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.
The original BSA Bantam ( Photo Credits : www.wesellclassicbikes.co.uk )
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.
The electric engine ( Photo Credits : www.motoblog.it )
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.
Side section ( Photo Credits : www.hwupgrade.it )
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.
Rear section ( Photo Credits : www.wixstatic.com )
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