Can an eco-friendly bike roar too?

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 15:04:34 
 
Rating (4.5/5) 4.5 Star Rating 46 users
5 photos
Can an eco-friendly bike roar too? Can an eco-friendly bike roar too? Can an eco-friendly bike roar too? Can an eco-friendly bike roar too? Can an eco-friendly bike roar too?
Motorcycles are things every man dreams of owning. Maybe because of some movie, or because the passion truly comes from within, a bike is always something to long for. The wind through the hair, the roaring engine and an endless highway are all elements closely associated with bikes.

Putting aside the romanticism, a bike is also a handy means of transportation in heavy traffic zones. They are also cheaper than a car and have similar ranges. The two things that work in favor of cars are safety and lower emissions. While you can’t do much the safety part, you can do a lot concerning the emissions chapter.

According to Green Car Reports, an engineering team in Nevada is working hard on creating the Brutus 2. Contrary to what the name might indicate, this is actually a fully electric motorcycle. So, the emission part is done with completely.

The first time you look at it, you certainly do not think about anything electric. The Brutus 2 looks every bit as mean and real as any American classic bike does. Amateurs might even confuse it for a Harley Davidson. Even at a second look, it will not seem evident you are looking at something electric. This thing can appeal directly to every bike enthusiast regardless of where they live.

Created from scratch, the whole idea behind it was delivering an authentic sports cruiser. In fact, you might even say it is a chameleon. It blends that well with its surroundings when parking it near other gas powered bikes.

So far, we got a cool image and a fitting name. What else is there? Well, performance, or course. After all, that is what makes a real bike, not looks. The boys behind the Brutus 2 claim that that department has been cleared.

Even if, official third party numbers have not been communicated yet, the builders claim that 0-60 mph are reached in 4.7 seconds. The top speed in over 100 mph and the batteries last for 100 miles on one charge. These figures are made possible courtesy of a DC motor, a liquid-cooled Zilla controller (drag racing anyone?), and a 5 speed clutchless transmission.

The battery pack should be able to be completely refilled in about 3 hours from any 110 volt outlet. At least, that is what Chris Bell, original designer and owner of Brutus Electric Motorcycles, claims the 144 volt lithium-ion requires.

Everything seems pretty juicy until now, doesn’t it? If you are already looking at you bank account for any spare pennies, hold that off. And that is because the bike not due to enter production anytime soon.

If everything works well with parts suppliers, and other manufacturing companies, this year the bike might see production. But, as we all know very well, things never go as smoothly as we want them.

Hopefully, this project will see a happy end, because the Brutus 2 proves that bikes can look good, have brilliant performances, and be a good friend of nature at the same time.
Latest Auto News
Daimler gets license for testing their self driving Truck

Daimler gets license for testing their self driving Truck

 
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 13:59:26
 
Daimler becomes the first ever carmaker who got a license for testing their self driving Truck in public roads. This takes the brand’s autonomous vehicular program one step ahead. They got inspirations from Daimler’s...

BMW to unveil its 7 Series 2016 version ahead of Frankfurt show
BMW has decided to unveil its new 7 Series of 2016 version in June before launching it in the auto show of Frankfurt. The automaker did not show any of its details prior to its preview; however, an early brief technical...

Subaru releases the starting price of 2016 WRX all models

Subaru releases the starting price of 2016 WRX all models

 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:45:02
 
Bringing upgrades to its 2015 makeovers, Subaru brings 2016 WRX STI and WRX models with modern features and with just a few extra dollars. They have added new infotainment systems and new safety features in these...

Chevrolet unveils 2016 Corvette Z06's C7.R edition

Chevrolet unveils 2016 Corvette Z06's C7.R edition

 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:43:25
 
The worldwide popular carmaker Chevrolet has added a new and hottest car in their lineup. It is the 2016 Corvette Z06’s C7.R edition which got unveiled as a race inspired model. They have established a direct link...

Toyota's 2016 Mirai - The pace car powered with fuel-cell
Toyota produced a special racing car keeping focus especially on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup League at International Raceway of Richmond. This is an outfitted version which got unveiled by Toyota as 2016 Mirai sedan powered...

Ford Mustang's 1968 Villain returns with much improved specs
Many car riders still love their old cars and there is nothing wrong in it. But old cars bodies get rust, suspensions get creaked and engines drink fuel like they are ever thirsty. So Ford decided to bring a new...

Acura reveals 2016 NSX's aerodynamics, chassis and power-train details
Acura presented 2016 Acura as a concept only for the first time in Detroit Show held in 2012. At that time, Acura had given hints about the current and future concepts coming from their house. Today, they have managed...

Tesla S P85D model's Insane Mode and other specs

Tesla S P85D model's Insane Mode and other specs

 
Saturday, May 23, 2015 15:15:08
 
With the new Tesla S P85D, buyers will get the perfect deal. It’s the Insane Mode of new Tesla model which takes all the attention of customers. It is all about a touch screen switch and turning it on will mash the...

Mazda releases full prices of all variants of MX-5 2016 Miata
If you get a vehicle like Mazda MX-5’s 2016 Miata at a base price of $25,735 only, you will have to say it is really affordable. It was previously guessed to be priced in the range of $25K to $26K which now proved...

Aston Martin Confirmed Production Version Of The DBX Concept
Aston Martin has officially confirmed the serial version of the DBX concept, which made its world premiere this spring at the Geneva Motor Show. The model will be part of a new expansion plan which involves an investment...

Peugeot 208 BlueHDi: Absolute Mileage Record Holder

Peugeot 208 BlueHDi: Absolute Mileage Record Holder

 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 19:03:54
 
The new version BlueHDi Peugeot 208 with the 1.6-liter unit rated at 100 HP has set a new record in terms of fuel consumption over long distances approved by UTAC. Over 2,152 kilometers were traveled with only 43...

Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Arrives With 600 Horses And Electric Compressor
Audi will present at the meeting of GTI enthusiasts from Worthersee the TT Clubsport turbo concept. This car amazes both with the spectacular exterior, but also the technologies used for the engine. At a meeting...

Freightliner Inspiration Truck: The First Road Legal Autonomous Truck In The World
The future is closer than we know. If you think that the idea of an autonomous vehicle is still distant, then you should know that the people at Daimler have taken such a vehicle on the public roads of Nevada. The...

World Premiere: Apple Watch Controls BMW Functions

World Premiere: Apple Watch Controls BMW Functions

 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 13:50:39
 
The BMW i Remote app can already be used for verification and controlling functions on the BMW i models. Customers can use the application from day one on the new Apple Watch, whose launch is eagerly awaited by hordes...

Pushing Technological Barriers To New Heights: Audi's Matrix Laser
In the project “intelligent laser light for compact and high-resolution adaptive headlights” (iLaS), folks from Audi together with partners from industry and science are working on creating the lighting systems of...

BMW 3 Series Gets Facelift 40 Years After first Generation Launch
the BMW 3 Series mid-range premium model of the German brand received a restyling after three years since the launch of the sixth generation model. Although the restyling does not mark a major shift in design, as...

Opel Astra Reaches 11th Generation

Opel Astra Reaches 11th Generation

 
Monday, May 18, 2015 08:15:55
 
The new Opel Astra model, which will reach its 11th generation, will see its world premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The German compact will benefit from a few novelties in the Opel range. The Frankfurt...

Your adv in this site
Latest crashtest
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
*****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi  - 2004
Adult:
*****

Child
****

Pedestrian
*
 
Visitors online - 20
©2009-2015 Auto Types. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Mobile version