Thursday, July 16, 2009

MotoCzysz E1pc electric superbike features iPhone dashboard

We have earlier seen some of the finest pimped motorcycles loaded with gadgetry to whet the gadget needs of high-end riders, including the Kawasaki ZX10R that’s loaded with a full-fledged music system, the computerized chopper fitted with a SwitchBack PC on board to maneuver safely on the road. But, the MotoCzysz E1pc electric superbike is a showstopper. The electric motorcycle boasts an iPhone dashboard, which means it can track location and speed via GPS and can even measure performance metrics like lateral G, top speed and acceleration through various apps. The E1pc can accelerate to 120mph in just seven or eight seconds, according to Michael Czysz, the company’s founder, which means it’s as fast as the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Another reason that makes this all digital bike the Tesla of electric motorcycles is its 10 battery packs and three motors.

The E1pc zero-emission, all-electric motorcycle will be ridden by Mark Miller in the zero emissions TTXGP race at the Isle of Man. This hi-tech bike is expected to win over the zero-emission Mission One as the fastest electric motorcycle. No word on whether the company plans to introduce a street version anytime in future, but this beast surely will have onlookers swooning for more than one reason – though we admire the futuristic Honda CB 750 motorcycle more, but zero-emissions tops everything else – right?

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