As the government has announced proposals to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035 the
race to affect the motor industry is on, and motorbikes aren’t to be overlooked.A rendered image of the
front of Aurora
This has inspired 25 students from a variety of Departments including: WMG, School of
Engineering, computing , Physics, Law and Maths to figure together to form Aurora, an
electrical superbike with because of support from WMG and therefore the High Value Manufacturing
(HVM) Catapult team at WMG.
The superbike, Aurora, are going to be raced when appropriate after the Coronavirus pandemic,
however the scholars are working hard reception , and have finalised their designs for the bike.
Aurora will house a 17 kWh oil-cooled battery, a powertrain capable of delivering 150 kW (200 hp) and
400 Nm of torque at an estimated top speed of 160 mph for racing driver Tom Weeden to
require advantage of. along side a carbon fibre subframe, Aurora features a uniquely positioned radiator
to maximise the cooling to the powertrain components and weighs 260kg.