Monday, January 11, 2016

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

The two red buttons are dedicated to the handlebar to the electric motor. The one on the right and turns off the engine. The left one is more unusual: it is a power regulator, not as a motor speed control or auto. Thus, the Brinco can maintain a constant power regardless of the terrain. Brinco is the "moto-bike", a hybrid device that fits between the bike and the VAE. Apart from the name of the Spanish brand on the frame and off-road appearance, we must admit that nothing makes the link between the past and Bultaco Brinco 2015. This motorcycle-bike that stands between VAE and electric motorcycle will be offered in two versions, one not approved as a motocross bike, and certified as an enduro bike. The battery and is easily installed to recharge his apartment.  Without the battery, the Brinco is a classic mountain bike The lithium-ion battery promises 30 km of autonomy. The Brinco is tried here in the finish "Bultaco is Back Limited Edition" 4800 euros.


The finish is particularly polished. 8 kilos battery recharges in three hours. The two red buttons are dedicated to the handlebar to the electric motor.  The one on the right and turns off the engine.  The left one is more unusual: it is a power regulator, not as a motor speed control or auto.  Thus, the Brinco can maintain a constant power regardless of the terrain. The novelty of this motor bike is having grafted a motor on the hub of the rear wheel so totally independent of the pedals, and a battery on the frame. At the front, we find a disc pinched by a caliper 4 pistons.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

The handlebar is adjustable like a classic mountain bike. The brakes are arranged as in a scooter, that is to say with the front brake and the rear right brake to the left. Certainly the name of Bultaco Brinco does remind you of anything in the past of the Spanish brand. And because it's totally new. The architecture of Brinco is primarily that of a downhill mountain biking with large deflections suspensions, big knobby tires, disc brakes, a large aluminum frame and a high saddle that prohibits small jigs mount above.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

The rear monoshock can be adjusted finely crafted. The inverted fork is adjustable Bultaco Brinco. Remember that the drive is not assistance.  The pedal and the motor have no connection, mechanical or electrical.  So we can pedal, turn the handle, or combine both risk pedaling in vacuum when tends to the maximum speed. Even in the lower portion, the seat remains perched high for small jigs. The digital dashboard displays the distance traveled, speed and the level of remaining battery. The remarkable equipment puts everyone agrees.  Bultaco relies on recognized brands in the field of cycle selection, braking and suspension are fully adjustable (fork and shock).  The quality of material is undeniable.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

The Brinco is also available with a pneumatic crane in the asphalt.  Ours was equipped with tires TT somewhat to their advantage on the asphalt.  Anyway, the Brinco is a robust and heavy mountain bike downhill we hardly take him to the sheer force of calves. The suspensions cashing in any fail, the braking is formidable even a finger, and the engine is pleasant for a stroll.  The Brinco is very qualitative but not radical, even the brand agrees. Motorbike fans will be amazed by the response of Brinco: openness, responsiveness is slow.  The linear backswing prohibits vivid reminders out of corners, and the maximum speed is the long shot to reach.  We only approach it in this small space.  Repeats are of the same ilk so sluggish.  This is where the pedal kicks in quickly to change of pace, strength calf then made the difference. When cutting the electric motor, take this bike almost 40 kg (8 kg including battery) requires a lot of effort, especially since it is constrained by significant suspension travel.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

Certainly the name of Bultaco Brinco does remind you of anything in the past of the Spanish brand. And because it's totally new. The Brinco is a "moto-bike", a hybrid device that fits between the bike and the VAE to upset the world of two wheels in 2015. Bultaco is one of Spain's most famous brands, thanks to the solid reputation it has built through sport (trial primarily, but also cross country and track). This glorious past has been enriched with several world titles before Japanese brands do not come to destroy the Iberian manufacturer in the early 1980s dea brand is still remained alive and sign a comeback this year on two-wheel scene with a amazing product that combines two energies, that of an electric motor to the calves. Meanwhile a real electric motorcycle in 2016, the Rapitan because it is no longer question of thermal engine in Bultaco.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

The Brinco is clean slate of Bultaco
Apart from the name of the Spanish brand on the frame and off-road appearance, we must admit that nothing makes the link between the past and Bultaco Brinco 2015. This motorcycle-bike that stands between VAE and electric motorcycle will be offered in two versions, one not approved as a motocross bike, and certified as an enduro bike. It will be necessary in this case to hold a license and take out a specific insurance. The maximum speed of unauthorized Brinco is announced close to 60 km / h or 15 km / h more than the approved version that is similar to a 50 cm 3.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

