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Russian electric motorcycle Aurus: what it is, who will get it and when

The first official information about the Russian electric motorcycle Aurus was announced at the beginning of 2021. The project was launched by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the specialists of the NAMI Institute are fully responsible for its implementation. The full details of the performance and the launch of the electric motorcycle on the market have now become known.

This was reported by the Za Rulem publication, whose journalist even managed to conduct a test drive. The electric motorcycle received a frame of domestic design, which consists of five elements. Aurus weighs about 350 kg (without the “stroller”). The battery with a capacity of 21.8 kWh is located vertically inside the frame. An additional battery is also installed in the side trailer, which gives a total of 30 kWh.

Russian electric motorcycle Aurus: what it is, who will get it and when

The Aurus offers four drive modes including recuperation, grip and seat heating, keyless entry, digital instrument cluster, power outlets, electrically adjustable windshield and anti-lock braking system.

In terms of components, there is a “reasonable compromise between unique proprietary and bulk purchased parts.” For example, an English 190 hp electric motor is used. The motorcycle accelerates to 100 km / h in 3.7 seconds. Purchased components also include Brembo brakes, electronic components, controls, locks, hinges and other accessories.

Unfortunately, open sales of the Aurus electric motorcycle are not planned by the developers, at least not in the near future. The main “client” will be government agencies – GON, traffic police, Ministry of Emergencies, and so on. Deliveries will begin no earlier than 2023. However, NAMI is thinking of selling a set for enthusiasts – a bare frame with a suspension and a power plant.

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