The Japanese automobile and motorcycle manufacturer, Suzuki has unveiled the Misano EV roadster concept. The design of the concept was approved by Suzuki from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Italy. The name of the concept car has been inspired by the Misano World Circuit motorcycle racetrack.
The design of the Misano EV roadster concept was carried out by a team of 24 students pursuing their Masters. These students came from different countries like India, Israel, Italy, France, Belgium, Lebanon, Albania, Turkey, and Spain.
What led Suzuki to design the Misano EV roadster concept?
Suzuki is renowned for manufacturing compact cars and motorcycles. Their hatchbacks released in collaboration with the Indian car company, Maruti have a unique position in the market. Suzuki manufactures a wide range of motorcycles that suit different kinds of people. Some of its famous bikes include the following.
- Access 125: the efficient scooter especially popular in the Indian market.
- Hayabusa: the first choice for several sports bike riders.
- Gixxer 250: the famous Commuter
Suzuki is making a transition to vehicles powered by electricity. This is evident from the launch of the Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter in India. Moreover, the company will launch the Wagon R EV supported by DC fast-charging. The Misano EV roadster concept is a new dimension of the electric vehicle with high speed and an elevated driving experience.
How does the Suzuki Misano EV roadster concept look like?
The Misano EV roadster concept has a form factor with a length of 4,000 mm, a width of 1,750 mm and a height of 1,000 mm. The concept car design features two seats arranged in a unique tandem seating layout. Generally, roadsters have a side-to-side seating layout but the Misano EV roadster concept offers a cockpit experience. The roadster concept gives the feel of a motorcycle with a car chassis. Besides, the small windscreen resembles that of a Suzuki bike.
The Misano EV roadster concept lacks a steering wheel. Instead, it has a handlebar as you find in a Suzuki motorcycle. The left side consists of a rollover hoop whereas the right side accommodates the battery pack. The specifications of the battery are yet to be revealed. The car concept exhibits a smooth surface with arrow-shaped LED lights. Interestingly, the door exists only on the left side. A glass panel is integrated with the door to give it an elegant appearance. At the same time, the grey paint and the OZ Racing wheels give it a sporty look.
What is the significance of the Suzuki Misano EV roadster concept?
It’s not the first time that Suzuki has collaborated with the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Italy. The Misano EV roadster concept indeed presents a glimpse of a future production sportscar. The roadster lies somewhere in between a car and a motorcycle. The slim design gives an assurance of its mobility. The fully electric design complements the future reliance of cars purely on electricity. That day is not far when the materialised version of the Misano EV roadster concept will race against the major electric vehicle players like Tesla and Volkswagen.