With 38.5 kg, it weighs only about as much as a power assisted bicycle. But with its 14 kW (peak) electric motor it has power comparable to a 125 cubic centimeter motorcycle, which would tip the scales at well over 100 kg. The Novus Bike, developed by German designers René Renger and Marcus Weidig, and unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas, is a new animal in the realm of two-wheeled private transport. Having this much power in a machine this light was achieved with an original concept that makes the most out of two cutting edge technologies: electric propulsion and fiber reinforced polymers.
Industrial designers René Renger and Marcus Weidig both grew up with a passion for motorcycles, discovering the world on two wheels as kids. So it should come as no surprise that when they decided to start their own design-studio Novus, based in Brunswick, Germany, their first prototype would be a motorcycle (http://novusbike.com). They set out to reimagine the whole concept of motorcycles, exploring all that modern technology has to offer. In doing so they found a niche that is unlike anything on the road today.