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Roehr eSuperbike

Walter Roehr electrifies his motorcycle dream

They The excitement in electric.

We say: electric is exciting.

They The excitement in electric. We say: electric is exciting.

Talk a flip-flop: Roehr Motorcycle’s 1250SC Superbike, powered by a Harley-Davidson V-Rod engine, is a ego trip that shouts for in more ways than Walter Roehr’s latest the silent, zero-emissions eSuperbike, on the surface to be everything the 1250SC is Both share the same however: to realize Roehr’s of building and selling handcrafted, American sportbikes.

Roehr released the $39,995 (which remains in production) in 2008, at the height of the U.S. meltdown. After seeing 11 of 12 canceled in just two weeks, read the writing on the wall. The sportbike market died that, Roehr says.

It was either close the company or a different product in a growing

This led Roehr to e-bikes, the segment of the motorcycle industry any promise for growth. I was always by the idea of an electric bike, says, and I saw a great opportunity for a manufacturer like us to compete. are no big players here yet.

The uses four battery primary pack above the motors and smaller packs the motors, seat and tank

Roehr eSuperbike

The eSuperbike uses four packs-a primary pack the twin motors and smaller pa

than build his own frame, buys a rolling chassis Hyosung and extensively modifies it to his electric powertrain. From a standpoint it would be preferable to my own, Roehr says, but the existing Hyosung chassis saves me $15,000. Add up labor, the cost to buy every nut, clamp and axle spacer, and my own chassis is prohibitively expensive.

Roehr considered an aluminum-framed supersport donor, but chose the GT250R because its thinner beams leave more to locate large battery Roehr modifies the frame removing unnecessary tabs, in motor mounts and battery and reinforcing the headstock to increase The subframe is also abbreviated to a configuration.

Two basic models, the eSupersport and the $27,595 eSuperbike, are The eSupersport features a single, motor and 5.8kWh battery The 96-bhp eSuperbike, which we uses two motors and a larger, battery pack.

The air-cooled, brushless AC motors are by Hi Performance Electric Vehicle in Ontario, California, and weigh 35 pounds each. Roehr the battery packs in-house, Headway-brand large-format Lithium Phosphate (LiFePO4) cells. The battery consists of 240 individual the eSupersport pack is made of 180

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