Quantya Snow Bike Prototype


Quantya Snow Bike

Quantya USA posted pics of a snow bike they are working on. Details beyond the pictures are slim but it is basically a Quantya MX with a snowmobile inspired track where the rear wheel would be and a ski where the front wheel usually sits.

The bike is being developed and tested in by Quantya HQ in Switzerland. The rear track provides great flotation and traction in all snow conditions but saps a good amount of power. Over the next 6 months Quantya is experimenting with different battery and motor power combination’s to find the best mix of performance and battery life. I would also guess they might be researching how to keep the batteries warm or resistant to voltage drops as cold temperatures have a negative effect on a packs charge.

If all goes well we may see this model available to the public. If you can’t wait that long you can always find a motorcycle snow track kit and build one yourself. If you do please post up some pics!

Source: Quantya USA

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Posted on January 13, 2010 at 11:53 am by John Adamo · Permalink
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  1. Written by Brammofan
    on January 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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    This looks like something from a James Bond movie. You’d definitely want a good State of Charge indicator on this puppy.

  2. Written by travis
    on January 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm
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    looks like a cross between this:
    http://evdrive.com/Galleryimages/SnowBike/images/P1000158.JPG

    and this:
    http://evdrive.com/Emoto_project/images/images/P1010102_000.JPG

    Both of which my friend Bob Simpson built. Once he gets finished with his CRF, he’s going to throw the treads on and have a little fun!

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