Pursang Bikes is a Spanish startup (°2018) from Barcelona, founded by Jim Palau-Ribes. In 3 a long time time, Jim and his staff have made this e-track and the electric powered bike manufacturer has shipped the very first 24 motorcycles to their consumers.
Currently I have an appointment with Gert-Jan Rongen (Electric Motorbikes / E-center) who desires to lend me his personalized e-track for a week. This bike has the luxury carbon model and is labeled as selection 22 from the initially generation run.
The e-keep track of rides incredibly easily out of Gert’s van thanks to the “Crawl Reverse” manner. This is a useful software, also awesome to know that you can use this Crawl method “Forward”, so that the e-keep track of drives gradually with you while you wander (can be helpful when parking in tricky situations).
As soon as on the floor ground, the e-monitor offers a interesting seem with its attribute minimalistic Flat Observe rear conclude and the contrasting light brown saddle. The carbon stripe seem is neat, but will it also be useful? What about rubbing against it with your motor clothes …
A high and vast handlebar… that immediately translates into an upright sitting down situation, as will turn out to be clear later on. Also striking is a deep minimize-out tire profile … always awesome to do some offroad. Beware, it’s not an enduro, just to be obvious. But the makers could not hide their adore and respect for the Spanish manufacturer Bultaco and this e-monitor is someplace a tiny tribute to this past glory. “A legend comes back to life”, as founder Jim Palau-Ribes places it.
Every single motorbike has its commencing ritual, which is also the scenario with this e-observe: key in make contact with, 1 little transform, pull on both equally “levers” and briefly faucet the massive slider on the still left of the handlebar. The large coloration monitor greets you (for me in Dutch, for the reason that of the language environment of course) and you get a crystal clear dashboard with the usual figures: velocity (of course, of study course if you are driving), assortment, driving method, short-term engine regeneration, course indicators, lights, and many others. The motorbike can be linked to the Bosch app by way of Bluetooth.
When I get on the motorbike, I immediately notice that the e-keep track of has a hard suspension (that is not automatically a destructive place, alternatively a summary). The (really nicely stitched) saddle seems to be alternatively spartan at initially sight… but even now presents plenty of convenience. And hey, it’s section of the glimpse. The function of this motorcycle is much more of an urban mode of transportation than a journey bike. Right after an hour of riding, I observe that the blue colour of my (pretty new) bike jeans gives off on the light-weight coloration of the saddle. Cleansing time!
I can choose from 3 driving modes: Go, Cruise or Enhance. To be sure, let’s start out in “Go”, every motorbike has a diverse character and conduct, immediately after all. I see on the monitor that I have 115 km obtainable. The e-track sets off very smoothly but I miss out on ability, this mode won’t keep on for lengthy. Promptly switched (when driving) to “Cruise” – the driving range immediately dropped to 85 km) but if you are electrically spoiled, this was not yet my cup of tea. Boost then and indeed, there it was, that is electric powered driving, but the e-monitor remains a civilised beast (the driving range dropped to 65 km). Don’t be unhappy by the driving variety. The e-keep track of has a regenerative method, you can recuperate a number of kilometers per experience.
I was not significantly of a supporter of the existing sound: these first versions however have a chain and cause a rattling seem. It’s maybe good for security in the metropolis but I have now ridden less quiet electric powered bikes. Pursang Motorcycles is mindful of this and is doing the job on a silent choice in all probability using a belt and other inner equipment wheels as we communicate.
Design and style
I can be really obvious about that: this is a very wonderful and stylish bike. The traces healthy beautifully and the carbon appear gives it an added dimension. The flat track rear look and the spoked wheels with black rims healthy perfectly into the picture. The strategy of supplying the saddle a completely distinct contrasting cream color offers the full a distinguished glance. The designers have also hid the charging cable in a person of the entrance storage compartments in an primary way. A correctly coiled cable without having frustrating rattling. The shade screen is not far too complex, the less-is-extra principle has also been used in this article.
The E-Keep track of is quick to trip and will never shock you. On the opposite, it all continues to be pretty civilised and verifiable. The (upright) seating situation is exceptional – your entire body catches all the wind – but that’s motorcycling, isn’t it? As extended as it stays dry, there is no challenge.
Dust roadways, sand, grass, it went all through it but the rear wheel can sometimes break out if you are major on the throttle. Aspect of the fun… By the way, the shiny metallic plate that operates all the way less than the motorcycle safeguards the motorbike from splashing stones and / or grime.
It is also awesome to “shift up” when you travel. We have 3 driving modes, try to remember? And when you go away in “Go” you can now go to “Cruise” right after a several meters and then to “Boost”. This is pleasurable, but you can also get started in Increase method (or in one particular of the other 2 driving modes). When you flip the motorbike off absolutely, you can activate the steering lock with 1 effortless transform of the ignition vital, this functions really effortlessly.
This motorcycle has been created and create from scratch in Spain. It should be pointed out that several components of the motorcycle have been printed with 3D engineering, which includes the display screen bracket, the base box for wiring, the headlight bracket and the engine isolation covers, between some others.
Motor: 11 kW BoschRange: 120 kmMax speed: 120 km/hBattery: 3 x 48 V.Total ability: 7.2 kWCharging time: 6 hoursTransmission: chain (preliminary)Body: Tubular Chrome-MolySub-body: Tubular Chrome-MolyBody: Laminated CarbonFront brake: 320 mm Floating DiskRear brake: 240mm Floating DiskFront suspension: 41mm Inverted ForkRear suspension: Adjustable DamperFront wheel: MT90 120 / 80- R18Rear wheel: MT90 150 / 70- R18Weight: 147 kgWheelbase: 1437 mmGround clearance: 240 mmSeat top: 815 mm
The E-Track is a really attractive and modular motorcycle: best for commuting but you can also take it on a working day vacation, the two on asphalt and (gentle) offroad (often program your charging choices!). As most electrical bikes, the E-Keep track of necessitates tiny maintenance and the new edition will have a consumer-helpful belt in its place of a chain. I am incredibly curious what “sound” this motorcycle will develop.
The price tag in the Benelux is 13,700 EUR and for this sum you obtain a very exclusive and distinct (European) electrical bike.
Electric Motorbikes / E-centre