Newron's Curvy Wooden Electric Motorcycle Is Now Taking Preorders

No other electric bike looks quite like the sub-three-second Newron EV-1.
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When Newron Motors first launched the EV-1 electric bike, some were skeptical of the wood-paneled concept's real-life potential. But the French startup is already taking preorders for the eye-popping creation, with the aim of rolling out the first examples next year. 

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While Newron's all-electric model faces equally striking competition from Zero Motorcycles and Curtiss Motorcycle Co., its NV-1 is billed as the "first electric power cruiser." Propulsion comes from a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) engine with 177 ft-lbs of torque capable of shooting its rider to 62 mph in under three seconds instantaneously. Top speed is electronically limited to just under 125 mph.   

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The exoskeleton chassis links the front end to the rear end with a high-density cylindrical battery pack, which serves both as a core structural component and the power source. The EV-1 can cruise up to 186 miles on a single charge in the city and 136 miles on the highway. A CCS plug can recharge battery back to 80 percent in 40 minutes when plugged in to a DC charge station, while the standard 3 kwh on-board charger can charge it to full capacity in 5 hours at home. An upgraded 7 kWh charger can do the same in half the time.

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Other key features include 320mm disc brakes with Beringer-designed CNC'ed aluminum alloy calipers, ABS, lightweight carbon-fiber rims, and a smartphone-compatible Newron App that riders can use to make on-the-fly ride adjustments to the shocks and driving modes. 

Priced at just over $65,000, the Newron EV-1 can be reserved now with a refundable $2172.98 payment (€2000.00). Only 12 will be produced initially, so head to Newron Motors website to start the pre-order process now if interested.