The Amarok (Inuit for wolf) PI racer, built by Canadian designer Michael Uhlarik, has their sites set on the Moto GP class. Weighing in at just 325 pounds and packing a 7.5-kilowatt-hour battery, half the battery size of some rivals, speeds are claimed to be extremely competitive among the GP class.
The benefits of a smaller lightweight machine are many, according to the manufacturer. “Smaller chassis dimensions means a tight handling package and a smaller frontal area, reducing aerodynamic drag,” Uhlarik says. “Less weight and less complication means lower costs to build and, using high-performance common metals instead of exotic alloys and composites, means simple tooling, hand fabrication and ease of repair and modification.”
Power to weight ratio always plays a big part in successful motorcycle design, and the Amarok with its lightweight package looks to be a good example of this.
To find out more about the Amarok P1 and see more photos visit WIRED.com.