Jambon-Beurre Motorcycle is a custom builder located in Paris and has been building unique motorcycles since 2015, based on eighties / nineties machines. Although the 2 co-founders are from a totally background (Antonin is still part-time a fashion photographer and Benjamin was a financial executive in the automobile industry but now full-time working at the garage), their vision is one of a kind to create very customized motorcycles.

At their garage, in 2016, Antonin and Benjamin started to discuss and talk about electric ideas and concepts. They have always been convinced that electric bikes are great motorcycles. And they were even more convinced after testing a BMW e-scooter.

Jambon-Beurre Motorcycle: “Huge torque and power, totally silent, great riding feeling! But it stays a scooter!“

So both men started to think about how to integrate all those great qualities into a bike as cool as what they used to build. Things changed when they met PYMCO Technologies, a french startup specialized in electric power management. Jambon-Beurre Motorcycle had already the ideas and now the technical support to make it real.

This project became true by meeting Jean-Louis, a character in a french comic book specialized in the promotion of products of young designers and creators. Jean-Louis shows up in Paris from the past and his mission is to find great products that are all available in real life. This electric dirtbike is the one they make for him to ride in the city (and in the comic book).

For this bike they wanted to implement a very powerful electric power train into a vintage bike frame to make a dirt track bike with more than 100 Hp and 100 km range, road legal, but able to run in dirt track races. The design had to be a mix between futuristic technology and vintage dirty motorcycles. The colors are inspired from 90’s sneakers.

“This e-project was the first step of the plan. We are now working on a funding campaign (and still looking for investors!) for the creation of a mass production prototype.

The motor is a big 80 kW / 180 Nm torque brushless muscle designed for military drones. The battery pack, co-developed with PYMCO Technologies is able to deliver about 800 A current under 110 V. It’s an assembly of 580 lithium-Ion cells with a special Battery management system and air forced cooling.

Technical specifications

  • 80 Kw liquid cooled brushless motor with adapted liquid cooled power controller
  • 6.5 kWh 110 V battery pack able to deliver 800 A
Direct chain transmission
  • 180 Nm torque at the motor, 650 Nm at the rear wheel
  • 159 kg total weight
  • Max speed limited to 160 km/h (because dirt track setup)
  • 0 to 50 km/h in less than 1 sec
  • 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 sec
  • 180 mm dropped down fork
  • 19 inch front and rear rims with dirt track tyres
  • 100 km range in road conditions
  • 2h30 min for full charge on standard electric installation
  • 20 min for full charge on special electric car installation

It took them 6 months of hard work to turn this idea into the final version. For the next french Dirt Track Championship, Julien Dupont will be the driver.

Jambon-Beurre Motorcycle: “This e-project was the first step of the plan. We are now working on a funding campaign (and still looking for investors!) for the creation of a mass production prototype. This new bike is going to have a totally new design with a more civilized vintage style. Drivable with a light bike driving license and equipped with very inovative charging options. Our design will be ready by the end of this year and the first prototype must hit the road by mid 2018 in order to start the production in 2019.”

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Guy Salens

Guy Salens (motorcycle enthousiast): I want to show the world an overview of existing electric motorcycles and future projects. Because it's time.