OUR JOURNEY

Explore the evolution of the C-Series from one man’s dream to a class-leading motorcycle that’s setting standards for discerning riders and the EV industry.

OUR JOURNEY

Explore the evolution of the C-Series from one man’s dream to a class-leading motorcycle that’s setting standards for discerning riders and the EV industry.

2016
FIRST ROLLING CONCEPT
Dennis Savic unveils his first concept for an electric road bike, with a tubular cradle frame housing a battery pack and motor.

This concept secures initial capital for an ambitious project.
2018
FIRST C-SERIES PROTOTYPE
The newly-named Savic Motorcycles debuts its first running prototype, named the C-Series (for Café Racer), at the Moto Expo in Melbourne.

The first running prototype, constructed with an in-house frame, the bike uses ‘donor parts’ from a Honda CB250F Hornet.
2019
SECOND C-SERIES PROTOTYPE
The second C-Series prototype undergoes significant structural enhancements, linking the backbone to the motor as the main chassis stress member.

This model introduces an in-house designed battery enclosure and custom motor, but due to design changes, it is decommissioned to focus on the SM1 Platform development.
2020
FIRST SM1 PLATFORM
Despite challenges posed by COVID, Savic Motorcycles continues to grow, with Dennis and two engineers becoming the company's first full-time employees.

The SM1 Platform evolves rapidly, with the first prototype assembled predominantly from in-house designed components, including brake discs and rims. This prototype was the first in which the battery enclosure became the main chassis stress member - and the foundation of a modular design platform that will enable our powertrain technology to be scaled to other models.
2022
ONGOING DEVELOPMENT
Savic Motorcycles gains visibility, winning three prominent design awards and featuring in Aus By Design and the Shannons Insurance Driven series.

The C-Series achieves a representable standard, allowing the company to gain ADR Compliance and road register our first motorcycles. The collaboration with Bosch Australia completes our custom ABS system.
2023
PREPARATION FOR PRODUCTION
Despite economic challenges and inflation, Savic Motorcycles successfully raises capital to invest in cast tooling and our first assembly line in West Melbourne.

With the support of former European champion Jed Metcher, we refine our in-house suspension, and offer our production prototype to several motorcycling writers - generating our first positive media reviews.

The year culminates in a triumphant speed run at the Phillip Island GP track, with speeds exceeding 170 kph, setting the stage for customer deliveries over the following year.
PRESENT
DURABILITY AND LIFT-OFF
The team prepares our first production representative motorcycles to endure extensive durability testing and put the C-Series to the ultimate test. Over two weeks, two bikes successfully persevere through the equivalent of over 100,000 km of harsh pave-block riding to prove the C-Series’ durability and safety on any road surface.

Meanwhile, the team prepares the West Melbourne factory, with an influx of tooling and components, and assembly of the first customer bikes ready for delivery in the second half of the year.
2016
FIRST ROLLING CONCEPT
Dennis Savic unveils his first concept for an electric road bike, with a tubular cradle frame housing a battery pack and motor.

This concept secures initial capital for an ambitious project.
2018
FIRST C-SERIES PROTOTYPE
The newly-named Savic Motorcycles debuts its first running prototype, named the C-Series (for Café Racer), at the Moto Expo in Melbourne.

The first running prototype, constructed with an in-house frame, the bike uses ‘donor parts’ from a Honda CB250F Hornet.
2019
SECOND C-SERIES PROTOTYPE
The second C-Series prototype undergoes significant structural enhancements, linking the backbone to the motor as the main chassis stress member.

This model introduces an in-house designed battery enclosure and custom motor, but due to design changes, it is decommissioned to focus on the SM1 Platform development.
2020
FIRST SM1 PLATFORM
Despite challenges posed by COVID, Savic Motorcycles continues to grow, with Dennis and two engineers becoming the company's first full-time employees.

The SM1 Platform evolves rapidly, with the first prototype assembled predominantly from in-house designed components, including brake discs and rims. This prototype was the first in which the battery enclosure became the main chassis stress member - and the foundation of a modular design platform that will enable our powertrain technology to be scaled to other models.
2022
ONGOING DEVELOPMENT
Savic Motorcycles gains visibility, winning three prominent design awards and featuring in Aus By Design and the Shannons Insurance Driven series.

The C-Series achieves a representable standard, allowing the company to gain ADR Compliance and road register our first motorcycles. The collaboration with Bosch Australia completes our custom ABS system.
2023
PREPARATION FOR PRODUCTION
Despite economic challenges and inflation, Savic Motorcycles successfully raises capital to invest in cast tooling and our first assembly line in West Melbourne.

With the support of former European champion Jed Metcher, we refine our in-house suspension, and offer our production prototype to several motorcycling writers - generating our first positive media reviews.

The year culminates in a triumphant speed run at the Phillip Island GP track, with speeds exceeding 170 kph, setting the stage for customer deliveries over the following year.
PRESENT
DURABILITY AND LIFT-OFF
The team prepares our first production representative motorcycles to endure extensive durability testing and put the C-Series to the ultimate test. Over two weeks, two bikes successfully persevere through the equivalent of over 100,000 km of harsh pave-block riding to prove the C-Series’ durability and safety on any road surface.

