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2022 Zero S, DS, and DSR | First Look Review

Zero Releases New S, DS, and DSR Models for 2022
The new 2022 Zero DSR.

Zero Motorcycles says that “unprecedented demand for electric motorcycles” has motivated its early release of new 2022 models, which are available now. Zero added that getting these models into dealers early will help them put “more riders on electric motorcycles than any other manufacturer.”

2022 Zero S

At the heart of the new 2022 Zero S naked street bike is a proprietary Z-Force 75-5 passively air-cooled, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor, with energy supplied by a 7.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The same setup can be found in the 2021 Zero FXE. Zero claims the new S can manage 89 miles of range through city streets and produces 78 lb-ft of torque and 46 horsepower with a top speed of 98 mph. It’s available in Twilight for $11,195. 

Zero Releases New S, DS, and DSR Models for 2022
The 2022 Zero S, finished in Twilight color scheme.

2022 Zero DS

The trail-ready 2022 Zero DS shares the same base configuration as the S including motor and battery, and Zero says the DS has an off-road range of 82 miles on a fully charged battery. The DS is available in Quicksand for $11,195.  

Zero Releases New S, DS, and DSR Models for 2022
The 2022 Zero DS in the Quicksand color scheme.

2022 Zero DSR

The 2022 Zero DSR is the sporty naked of the three and although it shares the same Z-Force 75-7 brushless motor, a more powerful 14.4 kWh power pack provides a claimed range of 163 miles of range and a top speed of 102 mph, while producing 116 lb-ft of torque and 70 horses. The DSR is finished in black and has an MSRP of $15,695. 

Zero Releases New S, DS, and DSR Models for 2022
The 2022 Zero DSR is equipped with a bigger and more powerful battery offering greater range and performance.

The 2022 Zero S, DS, and DSR are all powered controlled by the company’s proprietary Cypher II Operating System, which manages the motor, battery, Bosch ABS (standard on all three models), and the Bluetooth connectivity module, to pair the machine to the mobile app for rider customizations. All three models also benefit from an updated full-color, optically bonded, 5-inch TFT display.  

For more information, visit zeromotorcycles.com

Zero Releases New S, DS, and DSR Models for 2022

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Virtual test ride an electric bike

New Zealand electric bike company UBCO appears to be the first in the world to offer potential buyers a virtual test ride via 360-degree video or a cardboard virtual reality headset.

The range of Kiwi 2X2 electric bikes consist of an off-road 2X2 Work Bike and a 2X2 Adventure Bike with a top speed of 50km/h (limited to 45km/h in Europe) and weighing just 64kg (depending on the model). Range is around 130km between charges.

UBCO 2x2
UBCO 2×2

You can take the on a virtual 360-degree test ride by clicking here.

UBCO spokesman Neil Tierney says customers can see what the bike can do, how fast and quiet it is and whether it can handle hills and mud.

“We’re hoping this first taste will encourage people to want to find out more or share the experience with friends. It’s about raising awareness and opening eyes to the possibility of what an UBCO 2X2 can do,” Neil says.

The modular design of the video means UBCO can switch in ride segments from all around the world with the ability to show any number of applications and locations. 

One minute you could be riding in the backcountry of New Zealand, and the next through a bustling New York street. The forward iterations are endless.

The company has also designed an UBCO VR cardboard headset so customers can enjoy the full VR experience.

“We want everyone who is curious to be able to experience the magic of an UBCO 2X2,” Neil says. 

EK3 electric scooter

“Given how immersive the virtual test ride experience is we’re confident that once someone tries the virtual test ride for themselves, it’ll be hard not to tell friends and family about it – so word of mouth is also key here.

“Our 2X2s are reducing emissions daily, and the more widespread the adoption, the more savings that can be made.”

“As a largely electronic product with a high capacity lithium-ion battery, we’ve defined end of life and product stewardship as the big sustainability issues we need to tackle head on.”

The virtual test ride launch comes off the back of a huge first half to the year for the UBCO team, who have just closed $14 million in funding for international growth.

