The future is well and truly in 2022 as Australia’s first and only high-performance electric motorcycle revved its engine during its launch tour in Canberra last week.
Motorcycle pioneer and CEO and founder of Savic Motorcycles, Dennis Savic, is leading the Australian two-wheeled electric vehicle charge.
He designed, developed, and assembled the industry-leading motorcycle, and it’s set to roll off the assembly line later this year.
Hitting speeds of 100km in just three and a half seconds and reaching a range of 200km, the C-Series motorcycle’s riding ability is far from its only perk.
Features include on-board AI systems, customizable dash with on-board controllers continually collecting data and providing over-the-air software updates and remote diagnostics, and a versatile charging setup removing the need for special at-home equipment.
“Anywhere you can charge a phone, you can charge a Savic. Our motorcycles come with an adapter that plugs straight into a wall outlet, or you charge at a faster rate on a Level 2 charger, which are popping up in a lot of new residential apartments, shopping centers, hotels, and gyms,” Mr Savic said.
“We’ve also got our own app so you can connect to your bike through your phone and book services and see the status of it.”
This venture has been a long time coming for the almost 30-year-old. At 14, I decided he wanted to build an auto business in the future and while at university he “fell in love with motorcycles”.
Launched in 2015 as a humble start up, Savic Motorcycles is now emerging as a leading developer of high-performance electric vehicles, still within an affordable price range.
Based in Melbourne, Mr Slavic has built the bikes from the ground up, and says they’ve been passing some major engineering milestones lately.
“We like them for two reasons: one is freedom in terms of design, we really like that, and then, two, is the performance and the technology you can build into them. The whole team is very passionate about the product,” he said.
Mr Savic believes the whole motorcycle industry is transforming towards electric models.
“We do see this as the future of motorcycles… but we’re a bit biased,” he smiled.
“Our goal is to disrupt the world’s two-wheeled EV industry as a revolutionary brand and share our passion for carbon-free travel without ever compromising on performance.”
After receiving some funding to help his electric motorcycle venture along, he said they’re continuing to work with government to scale manufacturing in Australia, boosting the country’s renewable economy and resources.
“The environmental impact is a by-product. I’m more passionate about the design and performance, and the environmental thing is a bonus,” Mr Savic said.
“We’ve also made sure the structural parts of the motorcycle are made out of aluminum, which is able to be recycled in the second life battery recycling program.”
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