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Gates Unchains Milan Motorcycle Show

  November 13, 2019

Gates belts generated big buzz at Europe's most important motorcycle show, where Cake introduced a new electric two-wheeler and eMobility took center stage.

The launch of the Ösa electric motorcycle from Swedish brand Cake was a media highlight from the International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan, Italy. Publications including Cycle Volta, Electrek, Popular Mechanics and Car and Driver wrote about the new belt driven two-wheeler, which is designed to be a sustainable method of electric transportation and a mobile work station that can power electric tools, instruments or electronics.

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The Ösa and its unique design illustrate the innovation that is rapidly transforming electric micromobility–and how Gates is helping to speed this transition by offering a quiet, grease-free, durable alternative to chains. “Our belt drive systems are ideal for both consumers and manufacturers across many performance metrics including noise, total cost of ownership, durability, and maintenance,” says Joe Menzel, General Manager of Gates Global Mobility Business.

Below are a few images from the Gates booth and shoowroom floor.

This display of a belt continuously rotating through a mud bath shows the debris shedding ability of Gates Carbon Drive
This display of a belt continuously rotating through a mud bath shows the debris shedding ability of Gates Carbon Drive.
Team Gates.
Team Gates.
The new eFlow scooter
The new eFlow scooter

eicma-mid drive display

The large overhead belt banner made it easy to find the Gates booth.
The large overhead belt banner made it easy to find the Gates booth.
Gates displayed a belt driven Kalk electric motorcycle from Cake.
Gates displayed a belt driven Kalk electric motorcycle from Cake.
The Nicolai G1 EBoxx E14 is one of the most advanced full suspension electric mountain bikes on the market.
The Nicolai G1 EBoxx E14 is one of the most advanced full suspension electric mountain bikes on the market.