The bikes are on sale in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Europe and the UK.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

2021 Zero FXE | First Look Review

2021 Zero FXE
Zero release the FXE, an affordable, fun urban commuter with a claimed range of 100 miles.

Zero Motorcycles has been around for well over a decade now, and it’s no surprise that the evolving EV space has seen a great deal of innovation in that time. Although the key issue of range vs. weight will still give petrol-heads reason to pause, it’s also fair to say that e-motos have become a good deal more practical, and fun. But perhaps the other enduring issue holding back potential buyers is their cost. Case in point, Zero’s fully faired and extremely quick SR/S or naked SR/F will set you back $20,000.  

Enter the FXE. New for 2021, Zero has taken the existing frame from the FX and added a redesigned body. The starkly modern, supermoto styling is very similar in appearance to the FXS – tall, slim and sporting a raised front mudguard. However, the FXE is capable of a claimed 100-mile range on a full battery charge and costs $11,795, which can be bought down to around $10,000 depending upon available EV rebates and credits. 

Zero FXE
2021 Zero FXE

The 7.2 kWh battery in the FXE drives a passively air-cooled, brushless, permanent magnet motor, which produces a claimed peak power of 46 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of torque, and with a top speed of 85 mph, the FXE can take to the highway. Unlike the more expensive models, the FXE is not compatible with public charging stations and is designed to be charged via a standard 110-volt household outlet. It takes over nine hours to fully recharge the battery, although this can be reduced to just under two hours with the optional accessory charger. The FXE utilizes Zero’s Cypher II operating system and the new connectivity enabled 5-inch TFT display is compatible with the Zero app, providing access to ride modes, Eco and Sport, and battery status.  

A Showa 41 mm inverted fork, and monoshock take care of suspension and are adjustable for preload, compression, and rebound damping. Bosch calipers are fitted with a single disc front and back, and ABS is standard. Zero claims a wet weight of 298 pounds, which promises exciting performance from the 46 horses available and a handy machine for dealing with tight urban spaces. But surprisingly, advantages in accessibility imparted by its lightweight are somewhat undone by the tall seat height, which at 32.8 inches will put some shorter riders off. 

2021 Zero FXE
Supermoto styling, practical range, and a relatively affordable price should appeal to a wider range of customers.

Compared to many of its heavier, more expensive competitors the FXE is a lightweight and thrilling runabout, and what it gives up in range it makes up for in accessibility and potential for fun. The FXE makes for a credible commuter bike, capable of taking to the highway but ideal to zip around town on.

Zero FXE Specs

Base Price: $11,795 (excluding electric vehicle rebates and credits)
Website: https: zeromotorcycles.com
Battery: 7.2 kWh
Motor Type: Air-cooled, brushless, permanent magnet motor
Transmission: Clutchless direct drive
Final Drive: 90T / 18T belt
Wheelbase: 56 in.
Rake/Trail: 24.4 degrees / 2.8 in.
Seat Height: 32.9 in.
Wet Weight: 298 lbs.
Charging Time: 9.2 hours (via 110-volt household outlet to 95 percent)
Fuel Consumption: 373 eMPG (claimed)
Maximum Range: 100 miles (claimed) 

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Mahindra & Mahindra Plans A Revolutionary Turnover for Electric Two-Wheeled European Industry

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has big plans for the European two-wheeler market – and they’re not playing with small numbers. 

According to a report from MoneyControl, the Indian multinational manufacturers have found a niche that forecasts big money for the firm. 

A view of the Peugeot brand shield logo

The project in question? One that will release electric bike models under the BSA and the French Peugeot brands, completing production in the EU and securing a hold in the ever-growing electric bike industry.

This was a move only recently made possible by M&M’s recent move to purchase the last stake of Peugeot in 2019, rendering the company a 100% subsidiary of the French motorcycle producers. 

A view of the tank of a BSA motorcycle

In theory, this move will open up the production scope potential for the company and provide the energy-smart crowds with small-engined throwback bikes that boast hella style.

M&M tested this theory earlier in the year with the electric Ludix scooter, made in India but sold in Europe, with great success.

“Peugeot Motorcycles has a very strong EV product pipeline. Following the successful launch of the Ludix, development continues on the Streetzone, which is expected to be launched in 2022,” says says M&M Chairman Anand Mahindra at the company’s 75th annual meeting. 

Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra.
Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra.

“This will be followed by two platforms and four EV launches in 3 years. These will have B to B variants as well as B to C variants with telematics and fleet management software.”

