SAIETTA NEWS

  • September 25th, 2014

    AGILITY RECEIVES THE ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM INVESTUK

    Agility team is honoured to have received the Enterprise of the Year Award 2014 from the InvestUK for the outstanding contribution to high value immigration in the UK. It was an absolute pleasure to attend the awards ceremony held at the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair, London. Agility is glad to be contributing to building bridges between the UK and overseas markets and investors.

    Read more about the awards ceremony on City AM website here.

  • 22 September, 2014

    SAIETTA R PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

    We are excited to share the latest Saietta R promotional video with you. PRESENCE, POWER and PERFORMANCE create the ultimate city riding experience.

    Seductively powerful, bold and assertive, SAIETTA R PREMIER represents the synthesis of genuine design and technology innovation and engineering excellence. SAIETTA R PREMIER was designed from the outset to deliver superior city riding experience, hence the addictively fast acceleration, uncompromising performance, short wheelbase, great handling and practical urban range between charges. In Saietta R PREMIER, the ultimate fusion of striking design, revolutionary technology and exquisite finish, creates an exhilarating riding experience - getting on SAIETTA is like riding a relentless wave of torque through the city.

    Experience it firsthand, book your test ride here.

  • 29th June, 2014

    SAIETTA RUNS UP THE ICONIC GOODWOOD HILLCLIMB

    Goodwood Festival of Speed opened its gates to the world for four days of adrenaline-fuelled action at the world’s largest motoring garden party yet again.

    Saietta R was invited to run up the iconic 1.16-mile Hillclimb at this year’s show. The Hillclimb is the Festival of Speed’s principal attraction. Taking place throughout the weekend, this challenging white-knuckled 1.16-mile course starts as a tree-lined run through the southern corner of the Goodwood Estate which then turns to sweep past the front of Goodwood House before climbing a steep and narrow Estate road bordered by flint walls and dense woodland groves towards Goodwood’s equine racecourse on top of the magnificent South Downs. It was a pleasure and good fun to be back at Goodwood FOS since the first Saietta's run in 2012. See the highlights from the FOS in our Facebook album.

  • May 17th, 2014

    SAIETTA R SETS THE FIRST BRITISH E-MOTORCYCLE LAND SPEED RECORD

    We are proud to announce that Saietta R, in partnership with Darvill Racing, made history today by setting the first ACU sanctioned British Land Speed Record for electric motorcycles at British National Records event at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire. Our Saietta R production model achieved its top speed of 105 mph when it made the record. Agility has designed the Saietta R from the ground up, with the mission to create the most rewarding urban riding experience. The 70,000 hours that have gone into designing the revolutionary technology applications inspired by F1 and aerospace engineering, have resulted in the pinnacle of Saietta's performance. It was a truly great moment. For more images, view our album on Facebook.

  • August 22nd 2013

    EXPLORE THE UNIQUE SAIETTA R FEATURES

    Saietta R represents the synthesis of raw power, genuine design innovation and engineering excellence. Its unparalleled handling and exquisite styling have set the benchmark for performance and design across the industry.

    Saietta R's unique features:

    1.World's First production Composite Monocoque Chassis (like an F1 Car) in a motorcycle. The Agility battery envelope is the structure of the motorcycle - minimising weight, increasing strength and combining to give you, the rider, the most direct and tactile control possible.

    2.Advanced "Wide-Base Variable-Geometry"™ Unequal Length Front Double-Wishbone suspension for extreme steering and suspension control throughout the performance envelope.

    3.Unique Agility "Instinct Steering Geometry"™ for intuitive feel and superlative handling from walking pace up through to blisteringly fast.

    4.Ground-breaking "Drive-Torque Geometry Control" integrated transmission and suspension system for optimised suspension control during aggressive acceleration, giving maximum corner-exit traction, and greater stability when accelerating and breaking.

    5.Next Generation Drive-train: harnessing the efficiency of Agility's "Drive-Torque Geometry Control" integrated transmission and Ultra-High Torque Axial Flux Electric Motor. Seamlessly smooth, extremely powerful, and instantly responsive. Regen capable: able to recover energy during deceleration.

    To book a test ride or to order the Saietta R, please contact our team.

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  • August 22nd 2013

    SAIETTA CELEBRATES THE PRODUCTION R MODEL

    THE HIGHLIGHTS:

    70000 HOURS OF STYLING AND ENGINEERING HAVE RESULTED IN AN EXQUISITE SAIETTA R PRODUCTION MODEL

    0-60 MPH IN 3.9 SECONDS - INSTANT ACCELERATION

    112 MILE RANGE - 5 DAYS OF AVERAGE DISTANCE CITY COMMUTING FROM A SINGLE CHARGE

    3.5 HOURS TO 100% CHARGE - EASY TO CHARGE WITH ON-BOARD PLUG-IN CHARGER £0.6 PER CHARGE - 60 TIMES MORE COST EFFICIENT THAN CONVENTIONAL MOTORCYCLES


    We have created Saietta R, a highly innovative, powerful and exquisitely finished urban sports motorcycle. Seductively powerful and aggressive, Saietta R is our flagship, next generation electric urban sport motorcycle. With huge, low-down power and understated cool, getting on Saietta is like riding a relentless wave of torque through the city.

