Published on March 31st, 2017 | by Geetika Bhasin
Italian Volt launches Lacama, its 3D printed electric bike
Italian Volt, a Milan-based motorcycle company has developed a customized motorcycle named Lacama, which has a 3D printed frame, body and swing arm. The bike takes just 40 minutes to charge and goes from zero to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds using the Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes.
To embrace the green over gas is something that the petrol heads still don’t seem ready to do. They write off electric bikes as weak and slow vehicles. The US, however, in its effort of environment sustainability is ready to accept the usage of electric vehicles. But will these electric bikes perform well on the roads?
While the electric vehicles lack in speed and power with their petrol counterparts, there could be other areas where they perform well. The Lacama has high-end body parts and a 3D printed framework and its performance quotient is as- 94 (70 kW) horsepower, 208 Nm of torque to the rear wheel, zero to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds, and a top speed of 112 mph.
Inspired by Tesla, Italian Volt has made the charging gear of the bike, the foremost priority. A TFT Touchscreen allows bikers to monitor the battery status. It also houses a fast-charging process which revamps the battery up to 80 % in just 40 minutes. Numerous parts of the bike have been 3D printed in aluminium; hence buyers can get these parts customized as per their preferences. All the 12 parts that make up the bike can be customized to suit the buyer’s requirements.
This 3D printed electric bike is of course, a novelty as of now. The bike has been fitted with some reputed brand parts, to give the vehicle an authentic status. Meanwhile, Italian Volt aims to become a world leader in the motorcycle market. Nicola Colombo, one of its three founders, is a Guinness World Record holder for riding 7691.94 miles from Shanghai to Milan on an electric motorcycle.