Untitled Bikes newest… | THE XP ZERO GOES RACING
It has been a busy 20 months for the XP Zero and its designer Hugo Eccles, co-founder and design director of Untitled Bikes. Since its debut on the prestigious Goodwood Competition of Velocity, the XP has exhibited in Milan, Italy and Portland, Oregon; gained 9 design awards; and been featured in a whole bunch of journal articles – placing it in entrance of an estimated 3.1 billion individuals.
Goodwood not solely kicked off an thrilling 12 months for Eccles, nevertheless it impressed a brand new enterprise for his San Francisco workshop. “Our expertise on the Competition of Velocity seeded the thought of constructing a stripped-down, race model of the XP,” Eccles says.
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Untitled Bikes has teamed up with a (yet-undisclosed) technical companion to construct a track-focused model of their XP Zero road bike. The XP Race will include varied race-inspired improvements together with superior electrical powertrain management know-how which can give it a major enhance in torque, acceleration, and velocity.
“The simulations are predicting a 28 % and 38 % bump in energy and torque respectively” explains Eccles. The XP Zero already accelerates 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds – sooner than a Ferrari F50, or McLaren F1 LM – and presently makes a formidable 140ftlb of torque, virtually twice that of a Ducati Panigale V4R. The XP Race shall be boosted to an unbelievable 173ftlb. To place that in context, that’s the similar torque as a Lotus Exige 240 R however in a car that’s 1,500lbs lighter.
The inventory Zero powertrain tops out at 7,400 rpm and UMC’s technical companion anticipates that they will enhance that to 9,000 rpm which can additional enhance horsepower. The road-going model of the XP is restricted to 125mph however the race model shall be derestricted to permit speeds within the 200mph vary. The XP Race may also be lighter than its road-going sibling with the exclusion of assorted elements like lights, kickstand, and onboard charger, though the design will retain the interior brackets in case a future shopper needs to retrofit the XP Race for the highway.
Untitled Bikes XP Race
On the floor, the XP Race shall be visually much like the highway model. The race controls shall be less complicated with the rear brake foot lever relocated to a thumb management on the left handlebar, which may also enhance foot clearance and lean angle. The rearsets and handlebars shall be redesigned to be adjustable. The physique panels shall be simplified and lightened with further louvres to assist cooling and aerodynamics. The entrance winglets shall be angle-adjustable for front-end stability, and the entrance wheel will sport brake-cooling scoops.
“The XP Zero was initially conceived as a race bike that had been retrofitted for the highway so, in a approach, that is full-circle,” Eccles says. As soon as the XP Race prototype is full this summer time, it should bear rounds of testing at varied racetracks.
“It’s thrilling to get this opportunity to take the XP to the following degree,” says Eccles. “We’ll be capable to take a lot of what we be taught with the XP Race and apply it to future variations of the road-going XP Zero for shoppers who need a few of that thrill of their each day rides.”
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Untitled Bikes (UMC) has been constructing award-winning customized bikes for 11 years in Europe and the USA. Based mostly in London and San Francisco, UMC designs and builds bikes for each non-public shoppers and for manufacturers together with GQ, Ducati, Triumph, Moto Guzzi, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, and Zero.