Roehr Motorcycles is introducing their new 2011 Roehr eSuperSport, based on the Hyosung GT650R but repowered by a 50Kw (67 hp) AC induction motor. Top speed is 100+ mph, range is 75 miles and recharge time is 7 hours. MSRP is $17,995.
This seems like a very professionally done conversion of the Hyosung GT650R. It looks good, the performance and range are in line with what we are coming to expect for electric motorcycles and the price makes the whole package a bargain. I think it’s a sharp looking e-bike, a quick glance wouldn’t betray its electric drivetrain and if you’re thinking about an electric, it should certainly be on your list of contenders.
Press release follows:
Roehr Motorcycles is pleased to introduce a significant milestone in production electric motorcycles, the all new 2011 Roehr eSuperSport.
The eSuperSport delivers performance unequaled by any current production street legal electric motorcycle, offering a level of performance that motorcyclists have come to expect and demand.
The 2011 eSuperSport benefits from a closer relationship with Hyosung Motors USA*, based on the award winning GT650R, known for it’s outstanding value, reliability, and high equipment level, has been integrated with Roehr Motorcycles’ latest version of it’s advanced and proven electric drive system. The result is the best performance electric motorcycle value on the market.
Powering the eSuperSport is a highly efficient AC Induction Motor, with 50Kw (67Hp) of power, and 80 lb/ft of torque. The eSuperSport is capable of 100+ MPH top speeds with strong acceleration, providing a unique and thrilling riding experience for those that demand more of a motorcycle than merely keeping up with traffic.
The Roehr battery pack features high discharge, LiFePO4 battery chemistry, proven to be safe and reliable while providing industry leading cycle life and high energy density. The 7.7Kwh capacity provides a range of up to 75 miles and can be recharged with the powerful 1500watt on-board charger in less than 7 hours.
The Roehr battery pack is monitored and protected by a Battery Management System which controls battery charging functions, low voltage warning/intervention, and cell balancing.
The powerful and sophisticated electric drive system is complemented by an equally impressive chassis and running gear, delivering the performance levels that motorcyclist have been looking for in an electric motorcycle.
From it’s stout twin oval tube beam frame, adjustable 41mm inverted forks, and powerful dual 300mm front disc brakes with 4 piston calipers, to the adjustable rising rate single shock rear suspension, the eSuperSport offers the handling and braking performance required of a true sporting motorcycle.
From daily commuting, to spirited back road riding, or just a lazy Sunday morning ride, the Roehr eSuperSport offers the best value in the electric performance motorcycling industry.
Type: AC Induction
Power: 50Kw (67Hp) peak
Torque: 80 lb/ft
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
Top Speed: 100+ MPH (160+ Km/h)
Average Range: 75 Miles (120 Km)