Australian moto manufacturer Savic Motorcycles showed off its new electric cafe racer at the Melbourne Motorcycle Expo. Savic Motorcycles was founded by Melbourne engineer and MBA graduate Dennis Savic. He aims to produce “high performance” ebikes with an affordable price tag.
The Alpha cafe racer is said to be capable of producing 60kw (80 HP) and 110 lb-ft of torque. Maximum range is expected to be approximately 250 KM (155 Miles). Savic claims the price will be about AU $20,055 ($14,000 USD).
Power is provided by an integrated liquid cooled battery/motor package in a single L-shaped unit. The engine will be a stressed member in the curved steel tube frame.
While the prototype shown uses large cylindrical battery cells, Savic claims the production version will use a more compact arrangement of “pouch” type battery cells.
If the price of an Alpha seems reasonable to you, Savic claims that an additional entry-level ebike called Omega will be priced at AU $12,000 ($8,675 USD).
Production of the machines will take place in Austraila with parts sourced from Taiwan. Initial production will start in 2020 and be limited to between 50 and 100 units. If you are interested in Savic’s ebike, they are already taking orders for the Alpha.