There is a legal regulation that prevents the transport of petrol-powered vehicles with a full tank on any vessel to prevent the possibility of a fire.
To several people, this legislation has been a problem and among them, there was the British entrepreneur Steve Smith. Owner of a BSA Bantam of 1953, he decided to solve the matter by building a bobber powered by electricity at home.
This was the Veitis EV-Twin, the first bobber in the history powered by electricity. Based on the original frame of a Bantam, it incorporates an electric motor with a power of 11 Kw / h topped by two battery packs positioned to make it look like a V-Twin engine.
With a weight of just 165 kg, the bike is able to reach a top speed of 110 km / h and has a range of 160 km. It can also be transported without problems on any vessel due to the absence of the fuel tank.
Produced entirely by hand in England, it costs 45,000 pounds and this makes it a nice piece for rich collectionists.
Veitis EV-Twin promo video
Thanks to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation