Hypermotive to play key role in consortium developing innovative electric motorcycle

Hypermotive are thrilled to be part of a consortium of UK companies developing an innovative electric motorcycle under the iconic BSA brand


November 3rd 2020

BSA Company Limited, the organisation that is resurrecting the iconic BSA brand are developing a retro roadster, combining classic style with the latest innovations in e-mobility. Classic Legends (BSA), part of the Mahindra Group, have been in the news recently for breathing new life into the classic Jawa and BSA brands.

Adam Huckstep, Managing Director at Hypermotive said “Having mis-spent my own youth on motorcycles, I’m proud that Hypermotive have been charged with delivering the electrical integration on this exciting and iconic project - helping to knit together the cutting-edge battery, motor and telematics technologies provided by project partners Dana TM4, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Vital-Auto and Microlise. This project gives us the opportunity to exploit our experience with electric motorcycles, and deploy some of our innovative solutions to power distribution and battery fast charging - albeit hidden behind some retro-cool styling!”

About the partners

Hypermotive Ltd are experienced in electrical integration of high voltage systems and e-powertrains. Hypermotive work with many of the UK OEMs. Hypermotive are supported by a low-medium volume electrical systems and harness manufacturing business. Hypermotive have prior experience of electric motorcycle development.

BSA is one of the most iconic British motorcycle brands, dating back to 1910. In 2016, Mahindra-owned Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd acquired BSA Company with the aim of resurrecting the brand and building motorcycles in the UK. Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd have already successfully relaunched Jawa Motorcycles in India in 2018.



Vital Auto are pioneering next generation manufacturing techniques utilising 3D printing. Having built the largest commercial 3D printer in Europe, they are supplying to traditional and modern automotive companies, both at home and across the globe.


Dana TM4 is a joint venture between Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec.  The company designs and manufactures low- and high-voltage electric motors, generators, power electronics, and control systems suitable for the automotive, commercial, off-highway, marine, rail, motorsports, and recreational vehicle markets. Dana TM4 contributes to the highest possible energy conversion efficiencies through its expertise in permanent magnet and induction motors, power electronics, thermal management, coil winding, outer-rotor topology, and motor and inverter control algorithms.


WMG is a department of the University of Warwick, and one of the UK's leading research-led universities. WMG have a strong track record of driving innovation from R&D to commercial impact, and worked successfully with over 1000 companies. WMG will provide wide electrification expertise, lead modelling/simulation and battery testing.


Microlise's telematics help UK transport and logistics business to save millions of pounds annually whilst reducing their Co2 emissions. They are the proud recipient of two Queens awards for Enterprise -- international trade in 2018 and Innovation in 2019.


The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) was formed in 2013 from a commitment between the government and automotive industry through the Automotive Council to position the UK as a global centre of excellence for low carbon powertrain development and production. It is a central pillar of the Industrial Strategy created by the Automotive Council.

The role of the APC is to position the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production. The APC team brings together and supports those who have good ideas in the form of innovative technologies with those who can bring them to market as products.