Impulse Modena Racing Thunder 1E Technical Sheet

Impulse Modena Racing Thunder 1E

Impulse Modena Racing is the Motostudent Electric Team of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The project rises from the desire to produce a light electric competition motorcycle by exploiting the multidisciplinary skills learned during the course of study. Strongly based on innovation, the project develops new technologies in the electric mobility sector. Located in the heart of the Italian Motor Valley, the project can rely on the support of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and the Modena Foundation, as well as technical support from interesting companies such as: Terra Modena Mechatronic, Baruffi Composite Solutions, CML and Voltmec. The Team is organized into different Divisions, each with specific tasks and objectives to pursue, but which collaborate in an active and synergistic way with each other. Impulse Modena Racing has sixty students, coming from eight faculties, with very different talents and passions but with one great common interest: the world of two wheels.

The project was born in October 2016, by two Vehicle Engineering students from the University Formula SAE Team, who after discovering the existence of a similar two-wheel competition and decided to found a team to participate in it, in the Electric category. The Team, which at the beginning had about twenty students, after a long phase of research and development, which lasted about a year and a half, during the summer of 2018 started building the RT-1E (Racing Thunder 1E) prototype, which in October 2018 raced in the Motorland Aragon circuit, challenging 25 teams of students from universities all over the world, obtaining a second place in the rookie category. Furthermore, in 2019, the RT-1E prototype made a demonstration exhibition in the Imola circuit, during the Italian round of the World SBK championship.

Racing Thunder 1E
- Max speed: 185Km/h
- Power: 48kW
– Torque (Motor): 120Nm
- Torque (at wheel): N/A
- Weight: 116kg
- Acceleration (0-100km/h): 3.5sec
- Charging time: 1h

- Motor: permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)
- Battery: lithium ion type
- Battery capacity: 5.4kWh
- Battery voltage: 110V
- Battery weight: 28g
- Shift: No
- Cooling: by air
- Chassis: 3D printed with SLS technology with CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) reinforcements
- Swingarm: N/A
- Final transmission: chain