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Union Motion make Akira inspired ‘phaser type 1’ electric motorcycle

Akira inspired electric motorcycle

Phaser Type 1 Electric Motorcycle- UNION MOTION


“The Phaser Type 1 Electric Motorcycle started life as a ‘98 Fazer 600. We got it as a rolling chassis, just frame, forks, swingarm and wheels. Once de tabbed, the double loop frame made a great base for experimenting with battery location and drivetrain layout (see our instragam for a record of the build). After a little trial and error, we settled on a conventional motor location, echoing the final drive output of the original engine.

The 6 kWh battery pack found a home above the motor and controller, snug between the two top frame loops, keeping the centre of gravity of its 50 kg weight nice and low. The pack sits on a set of rails that allow it to be easily removed from the rear of the bike. This means a fresh pack can be installed in under five minutes, giving another 60 miles of riding.

CNC milled sheet aluminium bodywork keeps things clean and minimal to allow for easy access to the controller and airflow over the motor. The tank has been reduced to the bare essentials, keeping the profile of the bike low whilst retaining the original ergonomics, allowing you to grip the machine around corners.

Finishing touches include our own programmable instrument, an Akira-inspired disc wheel and a super-bright halo running light. “


Year of build: 2016
Chassis: Yamaha FZS 600 Fazer
Top speed: 110 mph
Range: 60 miles
Curb weight: 160 kg


Type:  Axial flux, Brushless,
Three phase, Permanent magnet.
Cooling: Passive air-cooled.

Continuous power: 32 kW (42 hp)
Peak power: 48 kW (64 hp)

Continuous torque (@ motor) : 44 Nm
Continuous torque (@ wheel): 120 Nm
Peak torque (@ motor)110 Nm
Peak torque (@ wheel)300 Nm

Battery Pack

Chemistry : Automotive spec lithium ion.
Type: Modular.
Capacity: 6 kWh
Nominal voltage:  88.8 v


Type: Off-board
Power: 3 kw
Input: 13 A household
Charge time: 2 hours




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Written by EvNerds


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