• Jul 7, 2009
Evolt Bull1- Click above to watch the video after the break

It looks as though Italy will be the latest country to be able to boast of an electric motocross manufacturer when Evolt (Electric Vehicle Oriented) brings its muscular Bull1 to the market. The bike is the brainchild of Bruno Greppi who decided a few years ago to build a range of battery-powered two wheelers that featured great performance as well as a decent range. One of the results of that effort is an MX designed for competition and off-road that's capable of loads of torque and can hit a top speed of 55 mph (90 km/h). Its lithium polymer batteries, in conjunction with a brushless motor that allows for regenerative braking, are said to give it a two-hour run time. Charging comes via a custom device and takes about an hour.

When the bike was shown at the Milan International Cycle and motorcycle Exhibition late last year, it was thought it may be available in Italy in late 2009 at a price in the neighborhood of € 9000 ($12,540). Although Evolt also has a trials bike called the Deer and an electric scooter called the Lizard in the works, we are especially looking forward to someday grabbing this Bull1 by its horns. Hit the jump for all the specs and a couple short videos featuring a bit of MX track action.

[Source: Motorcafe / Evolt / AVEM]

Motor : BRUSHLESS 84Volt 3.500rpm
Nominal power : 10Kw
Max power : 33,5Kw
Nominal torque : 32Nm
Wheel max torque : 480Nm
Battery : 28 cells LiPo 96Volt 30Ah
Controller : digital 120Volt 400A
Range: 2 hours off-road ride
Speed: 70-90Km/h
Weight: 95-105Kg





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      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally! An electric Trials bike!

      I've been screaming for this since the first EBike came out.

      Great torque
      Silent
      No exhaust.

      These will be powerful attractions to stunt and show riders wanting to ride in tents, malls and small arenas. Vegas shows and neighboorhoods will no longer be off limits.

      These will change the face of trails (as small as it is)
        • 5 Years Ago
        In case you didn't see it, here is a link to a (poor) pic of the trials bike. http://www.evolt.it/foto/deer.jpg
        Motorcafe may do a separate piece on it soon and hopefully take more pics.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Beautiful!

        If only I could ride...
      • 5 Years Ago
      You've seriously got to be kidding me....since when did hippies want to ride motocross...i mean yeah true motocross riders want to help take care of this great world we live in and especially the wilderness we ride in. But this is the most ridiculous thing ive ever seen, and of course Italy would make something like this turd!! Dear Italians stick to Ferrari!! And stay out of motocross engineering, let our Tokyo friends continue what they are doing for motocross! they obviously have it down pat! in my opinion this machine is a disgrace to our motocross forefathers, 2 hours of use, i dont get it, whats the point, any kind of dirt biking is at most parts about riding difficult terrain and i dont see this monstrosity catching the eye of the general motocross public. ill give it this...Clever, Innovative yet USELESS!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I could build a track in my back yard if these bikes were competitive. The maintainence would have to be cheaper than my 450. Where do I adjust the valves? Where is the air filter. The only problem is mud races. What happens in the first swampy sawdust slop hole?
      • 5 Years Ago
      This looks better than the other offering so far. They are actually using it as a dirt bike rather than a motorized mountain bike.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You mean the Zero? The first Zero was designed to be a trail bike, not a MX mike.

        They now offer a the Zero MX which has significantly beefed up suspension to deal with the abuse of being jumped.
      • 5 Years Ago
      why publish a video of the bike NOT being able to clear the jump in the first video? Do you want people to make it look weak?

        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree... its not a great promotion.