TSB Innovation Grant Application 01

We believe that, pound for pound, an electric motorcycle can have a greater performance than it’s petrol equivalent.

This project is about changing people’s perceptions and expectations about the performance of electric motorcycles and demonstrate the opportunities available from innovation in chassis design coupled with advanced electronics, such as traction control, etc.

We recently worked with a British SuperBike team. Their 1000cc SuperBike Evo lap record at Thruxton has stood since 2010. We believe that we can build an electric bike that will beat that time.
Unlike a car where the design is dictated by the position of the wheels and the seats, motorcycle design is constrained by the position of the engine between the wheels. Remove that engine and there is plenty of room for innovation.

We will be using carbon fibre to reduce the weight and fine-tune the flexibility required by a high performance motorcycle chassis. This project is more than just using lightweight materials it is about maximising the chassis potential that has been limited until now by the petrol engine.
We are looking at premises in the Silverstone area to be close to many of our suppliers and will also be working closely with a MotoGP chassis designer and a class leading motor manufacturer who are both in the Oxford area.

Several significant things will come from this project:

– We will offer for sale a limited number of motorcycles for racing. Just recently Mission Motorcycles in the US sold half of their limited run of sixty high performance bikes in just two weeks.

– We will be able to sell a proven packaged electric drive trains and provide consultancy based around our chassis design.

We need TSB support as the design and manufacture of such an innovative carbon fibre chassis is extremely expensive but once the moulds are made and the design proven the production costs drop dramatically.
We are here to change people’s perceptions and, as a small company, will be taking on major manufacturers who can plough millions in to similar projects and still not come up with our level of innovation.
With improved handling and performance compared to existing electric motorcycles we are confident of changing how people think about electric vehicles.