Meanwhile, the team prepares the West Melbourne factory, with an influx of tooling and components, and assembly of the first customer bikes ready for delivery in the second half of the year.

OUR PROTOTYPING TIMELINE

Over the years, the C-Series has gone through multiple iterations of prototyping, evolving from a rolling proof of concept with many ‘donor parts’ to a highly sophisticated custom motorcycle, with incredible power and build quality.

2016 CONCEPT

- Proof of Concept
- Donor front/rear end from Zx12r
- In-house fabricated chassis
- Placeholder battery pack in Cradle Frame
Rolling Frame Only
No Battery / Motor installed to model

2018 PROTOTYPE

- First prototype featuring the C-Series ‘design DNA’
- Donor front/rear end, in-house fabricated ESS/chassis,
- Off-the-shelf electric powertrain system, featuring Headway cylindrical LifePo4 cells in a 100V configuration, Sevcon Gen4 Size 6 Motor Controller, and Motenergy ME1507 Motor.
100V Lithium Ion Phosphate Battery Pack
9kWh Battery Pack
28kW Continuous
45kW Peak

2019 PROTOTYPE

- Second Iteration with further refinement of the C-Series aesthetic
- Donor wheels and suspension
- Further chassis refinement
- Swingarm and headstock design taken in house
- Powertrain development commences - in-house motor and battery design optimised for the controller.
144V Lithium Ion NMC Battery Pack (Pouch Cells)
12kWh Battery
32kW Continuous
60kW Peak

2020 PROTOTYPE

- C-Series design begins to come into its own
- Remaining donor parts moved to in-house designs or carefully selected off-the-shelf components
- Next iteration of bodywork and A-Class surfaces
- Next iteration of powertrain design, featuring added safety functionality and 30% power increase
- First edition of in-house developed dash and IoT framework.
144V Lithium Ion NMC Battery Pack (18650 Cylindrical Cells)
13.5kWh Battery
35kW Continuous
60kW Peak

2022 PROTOTYPE

- Further refinement to bodywork and A-Class surfacing
- Further refinement to powertrain design
- Additional functionality, safety and an additional 30% power boost
- All chassis components designed with intent to produce through cast manufacturing
- Savic's first fully road-compliant and homologated vehicle.
140V Lithium Ion NMC Battery Pack (Prismatic Cells)
16kWh Battery
55kW Continuous
60+kW Peak

2023 C-SERIES

- First test fitted casting components
- Refinements in cable management/routing
- In-House developed suspension
- Durability tested
- First customer representative model
140V Lithium Ion NMC Battery Pack (Prismatic Cells)
16kWh Battery
55kW Continuous
60+kW Peak

2016 CONCEPT

- Proof of Concept
- Donor front/rear end from Zx12r
- In-house fabricated chassis
- Placeholder battery pack in Cradle Frame
Rolling Frame Only
No Battery / Motor installed to model

2018 PROTOTYPE

- First prototype featuring the C-Series ‘design DNA’
- Donor front/rear end from Cb250f
-Iin-house fabricated ESS/chassis
- Off-the-shelf electric powertrain system, featuring Headway cylindrical LifePo4 cells in a 100V configuration, Sevcon Gen4 Size 6 Motor Controller, and Motenergy ME1507 Motor.
100V Lithium Ion Phosphate Battery Pack
9kWh Battery Pack
28kW Continuous
45kW Peak

2019 PROTOTYPE

- Second Iteration with further refinement of the C-Series aesthetic
- Donor wheels and suspension
- Further chassis refinement. Swingarm and headstock design taken in house
- Powertrain development commences - in-house motor and battery design optimised for the controller.
144V Lithium Ion NMC Battery Pack (Pouch Cells)
12kWh Battery Pack
32kW Continuous
60kW Peak

2020 PROTOTYPE

- C-Series design begins to come into its own
- Remaining donor parts moved to in-house designs or carefully selected off-the-shelf components
- Next iteration of bodywork and A-Class surfaces
- Next iteration of powertrain design, featuring added safety functionality and 30% power increase
- First edition of in-house developed dash and IoT framework.
144V Lithium Ion NMC Battery Pack (18650 Cylindrical Cells)
13.5kWh Battery Pack
35kW Continuous
60kW Peak

2022 PROTOTYPE

- Prototype approaches production design standards
- Further refinement to bodywork and A-Class surfacing
- Further refinement to powertrain design.
- Additional functionality, safety and an additional 30% power boost
- All chassis components designed with intent to produce through cast manufacturing 
- First fully road-compliant and homologated vehicle.
140V Lithium Ion NMC Battery Pack (Prismatic Cells)
16kWh Battery Pack
55kW Continuous
60+kW Peak

2023 C-SERIES

- First test fitted casting components
- Refinements in cable management/routing
- In-House developed suspension
- Durability tested
- First customer representative model
140V Lithium Ion NMC Battery Pack (Prismatic Cells)
16kWh Battery Pack
55kW Continuous
60+kW Peak

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Dive into the story behind our drive and meet Dennis, the visionary founder leading the charge. Discover the values that shape our journey and inspire our groundbreaking designs.
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ABOUT US

Dive into the story behind our drive and meet Dennis, the visionary founder leading the charge. Discover the values that shape our journey and inspire our groundbreaking designs.
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