Legendary Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, famous for its off-road family of two-stroke endures, has re-emerged as a manufacturer of electric mountain bikes with the launch of its Brinco e-bike .
Bultaco calls the full throttle electric assist Brinco the world’s first “moto-bike” – half motorcycle, half bicycle.
At the heart of the Brinco design is an electric drive comprising a rear wheel-mounted 2-kW motor and a downtube-secured 1.3-kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery can deliver the rider up to 30 kilometres in range, and the motor can propel the rider to a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour.
That motor puts out 44 lb-ft (60 Nm) of torque, and its output is governed by three riding modes. Eco mode gives the rider up to 800 watts to work with and up to around 80 km of electric-assisted pedalling.
Tour mode provides up to 50 km of range, capping motor output at 1,500 watts. Sport mode unleashes the full 2,000 watts of motor power, providing a fast ride that gets faster the harder you pedal. All modes offer the full 44 lb-ft of torque.