Can an eco-friendly bike roar too?

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 15:04:34 
 
Rating (4.5/5) 4.5 Star Rating 49 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
Presenting the Most Spectacular Mercedes-Benz Concept Cars!
In a series of videos called “Best of Benz”, folks from Mercedes-Benz have revealed the most spectacular and unexpected concepts in their history. The Top 5 Concepts is occupied by some models you might already...

Charisma Plus Elegance - Meet The DS 7 Crossback

Charisma Plus Elegance - Meet The DS 7 Crossback

 
Friday, April 21, 2017 10:08:01
 
Met the new DS 7 Crossback, which kicks off with technological standards and elegance levels that places it at the level of the most demanding models in the premium compact SUV segment. The DS 7 Crossback is the...

Volvo XC60 - A Marketplace Anomaly

Volvo XC60 - A Marketplace Anomaly

 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:03:58
 
The new Volvo XC60 has all the arguments of style, sophistication and technology to keep the status of bestseller won by the first generation, which was amazing thanks to the fact that it generated larger sales as...

Electric Goodness - Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e

Electric Goodness - Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e

 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:55:33
 
Bentley believes that electric cars have a future that includes the luxury segment, and presented the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept at Geneva, a model which recharges its batteries using induction. Green propulsion...

SEAT Ateca FR - Debut at Barcelona Auto Show

SEAT Ateca FR - Debut at Barcelona Auto Show

 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:53:06
 
The latest addition to the Seat Ateca range will be officially presented at the Barcelona International Motor Show between the 11th and 21st of May, 2017. The Spanish brand continues its product offensive, the largest...

Skoda Vision E - A Window Into The Future

Skoda Vision E - A Window Into The Future

 
Monday, April 17, 2017 10:46:51
 
Skoda presented in April a concept from which the first series electric model in the brand's history will be developed: a compact SUV. Skoda officially entered the dance ring for electric cars. The Czech manufacturer...

Mercedes Celebrates 50 Years of AMG by Launching Three Anniversary Models
Mercedes celebrates 50 years since the establishment of its AMG division with the launch of three special models: Mercedes GT C Roadster Edition 50, Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible Ocean Blue Edition, and Mercedes-AMG...

First Electric Mazda To Be Launched in 2019 - Set To Battle Renault Zoe
Late last year brought us news that Mazda was preparing to launch their first electric model. Since 2013, Mazda's specialists tested several Mazda Demio (Mazda2) copies from the previous generation equipped with...

Kia Stinger Underwent Extreme Conditions Testing

Kia Stinger Underwent Extreme Conditions Testing

 
Friday, April 14, 2017 15:48:59
 
The new and powerful sports sedan has been tested at extreme temperatures. Tests on snow and ice have helped refine the chassis and powertrain. The engineers have worked to balance maneuverability and performance...

Jaguar I-PACE - The Brand's First Electric Model

Jaguar I-PACE - The Brand's First Electric Model

 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 14:14:10
 
The I-PACE concept is a completely different approach to the idea of electric vehicles. An exciting and futuristic design, it is a combination of Jaguar specific qualities, premium details, elegance and quality....

Toyota i-Tril Concept - City Car That's Better Than The Renault Twizy?
Usually, people from Toyota retain revolutionary concepts for the Tokyo Motor Show. It look like this time the Geneva Motor Show saw a funny concept unveiled in a world premiere. According to the Japanese, the new...

Sports Prototypes From Audi at Geneva

Sports Prototypes From Audi at Geneva

 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:23:25
 
The Sports concept Audi Q8 is a dynamic appearance with innovative propulsion system. Top sports models like the RS 5 Coupe, RS 3 Sportback and SQ5 TFSI join the parade and last we have Audi A5 Sportback g-tron,...

New Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon Revealed at Geneva

New Generation Hyundai i30 Wagon Revealed at Geneva

 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 09:13:08
 
The new i30 family member is distinguished by a timeless design, like the five-door model, complemented by the elegance and versatility offered by the wagon bodywork. The wagon version will be released in Europe...

 Top 10 Geneva Concepts Previewing Future of Cars

Top 10 Geneva Concepts Previewing Future of Cars

 
Monday, April 10, 2017 05:04:45
 
The Mercedes AMG GT, Instinct Peugeot and Volkswagen Sedric are just some of the concepts that we could gaze upon at the Geneva Motor Show this year. After all, no self-respecting show would be complete without concept...

Top 10 SUVs Displayed at the Geneva Motor Show

Top 10 SUVs Displayed at the Geneva Motor Show

 
Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:55:23
 
Alfa Romeo Stelvio and DS7 Crossback are among the reference SUVs launched at the Geneva Motor Show this year, but thy are by no means alone. SUVs represented the largest segment by sales growth in Europe last year....

Official Pictures of VW's Arteon at Geneva

Official Pictures of VW's Arteon at Geneva

 
Thursday, April 06, 2017 09:45:54
 
The Old Passat CC was, without question, one of the most exciting models ever built by Volkswagen so, the day when the Wolfsburg manufacturer announced it will not produce this model anymore was extremely sad. The...

Range Rover Velar Launched at Geneva Motor Show

Range Rover Velar Launched at Geneva Motor Show

 
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:09:47
 
Range Rover Velar is the fourth member of the Range Rover family and aims to rival classics like the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. The lightweight and rigid bodywork, made largely from aluminum, with 2...

Search Cars
Brands:
Models:
Fuel:
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
*
 
©2009-2017 Auto Types. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Mobile version