ESuperbike Performance — Motorcyclist Magazine Page 2

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Roehr eSuperbike RR
Roehr eSuperbike RR

Walter Roehr electrifies his motorcycle dream

We rode the in Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine Forest, an hour north of Gurnee, Illinois, headquarters. with a 500-plus-pound curb acceleration is surprisingly strong-not far a modern 600cc supersport. programming makes the claimed 200 of torque useable, not overwhelming. painstakingly adjusts 90 parameters in the controller to tweak the relationship throttle opening and power

Calibration is flawless. Power the instant the throttle is cracked, surges uninterrupted toward the 135-mph top speed with the smooth, addictive forward that only a direct-drive motor provides.

The basic GT250R chassis has been with an Öhlins shock, fork springs and Brembo It handles like a regular

The basic Hyosung GT250R has been upgraded with an shock, stiffer fork

Claimed range is 70-100 depending on your wrist. Our 15-mile test ride in conditions-including a few full-throttle blasts to an 120 mph-consumed 18 percent of available lending credibility to this Space constraints leave for just two small, 5-amp beneath the eSuperbike’s fuel so anticipate 8 hours to achieve a charge.

The eSupersport’s smaller pack allows a larger, charger for a 4-hour recharge

Roehr eSuperbike RR

Upgraded with a fully Öhlins shock, re-sprung and Hyosung fork and Brembo brakes, the GT250R donor is transformed. Copycat geometry it steers like a conventional and the stiffer suspension handles the mass even over pavement and rippled corner The Brembo brakes are non-radial but adequate stopping power for aggressive braking maneuvers.

Roehr also offers an RR version with an Öhlins fork, Brembo radial-mount and Marchesini forged wheels for

With the Mission 1 and MotoCzysz still in prototype form, and the Empulse not available until year, Roehr-who is already bikes to dealers-has the first on the U.S. market. Last talking to dealers was like my head against a wall, he Now I’ve got dealers coming to me, and got customers lined up and waiting to see

EV (electric vehicle) dealers are for real product they can sell.

Potential e-bike have remained cautiously holding out for speeds and range compatible with their and desires. Roehr’s eSuperbike is the we’ve ridden yet, credible performance, reasonable and realistic pricing, given the state of electric motorcycle It’s still not equivalent to an sportbike, but it is undeniably entertaining, and a step closer to the promise of a eSuperbike.

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