Chinese EV start-up Davinci Motor showcased the DC100 electric motorcycle at the 2022 EICMA Show that took place in Milan recently. The motorcycle is priced at €26,000 (INR 21.84 lakh or US$ 26,860), and the company is taking pre-orders from European customers, with deliveries expected to commence between the second and third quarter of 2023.
The DC100 has a unique styling and that fairing kinda makes it look as if you’re carrying a massive lump of rock. From some angles, it even looks like you’re riding a massive lump of rock. But hiding inside that fairing is a rather large 17.7 kWh battery box and related components. The motorcycle is claimed to be equipped with over 200 sensors that track various information including vehicle movement status, road conditions, battery and motor temperature, lean angle, and so on.
The DC100 also boasts features such as hill-start assist, hill-descent control, reverse assist, combined braking system, traction control, and of course, Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). In the future, the motorcycle will be able to balance itself, thanks to Electric Power Steering and the 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit. Davinci also claims that the motorcycle will be able to automatically follow the target (rider).
As for the motor’s output figures, Davinci claims 100 kW (136 metric hp) peak power and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) peak torque. NEDC and WLTP ranges are 400 km (249 mi) and 357 km (222 mi), respectively. The dual 330 mm front discs are gripped by Brembo Stylema M4 4-piston calipers. The 17-inch rims are wrapped with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. Front suspension is Bitubo RCH02 and the rear is Bitubo XZE21V2. The motorcycle’s kerb weight is claimed to be 255 kg (562 lbs).