KYMCO has a giant digital press convention deliberate for this Thursday, November 26th. And it seems that one of many main unveilings will likely be a brand new electrical motorbike often called 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 are able to truly glean quite a lot of info.
KYMCO’s new bike takes on one thing of a hybrid motorbike/maxi-scooter kind with a body that’s possible supplemented by a stressed-member battery field.
The battery additionally seems to be fairly massive, taking on the vast majority of the body’s house between the rider’s knees.
The electrical motor might 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 seems considerably much like the RevoNEX’s, although takes by itself distinctive design.
Pillion pegs and a rear seat are seen, which means this bike is designed for driving two up. However there’s no rear brake lever by the correct foot peg, indicating that we’re possible 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 facet panels, which is likely to be a not-so-subtle clue.
This new bike can be the third large-format electrical motorbike that KYMCO has unveiled in as a few years.
The Taiwanese firm took to the EICMA Milan Bike 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 motorbike that appeared extra more likely to make it to manufacturing.
That final be aware was confirmed this summer time upon production design patents leaks for the RevoNEX.
However KYMCO introduced very early this yr that it wouldn’t attend the 2020 EICMA present on account of COVID19 considerations, a number of weeks earlier than the present was ultimately cancelled altogether.
As an alternative, the corporate will run its personal digital occasion to unveil new fashions this week.
An attention-grabbing departure seen within the F9 as in comparison with the SuperNEX and RevoNEX is the shortage of a guide gearbox.
KYMCO outfitted each of its earlier electrical motorbikes with slipper clutches and gearboxes to present riders the basic shifting sensation that many conventional motorcyclists maintain pricey.
Nonetheless, the F9 doesn’t seem to sport a multi-speed transmission, as an alternative choosing a easy direct drive like these seen on most main electrical bikes akin to from Zero Motorcycles and Energica.
We’ll know extra particulars by Thursday, so make sure you 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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