Tech startup Union Motion set “Phasers to Stun” with Electric Bike

The Phaser Type 1 is Brighton based Union Motion’s first prototype of an all-electric performance motorcycle. The bike had it’s first official showing at the recent Electraa Show in Malvern, Worcestershire.  

The vehicle incorporates a high performance electric powertrain into a beautiful, hand crafted form.  I have to confess I am not really a motorbike guy preferring four wheels, yet the Hollywood movie styling of the Phaser really caught my eye

The heart of the Phaser Type 1 is an electric air-cooled motor, with a peak output of 80kW, equivalent to 107bhp. This motor packs 160Nm of torque, which is available from standstill.  The underpinnings of the brute are provided by a Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer motorbike, with body panels stripped and custom parts added creating something Mad-Max would be certainly pleased to seen riding.

Energy for the machine is stored in a stack of lithium ion cells which appear to be taken from a Nissan LEAF and holds over 6kWh of power. Held in a beautiful custom designed housing with the vertically mounted cells still visible where traditionally a fuel tank would be seen.

Being a prototype details are sadly limited, what is apparent from the team is a passion to do something different, stating they are “on a mission to harness technology for a better world.”

Top speed: TBC
Range: TBC

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