A futuristic performance motorcycle from China, the DC100 electric bike, can reach 100kph from standstill in three seconds, has a top speed of 200kph and a range of 400km. A full recharge takes as little as 30 minutes.
But such statistics – that should spark the attention of any petrolhead with a passion for excitement on two wheels – is only half the story of this creation by tech startup, Davinci Motor. It is packed with robotics and its performance is driven by artificial intelligence (AI).
Davinci Motor will make its US debut in January’s consumer electronics show CES 2023 in Las Vegas, showcasing the DC100 motorcycle model as it looks to catch the eye of both potential dealers and prospective customers.
The company believes the DC100 is the first all-electric bike to challenge the traditional petrol-powered 1000cc motorcycle market in performance terms.
The DC100 has more than 1000 chips and 200 advanced sensors that track accurate information on such factors as the environment, vehicle movement status, road conditions, battery and motor temperature, and lean angle. “While riding, the DC100 will combine this data to precisely control its power system and so ensure an optimal performance under all conditions,” the company’s website explains. “This will make your riding experience easier and safer, allowing you to fully enjoy the ride.”
A smart control system seamlessly integrates multiple components, delivering instant and adaptable acceleration, combined with responsive and intuitive controls.
Owners can unlock the bike through Bluetooth/NFC and use a Davinci app to access riding data, vehicle and battery status.
In drive mode, when the brake lever is released and the DC100 will slowly move forward at a maximum speed of 7kph, enabling a smooth and stable start. In reverse, the bike slowly moves backward applying high torque at a max speed of 5 kph allowing a safe reverse.
Other technologies deployed are a Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) or Hill Descent Control (HDC), deployed when the brake lever is released and the machine senses an incline. The bike will automatically move forward or backward applying high torque at a low speed of 7kph to ensure a smooth take-off from standstill.
Davinci Motor says that unlike traditional motorcycles – where braking involves the coordination of clutches and gears – the DC100’s process is much simpler, featuring a single brake lever linked to a braking system in the rear wheel that integrates anti-lock braking (ABS), a braking force distribution system (CBS) and traction control.
All this is packed into a futuristic, sci-fi-influenced design unlike anything released onto the market anywhere in the world yet.
Rosanna Libia, Davinci Motor international business manager, said as a tech-driven company, the CES 2023 show is top of the company’s agenda of events where it can represent the company’s technical prowess internationally.
“CES 2023 serves as the perfect opportunity to introduce our product to the US market.”
The US debut follows the bike’s European unveiling at November’s EICMA, the world’s leading motorcycle exhibition, in Milan, Italy.
Founded in 2013, Davinci Motor is a technology innovator which says it is committed to exploring the research and development of robotic vehicles with a perfect combination of performance and ease of use.
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