PUNCH’s All-Electric Moto Is A Modern-Day Reimagining Of 1980s Urban Mopeds

Aug 3, 2020

Category: Rides

Based in Minsk, Artem Smirnov is a freelance designer and concept artist with a knack for rendering futuristic vehicle concepts and other industrial designs. Unsatisfied with the relative lack of creativity amongst today’s production eBike designs, the Belarus-based artist set out to create his own take on a modern urban-focused eBike, resulting in what Smirnov’s dubbed the PUNCH.

Inspired by the petrol-powered mopeds that were omnipresent in the streets of 1980s Paris, the electric motorcycle concept appears to be constructed around an old school single downtube-style frame that’s shaped like a perfect 90-degree triangle. A cylindrical unibody piece comprises the seat, tail, and “tank,” and is paired with a matching cylindrical headlight housing. Linked to a mono-shocked swing-arm and a set of inverted forks, while the PUNCH may have something of a moped aesthetic, it’s been designed for aggressive riding, with Smirnov taking inspiration from modern Motard and Supermoto bikes. Good for 75mph in its regular spec, or 65mph for the 15hp learner-license (A1) version, the bike features two removable air-cooled batteries that provide more than enough autonomy for a daily commute, several times over. To see more of the project, check out Artem Smirnov’s Behance page linked below.

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