gearless electric motorcycle DAB 1α has recyclable battery & buttons inspired by retro games

gearless electric motorcycle DAB 1α has recyclable battery & buttons inspired by retro games

DAB Motors introduces its pilot gearless electric motorcycle

 

DAB Motors releases its inaugural production model, the DAB 1α, a gearless electric motorcycle with a recyclable battery and buttons and controls inspired by game-console controllers and video games from the 2000s. The DAB 1α is designed, engineered, and crafted in France, with a powertrain that features a fully repairable, dismountable, and recyclable battery. Even with these features, the electric motorcycle only weighs around 125 kilograms, making it lightweight and agile enough for everyday means of transport for city commutes.

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle
images courtesy of DAB Motors | photos by David Duchon Doris

 

 

DAB 1α with blue nitro button from video games

 

DAB Motors designs its electric motorcycle, the DAB 1α, by stripping off any gears or clutch, making it possible to be charged anywhere using a simple home socket or Type 2 charging point, and installing components that allow it to reach a top speed of 130 km/h.

 

A glance at the buttons and controls reveals their inspiration from the retro world of gaming, drawing design cues from game-console controllers and the 2000 game Need for Speed through the blue Nitro button. With just one click, the DAB 1α boosts the speed and thrill of the gearless electric motorcycle for the riders’ sake.

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle

 

 

A nod to bicycle motocross shows up too with the back pegs to support passengers when they hop on the gearless electric motorcycle for a ride. The DAB 1α highlights design around the ride as well, from the numbered golden plate on the handlebar, a sign that DAB Motors is only producing 400 units of the model, to the handmade seat crafted with Alcantara, the adjustable golden suspensions developed in collaboration with Paioli, and the forged carbon parts made from upcycled Airbus carbon fiber.

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle

 

 

a 2.8-inch LCD display screen for riding information

 

As soon as the riders are all geared up, they can find a 2.8-inch LCD display screen that flashes the ride’s information to them, as well as a 3.4-liter glove compartment for storage and an optional wireless charger in collaboration with Quadlock. The braking system showcases calipers provided by the industry leader Brembo, coupled with an ABS braking system derived from Peugeot Motocycles and DAB Motors’s brake disks.

 

DAB Motors entered production of its first electric motorcycle following an acquisition by Peugeot Motocycles in 2023, and for the first batch of 400 units, the DAB 1α is available in W-White or MGT-Grey. The gearless electric motorcycle is now available for reservations.

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle
the electric motorcycle’s powertrain features a fully repairable, dismountable, and recyclable battery

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle
the DAB 1α is designed, engineered, and crafted in France

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle
detailed view of the wheel

gearless-electric-motorcycle-DAB-1a-recyclable-battery-buttons-video-games-designboom-ban

inside the gearless electric motorcycle

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle
a 3.4-liter glove compartment for storage for DAB 1α

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle
buttons and controls reveals their inspiration from the retro world of gaming

DAB 1α gearless electric motorcycle
numbered golden plate on the handlebar, a sign that DAB Motors is only producing 400 units of the model

gearless-electric-motorcycle-DAB-1a-recyclable-battery-buttons-video-games-designboom-ban2

for the first batch of 400 units, the DAB 1α is available in W-White or MGT-Grey

 

1/3
1
 
1
 
1
 

project info:

 

name: DAB 1α

design: DAB Motors

KEEP UP WITH OUR DAILY AND WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS
suscribe on designboom
- see sample
- see sample
suscribe on designboom
happening now! AXOR makes individual luxury a reality in the bathroom, and reveals its citterio C collection by antonio citterio.

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

designboom will always be there for you

milan, new york, beijing, tokyo,  since 1999
X
5