WHAT STARTED AS CANADA’S FIRST ELECTRIC

RACING  MOTORCYCLE WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING

Inspired by developments in advanced electric propulsion, and by the electric racing taking place at the Isle of Man TT and elsewhere around the globe in 2010, friends Michael Uhlarik and Kevin O’Neil co-founded Amarok Racing to realize their vision for a light weight competition motorcycle that integrated electric propulsion into an efficient, cohesive vehicle system.


Following the philosophies of design legends like Colin Chapman, Burt Rutan and Jack Northrop, who achieved weight savings through the use of advanced, high performance structures, the Amarok project attempts to shift today’s paradigm that seems to say that all electric motorcycles must be heavy with overwhelming power in order to be fast.


Precision control, exceptional braking performance, and maintaining corner speed are the targets.  Using a new architectural approach, careful structures engineering design and energy-maneuverability theory are our methods.

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MICHAEL

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THE TEAM
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Michael Uhlarik is an international award winning motorcycle designer who’s 16 year career has included working with many of the worlds leading motorcycle brands, including Yamaha, Aprilia, Derbi, Piaggio, and Brammo. 


From 2004, he opened a design studio in Barcelona, then later was Project Leader for Advanced Concepts at Bombardier until 2009. He has taught industrial design at universities in Spain, England, and Holland, and most recently at NSCAD in Halifax.


Since 2010 he has been a monthly columnist writing about motorcycle design and technology for Cycle Canada, Hell For Leather Magazine, Asphalt & Rubber, and CMG. 


He lives in Halifax with his wife and children.


Born in Montreal, Kevin has been a motorsport enthusiast his whole life, using his natural engineering talent and skills on a wide range of performance vehicles.


He has spent 35 years and a professional machinist, design technician and mechanic, having at various points worked for motorcycle retailers, workshops and industrial fabricators.


Among his many interests he has owned and operated racing cars, from Mini Coopers to a March 71B open wheel formula car, and participated in roles as diverse as racing driver to technical inspector at the Canadian Grand Prix.


Kevin is an avid sailor and yachtsman who participates in regattas throughout the Atlantic and Caribbean.

The Amarok Project would never have been possible without the continuous support of many hard working and equally passionate people, who have donated time, money, skills, space, and unending enthusiasm.  Some of the key people are highlighted below, the many others on this page, below.


Arash Moallemi, providing simply stunning, professional video and photography, plus much more besides.


Michelle Lavigne, for organization and patience above and beyond expectation.


Christopher Bowes, delivering IT and material support, and so much humour.


Joe Temperato from Pro6 Cycle, who never doubted us even we did.  A better motorcycle racing partner doesn’t exist.


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FUTURE TARGETS & GOALS

To continue developing new and better motorcycles propelled by electric motors.

To introduce alternative ideas to problems of weight, cost and real world usability.

To craft beautiful electric motorcycles that are as alluring as any others out there, regardless of power source.

To seek out and collaborate with really smart people motivated by innovation plus craft.

To have fun doing all of it.