.

First

This is a significant advantage over gasoline scooters, which typically do not exceed 2.5 kW. So a torque of 150 N * m will surely give the rocket an advantage at the start.

The second

Both versions have three modes of battery usage: Eco, Sport and Wheelie. In the latter, which removes restrictions on engine power, you are unlikely to travel more than 50 km on a single charge, and if you moderate your appetites, the range will grow to 80 km.

American company Curtiss Motorcycles has prepared a line of all-electric motorcycles that should appeal to connoisseurs of the classics too.

Zeus Bobber was equipped with a 190 horsepower electric motor. According to the developer, its lithium-ion battery allows you to travel up to 450 kilometers on a single charge. The 215 kg motorcycle takes just 2.1 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h.

Production of the Zeus Bobber motorcycle is scheduled for early 2020.

Tarform is «a new kind of electric motorcycle», as its creator Taras Kravchuk says. Built from the ground up, it combines the design of the past with the technology of the future.

“We aimed to revive the classic form and combine it with modern technology to create a new bike,” — said Kravchuk during the presentation of the motorcycle.

The Tarform is a single solid metal block mounted on two wheels, partially 3D printed. The body contains a battery capable of providing up to 145 km of track on a single charge. A full charge will take at least four hours.

The Tarform is also equipped with a modern security system with artificial intelligence. According to the manufacturer, it will scan the surrounding area and analyze it for hazards.

The idea of creating an unusual unicycle belongs to design engineer Chris Hoffman. It took him seven years to develop the project. Now the one-wheeled electric motorcycle has become not just an author’s fantasy, but a real-life vehicle.

The compact RYNO is perfect for urban environments. He is not afraid of narrow streets and frequent traffic jams. The speed of the electric motorcycle is 16 km / h, and the charge of two batteries will last for 16 km. RYNO weighs 72.5 kg and can carry up to 113 kg.

The unicycle is equipped with the latest gyro sensors that allow the rider to balance and prevent falling. It will take only a few hours to learn how to ride an unusual motorcycle. RYNO is an up-to-date environmentally friendly city transport with an original, ultra-modern design.

The German company BigRep has unveiled the Nera electric motorcycle, printed, you guessed it, on a 3D printer. The design of the motorcycle is quite futuristic and, I must admit, the surface, consisting of many triangles, resembles the recently presented product of the Elon Musk company.

3D printing was used in the production of all components except for electronic components — tires, frame and seats were created using large FDM 3D printers.

The motorcycle was presented at the Formnext exhibition held in 2018.

Canadian inventor Ben Gulak of BPG-Technologies has developed a motorcycle that uses gyroscopic technology to stand directly on two wheels next to each other.

Leaning forward provides acceleration, leaning backward decelerates. The gyroscope tells the control unit how much it needs to accelerate, and that, in turn, supplies the required amount of current to the wheel motors. In general, everything is like the gyro scooters so widespread now.

Weighing only 60 kg, the motorcycle has a top speed of 40 kilometers per hour and has a battery life of 2.5 hours.

And although the motorcycle was introduced for a long time, a product with such a design is still extremely rare on the streets.

The Austrian company Hammerschmid Maschinenbau has brought the Johammer J1 electric motorcycle to the market. The novelty is available in two versions — with the same appearance, but different battery capacity.

The J1 is designed by Yellow Works and looks truly futuristic. Unlike a traditional bike, Johammer has no space for a second passenger, no trunk, not even a dashboard — all sensors are built into the rear-view mirrors.

The weight of the motorcycle is from 160 to 177 kg, so the rear wheel motor with a power of 14.75 hp is enough for it.

A less capacious battery provides 150 km without recharging, but for an additional 2000 euros you can install a battery with an increased capacity and drive up to 200 km.

The Swedish-American company Rumble Motors has created a unique electric motorcycle called the «Rumble e-bike». It is equipped with a 1500 W wheel motor and is able to accelerate its driver from zero to a top speed of 70 km / h in just five seconds.

The built-in 60V rechargeable batteries provide a range of up to 80 km and require 3 to 4 hours to fully charge.

A unique feature of the Rumble electric motorcycle is the ability to turn on or off the motorcycle sounds that are saved during your acceleration, providing an audible notification that you are driving down the street — this, by the way, increases its safety.

Speakers on both sides amplify the sound as you ride, and a simple push of a button lets you mute sounds if needed.

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The article uses materials from the sites: eltract.ru, carakoom.com, electrek.co, hightech.plus, 1gai.ru, carsweek.ru, liveinternet.ru, thethings.com, ecotechnica.com.ua, topgearrussia.ru