16 June 2021
New crop of innovative student teams at the TU/e Contest
The dirt bike was developed through a technical collaboration project between the Dutch companies ELEO and Dohms Projecten B.V., with support from Yamaha Europe N.V. and the Royal Dutch Motorcycle Association for Motorcycling (KNMV). The EMX-PRO was really put through its paces on the track. ‘It's very promising to see what this dirt bike is capable of, especially since this is only the prototype,’ says Bas Verkaik of ELEO.
The EMX-PRO is a dirt bike with a fully electric drivetrain. It shares the same chassis as the current Yamaha YZ250F. Within a year, this machine has been converted to electric. In terms of appearance, it’s a familiar MX bike, but with the characteristics of an electric machine. There’s no gearbox, but there’s a lot of torque in the bottom end, which means the bike can be used differently from the current generation of MX machines with combustion engines.
The EMX-PRO is a collaboration between ELEO and Dohms Projecten B.V. This project is supported by Yamaha Europe N.V. and the Association for Motorcycling in the Netherlands (KNMV). With its fully electric drivetrain, this EMX machine is a forerunner in the field of CO2 reduction.
Photography: Wout ten Thije