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19th November 2018, Modena

Mobility innovation on two wheels

At Eicma 2018 this month, the functional prototype of Bolid-E motorbike from Smart Ride project was introduced. Many parts of the motorbike were built by CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology, such as headlight support made in Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite, and the structural support of the seat manufactured in aluminium alloy through high-precision CNC machining.

Bolid-E, a functional motorbike prototype, was conceived by Energica Motor Company. It is linked to Smart Ride, the cutting-edge project, headed by Samsung Electronics Italia, in collaboration with Energica Motor Company, which offers a new way of experiencing motorbikes.

Speed machine

Designed starting from the electric old-style Eva EsseEsse9 (the newly proclaimed Best Electric Bike of the Year 2018), Bolid-E is a speed machine, the company says. It presents parts and applications manufactured by CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology, the leading companies in the field of subtractive manufacturing (high precision CNC machining) and additive manufacturing technologies respectively, led by Livia and Franco Cevolini.

Bolid-E motorbike (functional prototype). © CRP Technology

The strong relationship between CRP Meccanica, CRP Technology and Energica Motor Company is strengthened in Bolid-E. “Energica was born in the Italian Motor Valley from an entrepreneurial vision of my family. From over 50 years CRP has been anticipating the technological demands of the most competitive and advanced sectors and customers, from F1 to key space industry leaders: CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology are the companies that first develop solutions that revolutionise the world,” said Franco Cevolini, CTO of CRP Meccanica and CRP Technology, and President of Energica Motor Company.

Parts manufactured by CRP

Many components and parts were manufactured by CRP Technology, such as front and back headlights/tail light support. The headlights support is an application of great importance: it must guarantee resistance, safety and reliability, and had to be manufactured through state-of-the-art technology and using advanced materials that successfully withstand the design requirements set forth by its intended use.

Structural support of the seat in aluminium alloy by CRP Meccanica and back headlight support in 3D printing and Windform XT 2.0 (varnished) by CRP Technology. © CRP Technology

For the construction of the Bolid-E front and back headlights support, Energica engineers and designers relied on Selective Laser Sintering technology and Windform XT 2.0 carbon composite material, both supplied by CRP Technology.

Many parts of the Bolid-E motorbike functional prototype have been manufactured by CRP Meccanica via Subtractive Manufacturing and high precision CNC machining. Among these, the structural support of the seat, made of aluminium alloy.

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