[TechUkraine news] Delfast reinvents the legendary Dnepr as a powerful e-bike

Ukrainian e-bike company Delfast presented the concept of the legendary Dnepr model bike – designed to rethink the understanding of e-power.

Dnepr (since 1969) is a trademark of Ukrainian big bikes designed for heavy roads, military service, and former KGB. These were the most powerful motorcycles produced in the Soviet Union (up to 1.0 liter, 60 hp). Along with such popular motorcycles as K-1, M-72, K-750, KMZ factory in Kyiv (Ukraine) produced over 2 million of DNEPR models.

Interesting facts:
  • Dnepr was especially popular among celebrities, the motorcycle was a part of the spectacular movies with Adriano Celentano and Harrison Ford.
  • Fast forward to 2021, Delfast has acquired the full DNEPR trademark rights. Technological development and designs of DNEPR became the intellectual property of Delfast during late July 2021.
  • In August 2021, the prototype Delfast Dnepr Electric participated at the Bonneville Speed Week breaking 170kph record in the category A Omega.
Delfast team of engineers and designers were inspired by the work of the Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov Design Bureau. On revealing the Dnepr Electric, Delfast Inc. also announced official ownership of the Soviet marque and the intention to resurrect the historical motorcycle brand. Meanwhile, in August, the prototype raced in the Bonneville Speed Week to set a speed record (105.6 mph) in the category A Omega at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
via Forbes