Source: Electric Superbike Twente Press Release / The Electric Superbike Twente student team from Enschede, the Netherlands, has announced their new road bike. This motorcycle, known as the Delta-XE, is the product of a whole year of construction and construction. Despite the recent times, students from the University of Twente and the Saxion Technical University were able to finish their bikes before the start of the season.
The new motorcycle is both more powerful and more reliable than the previous generation. Changing last year’s design, the engine now offers much more power in the same dimensions, increasing from 150 to 200 hp. This allows the bike to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 3 seconds and reach a maximum speed of more than 300 km / h! Every year in a row has shown an increase in safety, with this iteration, the entire high-voltage circuit is included in the battery. This makes the motorcycle more user-friendly and safer for maintenance. The charger has been standardized, which makes it much easier to use. It now uses a CCS socket, the same Charger you would use for a Tesla. The motorcycle was created with the help of more than 70 partner companies that provided services and financial support.
As such, Electric Superbike Twenty is taking steps to achieve its goal: to make an electric motorcycle that even MotoGP motorcycles cannot keep up with. By proving that Electro mobility is not only sustainable but also exciting, the Twenty Electric Superbike hopes to inspire others to take sustainable action. By showing that it is different, they hope to make it future-proof to preserve it for future generations.
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The Delta-XE weighs as much as the previous generation Bike, but has more battery. For a total of 576, the driver has 13.5 kWh. This is the same as for 34 e-bikes. The battery weighs about 80 kg, making it the heaviest individual organ on the motorcycle. This contributes to a great improvement in the output power, since the battery emits a maximum of 800 volts! More power means more Cooling, so passive cooling Fins were added to the Shell of the Electric Motor; meanwhile, separated to withstand Temperatures under Control. Unfortunately, the recent times has eliminated most events from the calendar, but a race is scheduled in early September in Hengelo (Gelderland, Netherlands). EST participated in this race every year and retains a place on the starting grid. This year, they hope to bring not only one, but two of their electric motorcycles to the circuit. They also contribute to the creation of the ERRA, “Electric Road Racing Association”, which will organize a championship for all prototypes of electric motorcycles like that of EST. They hope that this club will fill the calendar with races around the world.
In addition to building and testing the new engine, the current team is recruiting team members for the next few years. The 5th team, which will begin work in September, will focus on research, Analysis, testing and optimization to improve the two existing Delta-XE and Apex-RS flagships. In this way, you can also collect important data and experiences that will help you lay the foundation for a motorcycle that achieves the ultimate goal: leave the MotoGP in the rearview mirror!