LM Creations from the Netherlands presents its BMW EV conversion kit | thepack.news
Source: LM Creations press release | website | LM Creations (Netherlands) is a design and engineering office specializing in automotive design and custom constructions. The company was founded by Luuc Muis, a product designer, who has always had a passion for design and motorcycles. Combining this passion with technology and craftsmanship, Luuc designs and develops projects with a unique signature. Maybe you’ve heard of his Indian Scout Bobber called Hasty Flaming Buffalo? (Which is still on sale, more info: [email protected]).
One of his latest projects – the electric BMW R00 (based on a BMW R80 donor bike) – was recently showcased at Reload Land in Berlin. Luuc’s goal was to design a bolt on EV transmission that replaces the existing crankcase, retaining the characteristics of the gearbox and motorcycle engine.
Luuc Muis: “We chose to start with the BMW R types, an iconic engine design and a bike loved by the custom scene. But in addition to the possibilities with BMW airheads, there are several engines suitable for conversions. Basically any pre-unit transmission: BMW, Moto Guzzi, vintage Triumphs, Harley Davidson, URAL and a bunch of English brands. »
“The experience of riding a custom or vintage motorcycle is more than half the fun, engine shaking, revving, accelerating and turning heads as you cruise around. So we wanted to maintain that excitement while riding an electric motorcycle: shifting, revs, torque and definitely turning heads with incredible sound!” continues Luuc.
In addition to great sound, there is the handling of the bike. Instead of a fixed-gear electric transmission, the team kept the gearbox, so that the riding experience of a motorcycle is preserved and the load on the electric motor is reduced, just like a motor with internal combustion: less RPM, less amps needed, fewer batteries to carry.
“Most importantly, you can play with the Torque!” You can take off in any gear which will have different torque and speed experience in each gear. We had never done power wheelies with a BMW R type before, well, now we have!! Luc said.
- 72V power unit, with a maximum peak of up to 20 kw and 72 Nm with a maximum rpm of 7500
- New black or silver cast aluminum housing
- Urban autonomy of 80 km
- 4.3 kW battery that weighs 24 kg (only 2 kg more than the original gas tank)
- Charging cycles > 2000 (approx. 160,000 km)
- Charger 1.8 or 3.3 kW 230 V (your choice)
- Fiberglass shell ready for gel coated paint
- Bolt-on to 1969 thru 1995 Type R air motors (R45-R100)
Luuc: “As far as we know, it is possible to bolt the system on all types: R 45 R60 R65 R75 R80 R90 and R100 (from 1969 to 1995) minor modifications may be necessary, such as the removal of the electrical mounting brackets on the top tube to make room. for the battery. Installation of the kit is relatively easy and an installation video will be provided with the kit. We work with the EU R100 EV safety standard, mandatory for EV homologation. We haven’t had the kit certified yet, but we will in the future. It is also possible to change the registration documents of your motorcycle and have it officially listed as an EV motorcycle. It is also advisable to check the gearbox for wear or rebuild it to factory specifications.
Pre-orders are possible
You can also buy this “EV-Kit” conversion from LM Creations. Luuc: “Let me know your kit preference and we can send you a 50% pre-order invoice or with a 100% pre-order commitment we’ll include a free ROEG helmet!”
- BMW 11 kW EV kit 4.3kW battery with 1.8kW charger: € 8950,-
- BMW 11 kW EV kit 4.3kW battery with 3.3kW charger: € 9450,-
Price (21% VAT included). Shipping costs are not included.
Can’t build it yourself or don’t have time?
LM Creations can install this kit for an additional price of € 1450,- (cover paint and gearbox rebuild not included). The team can of course always make custom modifications to the bike on request as well, at an additional cost. The development of kits for production is underway and LM Créations will deliver the first ones in early 2023, tailor-made on demand.