There have been lots of interesting electric motorcycles launched lately, but few are quite as aesthetically appealing as this Nito N4.
Created by a startup based in Turin, Italy, the N4 is a concept made to look like a supermoto motorcycle.
This is not Nito's first creation. The company is already known for its personal mobility vehicles, ranging from conventional kick scooters to electric scooters. The Nito N4 is, however, their first attempt at building a more substantial electric motorcycle.
It may look tiny, but it's actually quite a large bike, especially when pictured beside their company's CEO, Cesar Mendoza.
The N4 is powered by an electric motor capable of producing 15 hp. It might not sound like much, but Nito claims it can reach a top speed of 150 km/h. They say it has a cruising range of 150 km. You would expect it to weigh quite considerably, but the N4 tips the scales at only 174 kg, similar to your average competition-grade supermoto.
Best of all, the motorcycle is compatible with standard vehicle electric chargers that are already available in Europe and the US.
Even more interesting is its styling. You could say there are nods to Husqvarna in its design. The N4 features a girder-style front fork (like the Ariel Ace) and a single-sided swingarm in the rear. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a hub-mounted electric motor. Yes, those are Brembo brakes.
Other interesting design touches are the front LED lighting mounted on the front girder and turn signals on the brake reservoirs.
Nito exhibited the N4 at the 2019 EICMA in hopes of selling 50 units via pre-order. Unfortuantely, there is little information on its price.
The Nito N4 certainly shows that some creative design can make electric motorcycles more appealing. Let's hope they look into mass producing and exporting it.