Katalis Company is a design and construction studio in Japan, headquartered in the south of Jakarta (Indonesia). The company has taken the time to fight Covid-19 to keep busy with an inspiring new electric motorcycle concept: the EV.500. Originally, the EV.500 was scheduled to show off at the Indonesia International Motorshow in April, but the event was later cancelled. So Katalis introduced this design online and also revealed limited production plans.
Katalis EV.500 is an electric vehicle designed with materials from World War II fighter aircraft
The EV.500 looks like the product from a sci-fi movie or manga, with sleek modern lines held together by traditional studs. The appearance is quite impressive, completely comparable to any other thousands of dollars worth of motorcycles.
Body with unique 6061 aluminum material
The company’s designer Julian has replaced the frame and swingarms with new components made of 6061 aluminum, wrapping them in a metal body design that blends “nostalgic military style, iconic elements”. Japanese iconography and the future technology of electric vehicles”.
The front of the car possesses classic features intertwined with the present
Drivers will experience retro-styled dashboards with full functionality, whether it’s an analog power meter or a light switch.
For the actual build, Katalis enlisted the help of a local tuner, Frontwheel paint shop, and the Garuda Motorsports racing team.
The seat of the Katalis EV.500
There’s a new custom aluminum fork, and Katalis has replaced the weak stock rear shock with Honda parts. They’ve also replaced the front wheel with an aluminum disc cap for added effect.
Wheels and rear wheels of the car
The front round headlight is quite classic
With a formidable yet attractive military look, the Katalis EV.500 is powered by a 500W electric motor and 48V battery, has a range of up to 40km and a top speed of over 25mph. With a fast-charging battery pack, it’s unclear whether the Katalis EV.500 will be commercially produced, however, it’s still an ideal choice for trips to school and work. This electric motorcycle was created to inspire young people to stay creative while in quarantine.