Looking for new wheels? Try the Doohan EV3 iTank

Great concept, they struggle in translation though

What sits on three wheels, is battery-powered, connected to the internet and can take on some light off-road fun? It’s the Doohan EV3 iTank, China’s first dual-front-wheel smart motorcycle.img_1826-2

The concept started with a Kickstarter campaign and is set for a US launch this year. It is technically a trike bike with two front wheels that lean either side along with the single-wheeled rear end. Power is supplied via a 60V LG/Panasonic Lithium battery that is good for around 80 kilometres of travel. One charge takes 6 to 7 hours while the top speed is just a tad over 42 km/h.

The BOSCH electric motor is located in the rear wheel hub, and provides instant thrust as with most electric units.

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Connectivity is via an app that tracks real-time information such as battery charge, mapping and vehicle diagnostics and it can send you a warning if someone tries to steal it.

The front suspension is made of aviation grade aluminium and other lightweight materials see a curb weight of just 99kg.

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It looks like great fun to be honest, far more so than a scooter or even a Segway. In closing I’ll sum up in verbatim as the struggling Chinese interpreted press release put it; “The iTank is enabled to overcome complex road surfaces more easily and render the driver a good time of driving”.

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Chris works at Australia's leading radio station 2GB. He's worked on three radio Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Deep down Chris harbours ambitions to one day sit behind the microphone himself. Aside from radio his other great passion is the motor car. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company.
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