E-bike maker Delfast has unveiled the Dnepr motorcycle concept. It will be electric and will have a 35 kW (47 hp) motor
Electric Dnepr is positioned as a tribute to the Dnepr motorcycles produced by the Kiev Motorcycle Plant. Delfast acquired the rights to the Soviet era brand this summer with the intention of giving it a second life and making it famous throughout the world.
“We designed Dnepr to be sustainable, stylish, lightweight and fast. We believe that the achievements of the legendary Ukrainian motorcycle engineering, combined with modern technologies and components, will once again glorify the bike all over the world, “said the head of Delfast Daniil Tonkopiy.
The new electric Dnepr is a naked, stainless steel / aluminum alloy composite frame. The engine is supposed to be installed at the bottom, and the battery and power electronics above it. It will have mixed tires and a charger with a Type 1 J1772 e-mobility connector.
Characteristics of the Dnepr electric bike
- Weight –
- Maximum speed – 164 km / h
- Acceleration 0-402 m (1/4 mile) –
- Power – 35 kW
- Battery – 7.2 kWh
- Charging – 240V 30A (Type 1 J1772)
- Frame – combined (stainless steel tube + forged and extruded Al)
- Tires: front 120 / 70-17, rear 160 / 60-17
Delfast was founded in 2014. In 2017, the Delfast e-bike set the world record for the distance traveled by an e-bike on a single charge – 367 km in 16.5 hours. The race took place at the Kiev Cycling Track in the presence of representatives of the Guinness Book of Records
In August of this year, Ukrainian racer Serhiy Malik drove a Delfast-Dnepr Electric prototype along the salt bottom of the dried-up Bonneville Lake in the USA at a speed of 172 km / h.
In addition to civilian models of electric bikes, the Delfast line includes modifications for law enforcement agencies. At the end of 2020, these vehicles were acquired by the Mexican police.