To keep BSA in line with the projections at work for Peugeot, M&M is currently in the process of producing BSA’s first electric motorcycle – a project that will involve partnership with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) of the UK.

A view of a lab student working at the Advanced Propulsion Center

A guesstimation of what the R9 will look like

The project value of creating BSA’s first thoroughly British electric BSA bike is currently hovering around £9.2 million, with £4.6 million of that funded through the APC.

Mahindra adds the benefits of having a fully UK-based motorbike:

“While Java is not available in an electric version yet, the electric BSA project has been conceived as the true-blue UK designed, developed, and manufactured motorcycle. The project is a partnership supported by the APC of the UK, and it will bring in benefits accorded by the UK government as an inward investor,” Mahindra added.

A view of a concept for BSA's first electric bike, created by Sreejith Krishnan
A view of a concept for BSA’s first electric bike, created by Sreejith Krishnan

“The project has kicked off with the technical team on board in the Midlands, which is the epicenter of EV development expertise in the UK.”

Fingers crossed for the near future – and excited to see the coming reveals from both Peugeot and BSA.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Davinci Tech: The Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycles That Will Follow You

Davinci Tech has just released two electric motorcycles – and one, in particular, has got a few extra toys under the hood.

The new DC Classic, from Davinci Tech - in the spotlight, looking pretty
The DC Classic

According to a report from PRNewswire, the Beijing-based company revealed the DC100 and the exclusive DC Classic on July 17. The bikes’ creations were seven years in the making, with Davinci Tech’s R&D team hailing from 11 different faculties of Tsinghua University.

The journey for the team involved industrial graphic and mechanical structure design, 3D engineering modeling, vehicle control system research, testing, and development – all to make an electric bike that could outperform a standard combustion-powered 1000cc motorcycle.

We are here to say they succeeded in spades.

The new DC Classic, from Davinci Tech - in the spotlight, looking pretty

Here are the general specs of the beasties (the DC 100 in particular, since she’s so pretty).

Both bikes’ batteries come with the option of either a 400.75km range pack (according to the NEDC metric) or a 357.51km pack (according to WLTP). 

a side view of Davinci Tech's new electric Motorbike, the DC100
The DC100

Both electric bikes can also be charged by any level 3 DC fast-charging station, with a full charge taking no longer than 30 minutes to complete. 

If you don’t have one of those handy, simply plug the bike into a normal outlet at home.

These charging successes are apparently due to the motorcycle’s high energy density ternary lithium battery pack, boasting a hefty 17.7kWh of energy.

a grey model of the new DC100, from Davinci Tech - in the spotlight, looking pretty

A self-balancing motorcycle is the big fish of the pond, and Davinci has written that the company’s engineers used electronic power steering – and a six-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to pull this off for each machine.

With the company promising remote-controlled potential as well as self-riding and target recognition, it’s no wonder that Davinci Tech brags that you can “Imagine your motorcycle as your jogging companion.”

Not sure how useful this would be, though the concept of a remotely controlled and target-following module in everyday life could be quite functional from the groceries’ standpoint. 

a front/side view of the DC100, Davinci's new electric motorbike

The DC100 shows off a single brake lever linked to a system that merges ABS, CBS, and TCS for braking systems.

Both bikes also have a Hill-start Assist Control (HAC). When the brake is released, the HAC moves the bike forward and engages high torque at a low speed to guarantee a smooth start to any ride.

an orange model of the new DC100, from Davinci Tech - in the spotlight, looking pretty

 

Apply this concept to a bike riding in reverse, and you’ve got the Reverse Assist. 

The best part about the bikes for me: besides a keyless start, the DC100 features kinetic energy recovery, as well as a battery management system that real-time monitors the battery’s safety. 

Both of Davinci’s creations come with a companion SmartPhone app and will eventually boast remote control, as well as open-source software access. 

a view of the dash of the DC100, courtesy of Davinci Tech

Until then, here’s the rest of the bragging rights, in no particular order:

Top Speed: 200km/h

Peak Power: 135 hp (100.75kW)

Acceleration: 0-100km/h in ‘3.x seconds’

Peak Torque: 627 ft/lb (850Nm)

Suspension: Öhlins

Brakes: Brembo

Tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III R17 (120/240)

Ride Modes: Relax, Sports, Race (Official riding training is required to unlock Race mode)

two riders enjoying the DC100, a new electric bike from Davinci Tech


All hail the Electric Bike Era!
Stay safe out there, folks – and head over to Davinci’s website for more information on these new models.

