ABOUT

Saietta Motorcycles was born not to improve the electric motorcycle, but to radically reinvent it, in a new breed of bike.

Where other electric motorcycles use conventional architecture, with parts or systems procured from external suppliers and then assembled, we design from a clean sheet of paper and build from the ground up, harnessing leading-edge technologies and materials from F1 and aerospace to create electric bikes that truly break the mould.

We believe that electric should not mean compromise, which is why our motorcycles are designed first and foremost for the rider. Built to deliver incredible acceleration, ultimate control and superlative handling in a head-turning body package, Saietta Motorcycles provide maximum excitement and enjoyment while using energy efficiently benefiting the environment.

Superfast, hugely powerful, electrifying, rule-defying: Saietta means ‘thunderbolt’ in the Italian dialect of our Co-Founder Lawrence Marrazzi and our bikes truly embody the spirit of our name.

VISION

Our vision is to make electric vehicles exciting, empowering and radically effective. Our aim is to deliver a truly viable, zero emission alternative to the conventional premium motorcycle.

We do this by applying a fresh approach to design and technology applications. Everything we do converts function into utility and emotion: the way our products look are directly related to what you can do with them and how this interaction will make you feel. Put simply, our bikes look different because they are different – but the real difference is in the ride.

DESIGN & ENGINEERING

At Saietta Motorcycles, design and engineering have a symbiotic relationship: the one entirely influences the other. From the start, we understood that completely different energy systems require a completely different vehicle architecture: it’s anything but a case of putting an electric motor into a conventional bike and making a few tweaks. 

We set out to develop a highly advanced vehicle that rips up the rulebook, in both performance and design. So we began with a clean sheet of paper, considering first what makes a great motorcycle, not what makes a great electric motorcycle. Only then did we look at how, by using electric technology, we could make it better. We then designed it, unconstrained by conventional thinking, with the intention of both improving the rider experience and creating something highly desirable and iconic.

We sourced and evolved the best technology and materials from F1 and aerospace and combined this with our world-leading expertise in vehicle architecture and electric motors. 8 prototypes later, Saietta R was born, delivering technological firsts across the bike and establishing Saietta’s signature head-turning design.

2016 will see us take Saietta R to the next level, with a new generation of production road motorcycles. Codenamed NGS (Next Generation Saietta), the new bike will build on the combination of performance, presence and personalisation that makes Saietta so unique.

PRESENCE

Saietta’s striking visual signature is a daring, iconic design that turns heads and sparks conversations. Riding Saietta is guaranteed to get you noticed.

PERFORMANCE

Next Generation Saietta boasts class-leading performance figures compared to both premium electric and conventional petrol motorcycles. Saietta delivers power without compromise.

PERSONALISATION

Saietta Motorcycles are designed around the rider and personalised for every individual, with a wide choice of features, specifications and options. Make Saietta your own.

TEAM

Boasting a unique set of cross-functional abilities, Saietta Motorcycles is led by ex aerospace engineer and F1 consultant Lawrence Marazzi and electric motors entrepreneur Arvind Rabadia.

The two met in 2009 when Lawrence, then MD of electric vehicle manufacturer Agility Global, commissioned Arvind’s company Agni Motors as drivetrain partner for the ground-breaking Saietta R electric motorcycle. Following a hugely successful working partnership, Agility and Agni formally merged in 2015 to form Saietta Group, which compromises three interdependent divisions: Saietta Motorcycles, Saietta Engineering and Saietta Racing.

With senior management including award-winning electric motor inventor Cedric Lynch and automotive engineer expert Jürgen Hedrich, Saietta Motorcycles brings together deep expertise from a wide range of technology sectors in a team determined to break new ground.

LOCATION

Saietta Motorcycles is based at Heyford Park in Oxfordshire, an ex-RAF recently declared by English Heritage as possibly the best-preserved Cold War air base in the country. Spanning an area roughly five times the size of the City of London, several buildings across the site are listed and the entire former airbase is designated a conservation area.

Our R&D headquarters is a 15,000 sq ft complex with a unique blast-resistant structure – another Cold War legacy and one that we sincerely hope is now superfluous to requirements! We also own one of the very impressive hardened aircraft shelters dotted across Heyford Park, which was once a F1 fighter bomber hangar but now provides us with an extra 10,000sq ft of work space.