Electric two- and three-wheelers sector is also growing gradually, with more and more motorcycle manufacturers are encouraged to design their own models. This is the case of the Barcelona-based startup The Pursang E-Track is designed to move in and out of the city Motorcycles that was founded in 2018 by industrial engineer Jim Palau-Ribes. After almost three years of work, Jim Palau-Ribes and his team have launched its first 100% electric Pursang E-Track model, with more than 50% of the production already sold.
The Pursang E-Track is designed to move in and out of the city, as it is equipped with an 11 kW Bosch electric motor and three 48V batteries rated for 2.4 kWh each provide a total of 7.2 kWh of capacity, enough energy to travel a maximum of 140 km (87 miles) without any polluting emissions and reaching a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph).
The batteries can be recharged from a standard 220V outlet in just 6 hours. The user can select three driving modes: Go, which is the most economical, with a range of up to 140 km (87 miles); Cruise with a medium performance/economy balance, reaching up to 115 km (71 miles) of useful life; and Boost, where performance is prioritized, traveling about 80 km (50 miles). And to facilitate maneuvers while standing still, it also has the Crawl Reverse mode.
This first creation of Pursang Motorcycles is a project that bets on top-of-the-line components, as evidenced by the Bosch engine, Pirelli Scorpion tires, damping from the specialist Ollé or the high-end brakes signed by the Spanish company J.Juan.
The base is a tubular chromium-moly chassis and the body in laminated carbon, 320 mm front brake and 240 mm rear, 41 mm front fork with bars and adjustable rear shock absorber, with a total weight of 149 kg, 1,437 mm wheelbase, and 815 mm seat height, accessible to the general public.
Aesthetically, the electric motorcycle stands out due to its look that comes straight from the dirt track ovals. It has high, wide handlebars and a body finish with that characteristic minimalist tail. The instrument panel comes to life with a color TFT screen that indicates speed, range, driving mode, temporary engine regeneration, turn signals, lights, etc.
The price set for the Pursang E-Track is €12,700 (approx $15,000) for the standard model and €13,700 (approx $16,249) for the carbon finish, with reservations already open through the website and numerous clients on the international market interested in this innovative product.
The production of the first run of the E-Track has a total of 24 units that will be launched on the road next December. Half of these models already have owners spread across Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, and France. The brand plans to resume production in 2021 with the second run of 400 more units.