Hyosung GT650R based electric superbike unveiled by Roehr Motors, USA

Roehr eSuperSport

Roehr eSuperSport

American electric bike maker Roehr Motors, USA has just unveiled an electric bike based on the Hyosung GT650R. The bike employs Roehr’s electric drivetrain in place of the 650 cc twin cylinder engine of the standard Hyosung bike. Roehr call it the eSuperSport and is hailed as the best performance electric motorcycle on the planet.

Roehr eSuperSport

Roehr eSuperSport

The bike is powered by a a highly efficient AC Induction Motor, with 50Kw or 67bhp of power which is similar to what the petrol powered bike produces. Torque is a healthy 80 lb/ft. With this sort of power the bike is capable of reaching top speeds in excess of 100 mph (161 kmph).

Roehr eSuperSport

Roehr eSuperSport

Of course being all electric, the bike needs to be recharged every 75 miles or 121 km. The battery pack comprises of a high discharge, LiFePO4 with 7.7Kwh capacity. The bike can be recharged via a powerful 1500 watt on-board charger in less than 7 hours. The bike is available in the US of A at $17,500.

Roehr Motorcycles LLC was setup in 2008 by Walter Roehrich. At present they offer three models including the newest eSuperSport, the other two being eSuperBike and 1250sc. Walter has had a history of building motorbikes. He has been active in the custom motorbike scene since 2000 when the first Rv500 was released which featured a 500 cc, two-stroke.

Specifications:

Motor

Type: AC Induction
Power: 50Kw (67Hp) peak
Torque: 80 lb/ft

Battery

Type: LiFePO4 high discharge cylindrical cell
Voltage/Ah: 96V (nominal) /  80Ah
Amperage: 650 amps (peak)
Capacity: 7.7 Kwh
Charging: 1000 watt on-board
Recharge
time:
7 hours
Management:
LVC, HVC, shunt balancing

Performance
Top Speed: 100+ MPH (160+ Km/h)
Average Range: 75 Miles (120 Km)

Components

Frame: Twin oval tube steel beam frame

Front Suspension: 41mm inverted, adjustable rebound and

compression dampening

Rear Suspension: Single shock with rising rate linkage,

adjustable for preload.

Front Brakes: 2 x 300mm discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes: Single disc,  2 piston caliper
Tires front/rear:      120/60ZR17;  160/60ZR17 Bridgestone

MSRP: $17,995 (you can buy one at Roehr Motorcycles http://www.roehrmotorcycles.com/)

*  Roehr Motorcycles LLC does not express or imply any affiliation with Hyosung Motors USA

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