• Based on the Tacita T-Race Diabolika rally motorcycle
  • Twin blue glaring LEDs
  • Single Kevlar and carbon fiber body panel
  • Smartphone-enabled instrument cluster for GPS navigation, media link and display functions
  • Action camera mounted on top
  • Lit power start/stop button housed in a 3D printed nylon mesh
  • Under hanging side mirrors
  • 3 kWh Li-po lithium polymer battery Range: 60 miles
  • Power: 74 hp and 90 lb-ft of torque Engine maps: Eco, Urban, and Boost
  • Asynchronous three-phase induction motor linked to a 5-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch
  • Brown leather saddle in a classic diamond pattern and contrast stitching
  • Adjustable brake and clutch levers
  • Split chrome-molybdenum single-beam and aluminum back frame
  • Spoked hubs
  • 320 mm water cut wave discs gripped by Brembo radially mounted 4 pistons calipers
  • Ohlins pressurized nitrogen unit with hydraulic spring preload
  • Battery will take 35 min to full charge
  • Includes regenerative braking two maps to choose from, ‘Hard’ or ‘Smooth’.
  • Brushed stainless steel swingarm
  • Hexagonal rear number plate bracket

An electric ‘scrambler-motard’ from the future

Imagine a world in 2050. Actually, you know what… don’t bother. Because this is what it’ll look like.

An Italian company who goes by the name Aero has managed to coup up this extraterrestrial green motorcycle which seems more like a hypothetical or a fictional character from a sci-fi flick. And it is called the ‘E-Racer’. This Aero project was in collaboration with an Italian automotive magazine – Inmoto and after almost a year of work, they landed this space-age E-Racer at the 2016 EICMA show in Milan.

Aero-E Racer Exterior
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Based on the Tacita T-Race Diabolika rally motorcycle

The mad design on this E-Racer is based on the Tacita T-Race Diabolika rally motorcycle, a stunning compromise between liquefied dinosaur fueled streetfighter and an electric commuter bike. Something that Aero calls – a ‘scrambler-motard’ styling. It has a minimalistic bare body aluminum frame that sticks to the essentials only.

At the front is where the future is brightly shown with the twin blue glaring LEDs taking up all the view. An action camera mounted on top lets you capture your commute, or more precisely, your wrath on the streets. A single Kevlar and carbon fiber body panel on either side is the only skin the motorcycle features apart from the brown leather saddle that sees Italian craftsmanship in a classic diamond pattern and contrast stitching that tastefully runs all the way to the font.

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Twin blue glaring LEDs
Aero-E Racer Exterior
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Smartphone-enabled instrument cluster
for GPS navigation, media link and display functions
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Action camera mounted on top
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Lit power start/stop button
housed in a 3D printed nylon mesh

The motorcycle gets a smartphone-enabled instrument cluster for GPS navigation, media link and display functions for your battery and motor performance. Provision of a lit power start/stop button housed in a 3D printed nylon mesh is an indication for a keyless ignition system. There are literally a million bits and pieces of awe infusing touches including the back lit Aero logo, brushed stainless steel swingarm, blue chassis pins, adjustable brake and clutch levers, spiked footpegs, under hanging side mirrors, brown handlebar, hexagonal rear number plate bracket and many more.

Don’t even in your wildest dreams think that this motorcycle is all about the show. It has one impressive piece of an engine powered by another ‘Italian made’ Tacita motor, which is an asynchronous three-phase induction motor housed in a solid block aluminum body and can produce up to 74 hp and 90 lb-ft of torque. Instant torque folks!! This is linked to a 5-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch, and the motor maxes out at 9000 rpm. There are however three engine mappings for the riders to choose from – Eco, Urban, and Boost.

Aero-E Racer Exterior
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3 kWh Li-po lithium polymer battery
Range: 60 miles
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Power: 74 hp and 90 lb-ft of torque
Engine maps: Eco, Urban, and Boost
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Asynchronous three-phase induction motor
linked to a 5-speed gearbox with hydraulic clutch
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Adjustable brake and clutch levers

All this power is served from a 5.3 kWh Li-po lithium polymer battery that lasts up to 1 hour before reserve power kicks in at 20% charge. Exact mileage is not given to us though, but it should take you out to 60 miles at the least. The battery will take 35 min to full charge on public high-power stations – 1 h 30 min to full charge with domestic plugs with the onboard 3Kw charger.

There are a few electronic gimmicks running under the chassis hailed as regenerative braking. The same technology that is used in all hybrid automobiles to convert the heat released during braking and store it as electricity to charge up the batteries. The Aero has two maps to choose from, ‘Hard’ or ‘Smooth’. The harder and more aggressively you ride, the harder you brake, the more heat gets generated, and more of that electricity is produced. It is a staggering piece of technology. The message is clear here – if you want to save the planet, ride hard.

Aero-E Racer Exterior
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Split chrome-molybdenum single-beam and aluminum back frame
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Spoked hubs
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320 mm water cut wave discs
gripped by Brembo radially mounted 4 pistons calipers
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Ohlins pressurized nitrogen unit
with hydraulic spring preload

The lightweight design of the motorcycle is courtesy the Kevlar body and the split chrome-molybdenum single-beam and aluminum back frame that keeps the weight of the motorcycle at just 350 lbs with all that heavy batteries it lugs around.

Suspension works are taken care by fully adjustable 48 mm USD Ohlins TTX pressurized nitrogen hydraulic forks at the front and fully adjustable Ohlins pressurized nitrogen unit with hydraulic spring preload at the rear. Large 320 mm water cut wave discs at the front are gripped by Brembo radially mounted 4 pistons calipers and the rear braking includes a 220 mm CLF water cut wave disc with 2 piston caliper. 17” spoked wheels run on chunky Pirelli MT60.

Aero-E Racer Exterior
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Brown leather saddle
in a classic diamond pattern and contrast stitching

It sure did grab a lot of eyes at the EICMA motor show, and apparently, talks are on to check the feasibility of getting the bike into production and get the motorcycle on sale by the end of 2018. Could it truly win the hearts of petrolheads? Is a question one can only fathom when the motorcycle is ridden intensively. And we hope the production version will carry on most of the bits showcased in this concept.

Till then calm your hearts with these stunning images of this un-bonhomie motorcycle.

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