This was of course not without some considerable effort in the logistics department. I can remember a moment in the development stages when the final design deadline for the BMS PCB was close and I had the unfortunate task to inform our contact at Eurocircuits, Matthieu Samain, that the design was delayed and to make the final deadline, we would have to considerably cut into the delivery time of the PCB’s. Add to that our special requirements for the PCB’s, I knew that I was giving him and the company a hard time. Despite all that, Eurocircuits and Matthieu came through and the deadline was met. It was at these moments, I was once again remembered of how much we depended on help and support from our partners like Eurocircuits.
If you look at the challenges we faced in the design phase, fast prototyping and fast delivery times were almost a must. The technical part of our team existed of 13 people and we tried to design an electric motorcycle from scratch within 2 years, while no one at the start of the project had any experience building anything like that. To compare, Audi and BMW use a team several times larger than ours and 5 years to develop such a motorcycle. Obviously, our design was not at the level of those companies but we did need a working motorcycle that was capable of driving around the planet and we had only 2 years to do so. I am still convinced to this day, that without the fast delivery time and the compliance of our partners to our ridiculous request, STORM Wave and the STORM world tour would never have existed and Eurocircuits is no exception to that.
It would please us if you would explore our journey video. Thanks, the STORM-team.