2014 Bultaco Rapitan Unveiled Design with TECH SL
As promised, here is the first glimpse of the resurrection Bultaco as electric motorcycle company, one brand of Spanish cities Bultaco Rapitan call. Truly a project-by LGN spin TECH SL design, the new Bultaco is a product of the work of José Germán Pérez, Raúl Pérez, Juan Manuel Vinos, Gerald Pollmann, and Jorge Bonilla.
Under the edgy exterior Rapitan it (note Hossack front-end) are electric powertrain systems gentlemen Bultaco say they have developed themselves. Good for 53hp and 92 pounds • ft of torque, which Bultaco Rapitan will not blow away the competition with the power, but it should make for a decent and unique riding experience and not leave the comfort of the ride while.
The Spanish firm isn’t saying how much battery is on-board, but claims 125 miles of city riding, and 68 miles of highway riding at 75 mph — which we would guessimate at 10+ kWh, but we all know how accurate these range claims are, right?
Tipping the scales at 416 lbs (189kg), the Bultaco Rapitan isn’t the lightest street-naked on the market, but it certainly isn’t the heaviest either. With 92 lbs•ft of torque, we suspect this should make for a peppy ride, and if the avant garde styling is to your liking (it suits our tastes just fine), then we hope the final production model won’t stray too far.
Bultaco hopes to have production bikes ready by the end of the year, which is a lofty goal. That plan is only superceded in loftiness by the company’s hopes to produce 1,500 machines by the end of 2015, and have a staff of 150 people.
Considering that the electric motorcycle market has been barely able to supply that much volume in the past few years combined, some reality seems to be missing from Bultaco’s business plan. That being said, we like what we see here. We to take a spin on one very soon.
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