Newron Motors plans to produce a high-end and high-performance wooden electric motorcycle that looks very ‘space age’ with a cylindrical battery at its heart. It is not the first e-bike but it is certainly one of the most aggressive designs and perhaps the only one made of wood. Source: Timberbiz
Sébastien Mahut, a motorcycle enthusiast, dreamt of designing an all-electric motorcycle propelled by clean and silent energy. Using an Aprilia Futura as a base, he designed his first prototype. After a year of work, he had a machine capable of accelerating up to 110 km/h and enjoying a range of about 60 km. This is not the motorcycle that has now been shown to the public this was merely his first attempt.
Mr Mahut finished his studies at Polytech Paris Sud in France and in 2009 began work at Sagem Défense Sécurité, as an electronic engineer. In 2014, he met Michel Sérafin and the two engineers began to develop a technical prototype, then a second one.
The duo left their jobs and this became a full-time project and Newron Motors was officially founded at the end of 2016.
In 2017, they joined the Station F start-up campus, where they met the design teams of Dassault Systèmes. With them, they set goals and workshops that allowed them to guide the product design.
In a second step, within the mobility division of Dassault, they were advised by a team of engineers on the development of the technical parts of the bike.
Now Newron Motors aims to launch a limited edition of 12 road-certified models in 2020 before moving to larger scale commercialization in 2021. However, the vehicle specifications have not been released.
The name Newron is the contraction of Newton, which serves to establish a value of torque and neuron, which refers to artificial intelligence.