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BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter | First Look Review

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
The CE 04 has a striking contemporary design and is available in Light White or Magellan Grey metallic.

The CE 04 scooter marks the beginning of a new chapter in what BMW Motorrad calls their “electromobility strategy.” The thoroughly contemporary design includes an all-electric drive and, BMW claims, innovative connectivity solutions aimed squarely at urban mobility and commuters. The bodywork is finished in Light White as standard, contrasting with black working parts, and finished with a modern “floating” bench seat. Solid wheels and a sidestand, integrated with the bodywork, finish off the styling. The CE 04 is also available in an optional Magellan Grey metallic, supplemented with a black/orange seat and an orange wind deflector. 

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
The CE 04 has a claimed range of 80 miles (the reduced output version is 62 miles), and can fully recharge from flat in 1 hour and 40 minutes with the optional quick charger.

The CE 04 uses an innovative liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet electric motor, mounted in the frame between the battery and the rear wheel. BMW says they have conducted extensive riding tests to develop specific types of battery recuperation relative to the choice of riding mode. The motor is rated at 20 horsepower with a claimed maximum output of 42 horsepower, which should make it zippy. BMW has highlighted the importance they placed in providing opportunities for riders to choose between maximum efficiency and maximum riding fun, as the mood or need requires. Three riding modes include Rain, with reduced power, Eco, where range is prioritized over performance, Road for more zip, and an optional Dynamic mode, for maximizing performance. Top speed is limited to a healthy 74.5 mph, and 0-30 mph is achieved in 2.6 seconds.

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
Top speed is limited to a healthy 74.5 mph, and 0-30 mph is achieved in a claimed 2.6 seconds.

The CE 04 has a battery cell capacity of 60.6 Ah (8.9 kWh), providing a claimed range of 80 miles (the reduced output version manages 62 miles). The last published study conducted by the DOT on commuting was in 2003 and found that, on average, U.S. commuters travel 15 miles to work. The CE 04 is well within those limits but will require owners to regularly recharge. The lithium-ion battery is charged using one of the BMW integrated charging devices and a regular household socket or a public charging station. When the battery is completely flat a complete charge takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes. The optional quick charger reduces charging time to 1 hour and 40 minutes from completely flat and will take a battery at 20% up to 80% in 45 minutes.

READ: 2022 BMW C 400 GT Scooter | First Look Review

The frame is constructed from tubular steel, with a telescopic fork and twin disc brakes for the front wheel, and a single-sided swingarm/monoshock, and a single-disc brake at the rear. ABS comes as standard, and BMW’s ABS Pro (combines with tilt sensor) is an option. Tires are 120/70-R15 at the front and 160/60-R15 at the rear. A 10.25-inch TFT color screen with integrated map navigation and extensive connectivity should allow owners to safely stow their device in the ventilated mobile phone charging compartment with USB-C charging port. All-round LED lighting units are standard. Adaptive Headlight Pro provides cornering illumination as an available option, as is Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), available by means of an ASC (Automatic Stability Control) unit. ASC limits engine torque in relation to rear wheel slip and DTC enables safe acceleration in various conditions and is also sensitive to lean angle. 

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter

Oliver Zipse, CEO of BMW AG, said, “The BMW CE 04 is our new electric star for the city. It combines an e-drive with emotion and motorcycling fun. The latest technology, and the best battery cells, which also provide power in the BMW iX. Just like the CE 04, all future new BMW Motorrad models for urban mobility will be pure electric.”

Price and availability have not yet been announced. For more information visit: bmwmotorcycles.com

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter

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BMW Australia electrifies scooters

BMW Motorrad Australia has finally decided to import electric scooters, starting next year from $20,350.

The company launched its C evolution scooters in 2013, but the Australian branch of the Bavarian company decided the time was not yet right to go electric.

Now they have decided to import two models of the newly unveiled CE 04 scooters based on the 2017 Concept Link.

