The days when Italian bikes and electronics didn't mix are long gone – and that’s good news for Aero motorcycles, who unveiled this prototype bike dubbed the E-Racer in Milan.
The E-Racer is the product of collaboration between Italian magazine Inmoto and Aero and is based around the Tactia electric motor which features in the T-Race rally motorcycle.
The E-Racer has a power of 55kw, which equates to around 75-80hp and has a claimed range of just 40 miles. The bike will be relatively light for an electric motorcycle weighing in at around 160kg and, unusually for an electric bike, the E-racer also has a 5-speed gear-box too. Charging times will vary depending on the power source but with a high capacity charging point, the bike will be charged in just 30 minutes, one hour 30 from a 3kw point and four hours on a standard socket.
The bike has been designed with what Aero consider to be scrambler-motard styling, the bikes main design cues come from off-road motorcycles but with 17in wheels. Designer Aldo De Giovanni commented, “The main idea was to combine the past with the future of motorcycling style. Modern bikes often lose appeal because the design is too far from the real expectations of motorcyclists, as I love classic bikes but also modern ones, I have tried to achieve a transitional design to produce an exclusive product handmade by craftsmen and top Italian suppliers.”
Because of the interest it generated at this year’s Milan show, meetings are happening already to discuss getting the bike into production. According to Aero, this could see the bike produced and on sale towards the end of next year.
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