The electric side of the motorcycle industry is slowly showing life again, as we first got the flash in the pan, and now we are getting the sizzle. Some of that sizzle is coming from projects that have been in the works for quite some time, like the Alta Motors Redshift.
However, some of that sizzle is coming from new players, like Armotia. The Italian-based outfit has two interesting offerings to show us, the Armotia Due R and the Armotia Due X.
The Due R is Armotia’s electric supermoto, while the Due X is the company’s electric enduro model. Both bikes feature a two-wheel drive setup that makes 15hp, 5.1 kWh battery pack, and a smartphone dash.
Armotia’s design is attractively done, as you would expect from an Italian outfit.
The details however look a little less sophisticated than some of the other entries in this space, namely with an air-cooled motor; though the Brembo brakes and fully adjustable Bitubo rear shock bode well.
With a 55mph top speed and 275 lbs weight, the performance side of the Armotia DueR and its off-road counterpart look lackluster on paper. On the road though, the 2WD setup should be an intriguing ride, especially on rough terrain.
The smartphone dash is a clever setup too, as a well-executed app can provide far more information and capabilities than the traditional units that most motorcycles come with as standard.
It also allows Armotia’s models to be connected via a cellular signal, which adds a plethora of features that the motorcycle industry hasn’t even begun to understand yet.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on price and availability from Armotia at this time. Hopefully we’ll have more information on this project, as it goes forward.