Here comes S1-X, electric racing scooter: it reaches 100 km / h

Here comes S1-X, electric racing scooter: it reaches 100 km / h

Here comes S1-X, electric racing scooter

Surely, the electric scooter is one of the means of transport which - lately - is discussed often and willingly. Well, just like cars, motorcycles, bicycles and more, this small two-wheeled vehicle also seems to be ready to hit the track. In fact, following the great consensus shown by citizens towards electric scooters, the incredible S1-X, produced by the company YCOM, have been created. These are products that have extremely innovative characteristics, in fact, these zero-emission two-wheeled vehicles have been made with a carbon fiber and aluminum frame and have a total weight of 35 kg.

Furthermore, it is There is a 1.5 kWh battery and two motors thanks to which it is possible to deliver a power of 16 HP. However, by using the overboost it is possible to have 20% more power when traveling a straight. The most sensational aspect of the S1-X scooter concerns the fact that it can reach a maximum speed of 100 km / h, therefore more than double compared to a normal electric scooter. For the moment, the vehicles in question are still undergoing the usual tests and the first 10 examples made have taken to the track with 40% power. In a short time, however, the power will be raised to 70% in order to be able to fine-tune important parameters, including set-up and delivery.

Obviously, it is essential to give the possibility - to those who will be driving the S1-X scooter - to practice and become familiar with it. The YCOM company seems to have said that the production of the vehicles will be finished in time to be able to participate in the first season of the new championship - which will start in 2022 - entirely dedicated to electric scooters. Apparently, the circuits on which the races will take place will have a length between 800 and 1,200 meters and, each heat, can include 10 to 12 laps.

Electric Scooter Racing Is Here to Melt and/or Scrape Your Face Off

Image: eSkootr Championship

If a vehicle can go fast, you better believe people are going to race it. Boats, planes, motorcycles; there are racing leagues for almost every type of vehicle imaginable. Next year, electric scooters are getting in on the action now that the eSkootr Championship has finalized what every racer will be riding.

Developed by an Italian company called YCOM, which worked alongside the eSC, the S1-X eSkooter doesn’t look dramatically different to the rentable electric scooters you see cruising around the downtown cores of many cities. But weighing in at 77 pounds, you don’t want to find yourself having to carry one of these up a flight of stairs en route to your office—even with a carbon fiber chassis that provides maximum aerodynamics. Hidden beneath that bodywork are front and rear suspension elements, and a pair of six kW electric motors that rely on a special torque delivery system that ensures the power is always evenly balanced between the two wheels.

Power comes from a 1.5 kWh lithium battery, but YCOM hasn’t shared details on how far the S1-X can go on a single charge. It presumably doesn’t have anywhere near the range of the electric scooters rented out by companies like Lime that can travel for more than 20 miles before needing a charge, particularly given the S1-X has a custom boost mode for riders needing a momentary advantage. If they intend to actually cross the finish line, however, they’ll want to use that sparingly.

Image: eSkootr Championship

Although testing of the S1-X has been done with 16 different riders and the scooters capped at 70% power, when official racing takes place sometime in 2022, these two-wheeled vehicles are expected to hit speeds of over 60 miles per hour on the straightaways.

G/O Media may get a commission

Great for small spaces.Smart display ready to help manage your day.

That might not seem fast given motorcycles can hit top speeds of more than 200 mph during a race, but these racers are going to be standing the entire time, making the 55-degree leans into the tight corners even more grueling. Even during testing under reduced power, riders have reported feeling extremely fatigued after a race. Despite the whole idea of electric scooter racing sounding like a parody, competitors are going to actually have to be very physically fit if they have any hopes of scooting across the finish line first.