Union Motion has officially unveiled their first prototype, the Phase Type 1, an electric motorcycle inspired by Akira.
In a message from Union, the builders revealed: "We want to challenge the trope of nostalgic and aesthetically led custom motorcycles by encouraging others to experiment with the awesome possibilities offered by electric powertrains."
"The phaser type 1 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," the team went on to add. "After a little trial and error, we settled on a conventional motor location, echoing the final drive output of the original engine."
A 6kwh battery pack can in turn be found resting above the motor and controller, nestled in between the top frame loops. The pack can then be easily removed from the rear, while all in all, it helps keep the bike centered, with weight distribution noticeably low. When the pack runs out, the rider can easily install a fresh insert in less than five minutes to provide another 60 miles of riding. In total, it takes roughly two hours to fully charge the pack.
The body of the Phase Type 1 has been largely constructed from aluminum, while the tank has been stripped down to enhance the overall low profile of the motorcycle.
Additional details include a Union Motion programmable instrument, an Akira-inspired disc wheel and a bright halo running light.
For another insane bike, take a look at the “Sinister Electric Cafe Racer” that looks like it’s from an apocalyptic future.