    The Saietta R acceleration is breathtakingly fast, from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. With exceptional emphasis on concentrating its masses in the most compact overall package and shortest possible wheelbase, the Saietta R is a blend of power and razor sharp handling which intoxicates. 112 miles range including a 12 mile reserve and 120 Nm of torque, the R model is a breathtakingly fast, aggressive ride, and at 60 pence for 112 miles, you will never notice the cost of riding.

    In Saietta, the ultimate fusion of striking design, underlying power and exquisite finish, creates an exhilarating riding experience.

    To book a test ride or to order the Saietta R, please contact our team.

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  • July 26th 2013

    SAIETTA R. THE ULTIMATE CITY RIDE. NOW IN PRODUCTION.

    INTRODUCING MARK NORTHWOOD – THE FIRST SAIETTA R OWNER IN THE WORLD TO RECEIVE PRODUCTION SAIETTA R

    Financier, an avid motorcycle rider, one of the first Tesla Roadster owners in the UK and the first Saietta R owner in the world to receive production Saietta R

    We cordially invite you to meet the first Saietta R owner and Saietta R Fleet Leader Club* member in the world. Here is Mark’s story of discovering Saietta R and a Q&A session that he has so kindly agreed to share with us.

    “I have ridden my BMW F800ST, which I am now selling, and the Saietta R back to back over the past 2 days and it is a very revealing comparison. I rate the BMW but the acceleration just feels sluggish now, and for the city the Saietta R leaves it, and everything else, standing.

    The sensation is surreal: most bikes make a feature of the exhaust note and there is lots of vibration and heat from between your knees. The Saietta R is quiet, calm and cool (literally) while delivering an uninterrupted surge from zero to the speed limit.”

    I first saw the Saietta R in the Esquire Speed magazine. At the time I was in hospital, staring at grey walls so the sight of those exotic curves were spellbinding. So much so that I joked on the Tesla forum that my dream garage would have a Saietta R alongside my Roadster. I contacted Agility via the website requesting a test ride and waited. A couple of months later I got a call: first an apology that the company was flat out bringing the bike to production and dealing with media interest, but then the good bit: as a bike rider with proper EV experience I would have a unique perspective on the Saietta R so would I like a test ride? Woo hoo..! The test ride was confined to streets in North London but in many ways this is the perfect habitat for this new breed of bike: controls are simple, balance is easy because of centred weight distribution and the go is instant. The only distraction is the heads turning to take in the spectacular shape zipping by. I was hooked, and when Agility called to offer me the opportunity to become one of their “Fleet Leaders” I had to find a way to accept. I began working life as an engineer, so I was especially keen to support this local firm of talented and motivated professionals, who were busy turning ambitious dreams into polished reality. As a Fleet Leader I would get the first production bike and assist with the final stages of proving the set up, and the odd component prior to full production. An incredible opportunity.

    The team have handled the process with professional attentiveness and now I am fortunate enough to be riding the first customer Saietta R in the world. Within a couple of weeks my feedback has led to revised final drive gearing and a new throttle profile to suit my particular preference and style. The bike is very flexible in how it can be set up, with the advantage of electronics controlling so much of the drive train. With Summer here at last I am looking forward to building my relationship with the Saietta R.

    *Saietta R Fleet Leader Club is an invitation only Saietta R owners club bringing together the first Saietta R owners. The principle of the club is to provide a rare opportunity for exceptional Saietta R enthusiasts to be the first owners in the world to receive the production Saietta R as well as take part in the Saietta R launch and continuous development.

    Q&A

    1. HOW DOES SAIETTA R COMPARE WITH OTHER BIKES YOU HAVE RIDDEN?

    It is easier to ride than everything other than a twist and go scooter, but it has the instant response of a mid-sized road bike (I have had a BMW F800ST and a Kawasaki ER6).

    2. HOW DOES RIDING AN ELECTRIC BIKE DIFFER FROM A CONVENTIONAL COMBUSTION ENGINE BIKE?

    The sensation is surreal: most bikes make a feature of the exhaust note and there is lots of vibration and heat from between your knees. The Saietta R is quiet, calm and cool (literally) while delivering an uninterrupted surge from zero to the speed limit. I am also very aware of just how much IC bike engines pollute when sitting behind them at traffic lights and when they accelerate away. The bikes behind me are breathing fresh air. In hot weather the lack of heat from the engine is a big advantage when in traffic.

