BRD RedShift Electric Motocross Prototype Bike Introduced

Another ‘green’ contender for the conventionally powered motorcycles gets ready to storm onto the market in 2012, as BRD unveiled their latest creation, the electric RedShift motocross machine. The white/blue/orange bike comes to strengthen the fact that bikes also have to become less polluting, just like the trend set by the automobile industry.

The RedShift is reportedly targeted towards off-road and urban use, and intended to outperform gas-powered equivalents. The most distinctive feature of the bike is the chassis, made of two sculptural aluminum monocoque members.

The RedShift SM, the urban version, is is said to be a pre-production prototype, with production planned for 2012. “There are decades of development in modern motocross and supermoto chassis,” said Chief Technology Officer, Derek Dorresteyn. “We chose to harness the best of that while taking advantage of the torque and throttle response an electric motor delivers.”

Both versions of the RedShift should deliver about 50 miles of range based on other electric motorcycles in the market, but BRD refrained from specifying a range until further testing.

BRD stated that their intent is to ship production motorcycles in time for the 2012 riding season. The motorcycles will be sold through conventional motorcycle dealerships to ensure b warranty and service support.

“We don’t want to sell vehicles based on guilt,”
said Jeff Sand, Chief Design Officer. “We want to build vehicles that are the most desirable in their category even for enthusiasts. We’re committed to developing this bike until it can take on gas motocrossers on their home turf”

Further details on the bRD RedShift are set to be released during this year’s EICMA show in Milan, this November.
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