In the latest years the electric motorcycles have started to be more advanced than ever and even if their overall performances can’t equal those of the conventional motorcycles, they still have a few aces hidden in their sleeves. And exactly because of these special features we continue to like them despite their limitations.
Kuberg is one of the main electric motorcycle manufacturers and its lineup includes only compact models. Their Trex is an adult sized electric trial motorcycle that has all it needs to help you deal great even with the most difficult situations.
The bike is built around a Brushless DC motor that delivers a maximum power of 7 kW and a peak torque of 20 Nm available at zero rpms (a feature that can be found only at electric motorcyles). Start the motor and it will be able to propel you to a maximum speed of 55 kmph. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the unit comes with four different power maps including ECO, TREK, WET TRIAL and DRY TRIAL modes.
The riding range is rated to up to three hours.
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Designed for beginner riders from 5 to 12 years old, the Kuberg Cross is a compact electric bike that has a lot to offer.
The motorcycle weighs only 32 kg, but thanks to its tough construction it can carry a maximum weight of up to 220 lbs.
The advantage offered by the Kuberg Cross over any other conventional motorcycle is its instant torque available from the moment you start the motor. Talking about the motor, the 2014 Kuberg Cross is propelled by a 750W, 36V electric unit which delivers a maximum speed of up to 17 mph.
The engine is linked to a set of 12Ah SLA batteries that can be fully charged in six hours using standard 110V or 220V sockets. According to Kuber,g the energy stored in the batteries will keep the bike rolling for up to two hours.
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If your kid is eager to learn the secrets of dirt bikes and you are looking for a compact electric motorcycle that has all-terrain abilities, then the Kuberg Start might be exactly what you need.
This small motorcycle was designed with versatility in mind and is also fairly easy to maneuver thanks to its compact dimensions, flawless steering and the ergonomic riding position. You also get a low seat height rated at just 16” and a very light weight – only 45 lbs.
The 2014 Kuberg Start is propelled by a 500W electric motor which is powered by a set of 9Ah 2x12 V, SLA batteries. The batteries can be fully charged in six hours from both 110V and 220V standard sockets. As far as performances are concerned, the motor cranks out enough power to propel the motorcycle to a maximum speed of 15 mph.
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The new Energica Ego will be available for orders in 2015, but the company has released a preproduction model which is pretty close to the final version.
The new sports motorcycle represents a step into the future of electric two wheelers and is packed with a comprehensive list of modern technologies.
On paper, the Energica Ego’s specs look pretty cool. At its heart lies a permanent magnet ac (pmac), oil cooled motor that cranks out 100 kW available from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and 195 Nm of electric torque available at its peak from 0 to 4700 rpm. The engine can propel you to a top speed of 240 kmph and is powered by a set of 11.7 kWh batteries which offer a range of 150 km at a constant speed of 80 km/h or 50 km at maximum speeds.
For the moment, we don’t have the exact price of the motorcycle, but we can expect it to be somewhere around the $23,000 mark, which is a pretty decent number.
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After has disappeared for a good number of years, Voxan has decided to reenter in the “race” of motorcycle manufacturers. Therefore it developed an entire new motorcycle which has all it needs to take your breath away.
The new bike was designed by Sasha Lakic, is entirely electric and has managed to take everybody by surprise when it made its debut at the Paris Motorcycle Show on December 2nd.
It is called the Wattman and currently is the fastest electric motorcycle available on the open market.
This electric beauty weighs 350 kg and at its heart lies an electric motor with permanent magnets and liquid cooling, that puts out a maximum power of 200 HP with 200 Nm of instant torque up to 10,500 rpm. This power is enough to send you to 100 kmph in only 3.4 seconds which is fairly impressive for an electric motorcycle.
Another impressive thing is the motorcycle’s architecture, as the new Wattman features an innovative exoskeleton which contains the battery, motor and cooling systems. You also get carbon wheels, a 240mm Pirelli Commander II rear tire and a 12.8kWh battery that can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes.
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Yamaha has taken the wraps off it new green concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The new concept represents a small step into the future of motorcycles and features a compact design which makes it perfectly suited for riding through the city.