The architecture of Brinco is primarily that of a downhill mountain biking with large deflections suspensions, big knobby tires, disc brakes, a large aluminum frame and a high saddle that prohibits small jigs mount above. The 9-speed change is done with a cassette but there is only one tray. A rod to the center pedal can select short and long reports of a clever kick once equated maneuver. The novelty of this motor bike is having grafted a motor on the hub of the rear wheel so totally independent of the pedals, and a battery on the frame. It installs easily and s'├┤te to recharge his apartment. Without the battery, the Brinco is a classic mountain bike.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

A bicycle left, a motorcycle right
When taking the handlebars in hand, the Brinco unveils its specificities. The left handle is that of an ATV that rotates to select the desired report, the right handle is that of a motorcycle that turns to speed. The brakes are arranged as in a scooter, that is to say with the front brake and the rear right brake to the left. The two red buttons are dedicated to the handlebar to the electric motor. The one on the right and turns off the engine. The left one is more unusual: it is a power regulator, not as a motor speed control or auto. Thus, the Brinco can maintain a constant power regardless of the terrain.

The grip in this test is done in two phases, the first in a parking lot with some type of stunt bike amenities (table, banking, etc.), the second on a ground cross that travels in the direction of descent. Remember that the drive is not assistance. The pedal and the motor have no connection, mechanical or electrical. So we can pedal, turn the handle, or combine both risk pedaling in vacuum when tends to the maximum speed. The management of energy delivered by the electric motor and the strength of the calves is solely the responsibility of the driver.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

A very specific pilot surprises
When cutting the electric motor, take this bike almost 40 kg (8 kg including battery) requires a lot of effort, especially since it is constrained by significant suspension travel. Very quickly, we use the Brinco as a motorcycle on the flat and on the climbs, turning the handle. Motorbike fans will be amazed by the response of Brinco: openness, responsiveness is slow. The linear backswing prohibits vivid reminders out of corners, and the maximum speed is the long shot to reach. We only approach it in this small space. Repeats are of the same ilk so sluggish. This is where the pedal kicks in quickly to change of pace, strength calf then made the difference. When cutting the accelerator, there almost 2 seconds of latency before the electric motor continues to propel us. Since there is no engine braking, it is in free-wheel. The steering therefore calls for a significant period of adaptation which is adept of the motorcycle or VAE. However these features highlight the excellent performance of the brakes that just comes to upset the deformation of these big tires when braking pressed asphalt.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

The remarkable equipment puts everyone agrees. Bultaco relies on recognized brands in the field of cycle selection, braking and suspension are fully adjustable (fork and shock). The quality of material is undeniable and is very effective on the cross country course our test next to the Barcelona circuit. The relief penalizes our Brinco, which is struggling with raises without force. It is moreover pass the larger bumps in the direction of descent. This is undoubtedly the main weakness of this motobike. It's a shame, because the cycle-part is very strict and reassuring on a demanding course. The Brinco smells good performance but there is still more like a downhill mountain biking as a small dirt bike despite the characteristics of the electric motor.

The suspensions cashing in any fail, the braking is formidable even a finger, and the engine is pleasant for a stroll. The Brinco is very qualitative but not radical, even the brand agrees. It is true that it is mostly the engine that leaves us hungry. Unfortunately we have not been able to verify the autonomy announced 30 km in all-electric by Bultaco, so without pedaling. He then takes three hours to charge the external battery charger. The Brinco is a nice product where the assembly quality and equipment is actually present. It is well positioned in price with a first prize 4800 euros, compared with a Stealth for example. The approved version is available in September is 700 euros more. Ours Photos is in the finish "Bultaco is Back Limited Edition" 4800 euros.

Bultaco Brinco: mid-electric mid-calf

Conclusion
The Brinco is also available with a pneumatic crane in the asphalt. Ours was equipped with tires TT somewhat to their advantage on the asphalt. Anyway, the Brinco is a robust and heavy mountain bike downhill we hardly take him to the sheer force of calves. The electric motor is not aid but the primary means of propulsion. He sorely lacking tone for a truly sporty driving, but the quality of part-cycle helps keep a good speed over rough terrain.

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