The Motoczysz E1 electric motorcycle is testing on the dyno and it sounds good. There’s a video on the Motoczysz blog.
Michael sounds pretty enthusiastic about this new direction his company has taken.
MotoCzysz is not just pursuing an electric motorcycle (that sounds like such a slow downer) but a bigger concept using electric drives – the “Digital Superbike”. The Digital Superbike, like your computer, has “open architecture” and can be upgraded and reconfigured. This is definitely an industry first and may be a major paradigm shift in the way people buy and own motorcycles.
Digital Superbikes with open architechture, I like the sound of that, buy in one configuration and reconfigure as your needs and desires change. My thoughts, some months back, was the “modular motorcycle,” which focused more on using the idea with standard bikes, Michael is going the electric route which might work even better. The open architecture idea he is describing could be huge if handled right. I’m looking forward to more details but as Michael says, he’s a bit busy right now keeping the company moving forward so we’ll have to wait to see what emerges from his shop.
Thanks for the tip, Peter!