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Davinci Motors Unveils High-End, All-Electric Café Racers

Lean and Mean DC100 and Limited-Edition DC Classic up the E-cycle Ante

Seven years ago, the newly assembled motorcycle design gang Davinci Elec-Motorcycle Coop (dba Davinci) took a bold turn into the electric wild; it sought fully-electric café racers. On July 17, 2021, the group finally reigned in two handsome electric steeds. Enter: the DC Classic and DC100 — Davinci’s new all-electric cafs.  Though similar in concept and aesthetic, there’s a bounty of differences between the electric motorcycle models.

Let’s take a closer look at where those differences lie and what could set Davinci’s bikes ahead of the pack.

DC100 in grey / Photo: Davinci Elec-Cycle Coop Ltd

DC100: Max Range, Integrated Braking, 30-Min. Rapid Charge

The DC100’s maker styles it as a wheeled robot/high-performance “futuristic cafe racer.” In a recent press release, the motor co-op said, “As a two-wheeled robot, DC100 is capable of sensing, calculating and executing. From the vehicle’s mechanical status to real-time riding feedback, DC100 is designed to offer impeccable performance in complete harmony with its rider.”

Its intelligent, app-style integrations position the all-electric cafe racer as a nearly evergreen machine. Forthcoming software updates promise to upgrade the bike’s functionality on a termless basis: “Future features that will leverage the DC100’s robotic intelligence include self-balancing, auto follow, and smartphone remote control.” But enough nerd chatter.

As for stats and road performance, the DC100 is packing heat:

  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in 3 seconds
  • Peak torque: 627 lb.-ft.
  • Max speed: 124 mph (200km/h)
  • Peak power: 135 hp (100.75 kW)
  • Range: 222 miles (WLTP standards)
  • Braking: integrated ABS, CBS, TCS; single-lever control
  • Assist controls: hill-start assist and hill-down assist, and smart control system
  • Battery capacity: 17.7 kWh
  • Charging time: 30 minutes (via DC level 3 chargers)
  • Power source: DC level 3 chargers or residential outlets (via portable charger)
  • App functionality: keyless start, full-fledged dashboard

And, of course, the DC100’s mechanical specifications:

  • Chassis: monocoque aluminum alloy
  • Panel: composite
  • Brake system: dual Brembo Monobloc 4-piston M4.30 callipers,
    330-mm discs, Brembo MCS cylinders
  • Tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III R17/(120 – front; 240 – rear)
  • Suspension front/rear: Ohlins FGRT240/Ohlins STX
DC Classic / Photo: Davinci Elec-Cycle Coop Ltd

DC Classic: Limited-Release James Dean Dream Machine

For its signatory design, the DC Classic, Davinci will produce only 50. Each DC Classic will house its own unique ID marker. The boxy powertrain sits on what could otherwise be mistaken for a Triumph Bonneville Thruxton. The profile is severe, lean, and almost whispers “I rule.”

Unlike the DC100, the Classic stays true to tradition with a standard, non-integrated braking system. Which, personally, I really dig.

As you’ll see, the DC Classic’s modern performance features are much the same as the 100’s:

  • Acceleration: 0-60 mph (100 km/h) in 3 seconds
  • Peak torque: 627 lb.-ft.
  • Max speed: 124 mph (200km/h)
  • Peak power: 135 hp (100.75 kW)
  • Range: 222 miles (WLTP standards)
  • Braking: standard ABS, CBS, TCS; single-lever control
  • Assist controls: hill-start assist and hill-down assist, and smart control system
  • Battery capacity: 17.7 kWh
  • Charging time: 30 minutes (via DC level 3 chargers)
  • Power source: DC level 3 chargers or residential outlets (via portable charger)
  • App functionality: keyless start, full-fledged dashboard

But it’s Davinci’s bespoke touches and mechanical details that really distinguish the old-school model:

  • Chassis/body: hand-built and custom-tailored composite material case
  • Seat: French calfskin, hand-hewn
  • Front brakes: Brembo GP4 Caliper, Brembo MCS cylinders
  • Wheels: forged aluminum
  • Tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso III R17/(120 – front; 240 – rear)
  • Suspension front/rear: Ohlins FGRT240 (+ Dyneema carbon fiber sleeves)/Ohlins STX

Electric Café Racer Availability & Pricing

As of this month, pre-ordering is open to all onlookers. Davinci will ship the DC Classic a bit ahead of the DC100. That said, potential buyers will need a little patience — deliveries won’t begin until April and July of 2022, respectively. 

To get your grips on one of the 50 special-run electric café racers you’ll need to shell out a nice wad of coin. At $90,000, the DC Classic isn’t messing around. Those interested in a “people’s” rendition can wrangle the DC100 steed for $27,500. Reserving the DC100 (if you’re flirting with the idea…and who wouldn’t?) only takes a $150 deposit.

If images from over the weekend are indicative, Davinici’s unveiling event was — in lay terms — lit. For the full deck, check out the motor group’s gallery here.

Learn more, find a Davinci dealer near you, and reserve one for yourself at DavinciMotor.com.

Photo: Davinci Elec-Cycle Coop Ltd








About Jilli Cluff

Jilli is a contributor and editor brought up on four-wheelers and country roads. Her true introduction to the automotive world came in 2006 with the purchase of her first car — a near-mint 1972 VW Squareback. In 2016, she obtained motorcycle licensure and bought her first bike — a humble Honda Rebel. She's been enamored with bikes ever since. Jilli is currently based out of Austin, Texas, where she takes up residence with her one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.