Muscular look, high performance, far from ridiculous autonomy: this Volt Lacama seems to have real arguments to make in the electric motorcycle niche.
In an electric motorcycle market that is still relatively embryonic, the Italian Volt hopes to do well with its new Lacama. Founded in 2016, the company is owned by the industrial group Tazzari EV, also based in Italy and which has an electric quadricycle brand in its portfolio.
The first appearance of the Lacama dates back to the year 2017. Six years later, the motorcycle is still not on the market, but the project has clearly progressed well. Volt has just announced that the presentation of the final model will take place at the EICMA show in Milan, which will open its doors in November. The commercial launch is scheduled for March 2024.
The images we have at this stage are therefore those of the prototype. Everything suggests, however, that the design is more or less fixed and that the final bike will hardly deviate from what we have in front of us.
A large fixed battery for high autonomy
Like the LiveWire S2 Del Mar, the Volt Lacama doesn’t really try to hide its large fixed battery in the center of the frame. In 2017, Volt gave a capacity of 15 kWh, but this data is likely to have changed since. It is no longer present on the technical sheet put online by the manufacturer. As for autonomy, the only one that is communicated for the moment is that in the urban cycle, announced at around 250 km.
Equipped with a 3.3 kW on-board charger, the Volt Lacama will also accept direct current fast charging. Again, the Italian firm does not give many figures, when it mentioned in 2017 the possibility of charging 80% in 40 minutes on a suitable terminal. It will therefore be necessary to wait to be definitively fixed on these subjects.
As its sporty look suggests, the Volt Lacama also and above all relies on its performance to stand out from the crowd. Fitted with a 150 hp engine, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 230 km/h. The weight of 219 kilos remains reasonable for an electric motorcycle of this size. The driver will have several driving modes, including a “Wet” mode for rain and a “Rocket” mode for full power.
The personalization aspect of the motorcycle has not been forgotten, with a wide choice of colors for the fairings and the saddle. Volt also intends to offer several fork crowns, as well as a single-seater saddle associated with a rear fairing and a specific “false tank”. The production will not take place in China but in Italy, which confirms a priori Volt’s premium positioning. No price has been communicated at this time.