McCorse (Electric Bicycle) by Brian Hoehl
2017 - 2018, Platinum A' Vehicle, Mobility and Transportation Design Award Winner
The inspiration for the MCCorse electric bike came from the original MCCorse car. On of the most wellknow icons in the car industry. The aim was to build one of the abolut lightest electric bikes in the world. We have a holistic design profile on the bike. The aim was to hide the electric drive train as much as possible. This is done by having the electric motor and the battery hidden in the downtube of the bike. The colours are inspired by the original Maserati MCCorse car.
The Maserati MCCorse electric bike is a unique electric bike. Created from the race DNA of the original Maserati MCCorse car. New composit materials has been used. The method of production is Autoclave carbon in order to make the bike strong and light. The perception of this electric bike is pure race. With this the Maserati brand has created a complete new category in the bicycle industry. The bike was shown the first time at the Frankfurt autoshow with a very good reception from clients. The Maserati MCCorse electric bike has won several design awards throughout Europe
Design Challenges
The most critical challenge was to get the weight down to a record breaking level. The electric bicycle has a race bike dna and must therefor be light. But having the added weight of a battery and a motor was the most difficult challenge. The way we have solved the challenges is by using untraditional materials for an electric bike such as carbon and kevlar instead of metal and alloy.
Production Technology
Full Carbon Autoclave frame. The battery is completely hidden in the frame to optimise the race look. The motor is a very strong mid motor also hidden in the super-light carbon autoclave frame. The wheels are race carbon wheels from Zipp. High profile carbon wheels to create the best aerodynamics. The stem is integrated into the frame also in order to create better aerodynamics.
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