KYMCO has an enormous digital press convention deliberate for this Thursday, November twenty sixth. And it seems that one of many main unveilings can be a brand new electrical bike referred to as the KYMCO F9.
We solely have a couple of transient pictures of the brand new bike, which is seen in a brief 18-second teaser video proven under.
However from the fast cuts we will truly glean loads of data.
KYMCO’s new bike takes on one thing of a hybrid bike/maxi-scooter type with a body that’s seemingly supplemented by a stressed-member battery field.
The battery additionally seems to be fairly massive, taking on nearly all of the body’s house between the rider’s knees.
The electrical motor will be seen in what seems to be a coaxial mount with the rear swingarm – a design famously employed by the Zero SR/F and SR/S platform. That transfer cleans up the rear mounts and likewise simplifies tensioning the toothed belt used within the belt drive.
In contrast to the Zero design although, the KYMCO bike’s rear swingarm is single-sided.
For suspension, the bike will get an inverted entrance fork and a single rear monoshock.
The tail mild appears to be like considerably just like the RevoNEX’s, although takes by itself distinctive design.
Pillion pegs and a rear seat are seen, that means this bike is designed for using two up. However there’s no rear brake lever by the correct foot peg, indicating that we’re seemingly taking a look at a extra conventional scooter setup with twin hand-brake levers.
Whereas we don’t but know the identify of the upcoming bike, it has massive “F9” lettering on the aspect panels, which may be a not-so-subtle clue.
This new bike could be the third large-format electrical bike that KYMCO has unveiled in as a few years.
The Taiwanese firm took to the EICMA Milan Motorbike Present in 2018 to unveil the 155 mph (250 km/h) KYMCO SuperNEX electric sport bike.
KYMCO then returned to the identical present in 2019 to unveil the RevoNEX, a barely toned down electrical bike that appeared extra more likely to make it to manufacturing.
That final word was confirmed this summer season upon production design patents leaks for the RevoNEX.
However KYMCO introduced very early this yr that it wouldn’t attend the 2020 EICMA present as a consequence of COVID19 issues, a number of weeks earlier than the present was finally cancelled altogether.
As a substitute, the corporate will run its personal digital occasion to unveil new fashions this week.
An fascinating departure seen within the F9 as in comparison with the SuperNEX and RevoNEX is the dearth of a guide gearbox.
KYMCO outfitted each of its earlier electrical motorbikes with slipper clutches and gearboxes to provide riders the traditional shifting sensation that many conventional motorcyclists maintain pricey.
Nonetheless, the F9 doesn’t seem to sport a multi-speed transmission, as a substitute choosing a easy direct drive like these seen on most main electrical bikes reminiscent of from Zero Motorcycles and Energica.
We’ll know extra particulars by Thursday, so make sure to examine again. Till then, let’s hear your ideas on KYMCO’s newest soon-to-be-released design within the remark part under.
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