The 2015 Bultaco Brinco a cool idea, design and execution from the reborn Spanish bike-maker Bultaco. It is a pedal and EV-powered all-terrain bike with the chunky rubber to take on mountain trails, but the cool and sleek shape to make city commutes a cool adventure too.
The major problem with battery-powered motorcycles until now has been their crazy pricing. Sure, they are fast and full of potential, but generally cost $40,000-plus. That is two loaded BMW sportbikes. They usually weighed as much as two other gasoline-powered motorcycles, too.
This new Bultaco Brinco solves for three problems: lightweight design, small battery assist, and affordable at just $8,000.
Max speed? 21-mph on batteries, up to 62-mph with pedal power and batteries combined.
The catch? Only 175 of this launch series will be made, and 117 are left as of this writing. Cruise over to their site to learn more and reserve yours.
We hope the Brinco 2 will have an aero shroud like the classic Bultaco racing bikes!
2015 Bultaco Brinco
The legend is reinvented and born into a new concept;
Bultaco has unveiled a new and groundbreaking concept, but remained true to its values; passion, innovation and competition.
The Brinco Moto-Bike is a new segment for all ages.
Brinco: Hyper-light, hyper-connected, hyper-fun bike.
The launch of the Brinco starts with an exclusive 175 models of the “Bultaco is Back Limited Edition”. They can already be reserved online on www.bultacobrinco.com
Madrid, 18th Dec 2014 – For Bultaco, innovation is not only to reach new goals of technology but also to offer new experiences. The Brinco is groundbreaking and completely new. It is the result of the desire to translate the Bultaco spirit into a new era with a new language, but always faithful to the classical values of the brand: passion, innovation, competition.
To resurrect the name of the old model Brinco, Bultaco has wanted to retain respect for the legacy of the brand once more, as a starting point for building the future. The new Bultaco Brinco represents all the legendary values of the brand, adapting to the new demands of the 21st century, to talk to all the generations of “Bultaquistas”. For them, the engineers of Bultaco return to surprise the world with a product that opens a new market niche.
With the new Bultaco Brinco, a new and groundbreaking concept has been created: the Moto-Bike – a surprising combination of linking the adrenaline that provides 100% electric propulsion, controlled directly by the wrist, and the physical experience of independent pedalling.
Brinco creates freedom for multiple forms of riding, offering everyone the opportunity to decide how “to set up” their own Brinco, choosing the best motor/pedal combination for every situation at every moment with engine, independent pedal or a combination of both.
Thanks to its impressive torque of 60Nm, a maximum speed of more than 60Km/h, a weight of just 33Kg and range of up to 100Km, Brinco offers pure fun.
The Brinco allows you to enjoy any environment; in the countryside, with features that will surprise even the sportiest of users, and in the city, thanks to a unique combination of agility, connectivity and exclusivity, it’s perfect for getting around the city.
The Brinco: 100% Bultaco spirit for all ages.
Brinco: hyper-light, hyper-connected, hyper-fun.
The Bultaco Brinco impresses with its unique and innovative design. At its heart is a sturdy aluminium frame that supports two sophisticated and effective suspension systems, with a nine-speed manual gearshift.
Its electrical motor is situated on the rear wheel with a potential maximum of 3Kw and a torque of 60Nm. This allows you to experience exhilarating sport riding. The throttle allows the rider to always have maximum control and comfort.
The new Bultaco Brinco offers three modes of use: Sport, Urban and Eco
Sport Mode: Enjoy and experience the fun of the agility and quality features that deliver a rapid acceleration thanks to its high torque motor of 60Nm and a maximum speed greater than 60Km/h.
Urban Mode: Ideal for travelling from one place to another. Perfect for arriving on time anywhere within the city, and it has zero emissions.
Eco Mode: Travel further with minimal energy consumption; range is more than 100Km, combining electrical propulsion and independent pedalling.
The lithium-ion battery is situated in the main frame and is removable, interchangeable and portable. Furthermore, it can be recharged using a house plug in just 2 hours.
The frame is aluminium, and uses an original and an exclusive mono-beam design that combines different lightweight materials of high rigidity and maximum quality. This allows the Bultaco Brinco to weigh a total of just 33 Kg, which includes the battery weighing 7 Kg in isolation.
The front of the bike includes a 200mm inverted front suspension fork that provides outstanding stability and steering precision, providing excellent comfort, especially when riding off-road. The rear suspension comprises a Monoshock scheme with 220mm of travel.
The braking system is equipped with discs on both wheels, and at the front, stands a four-piston calliper, ensuring optimum performance in any situation. The 24 X 3.0-inch wheel ensures stability and the ability to overcome the obstacles that different environments, from the country to the city, can offer.
Always in contact
To create a feeling of intimate contact between the Brinco and its owner is an objective of the connectivity system developed by Bultaco. Through a smartphone, the rider of the Brinco can know at any time, the amount of charge in the bike. It can geographically locate your Brinco (using the optional installation of a sim-card) and it can also log all the information about the distance travelled. Distance, speed and energy consumption are only some of the features available for the Brinco rider, at any time on both your smartphone and the cloud.
A different and innovative system is also used when starting the engine. Through direct contact, the Brinco is unlocked by a discreet and elegant wristband, which avoids having to worry about keys.
Brinco “Bultaco is Back Limited Edition”
Bultaco wants to celebrate its return to the market starting with the limited series Brinco “Bultaco is Back Limited Edition”, an exclusive series of 175 bikes which can be reserved/booked online through the website of the company: www.bultacobrinco.com
The number 175 is special – Bultaco wanted to pay tribute to a historic date for the brand. On the 17th of May (17-5) Bultaco celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the company as also its founder, Don Pacó Bultó. For this reason, the brand relaunch also took place on this date.
All those ones who want to be the first to own one of the exclusive 175 Brinco moto-bikes that open the new era of Bultaco, can already make an online reservation on www.bultacobrinco.com.
The delivery of the Brinco “Bultaco is Back Limited Edition” is scheduled from April 1st, 2015.
Technical specification of Brinco “Bultaco is Back Limited Edition”
3: Sport / Urban / Eco
100% electric: up to 30Km
Electric + pedal: up to 100Km
1kWh – Lithium-Ion of high durability
Removable and portable
Floating discs Ø 203 mm with a 4-piston calliper
Floating discs Ø 203 mm
Upside Down Fork – 200 mm travel
Piggyback Monoshock – 200 mm travel
24 x 3,0”
33kg (battery of 7kg included)
Compatible Operative Systems;
Keyless Starting System;
4.800€ (VAT included)
Bultaco is the legendary motorcycle brand founded on the 17th May 1958 by Don Paco Bultó. In its history it has marketed legendary models, such as the Sherpa, Matador, Metralla and Frontera, winning countless national and international championships with historic riders such as Angel Nieto, Sammy Miller and Barry Sheene. Bultaco returns in the 21st century with very advanced technology; a self-developed electric propulsion system, regeneration and accumulation of energy solutions, which achieves an autonomous system unknown until now. This is achieved with the use of high-level components and the use of ultra-lightweight materials.
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