exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering
 

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering

like a jacked-up battery pack connected to two wheels and a handlebar, the ‘exodyne’ electric motorcycle fuses rapid power with energetic, home-made engineering. created by a veterinarian in atlanta, usa, alan cross’ bespoke bike is the result of nine months of research, design and fabrication work. its center box frame, which houses 48 lithium polymer battery cells in a 100V 32 configuration, connects directly to the head stock with a swing arm pivot point. combined with a rear hub 11 kW motor, it has a top speed of 60 mph and a total range of 20 miles.

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering
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from the defining central battery pack frame, bright yellow scaffold-like structures shoot out to support the seat, as well as the rear suspension. alan’s craftsmanship has also lead to the reuse of machinery from old motorcycles. this includes; a 2005 suzuki ‘RMZ 250’ front fork, 1995 suzuki ‘RM 125’ headstock and rear swingarm, warp 9 wheels, brembo front brake, and a suzuki rear brake. interspersed between this upcycling, ‘exodyne’ is fitted with carbon fiber to ensure a low kerb weight of just 249 lbs. up top, the motorcycle is complete with a small cycleanalyst heads up display that shows its mph, amps and total discharge, as well as other essential information.

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering

 

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering

 

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering

 

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering

 

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering

 

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering

 

 

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  • Hi Rob
    Very impressive concept bike. I’d buy one if the price was reasonable.
    Only things are, I think the battery ‘cage’ needs to be a full tubular trellis to provide enough rigidity for the front and rear ends to attach to (especially as there is no big, solid alloy i/c engine to aid rigidity) and the rear swingarm looks like it needs some bracing.
    Oh, and finally, I’m not sure it needs the tank-esque shaped tubing at the top. Braced, straight tubes are more rigid and there is no practical or aesthetic reason for using curved tubing.
    I’m not trying to put this down because I think it is an amazing ‘think outside the box’ concept and that is what we should be doing in this age of technology advances. I’m just trying to give, what I think are, some constructive ideas.
    Good luck!

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