Tom Miceli’s Ion Electric Sportbike


Tom Miceli on his Ion Electric Sportbike

Tom Miceli on his Ion Electric Sportbike

The Ion Sportbike is the creation of Asheville North Carolina industrial designer Tom Miceli. The bike was designed and built in “one semester” and was recently on display at the S.E.E expo where at least on lucky guy was given a chance to ride it. The prototype bike’s design incorporates a full coverage fairing and a small profile front for minimal drag and still manages to look very cool. No word on updated specs yet but in the video the test rider mentions “it’s kinda scarey”. A previous article back in May by The Design Blog mentions the bike was planned to be 84 volts and have 24 Thundersky 40 Ahr batteries and a 46 HP motor.  See the video of the bike in action after the jump.

BTW, electric motorcycle manufacturers might be interested to know Tom’s resume is posted on Coloflot. Thanks for the tip Travis!

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Posted on September 1, 2009 at 10:12 am by John Adamo · Permalink
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  1. Written by brammofan
    on September 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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    81 mph top speed and a 60 mile range. Not too shabby.

  2. Written by thomasmiceli
    on September 2, 2009 at 12:07 am
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    John,

    I tried to reply to your e-mail you but unfortunately it would not send. Please send me your questions via e-mail or by phone and I will do my best. As of right now, we are developing a transmission for the bike. This will improve our top speed and acceleration drastically as well as extending our range slightly. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Tom Miceli

  3. Written by Dex
    on May 6, 2011 at 4:40 pm
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    Tom, thats excellent work!!
    I love the bike, the technology and the front eye!

    I would like to know more about your project.

    Congrats,

    Friend from Africa!

  4. Written by Jayson
    on July 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm
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    were can we buy bike???

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