Boasts a combined output of 180 horsepower.

The French company Furion Motorcycles has developed a new concept, a motorcycle combining a Wankel rotary engine with an electric motor. “An original motive combination with the key to an unusual sound, the musical fruit of the two rotors of the engine.” says designer Marc Evenisse.

Furion Motorcycles is situated in the region of Mancelle, and is a collaboration between two engineering schools, industrial partners and a team of 56 consultants. The team includes Adrien Chareyre (four times super motorcycle world champion), Nicolas Gallet (engineer) Eric Chauvelier (hybridization and mastery of energies), prototyping experts such as Christophe Bihr and the MBMotors team specialized in competition preparation.

The Furion m1 offers an energy-related economic solution to substantially reduce consumption for 400 kilometres on 16 litres of fuel. Its hybridization makes it possible to choose the best of the both engines,employing the exceptional electrical efficiency in urban environment with a zero emissions. The thermal engine combination offers two modes: The Long Range mode produces the best fuel economy for trips up top 300 miles (482 kilometres). The Sport Mode takes full advantage of the dynamic combination of the two engines for higher performance.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine
• dual-rotor + 40 kW electric engine
• capacity: 2×327 654cc
• torque: 77 lb-ft @ 6000 RPM + 73 lb-ft for 150 lb-ft total
• compression ratio: 10.1 : 1
• power: 125 hp @ 9000 RPM + 55 hp for 180 hp total

Dimensions

• length: 2095 mm
• seat height: 810 mm
• ground clearance: 140 mm
• rake angle / rake: 23.5-degrees / 101 mm
• wheelbase: 143.5 mm
• wet weight: 209 kg
• fuel capacity: 16 litres
• front tires: 120/70/17
• rear tires: 190/50/17

Chassis

• frame: tubular trellis frame, motor carrier.
• fork: inverted 43 mm, adjustable rebound, compression and preload
• rear suspension: monoshock horizontal gas type back-link, adjustable preload and rebound
• front brake: double disc petal 310 mm, 4-piston radial calipers
• rear brake: single disk petal 250 mm, single-piston caliper

Transmission

• final drive: chain
• clutch: multi-disc in oil bath
• transmission: six-speed

Source: RideApart.com

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