Beijing’s Da Vinci Dynamics has launched its DC100, a high-performance electric streetbike with an impressive 250-mile (400 km) NEDC range, and some wacky “robotic” tricks, including the alleged ability to self-balance and follow you around.
The Davinci DC100 is a futuristic café racer with a simple motorcycle design, delivering outstanding performance and effortless handling. According to the manufacturer, as an electric bike, 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.
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.
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. Meanwhile you can check 10 world’s fastest motorcycles.