At the recent EICMA Show in Italy, electric motorcycle manufacturer Vmoto, hailing from Perth, Australia but with production facilities in Nanjing, China, turned heads with the unveiling of its latest creation, the Vmoto APD Concept. This stunning electric scooter concept is the result of a partnership with the renowned Italian design house Pininfarina, known for its iconic automotive designs.
Following a vision study that premiered at last year's EICMA show, the Vmoto APD Concept offers a glimpse into the future and hints at an upcoming production model that will soon join Vmoto's lineup.
The Vmoto APD Concept is a striking electric scooter that stands out in a segment not typically associated with cutting-edge design. It competes with eye-catching electric scooters like the BMW CE 04 and is categorized as a “maxi scooter,” featuring a generously sized saddle and optional storage compartments for practicality.
The exterior design of the scooter prioritizes aerodynamics, benefiting from Pininfarina's expertise in wind tunnel testing. The scooter boasts sharp lines, slim LED lighting elements, intricately designed surfaces, and a multi-color scheme that exudes a futuristic and almost sci-fi aesthetic without veering too far into the realm of science fiction.
One of the most distinctive features of the Vmoto APD Concept is its “Kammback” tail, which is visually captivating. The curved LED taillight adds a touch of retro-futurism to the design. Additionally, the scooter features a custom bag that serves as an extension of the saddle, offering practical storage space for personal items, complementing the larger, removable rear compartment.
While Vmoto has not disclosed the specifications of the electric powertrain used in the scooter, this information is expected to be revealed when the production version debuts, possibly in 2024. Like the rest of Vmoto's lineup, it is likely that the APD will be manufactured in China.