Carbon fibre extreme street bike manufacturer Superstrata has taken its 3D-printed unibody construction approach to e-scooters with the Scotsman. Superstrata says the top of the range Scotsman will have a top speed of 45mph and can travel up to 70 miles per charge.
The e-scooter’s frame, handlebar, stem and baseboard are 3D printed in carbon fibre thermoplastic composite, offering a durable ride that’s impact resistant, lightweight and can be customized to an owner’s weight, height and riding position.
“In designing the Scotsman, we wanted to elevate the scooter experience to a sophisticated alternative means of transportation that appeals to the urban professional commuting to work as much as the performance geek who wants the latest in electric mobility,” said Josh Morenstein of Branch Creative, the studio behind the e-scooter’s design. “Being able to 3D print in continuous carbon fibre composite enabled us to pursue designs not otherwise possible in other materials and fabrication techniques.”
The electric scooter is seeking crowd funding through Indiegogo, with a commitment to shift the first models by the end of the year. Superstrata is offering three variants. The Scotsman 500 has two 250-W motors and two 500-Wh batteries for a top speed of 19 mph and 17-degree gradient-climbing capabilities. The Scotsman 1000 comes with two 500-W motors and two 500-Wh batteries for up to 31 mph and 20-degree gradients. The most powerful version, the Scotsman 2000, has two 1,000-W motors for a top speed of 45 mph and 27-degree hill climbs. All models should achieve a range of 70 miles on a single charge.
Fun, they might be, but given the regulated, safety-focused, for-hire model being rolled out for e-scooters in many markets, it will be hard to find a country in which the Scotsman is legal to ride on public roads.
Superstrata says that the first two working prototypes have been tested and a pre-order campaign is now running on Indiegogo.