Friday, January 10, 2014

Sway MotorSports revealed at CES 2014

Sway Motorsports has been busy showing off a clever three-wheeler compact all-electric vehicle. The contraption, which uses a linkage system to allow leaning, is designed to provide "the thrill and manoeuvrability of motorcycling without the same risk of falling".
What is Sway?
Sway is a compact all-electric vehicle that provides the thrill and maneuverability of motorcycling without the same risk of falling.
Sway's patented tilting system allows unparalleled handling on crowded city streets, and greater stability on loose and uneven surfaces or rain-slicked roads.
Somewhere between skiing and motorcycling, the feeling is unique, but easily learned. Once it is learned, riders enjoy the most responsive, dynamic and thrilling small vehicle on the road.
Reports say Sway Motorsports has been working on the three-wheeler for a number of years. Two versions are currently in beta testing, the Sway Basic and Sway Lithium. The former is powered by a lead acid battery-while the latter gets a 'LiFoPo4' battery.
Compact
Fits in motorcycle parking
50% more braking capacity
Keep feet up at a stop
Stylish
Attention grabbing form-factor gets noticed wherever it goes.
Fun
It's not just about getting there --
It's about smiling the whole way!
Sway is currently in Beta
We are accepting $100 deposits to reserve your place in line for our initial production.
We will issue 300 of these refundable deposits on a first come, first serve basis.
Final pricing is estimated and subject to change. Delivery is scheduled for Spring 2015.
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: 60 mph Recharge: 3.5 Hours
Length: 60" Height: 45"Width: 35"Weight: 220lbs
Sway Basic - $4999
We are considering offering a less expensive Lead Acid battery version of Sway. If this is the Sway you would prefer, make your pre-order deposit here for Sway Basic.
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: 35 mph , Recharge: 3.5 Hours
Length: 60" , Height: 45" , Width: 35" , Weight: 280lbs
The main difference is that on a Sway, riders have direct control of vehicle tilt with their legs, through the patented linkage design. This allows the vehicle to be operated in a totally distinct manner from a motorcycle or a Piaggio MP3 -- Sway can turn tighter, and riders don't have to balance the vehicle or put their feet down at a stop.
The direct control of tilt with the legs, along with a slightly wider footprint, means that Sway offers riders greater stability in low-traction conditions such as snow, mud or ice.
Our experience is that people who ride a Sway quickly become comfortable with it and strongly prefer it to a two wheeler. The experience of riding a Sway is totally unique - Several of our early adopters are not scooter riders at all!
We're only pre-selling 300 for 2015, so we suggest you reserve your Sway with a $100 deposit, then try one out at one of our Demo Days to see if it works for you. We're so confident you will want it after riding it, that if you change your mind at that point, your deposit is fully refundable -- We'll even pay the processing fee ourselves.