Bultaco Brinco hybrid bike launched
Bultaco is a motorcycle brand that was founded in the year 1958 by Don Paco Bultó. It has been the winner of many championships with historic riders.
Bultaco is a motorcycle brand that was founded in the year 1958 by Don Paco Bultó. It has been the winner of many championships with historic riders. How is that relevant? The 21st century has seen the brand return with advanced tech including a self-developed electric propulsion system, regeneration and accumulation of energy solutions. All combined in a moto-bike concept.
According to the company, the new Bultaco Brinco moto-bike is a groundbreaking concept that combines linking full electric propulsion with the physical aspect of independent pedalling. Brinco has a lot of customisations for multiple forms of riding, so customers can decide how to set up their bike, choose an appropriate motor/pedal combination for every situation at every moment with engine, independent pedal or a combination of both. Simply put, it has a range of 30km if we rely on the battery but pedaling rewards by making the bike go as much as 100km.
Technical specs say that the bike is supported by an aluminium frame that has two suspension systems, with a nine-speed manual gearshift. The front of the bike includes a 200mm inverted front suspension fork that provides stability and steering precision, especially for off-road riding. The rear suspension comprises a monoshock with 220mm of travel. The electrical motor is situated on the rear wheel. The bike comes with three modes (sport, urban, eco) ideal for different environments. The lithium-ion battery is situated in the main frame and is removable, interchangeable and portable. It can be recharged in just two hours, says Bultaco. The frame uses an original mono-beam design that combines quality lightweight materials of high rigidity. This allows the bike to weigh a total of just 33kg, which includes the weight of the battery (7kg) in isolation. The bike is equipped with discs on both wheels, and at the front, a four-piston calliper, which should ensure good performance. Through iOS/Android smartphone connectivity, the rider can know at any time, the amount of charge in the bike. Locating the bike using the optional installation of a sim-card is also possible.
The bike is priced at an eye watering Rs 3.75 lakh excluding, taxes, custom duties and shipping costs associated with such an offering. Still want one? 175 bikes are being offered for sale on their official website, labelled as “Bultaco is Limited Edition” with deliveries scheduled April 1, 2015 onwards.