Motochimp Electric Motorcycle

Motochimp Electric Motorcycle

Posted On: November 10, 2016
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The time has come to ‘free your inner chimp’ and embrace the different–say hello to the compact new electric motorbike that’s set to change urban mobility forever. this is ‘Motochimp’, a two-wheeled zero emission joyride that puts fun and style on equal standing and promises to give city dwellers a fresh perspective on transportation.

‘In designing motochimp, our original concept was inspired by a sketch from a 10-year old girl. When you’re on the motochimp, you put enchantment back into everyday life, you see fun and wonder through the eyes of a child. We’ve really let our imaginations run free and we’re very proud of the results,’ comments CEO Larissa Tan.

Launched this week at the shenzhen international industrial design fair, ‘Motochimp’ is the brainchild of Singaporean electrics experts, Vanda electrics, the same company behind the upcoming new ‘Dendrobium’ electric supercar. designed from the outset to be eco-friendly; fashionable; and the antidote to traditional urban transport, ‘Motochimp‘ offers cost-effective city mobility, capable of being fast charged from any regular AC power plug in under an hour, providing a worry-free round trip of 60km.

Motochimp’s body is classy, durable and stylish. Its main structure is solidly fashioned out of extruded aluminum alloy for a smooth texture and clean finish that feels as good as it looks. choose from red; blue; or yellow and then let your imagination run wild by customizing to your heart’s content. With ‘Motochimp’, small is definitely beautiful. Each bike is very compact measuring just over a meter long. a small wheelbase of 750 mm, allows the rider to safely steer around crowds; and busy walkways.

Power comes from a 48 V 350 W electric rear hub motor, which accelerates the electric motorcycle to comfortably reach cruising speeds of 30 km/h. Energy is stored by a lithium-ion battery with a charge time of just 60 mins from a standard home socket. this fast-charging cycle means that ‘Motochimp’ easily fits into busy urban schedules, capable of charging fully in a lunch hour, ever-ready for fast and frequent travel.

Motochimp is full of surprising and delightful features too. there’s no bulky charging cable, for instance, just a fuss-free standard AC power plug that fits snuggly under the rider’s seat. And when it comes to starting ‘Motochimp’, out goes the traditional key, replaced by a contactless digital ignition lock. Using radio-frequency identification technology, owners can simply hover their digital ‘key’ over the receiver. Each pair has a unique digital ID code ensuring the ‘Motochimp’ responds only to the owner.