Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sway your Way Down the Street


As I walked out of the Las Vegas Convention Center tonight, the evening before the +International CES show starts, I was "Sway"ed to check out this new angle on transportation. It is called the Sway Motorsports  "Sway Lithium", a prototype vehicle currently in a  BETA testing production.  With a front end that looks like a Piaggio MP3 and a riding stance like none other, this 3 wheeled electric motorcycle is actually steered primarily with your feet.  This gives you better turning radius and traction, as well as a safer position while cornering.


They are testing the market for 2 different base models, one Lithium (seen above) and the other a cheaper slower and range reduced version that will run on Lead Acid batteries. Here are the specs of the two proposed models:

Sway Lithium - $7999
Powered by a high quality LiFePo4 battery pack for superior performance and longevity.

96v LiFePo4 Battery
8kw PMAC Hub Motor
Onboard Charging
300w Controller
3 Disc Brakes
LED Lighting
Optional Locking Helmet Trunk
Range: 40 Miles
Speed: 60mph
Recharge: 3.5 Hours
Length: 60" 
Height: 45"
Width: 35"
Weight: 220lbs

Sway Basic - $4999
A less expensive Lead Acid battery version of Sway. 

96v 20ah SLA Battery
8kw PMAC Hub Motor
Onboard Charging
300w Controller
3 Disc Brakes
LED Lighting
Optional Locking Helmet Trunk
Range: 20 Miles
Speed: 35mph
Recharge: 3.5 Hours
Length: 60" 
Height: 45"
Width: 35"

Weight: 280lbs

Joe Wilcox, founder of Sway Motorsports, said they are taking reservations for preorders on his site http://www.swaymotorsports.com/. The pre-order reservation costs $100 but is refundable.
Sway is not here at CES but Joe is out there riding around showing people his crazy cool electric 3 wheeled street surfer.

....CES starts tomorrow morning.... so I am gonna go out and shoot some nighttime shots on the strip.  What did you think? that I was gonna sleep or something?  :)

The DJI  press conference is tomorrow, should be one of the highlights for sure!