We have already seen some motorcycle manufacturers conceive some e-Bikes models. Now, an Italian SEM has presented us with the new model called “Moto-Bike” that they define as a hybrid between a mountain bike and a small cross bike.
This is not the first time we have been looking at such a concept; however we believe that SEM has gone one step further and has managed to merge motorization and to pedal more accurately.
Built on the aluminum frame, the Moto-Bike has a tiny electric motor of the brand itself, located on the conventional bottom bracket, which transmits its power independently from the right side of the chassis. This motor has a surprising power of 4 KW, with 120 A controller and 52 V and 1000 Wh battery. The total battery charge time is approximately four and a half hours.
According to the manufacturer, the bike can reach a maximum speed of 60 km/h (37 mph) and achieve autonomy of about 50 km (31 miles) with conservative driving. The company has developed a double transmission system: there is a standard 11-speed mountain bike gearset driven by pedals on the right side of the bike, and on the left side, there’s a belt-drive straight back from the motor to the back wheel.
On the other hand, at the time of braking, they have incorporated the engine brake that is activated from the handlebar grip, in addition to generous 203 mm discs. They are installed on both wheels. Braking is more than assured, regardless of its high weight.
Although this Moto-Bike is in the development phase, and there is no information about the price of the bike.