The new sport motorcycle is built on a monocoque frame and is packed with an electric brushless DC smart Power Module motor powered by a set of removable Lithium-ion batteries. The electric motor is paired with an automatic transmission which can be also used as a manual gearbox.
The motorcycle was built with lightness in mind and it weighs less than 100 kg.
Talking about its new concept Yamaha said: “The PES1 electric motorcycle offers both environmental friendliness and sporty performance that conveys Yamaha’s passion for riding. It off ers great drivability and maneuverability sure to please any motorcycle fan thanks to its lightweight design and motor torque control. Slip out on weekend mornings, without waking the family, for a private hour of communion with your electric ride. Eminently quiet motor is guaranteed to deliver you from the din of your everyday life. Future of electric sports bikes is fast approaching.”
In the latest years the electric bikes have started to become more popular than ever and there is no wonder why as they are efficient, reliable and pretty strong.
Zero is one of the most important manufacturers of electric motorcycles and with every year that passes its products become more advanced. Its 2014 lineup has been entirely revised and the FX model makes no exception.
In terms of style, the 2014 model year comes with a revised front end, new passenger pegs, a fresh dashboard and a reshaped seat.
The stopping power is now handled by larger 240 mm rotors and new calipers. Other changes were made to the swingarm and the battery packs.
The bike sports a Z-Force 75-5 passively air-cooled, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor which puts out a maximum torque of 70 Ft-Lb (95 Nm) and 44 Hp (33 KW) at 3,700 RPM. The electric motor delivers a maximum speed of 85 Mph (137 Km/H) and can reach 60 mph in 4.3 seconds.
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Icon’s creations are quite impressive but until now these guys were only playing with cars. Fortunately, they decided to try their luck in the two wheels segment too, so they created a very unique electric bike named the E-Fly.
In terms of style the new electric bike draws inspiration from the bicycles of World War I and features an old school design language mixed with contemporary lines and spoked wheels. The bike’s backbone is represented by a lightweight frame covered in a Rocky Mountain Gray paint. You also get leather handles, billet forks and AVD BB79 brakes.
The E-Fly weighs only 57 pounds and is propelled by a 3,500-Watt electric motor powered by a 52v battery. The battery can be fully charged in two hours and offers an autonomy of 35 miles. The maximum speed is rated at 36 mph, but it is electronically limited to only 20 mph for the road.
The new Icon E-Fly has a starting price of $4,995 and for the moment, it will be built in only 50 units.
Zero decided to upgrade its S model for 2014. The new model year features a long list of improvements which help it deliver better performances in terms of power, ride and handling.
Among the modifications made for the 2014 model year you’ll find larger 43 mm forks, a redesigned chin fairing, new triple clamps and a new dashboard. Moreover, the bike’s ground clearance has been raised by an inch and the suspension is now oriented more towards comfort.
The 2014 Zero S is propelled by a Z-Force, 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux permanent magnet, brushless motor which delivers a maximum power of 54 Hp (40 KW) @ 4,300 rpm and 68 Ft-Lb (92 Nm) of torque. The engine is mated to a clutchless, one-speed transmission and can propel you to a maximum speed of 95 mph.
As far as battery packs are concerned, the Zero S gives you the possibility to choose between three versions (8.5 kWh, 11.4 kWh and 12.5 kWh).
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Zero revamped its entire lineup of electric motorcycles for 2014 and the SR makes no exception.
The 2014 Zero SR continues to impress us with its versatility and strong torque available from 0 rpm, a feature that can be found only at electric vehicles.
The bike’s backbone is represented by a twin spar frame that offers a perfect compromise between lightness and rigidity.
In its off road adventures the 2014 Zero SR is assisted by a new fully adjustable suspension system and a pair of rugged tires.
The 2014 Zero SR sports a Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, radial flux, permanent high-temp magnet, brushless electric motor which delivers a maximum output of 67 Hp (50 KW) at 4,000 rpm and 106 Ft-Lb (144 Nm) of torque. The motor is paired with a clutchless, single speed transmission and is able to propel the bike to 60 mph in only 3.3 seconds.
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