Living in crowded urban spaces has led to a myriad of traffic problems and one of the major ones is the parking spaces. There are not enough safe parking spots to match the growing demand. This Japanese startup Icoma has developed an electric motorbike that can be folded to fit beneath a desk.
According to New Atlas, when you entirely unfold the motorbike, it measures 48.4 in (1,230 mm) long by 39.3 in (1,000 mm) tall by 25.6 in wide (650 mm). It has a 600-watt motor that is powered by 12-Ah lithium-ion-phosphate battery. It can go at a top speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) and a maximum range of around 31 miles (50 km).
This new foldable electric motorbike is called the Tatamel and is currently a fully functioning prototype. However, it has not yet started its production.
The Tatamel comes with a variety of nifty features like front and rear suspension and the ability to charge other devices with its battery. It also has a full LED lighting system and interchangeable side panels for advertising or other signage.
Let’s discuss the ability of this motorbike to fold. It measures 27.6 by 26.8 by 10.2 in (700 by 680 by 260 mm) when it is folded. This means it can conveniently fit under a desk with no problems. It can also be rolled along on its front wheel which would make transporting it very easy.
In order to drive the Tatamel freely, the regular driving license will cover it and there is no other license or permission you need to have before you drive this beauty.
The date of the commercial availability of this superbike is still unknown. People are eagerly waiting for it.