Kymco Shoots For The Large Time With SuperNEX

No matter that is, it’s not a scooter.

Once you suppose Kymco, what do you suppose? Scooters? Tiny, disposable, small-displacement bikes just like the Spade? Electrical bikes? What about electrical superbike?  No? If not nobody would blame you since Kymco made its bones promoting pleasant, accessible transportation home equipment and never, say, bikes that’d set your hair on fireplace. That may be altering quickly, although, if this mysterious teaser is something to go by.

Kymco dropped this minute-long video on October 20, 2018, and it hints at one thing huge on the horizon. Filmed on the Superbike World Championship on the Worldwide Circuit of Magny-Cours, the video is fairly straight-forward. An interviewer walks round with a mic asking race followers what “what’s pace?” over a hard-rocking soundtrack. The primarily francophone followers give quite a lot of solutions—emotion, competitors, adrenaline, enjoyable, and so forth.—whereas superbikes scream by within the background.

Subsequent, the interviewer asks “what’s power?” and the interviewees speak about engines and driving force. Okay, attention-grabbing however a bit of summary if you happen to ask me. Then the large query drops—”what’s the motorcycle of the longer term?” Now that’s the $64,000 query, proper? The solutions are what you’d anticipate—safer, extra highly effective, quicker, technologically superior, and electrical.

Yep, these race followers really feel that the way forward for bikes lies in electrical bikes. They’re in all probability not improper, however what does this all need to do with Kymco? Properly, keep on with me right here. Kymco is all in on electrical bikes in its residence market and is even engaged on a full-on electrical “ecosystem” of charging stations and battery swapping factors. We all know this as a result of we’ve written about it right here earlier than.

Now, what if Kymco was engaged on one thing huge? One thing like a robust electrical sportbike or racing bike? That is all guessing thoughts you, however Kymco does say that it’s unveiling one thing referred to as the SuperNEX at EICMA 2018 subsequent weekend, so not less than we received’t have lengthy to attend. As soon as we discover out extra we’ll let you already know.