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Blackstone HyperTek electric motorcycle smashes all molds

Blackstone HyperTek electric motorcycle smashes all molds
A venture between Blackstone Tek carbon fiber wheels and moto designer Pierre Terblanche, the HyperTek makes science fiction real.

Here we have a bike that exploits what should be possible with an electric powertrain and seems as though one of the potential outcomes in the science fiction fates we’ve longed for. South African organization Blackstone Tek, better known by the initials BST, is known for its carbon fiber cruiser and vehicle wheels. At the point when Founder Gary Turner chose he needed to manufacture an electric bicycle, he enrolled individual South African architect Pierre Terblanche, who’s planned bikes like the Ducati 749, 888, 999 and Hypermotard, and the Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster. The aftereffect of the cooperation is this, the HyperTek. It will be hand-constructed, constrained release, and costly.

The HyperTek’s mechanicals dangle from a one-piece carbon fiber monocoque and billet subframe. The water-cooled, DHX Hawk engine produces 105 hp and 88.5 pound-feet of torque, fueled by a 4.75-kWh battery. BST claims the battery can be completely energized in a short time on a quick charger, with a scope of 186 miles on a charge. That is more likely than not on the more liberal European standard, and we presume the range guarantee incorporates the supplemental battery pack; a Zero S bike, for example, packs a 7.2-kWh battery and records a 89-mile run in city riding. On the HyperTek, the standard pack sits inside the metal box in front of the casing. The dark box of the supplemental battery can be found in two or three photographs hanging underneath that, highlighting a phone design along the front, generally supplanted with green, logoed fairings.

The custom front end shape the triple brace and down cylinders in a solitary bit of carbon fiber. The front suspension was propelled by the Horst Leitner unit on an ATK bike, the back suspension is a mono-stun slipped inside a solitary sided swingarm much the same as that on the Terblanche-structured Moto Guzzi V12 idea from 2009. The bundle sits on BST’s 17-inch Rapid Tek wheels with a wheelbase of 58 inches, and the bicycle weighs 450 pounds.

There’s no cockpit instrumentation. Riding vitals are instead beamed to a heads-up display inside the Cross X1 helmet. The HUD shows a rear-view camera image, too. Another novelty is the electronically modulated clutch that enables revving, burnouts and wheelies thanks to “Wheelie & Traction Control.” Cruise control eases the highway miles, hill stop eases inclined launches, and a built-in sound generator gets attention in urban environments.

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