Archive for the ‘Bike’ category

Moto Undone – Electric Bike Designed for Silent Ride

November 21st, 2011


The latest concept unveiled by designer Joey Ruiter is an electric motorbike that looks nothing like a regular bike.

Dubbed Moto Undone, the vehicle features two wheels, a motor and brakes, all of them being probably the only things that may give a clue about the resembles of the vehicle with usual motorcycles.

The things that make it special are: the somewhat futuristic design, absence of noise and lack of fancy paint. At first glance the vehicle seems to be trapped in an aluminum case. Ruiter’s goal was to create a bike that would eliminate the fanciness and coolness of regular motorcycles.

Inside the bike one will be able to discover a 1000 watt, 48 volt electric motor that, according to the designer, allows the vehicle to run 90 miles or about 3 hours on a single charge.

All the necessary information, such as like speed and GPS info, is wirelessly transmitted via smart phone.

[via Earthtechling]

RYNO – Compact, One-Wheeled Self-Balancing Electric Vehicle

November 14th, 2011


RYNO Motors, a company with headquarters in Portland, Oregon, has recently presented an electric vehicle that has just one wheel.

Dubbed RYNO, the vehicle is not meant to replace the motorcycle, though it looks like one. It can reach a top speed of 25 miles per hour (40km/h) and can run on a single charge up to 30 miles (48 km). With its dimensions, the vehicle can be ridden even among pedestrians.

The developers look forward to launching RYNO onto the market, with the target being those who like scooters, meaning small, low cost vehicles that can be easily maneuvered in tight quarters.

The vehicle is equipped with a lithium-iron-phosphate battery pack, which, according to the company, can recharge in just an hour and a half. RYNO is also rather light, weighing 125 pounds (57 kg).

Its turning radius ranges from 0 to 3 feet (0.9 meters). In case the rider tries to exceed the speed or tilt limits, the vehicle’s Auto Balance System will initially signal about it, and then take control of the machine for a short time.

Currently the company is hand-building 50 limited edition pre-production RYNOs. These will be launched onto the market wearing a price tag of $25,000 each. The production model is expected to appear early next year and its price will be around $3,500.

Check out the video below to see the RYNO in motion:

[via RynoMotors]

Electric Scooter from Czech Republic Sets World Record Traveling 706 Miles in 24 Hours

September 30th, 2011


Akumoto, the company with headquarters in Czech Republic, in collaboration with ČEZ, an electricity generation conglomerate, managed to create an electric scooter that set a new world record among its electric counterparts for the longest distance crossed in 24 hours.

This week the Akumoto electric scooter managed to register a figure of 1,136.3 kilometers (706.1 miles). The companies calculated that the trip needed only 40.8 kWh of electricity and cost only 190 Czech Korunas, which is about $10.35.

Lukáš Drahovzal, the sales manager at Akumoto, outlined that the test of the new electric scooter and the record it set was meant to illustrate that two-wheeled electric vehicle are more versatile than some might think.

ČEZ mentioned that in the near future there plans to carry out tests of electric vans and trucks.

[via Akumoto]

Electric Tron Lightcycle from Parker Brothers Choppers

September 23rd, 2011


The fans of TRON will definitely appreciate the new eco-friendly Lightcycle from Parker Brothers Choppers.

Currently engineers are carrying out tests of their electric bike. However, soon the bike will hit the roads officially.

It would be interesting to note that in 2010 the Parker Brothers Choppers have presented their gas-powered version of the famous LED Lightcycle.

Although the new bike is not advised for heavy use, the developers say that its 96 volt electric motor allows the vehicle to reach a top speed of 100 mph. In addition, 15 to 35 minutes will be enough to charge the built-in lithium battery pack that will allow the vehicle to register a range of 100 miles before it will require recharging.

It would also be interesting to note that the Lightcycle is available with a TRON-style helmet. With just a flip of a switch, the driver can activate the LED lights on the bike to illuminate its rims and body.

Just like the gas-powered Lightcycle, this vehicle features 22″ x 12″ dual hubless wheels with custom tires, a tough steel frame, and body made of carbon fiber and fiberglass to make the bike more lightweight.

The price for the gas version is $55,000, but there’s so far no word on the price of the electric version.

[via NerdApproved]

Orphiro to Launch a Beautiful Electric Motorcycle

July 15th, 2011


With an increasing popularity of green vehicle it is our pleasure to review this beautiful electric motorcycle, which boasts not only high efficiency but also quietness and of course a great design.

The Dutch company called Orphiro is the author of this magnificent concept, drawing inspiration from classic bobber styling.

The company’s motorcycle feature lithium ion batteries and a motor that generates 72 volts.

This electric bike is able to reach a top speed of 75 miles per hour and register a range of 60 miles on a single charge.

It is expected to be launched onto the market in September of this year.

[via Orphiro]

Kobra – Zero-Emission Electric Bike

November 12th, 2010

Cristiano Giuggioli is the author of this electric motorcycle called Kobra.

The most interesting thing about this bike is that it is an eco-friendly mean of transportation that can satisfy the needs of 3 main motorcycle categories, i.e. touring, sport and city.

It easily adjusts to suit the height and weight of the rider. The bike boasts an electric motor, which allows Kobra to register zero carbon emissions. » Read more: Kobra – Zero-Emission Electric Bike

Tryton MM2 – Speedy Eco-Friendly Motorcycle

September 29th, 2010

Designed by Vil Tsimerzin, the Tryton MM2 concept represents an eco-friendly motorcycle aimed at those who enjoy a fast ride and are environmentally-conscious.

Besides having a unique and incredible design, the concept also features electric batteries that allow the Tryton MM2 to register a range of 132 miles per charge.

It would be interesting to note that the battery pack, found onboard, can be easily refueled in about two and a half hours. » Read more: Tryton MM2 – Speedy Eco-Friendly Motorcycle

Top 5 Electric Superbikes

September 27th, 2010

AER

Andre Federico Look is the author of this electric superbike that can compete with nearly any fuel-powered vehicle on the racetrack. The AER boasts a number of interesting features, including an asymmetrical chassis. The AER is powered by four electric motors that together are able to generate 143.5KW of power. In order to equally distribute the weight, the electric engines and their battery packs are installed in a very compact way. » Read more: Top 5 Electric Superbikes

Blacktrail from PG Bikes is the Fastest Electric Bicycle in the World

July 19th, 2010

Although bicycles are probably the most eco-friendly transportation from them all, their biggest drawback is the speed.

PG Bikes is a bicycle manufacturer based in Germany that managed to come up with an electric bicycle, called Blacktrail.

The most interesting fact about the electric bike from the German company is that it is considered to be the fastest bike in the world, being able to reach a top speed of 100km/h.

The bike weights only 19.8 kilograms and is made using a number of advanced materials, including carbon, magnesium and titanium. » Read more: Blacktrail from PG Bikes is the Fastest Electric Bicycle in the World

Brammo Empulse – Electric Bike that Reaches 100 MPH and Boasts 100-Mile Range

July 16th, 2010

Brammo, an electric vehicle company with headquarters in Ashland, Oregon, United States, has recently presented an electric motorcycle called Empulse.

The motorcycle boasts a 50-horsepower motor and can reach a speed of over 100 miles per hour and a range of 100 miles on a single charge.

Probably the most interesting feature of the bike is its price that is rather low considering the performance of Empulse. The price starts at $9,995. However, the 100-mile-range battery upgrade increases the price of the bike till $13,995. » Read more: Brammo Empulse – Electric Bike that Reaches 100 MPH and Boasts 100-Mile Range