Zeus Twelve, Gray Design’s brand for luxurious yachts, cars and motorcycles, has announced its sleek and stunning Thorium electric motorcycle. And we want one too! The Swedish design firm creates and builds exclusive limited edition electric motorcycles. Designed by award winning designer Eduard Gray, and built by some of the most recognised names in the Swedish motorcycle building industry, the Thorium motorbikes are stunning pieces of rolling artwork that take you silently on long range journeys and fill you with a sense of childlike wonder. Part of Zeus Twelve’s ultra exclusive and ultra expensive Gold & White Collection designed to appeal to the highly affluent, the electric Thorium motorcycle joins its counterparts, the matching sports car called Scionne, and the matching Avalonne leisure boat.
The Thorium has detailing and build quality which are going to be second to none. Currently under development, it will feature a Bang & Olufsen audio system which can be connected to the motor to create engine noise or to your personal music collection to ensure premium audio entertainment whilst you ride. The Thorium comes with a 14.2 kWh lithium battery allowing for a city range of 276 km, and can be recharged in 1 hour thanks to a CHAdeMO fast charging connection. Maximum motor torque is 106 ft-b (144 Nm), and maximum power is 67 hp (50 kW) at 4,000 RPM. With the Thorium, you can hit a maximum speed of 102 mph (164 km/h) and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (01-100 km/H) in 3.9 seconds. The Thorium is slated for delivery in 2016. So as in the often sung tune by Ella Fitzgerald, “it’s summertime, the livin’s easy… and the dreamin’..”. And while speaking of music hits and easy motorcycle riding, with the Thorium you can be the “Midnight Rider” or hey, even a “Motorcycle Mama”. Who ever said this one is just for the boys?
The Gray Design Electric Chopper bike, the Denizen, is another option to consider (photo below). Built around a steel, twin spar beam frame, the carbon fibre fairing and blasted aliuminum trim give an appearance of robust lightweight styling. The long wheelbase and adjustable .hlins suspension assure a comfortable ride that can be tailored to your precise preference. Power comes from dual AC induction motors producing 96hp driven by a high power 7.7wh battery pack.