Thursday, May 23, 2024

Davinci DC100, a futuristic self-balancing electric motorcycle

Chinese tech startup Davinci Dynamics has officially launched its first electric motorcycle model: DC100 that brings the most seamless, safe, and enjoyable electric motorcycle riding experience to users.

The Davinci DC100 is a futuristic café racer with a simple design, delivering outstanding performance and effortless handling. According to the manufacturer, as an electric motorcycle, the DC100 has powerful performance that can rival the liter bike (1000cc class). Also, it is a two-wheeled, dynamic robot offering an optimized, smart, and passionate riding experience.

It has many advanced sensors and electronic systems aimed at making the motorcycle as safe and efficient as possible. The DC100’s advanced sensors allow it to track information, including ambient temperature, lean angle, speed and acceleration, load, type of terrain, and any difference between wheel speeds. The electric motorcycle makes use of gyroscopic sensors to determine factors such as pitch, lean angle, and even yaw. This data is used to precisely moderate how its power is delivered to ensure optimum performance in all conditions.

Davinci DC100, a futuristic self-balancing electric motorcycle.
It is a two-wheeled, dynamic robot offering an optimized, smart and passionate riding experience. Credit: Davinci Dynamics

All these features, as well as the bike’s batteries and powertrain, are housed beneath the bulky bodywork, which gives the DC100 its futuristic aesthetic. In terms of performance, DC100 has a peak power of 100.75 kW (137 hp) and a peak torque of 850 Nm. The charging of DC100 is widely accessible at great ease.

The motorcycle is powered by a ternary lithium battery pack with high energy density. The battery, compatible with high-voltage platforms and capable of high-rate charge/discharge, can use level 3 DC fast charges, which deliver a 0-100% charge in about 30 minutes.

Davinci embodied in the new model the Driving Assistance technology for smooth starts and ease of operation at low speeds. When the rider selects the “D” in the “gearbox,” the motorcycle automatically starts moving at 7 km/h. With the vehicle’s integrated control system, DC100 delivers instant acceleration at every twist and a simple and optimal balance of braking for enhanced safety and control.

Unlike traditional motorcycle’s complexity control, DC100 combines reverse assist and hill assist – which ensures riders can reverse easily even on an incline and to optimize both balance and energy recovery.

Moreover, the DC100 has traction control which can correct the wheel speed by sensing the difference between the front and rear wheel and the change of the friction of the rear wheel through sensors to ensure the stability of the vehicle body.

The DC100’s smartphone app can obtain real-time vehicle condition information, geo-locate the vehicle, and support vehicle system upgrades through FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air). While riding, it integrated map navigation without having to switch apps.

The company also promises to more advanced features to the electric motorcycle, including self-balancing capabilities, self-riding, target recognition, and remote control.

Davinci Dynamics has not announced the exact technical specifications regarding the battery and the electric motor but has big plans for the future. A fast-charging system is currently being developed that can charge a fully empty battery up to 85% in just 15 minutes. The Da Vinci DC100 is available for pre-order now at $27,500.