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Zip around the city on the new electric ‘super-scooters’ that go 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds!

Austrian-designed Chinese electric motorcycle brand Horwin hits this year’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan with a super scooter loaded to the gills with gadgets and another wild concept that aims to revolutionize traditional chassis design.

The Senmenti 0 offers frankly massive performance figures for what is essentially a maxi scooter.

With around 600 NM(442.5 lb-ft) of torque at the rear wheel, this modest-looking commuter is said to be able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, effectively cruising. the nose of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 superbike up to road speeds when the Gixxer has enough revolutions on the clock to wake up and actually start trying.

Horwin is bringing its new Senmenti X and Senmenti 0 machines to EICMA, loaded with tech

The Senmenti continues briskly up to a claimed top speed of 200 km/h (124mph), giving it its rightful place in the center lane of the autobahn, although you’ll have to look pretty closely in the mirrors if you dare. to the expressway.

That’s a very high top speed for a scooter, and it’s paired with a robust 16.2 kWh battery that charges in 30 minutes with a suitable battery charger and offers an impressive range of 300 km (186 miles). at a decent 88 km/h (55 mph).

The speed test

If that sounds like a lot for a scooter, shut up because Horwin has added over 30 cameras, sensors, and deep-learning processors to this machine to prove itself as a technological powerhouse.

We’re talking real-time tire pressure monitoring, front and rear mm-wave sensors for blind spot and collision warnings, hill start assist, descent control, and automatic hold.

Cameras and sensors around the bike enables a “guard mode” that keeps it safe wherever you park it—or at least jumps on the culprits if it’s stolen or damaged.

The cameras are also designed to monitor road conditions and the rider, so the bike’s performance can be tailored to your habits as it learns to handle different conditions.

The Senmenti 0 delivers far more than most folk would expect from an electric scooter

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, unless it’s the difference between shining steel and obscenity if the rider doesn’t want help with the throttle.

The AI brain also tries to figure out the best parts of your trip so it can automatically record selfie videos and clips from other cameras.
This keyless ignition can be started by a key, a Bluetooth connection, or a phone app.

‘Sentry mode’

The seats and handlebars are heated; there’s a reverse mode for getting out of tight spots; ABS; traction control; three-way adjustable air shocks; and a “fully automatic windshield” that, in my ideal world, automatically separates from the shock absorber. bike and puts himself in the bin. Since this world is imperfect, I expect it to rise and fall at your pace, which sounds very annoying.

The Senmenti 0 seems to run on regular forks, so we have no idea what the strange mechanism that surrounds the front axle could be. But another concept that Horwin brought to EICMA goes a little further.

The Senmenti X is designed to meet near-zero performance specifications, but uses a new architecture that Horwin says “fundamentally solves the triangular paradox of performance, range, and weight” with a design that’s powered from the ground up and integrates a battery, engine, and controller as part of the structure.

Again, it looks like the old Akira motorcycle form—a reliable indication that it’s not likely to hit the road. If so, it does so with dual front and rear wishbones, nicely blued wheel covers, and some sort of center hub steering system.

But that’s not going to happen, so we might as well enjoy it for what it is: a weird sci-fi idea bike. and that looks good. It’s fun to see in the flesh.

Source: Horwin, New Atlas

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