Italian bike brand Basso launches Volta Electric Gravel Bike
Basso, an Italian bicycle manufacturer founded in 1977 and headquartered in San Zenone degli Ezzelini, has announced the launch of its latest offering – the Volta Electric Gravel Bike. Renowned for producing and selling handcrafted bikes, Basso designed the new e-bike in such a way that it hopes to tackle several areas, including sporty road riding, daring gravel adventures, and urban excursions.
Presented as a masterpiece of engineering, the Basso Volta boasts a perfect blend of lightness and robustness, which enable it to easily tackle almost any sort of terrain. It is complemented by generous tire clearance, accommodating up to 45mm tires, which also make it ready to handle all sorts of terrain. The e-bike’s frame and fork have been crafted from a featherlight carbon. More precisely, the Volta weighs just 15.2 kilograms.
Providing real-world practicality, the manufacturer equipped the e-bike with mudguards, luggage racks, and a dynamo hub that is capable of powering essential accessories like lights. It can also be used to charge mobile phones/devices on the go.
When it comes to performance specs, the new e-bike boasts a powerful 500-watt-hour (Wh) battery that comes sleekly integrated into the downtube. As per the manufacturer’s claims, the battery is capable of storing enough power to offer a claimed range of up to 200 km (approx. 125 miles) on a single charge. The electric two-wheeler is also compatible with a 250-Wh range extender to cover a longer distance. Its Polini EP3+ e-motor delivers an impressive 75 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque, and roughly 250 watts of assistance.
Basso’s official website states, “The new Volta expresses the essentiality of the concept to the fullest: the most versatile platform from Basso is combined with the technological innovation of e-bikes. Power, fluidity, lightness, and control, enclosed in 15,2kg.”
The Volta Electric Gravel Bike is one more example of the launch of more and more sporty e-bikes with an emphasis on real-life versatility and usability. Actually, it is the world’s increasing demand for electric personal mobility solutions that is encouraging more and more start-ups as well as well-established brands to produce and launch e-bikes.
The Basso Volta is available in two configurations. While the basic version (equipped with the SRAM Apex drivetrain in a 1x11 configuration) comes with a price tag of 5,999 Euros, the top-tier model (equipped with the SRAM Rival 2x12 AXS drivetrain) will set the buyer back by 6,599 Euros.