It all started with a dream. A dream as a dream is supposed to be. Bold. Wild. Crazy. By respecting tradition, coupled with our thrill for technology and inspired by the precision of traditional manufacturing, we brought our dream to life. We present Noordung One, the best bike in the world.

The story

People say that if you want something, you just have to want it bad enough. Visualize the goal and get it. But what is a goal without a journey? This story isn’t about getting there, it’s about the ride. It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s not for those who cut corners. It’s about the rhythm of the path, the joy of the process.

It’s not the destinations that plot your life, your journeys do.

Herman Potocnik – Noordung (1892 – 1929) was a Slovenian rocket engineer, a pioneer of astronautics, space flight and technologies. In his only book “The Problem of Space Travel” he developed a specific concept of a space station which also inspired Stanley Kubrick when making the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. His book is one of the fundamental works on early space exploration.

His nickname, of which the origin is not completely clear, is supposedly a combination of two german words “No” and “Ordnung”(”No order”). We used it as an inspiration to create our bicycle. We wanted to explore cycling beyond traditional perceptions and practices. We tried to discover the very essence of cycling and have found it in one simple pleasure. The joy in journey.

We thought of our past. The time when we were still children. We thought of our first encounter with a bicycle. Until that point in time, nothing was able to make us feel as free and independent as a bicycle. We remembered the smell of fresh grass, the forests, the vast fields that we were breathing in while exploring kilometers and kilometers of uncharted territories. The world began with our first push of the pedal.

Noordung One is based on the café racer culture and tradition. Our goal was to create a modern day version of the cult cruiser bike and upgrade it to a smart high tech machine. The result is this unique bike that reinvents the cycling experience and takes you on the ride of your life.

Boombox

We took the battery and redesigned it from all perspectives. The result is an innovative multifuncional boombox that plays music from your mobile phone, provides power to pedal assistance, charges your laptop, tablet or phone, and also analyzes air quality on your route.

General specifications

  • Light weight Bike: 15,4 kg
  • Light weight Boombox: 2,7 kg
  • Frame & Boombox material: Carbon fiber
  • Range: 60 min assist
  • Wheels: 26” with Cruzo® 2.35 tires
  • Crankset: Shimano® Metrea
  • Brake: Front and rear hydraulic disc brake
  • Saddle & Grips: Brooks®
  • Front & rear LED light
  • Magnetic stem phone holder

Electronics

  • Drive unit: Vivax Assist® 4.75 (200W)
  • Battery power: 30 V, 400 Wh
  • Battery Cells: 32 x 18650 Li-Ion
  • Battery Management & Balancing System
  • Speakers: 20 W RMS
  • Class D Amplifier
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 3.0. & LE
  • USB: 2 USB fast charge
  • PM2.5 & PM10 Dust Sensor
  • Arm 32-bit Processor

Geometry

  • Optimal rider hight: 170 – 200 cm / unisex
  • Seat tube: 490 mm
  • Top tube: 637 mm
  • Head tube: 147 mm
  • Wheel base: 1237 mm
  • Stand Over: 700 mm

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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.