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Volta Motorbikes BCN City to debut at Milan Motorcycle Show

The Spanish electric motorcycle company Volta Motorbikes revealed its striking prototype back in May to a local audience, but now armed with a final production version of its BCN City, it's going global at the Milan Motorcycle Show (EICMA).

While there will be three separate models in the BCN line-up, they all reportedly share the same basic components and performance specs. The 35-horsepower motor should offer plenty of snap for city traffic and be good for at least 120 km/h (75 miles per hour). With range thought to be a slightly underwhelming 70 km (43.5 miles), you probably want to avoid opening up the throttle for any sustained length of time, though. Luckily, the battery charges up in a couple hours on the 220 volts available in Europe, so functionality as a city machine stays intact.

With its sexy looks and a not-unreasonable price tag of €7,000 (about $9,900 at current exchange rates), Volta Motorbikes could have a something of a hit on its hands. The company starts taking orders in a couple weeks and should start deliveries in its home market around June. We're looking forward to getting more official info and seeing the bike in action. For now, we'll have to content ourselves with perusing the gallery and watching the juicy video teaser that's waiting after the break.

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