BMW Concept Link electric scooter - own
BMW Concept Link electric scooter

The standard CE 04 will start at $20,350 plus on-road costs and the CE 04 Avantgarde from $20,690 adds high windscreen and comes in “Magellan Grey” metallic paint.

They come standard with automatic stability control, ABS pro enhance traction and safety technology and three riding modes: ECO, Rain and Road.

Both are powered by a 31kW (42hp), liquid-cooled permanent magnet electric motor and a 8.9kWh battery with 130km of city range, 0-50km/h in 2.7 seconds and a top seed of 120km/h.

BMW says the battery will charge in four hours and 20 minutes from flat when using the 2.3kWh 10A charger.2022 BMW CE 04 scooter

The air-cooled lithium-ion high voltage battery can be charged using the integrated charging device plugged into a regular household socket or via a wallbox or public charging station. 

It’s the same charging technology as used in their cars.

If you buy the optional $1330 30A quick charger, charging time is 100 minutes from flat or 45 minutes from 20-80%.

The chassis consists of a tubular steel main frame, 35mm telescopic forks and a single-sided swing arm with a directly controlled, fully covered spring strut. 

They are shod with 120/70 R15 67H tyres at the front and 160/60 R15 56H at the rear.

Brakes consists of twin discs up front and BMW Motorrad ABS Pro  which has a banking sensor for more control in corners.

Technology abounds with integrated satnav and connectivity in the 10.25-inch TFT colour screen and a ventilated mobile phone charging compartment and USB-C charging port.

A view of the handlebars available in a kit from Bad Winners for Royal Enfield Twins

There are storage compartments at the front and side and the helmet compartment can be operated while seated. 

All lighting is LED and the headlights have an adaptive turning light to illuminate the inside of a corner at night.

2022 BMW CE 04 scooter
2022 BMW CE 04 scooter

BMW CE 04 $20,350: 

  • Liquid-cooled permanent magnet electric motor
  • 130kW (42hp) output
  • 62Nm torque
  • 8.9kWh air-cooled lithium-ion high voltage battery
  • 2.3kWh charger
  • Tooth-belt driven gearbox (total gear ratio: 10.5)
  • Dynamic Package (Headlight Pro, Adaptive Headlight, Daytime Riding Light, Riding Modes Pro, ABS Pro)
  • Comfort Package (Heated Grips and Backrest Comfort Seat)
  • Seat Heating
  • Tyre Pressure Control 
  • Centre Stand 
  • LED indicators
  • LED headlight and taillight 
  • 10.25-inch TFT display
  • Ventilated mobile phone charging compartment
  • USB-C charging port
  • Front and side storage compartments
  • Light White paint 

Options

  • Backrest Comfort Seat II no-cost option (recommended for riders above 190cm)
  • Windshield High $140
  • Anti-theft alarm system $375
  • 30A Quick Charger $13302022 BMW CE 04 scooter

BMW CE 04 Avantgarde $20,690: 

  • Windshield High standard
  • Magellan Grey Metallic paint

 Options

  • Backrest Comfort Seat II no-cost option (recommended for riders above 190cm)
  • Anti-theft alarm system $375
  • 30A Quick Charger $1330

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Electric motorcycles miss out on rebate

Motorcycles are not included in a NSW Government incentive package that includes a $3000 rebate to lure motorists into electric vehicles.

NSW is the only state so far to offer any incentives at all for electric vehicles, while overseas motorists are being enticed with free tolls and parking, cash rebates, tax incentives and more to go electric.

The NSW package includes the elimination of stamp duty on electric vehicles (EV) up to $78,000 from 1 September 2021 and all EVs including Plug In Hybrid (PHEV) from 1 July 2027, $151 million investment in EV charging infrastructure in metropolitan and regional areas, EV access to transit T2 and T3 lanes and cash rebates for EV customers represent some of the most significant reforms ever seen in Australia in support of new automotive technology. 

Motorcycles are already able to use transit lanes but electric motorcycles and scooter are not included in the EV rebate carrot “at this stage”.

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries say they will “continue to follow up with the Government into the future”.

FCAI boss Ton Webber says the package will show the direction for other states.

