Australian electric vehicle maker Savic Motorcycles has confirmed that it will begin manufacturing its C-Series electric bike in Melbourne next year, following a successful round of fundraising.
Savic Motorcycles this week revealed that it had reached its 1.83 million capital target following a $657,000 grant via the Federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), a not-for-profit organisation that invests in local manufacturing initiatives.
In a recent statement, Savic says that it plans to have at least 20 bikes delivered to owners in the fourth quarter of 2022, with a larger production run slated for 2023.
The Savic C-Series is currently available to pre-order in three variants, with pricing starting from around $12,990 plus on-road costs for the base Omega, followed by the mid-spec Delta ($16,990) and range-topping Alpha ($23,990).
Each version is distinguished by its battery size and performance outputs, with the entry-level Omega generating 25kW/110Nm and offering 120 kilometers of range on a single charge.
The Delta steps things up to 40kW/140Nm with 150km of range, while the top-spec Alpha develops a healthy 60kW/180Nm for 200km of range, allowing it to sprint from zero-to-100km/h in a claimed 3.5 seconds.
Charging the Savic C-Series from 20-80 per cent is said to take two hours in the case of the small-battery Omega, while the Delta and Alpha take three- and four- hours, respectively.
The new electric bike features stripped-back cafe-racer styling and comes standard with large Brembo Brakes, Wilbers suspension, Pirelli Diablo Rosso 3 tyres, a TFT dash, rider modes and traction control.
According to Savic Motorcycles’ consumer website, the bike will be backed up by a three-year warranty, with service intervals of 8000km.
Savic Motorcycles is headed by its 28-year-old CEO and founder Dennis Savic.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.