Lycan Motorcycles, Inc., the startup company that is developing technologically-advanced Filipino-made motorcycles integrated with artificial intelligence and internet of things (IoT) recently launched its second prototype concept model, the Challenger 1. The second prototype by the Pinoy motorcycle startup company takes a sports bike form that is inspired with futuristic design.
During the prototype’s unveiling, Lycan Motorcycles shared the company’s journey in developing its latest model, from drawing boards to what the bike is now. The launch also gave a sneak peek to the technologies that riders can experience soon.
The Challenger 1 is the best representation of what the company is all about – challenging the norm in an attempt to break the status quo of how Filipinos acquire, ride, and experience motorcycles. Its design breaks free from what typical sports bikes look like, akin to its design to a more conceptual approach but with the intent to have it produced for the roads with the goal of giving its riders a unique feel of what being a challenger is all about – an eye-batting personality that people will either admire or resist, an underdog that people cannot ignore.
In terms of technologies, the Challenger 1 is expected to have the basic and standard motorcycle features from a fuel-injection system to an ABS system and up to riding modes. But on a more tech-advanced level, the Challenger 1 will be equipped with Lycan’s proprietary patent-pending Lycan Motorcycle Operating System (LmOS) which acts as the motorcycle’s A.I. brain and the Lycan Unified Network Assistant (LUNA A.I.) which acts as the digital voice and persona, similar to Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa where riders can talk to the motorcycle to run and execute commands such as motorcycle diagnostics, hands-free calling, navigation, and many more.
Although specifications are not final until the production phase, the Challenger 1 is expected to be an expressway-legal motorcycle with a target SRP of P189,999 with a reservation for P9,950 for its 400cc variant and P298,999 with a reservation of P19,850 for its 650cc variant. The all-electric version of the Challenger 1 will also be announced soon. Production is targeted to begin by the 3rd quarter of this year.