    3. WOULD YOU GO BACK TO RIDING A TRADITIONAL BIKE AFTER SAIETTA R AND WHY?

    Not for day to day rides. For a tour around Britain or to Europe I would consider a traditional bike if the journey was more urgency than pleasure, but planning a more leisurely route around recharging stops might appeal there too.

    4. HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE SAVED USING ELECTRICITY OVER PETROL?

    The running costs are very low. No fuel, oil, plugs, bearings, exhaust. It is early days, and I have only covered around 800 miles, but my commute averaged around £8 per day in fuel which is replaced with around 50p in electricity, half of which is free on the Source London charge point.

    5. IS THE LACK OF SOUND AN ADVANTAGE OR HINDRANCE?

    It means I can hear everything around me, which helps a lot. Wind noise in the helmet becomes the primary sound at speed. Some say that bikes are safer if you can hear them but many bikes are quiet at city speeds and the horn is there to alert drivers if necessary. Pedestrians should also be given plenty or leeway as many are distracted or have earphones on so wouldn't hear a bike anyway.

    6. DO YOU FIND YOU GET A LOT MORE ATTENTION WHEN OUT RIDING?

    Yes. The Saietta R is a striking design, especially in vivid yellow, so I get plenty of interest from other riders and drivers alike.

    7. DO YOU FIND THERE ARE ENOUGH CHARGING STATIONS WHERE YOU RIDE?

    So far, yes. The UK is well behind the US and parts of Europe but a friendly camp site or cafe near a car park is usually available when official charge points are not. People can be remarkably dishonest with themselves when they think about how far they really ride without a break.

    8. DESCRIBE YOUR USUAL RIDING ROUTE.

    Weekdays it is 32 miles, 20 of which is dual carriageway and motorway and the rest is stop start through the outskirts of London into the congestion zone, taking 50 minutes or so each way. Weekends can be a 10 mile trip to visit family on fast A roads, or a 1 hour blast through local B roads.

    Agility is a dynamic young company with an exceptional talented and motivated team working on the Saietta R. I am immensely excited to be involved with this project and the team have been responsive to my suggestions and professional in their dealings at every step of the way so far. The Saietta R is a beautifully engineered city sports bike which will continue to evolve with each new advance made by the team.

    To book a test ride or to order the Saietta R, please contact our team.

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  • June 13th, 2012

    ROBERT LLEWELLYN PRAISES SAIETTA

    Robert Llewellyn visits the National Science Museum in London to speak with Lawrence Marazzi (Director of Agility Global) about Saietta.

  • June 19th 2013

    SAIETTA ON BBC ARABIC 4TECH

    Remarkably fast acceleration: 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

  • August 31st, 2012

    SAIETTA SHOOT FOR STUFF MAGAZINE

  • August 27th, 2012

    SAIETTA AT THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

    Saietta is currently exhibited at The National Motorcycle Museum, the largest motorcycle museum in the world. Agility are proud to be a part of the unique collection of British Motorcycles and the fabulous history of racing bikes.

  • June 27th, 2012

    SAIETTA BLASTS UP THE HILL AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

    Saietta motorcycle sprints its way up the iconic 1.16-mile Hillclimb in a truly inspiring display of performance, power and pace. The Goodwood course rises over 300ft from the start line to the finish, and is very technical and challenging, which put skills of the Saietta rider to the ultimate test of concentration and speed.

  • March 6th, 2012

    SAIETTA AT THE LONDON SCIENCE MUSEUM'S ANTENNA GALLERY

    Agility's Saietta motorcycle is currently suspended from the ceiling of the London Science Museum's Antenna Gallery. The Antenna Gallery focuses on Science and Technology in contemporary culture, or, as their website says, Now!

    Agility's Engineering and Styling teams worked together with our suppliers to create bodywork panels from composite materials that can be recycled at the end of their life. The photograph on the right shows the various layup possibilities, including flax, jute, kenaf, cellulose and hemp. Panels are also on display at the Science Museum.

    Four images of the Saietta with recyclable flax body panels. The Science Museum Antenna Gallery exhibit is focusing on Recyclability, in conjunction with Climate Week, 12-18 March, 2012. Given the new type of body panels, Saietta is even more sustainable than ever. With a powerful electric drive train and upwards of 85% recyclable parts, when and if Saietta ever comes to an end of its useful life, the parts can definitely be reused and recycled.

    Saietta was chosen for the exhibit in part because of its modularity of design - the opposite of planned obsolescence. The modular design allows for new battery and motor technology, so the bike can grow with its owner.

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