In Australia, most electric two-wheelers are cheap Chinese scooters, although Harley-Davidson has introduced a $50,000 LiveWire while the Australian-designed Savic C-Series electric bike has been delayed until the third quarter of 2022.

2019 Savic electric motorcycle prototype orders setbacks
Denis Savic with Australia’s first electric motorcycle, the Savic

Savic Motorcycles founder Dennis Savic says the Australian electric motorcycle market is much smaller than cars and “adoption is lagging behind cars”. 

“It would be great to see some rebates as the industry starts to mature and catch up to four-wheeled vehicles,” he says. 

Dennis says has has informed all their first customers of the delay and posted on social media.

“Not one customer has asked for a refund,” he says. 

“We’ve certainly seen some incredible support from our customer base.” 

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University Team Tweens Tickle Our Fancy With eSuperbike ‘Delta-XE’

Motards. 

Hogs. 

Hoonigans.

Belly Shovers.

The moto culture is rich with a diversity of people from all walks of life, and it leans on some of the strongest industrial backs of the automobile world. Giants like Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha strive to provide improved alternatives to riders that still maintain respect for the tradition of how things have always been done. 

But the future of motorcycle culture requires an ever-flowing give-and-take of balance – and who better to push the bill than the newer generation? 

a group of university students that make up Electric Superbike Twente: A racing team dedicated to bringing energy efficiency to the track.

Enter Dutch Racing Team, Electric Superbike Twente (EST): a group of university students dedicated to creating sustainable electric superbikes with MotoGP track times. 

These kids aren’t playing when it comes to bringing energy-compliant superbikes to the track – and when you’re a student, the sky (and the parents’ wallet) is the limit.

Delta-XE, the new electric Superbike from Electric Superbike Twente

The youth have just revealed the completion of their fourth – yes, fourth – superbike, dubbed the Delta-XE.

If you’re looking for a sneak peek, check out the video reveal at the top of this article – and boy, is she juicy.

Delta-XE, the new electric Superbike from Electric Superbike Twente, with a rider testing out the specs

Unafraid to build from scratch and ever-adapting to the enclosing restrictions of the motorcycle industry, EST has provided this alternative beauty with a custom PMAC electric motor capable of punching the Delta-XE over 300km/h.

CYRIL NEVEU, winner of the 1979 first Motorbike Dakar Rally, on a Yamaha

Not only is the motor custom-made, but the battery’s power management system is also hand-tuned to allow the 576 battery cells – 150kw of power, or 200hp – to speak easily to the asphalt. 

According to a report from RideApart, the Delta-XE boasts 0-100 km/h in less than three seconds and 0-200km/h in nine seconds.

Lean, mean, and green. I like it.

A student from Electric Superbike Twente testing battery components for the new electric Superbike, dubbed the Delta-XE

Further steps for EST would involve entering their bike to events sanctioned by the Electric Road Racing Association. 

Looking forward to what this unorthodox – and entirely intriguing – team brings next to the table.

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CAKE And FIM ‘Scoot’ For Sustainable Track Management

Behind each racer is a team – and every team is dedicated to running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. 

In an environment where every second is valuable, marshals and technicians have taken to scooters to increase time efficiency – especially if things should go bottoms-up on the track.

And the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has found an answer to their goals of increasing sustainability on the track by giving track scooters an electric makeover. 

FIM has just partnered up with Swedish electric motorcycle maker, CAKE, to create the CAKE Ösa utility scooter.

CAKE and FIM join forces to create OSA - a scooter that will contribute to racetrack sustainability

Labeled as ‘the swiss-army knife on wheels,’ The scooter sports a unibar that allows riders to use a clamp-on system for bags, purses, and more to create over 1,000 different possible configurations.

And with three ride modes and two brake modes, it’s easy to see how this little two-wheeled munchkin will become FIM’s main mode of transportation around the track.

FIM and CAKE create the CAKE Ösa utility scooter. front view.

a pile of bike parts after the motorcycle has been stolen and salvaged for money

A report from RideApart states that both companies also have goals of eventually transferring that efficiency to the race machines themselves. 

For now, though, care for the climate starts with small steps – and with the CAKE Ösa utility scooter on call, contributions to a smaller carbon footprint have become that much more reachable.

For more articles on sustainability at the track, head over to WebBikeWorld.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com