Another new prototype electric motorcycle is taking shape and, according to the company, will debut at the Montreal F1 Grand Prix on June 12th. It's called the Sora and combines, in the company's words, the best design elements of Bobber and Café Racer/Street Fighter. It does look pretty good and if the actual performance matches the look, they'll have an impressive bike.
There's a multi position electric seat you can adjust from a low highway setting to a higher city/street fighter position. The Sora is said to have a 185 mile range. The liquid-cooled 3-phase AC induction electric motor and CVT combination provides a clutchless stream of acceleration from zero to the top speed of 120 mph. 12 kWh lithium-polymer battery modules recharge in 8 hours. The frame is aluminum and the body work is carbon fiber. Total weight is 529 pounds.
A patented Safe Range System™. With this revolutionary application you will never experience range anxiety. Just set your destination the Sora will manage the amount of energy to get you there
Interesting, but that might drop your performance a bit as the bike keeps you from splurging precious battery charge on a fast getaway. There's also an "eco" mode, probably to get max range and a performance mode when you frankly just don't care.
The Canadian company says it will be $44,080 U.S. at today's exchange with deliveries beginning in October.
Looks good, performance very nice, priced where you would expect with lots of batteries, but the 8 hour recharge is the usual fly in the ointment. We'll see what they have when it comes out later this year.