Sporting a narrow fairing evocative of a highly-stylized ram's head (or possibly some sort of evil alien insect, we're not sure) that swoops back to form a battery-encapsulating dome that fills the entire area directly ahead of the rider, the Saietta may be one man's vision of rolling art. What sort of vision it provides for another man is anyone's guess.
When the bike hits the streets, possibly as soon as April, it will be available in two packages: R and S. The S is the lesser of the beasts with 50 miles of range, a 0-to-60 time in the 5-second neighborhood and a price tag of £9,975 ($16,090 U.S. at today's rates). The big brother is packed to go 100 miles, is a second quicker to 60 miles per hour and ships for £13,975 ($22,540).
As if we didn't have enough to ponder whilst we wait for more specifics about the powertrain and performance, we can't help but wonder what else might be lurking in the Agility Global Ltd. labs. Their press release threatens that the "Saietta is the first of two new vehicle types that will revolutionise private transportation in cities." Consider yourselves forewarned. Video of teaser renders after the break.
[Source: Agility Global Ltd. / Engadget]
Sculptural, visceral, emotional, it engages you with a feral grace and strength that envelopes and encourages, then delivers a riding experience that is intuitive beyond anything before.
Reflecting the strong character of its name, Saietta in Italian Apennine dialect is the phonetic spelling for the word thunderbolt – a powerful and awe-inspiring phenomenon.
Honed through intelligent design and ground-breaking engineering to invoke a near-perfect user relationship, Saietta's exceptional manoeuvrability and instinctive ergonomics expand your urban riding abilities, heightening the senses and ingraining every ride.
Bold yet understated, edgy yet accessible, Saietta confidently exploits advanced technology and cutting edge electric drive to epitomise Agility's vision of a future where sustainable transport is exciting, empowering and radically effective.
The zero-emissions urban sports bike.
Embodying current state-of-the-art electric capability and performance, Saietta is simultaneously designed for plug-and-play upgradeability to accommodate future electric technology.
With a powertrain created to generate incredible acceleration, formidable torque, astounding responsiveness, and intuitive control that surpasses conventionally driven alternatives, Saietta advances electric power as a clear solution to urban riding. Combined with wide bars, high eye-line, low centre of gravity, concentrated masses and extreme wheel control, the result is dramatically capable rider-machine synergy.
With a concept optimised from the outset to exploit the clear opportunity for electric urban riding, Saietta has at its core an innovative lightweight structural concept. Implemented using aerospace-derived composite material systems, it brings comprehensive and wide ranging benefits - from think-and-it-moves agility in combination with it's unique suspension, to real-world useable range.
Offered in two variants, the Saietta S, and Saietta R, with ranges of 50 and 100 miles dependent on riding style, and 0-60 times of sub 5 and sub 4 seconds respectively. Both models sport a drive system that is 73% more efficient from energy source to wheel when compared to an internal combustion engine, (in terms of cost and useful work done, the average cost saving using an Electric motor is approximately 53.63p per horsepower per hour).
Designed in the heart of one of the world's great cities, Saietta is the future of urban motorcycling. Produced to the highest standards and with its advanced design and performance, Saietta is one of the most exciting, exhilarating, enjoyable yet accessible motorcycles in the world: - now available for £9975, and £13975.
Agility Global Ltd. has its head-quarters in London and is engaged in vehicle design, engineering and manufacture, in addition to related high technology industries. We specialize in zero emissions transportation solutions.
Our vision for this sector is to make sustainable transport exciting, empowering, radically effective and universally available, and we are in the business of successfully crafting this vision into the future of how people move. For the near future, this means we are actively expanding into several other under-explored vehicle sectors that will benefit from Agility's capability. Saietta is the first of two new vehicle types that will revolutionise private transportation in cities.
Our expertise lies in applying prescient commercial insights to generate class-leading, paradigm-shifting solutions. We capitalise on opportunities in under-explored sectors with inherent and exceptional growth potential.
Our identity is reflected in our approach to any challenge. Everything we design converts function into emotion – our products are directly related to how they make you feel and how they enable you. This visceral connection is key to our approach and permeates everything we do.
Saietta will target high-rate growth areas for electric vehicles in cities and will be eligible for a wide range of sustainable vehicle incentives across the globe. Based on dealer-distributor intelligence and social media interest for higher capability electric motorcycles, Saietta's business plan shows considerable scope for it to satisfy and accelerate demand for an electric motorcycle that delivers urban riding excellence without compromise.
Exciting, brave, considered and cohesive, Saietta will appeal to and is targeted at a wide range of buyers in addition to existing bike riders, and builds on the increasing expectation and necessity for sustainability across market demographics.
Saietta is a whole new approach.