Usually, we hear the news about Belarus that are associated with political issues. However, the enthusiasts of motorcycles might be interested in this country also as the Punch Moto is an extremely unusual bike. The city racer is not only visually unique, but it is also an electric vehicle. The work of art on two wheels is something like a homage to the style of Suprematism. If you want to ride something more extraordinary, the Punch Moto is an exactly what you are looking for.
Russian Futurism Meets The 21st Century
Two guys in Minsk conceived and built the motorcycle that was born out of the new attitude and great imagination. It was designed by two engineers Andrei Ginzburg and Alexander Astapov and they say that the Punch Moto is a bike for generation Z. It is essential to stand out from the design of the past. The Punch Moto is an electric motorcycle that immediately catches the eye with its design. In its severe forms that remind the Russian futurism, which emerged at the beginning of the 20th century. The motorcycle is not a high-performance vehicle. The motorcycle has two batteries that are attached to the left and right of the Punch Moto. If you remove them, a quick-release mechanism comes into play.
The Punch Moto is more suitable for the city because its range is limited. There is a motorcycle factory in the capital city of Belarus left from the time of the Soviet Union, so it would be a good place to start making these new motorcycles.
The Production Is Not Yet Sure
The Punch Moto engine has 20 HP and ideally reaches up to 33 HP. That roughly corresponds to the class of 125 cubic centimeters for motorcycles. In this version, the artwork on two wheels reaches the sped of 75 miles per hour. If the Punch Moto will attract great interest, then it will go into mass production. In this case, the makers have considered a reduced version. Its speed will be 68 miles per hour in the city.
The designers opted for the E version because, with the removable battery, you can easily cover the daily routes in a big city. At the same time, you can easily remove the cells in the evening and carry them into the apartment. The design will undoubtedly polarize but it is immediately noticeable. The target group should be a young and urban audience.
Now, the makers are still planning how to proceed as the Punch Moto only exists as a prototype. There is neither a website nor estimated sales prices for the motorcycle. It is not yet sure whether it will go into series production. Russian media have reported that the Punch Moto should ideally be on the market in 2022. What is certain that the e-motorcycle has an unusual appearance that would inevitably find its fans in the urban areas. So far, performance and range are all right. We will see whether enough investors will now be exposed to realize the inventors’ dream.