No matter if it’s to save on gas costs or get more out of longer rides, an electric motorcycle bike offers several advantages that could change your life for the better.Range anxiety, fear of running out of juice or paranoia are often one of the biggest obstacles facing new riders, yet things are starting to change.
Arc Vector, a motorcycle company with the goal of developing electric motorcycles that look, feel, and drive like the real thing, is setting ambitious goals. Their flagship model costs around PS90,000 ($130,000) with promises of impressive range and unique engineering. Specifically, this design includes a carbon monocoque which incorporates its battery pack as a stressed member; front end and swingarm construction also utilize carbon fiber materials, creating more room for rider comfort and resulting in a narrower frame and sleeker appearance.
The powertrain of the Vector is comprised of a 399-volt battery pack which generates an impressive 133 horsepower and 109 pound-feet of torque, channeled directly to its rear wheels via belt drive for an incredible acceleration time of just 3.1 seconds from zero to 100 kmh.
Contrary to many EVs, the Vector doesn’t make its presence known by emitting high-pitched whines; rather, its acceleration is almost silent. At first it may feel odd but soon you become used to its handling; its lack of gears allows you to shift with greater ease while the back brake lever operates similarly to that on scooters.
One of the more intriguing features is hub-steering, which provides more precise steering. Utilizing an Ohlins damper system designed to improve handling while decreasing force needed to correct steering inputs, this unique feature makes this bike less suitable for city riding than you might initially assume.
The Vector is distinguished by its head-up display that displays speed, riding modes and battery usage. This innovative feature sits atop what could be considered a fuel tank; this part of its design being recessed into its narrow nose. Although an excellent idea, reading its display may prove challenging when looking away from directly in front of you.
No matter your interest level in the Vector, it is worth taking a peek just for its engineering and design alone. While there may be downsides – such as price and limited range – it remains an exciting proposition for those willing to experiment.
Super Soco TC
Are You Searching For an Electric Motorcycle Bike to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint? Look No Further than the Super Soco TC! With its innovative mechanical construction based on racing motorbike split frame concepts, its design offers both robustness and lightweight structure – its front half made of robot-welded carbon steel while its back is composed of aluminum alloy that has undergone heat treatment for optimal results.
The battery of the TC can be easily detached for charging, and has an integrated locking system to make transport and storage safe and simple. Furthermore, this bike features an advanced power management algorithm and range-extended throttle mode which allow riders to choose different riding modes that best meet their preferences.
It has a large display that gives its driver access to important trip data such as speed, remaining reach and driving mode. Furthermore, its agile dimensions and light weight make it easy for urban commuting; its maximum speed reaches an impressive 58mph! Additionally, its range extends up to 60 miles when doing 30mph; enough to meet most commuter’s needs.
Super Soco of Shanghai recently unveiled their newest electric scooter model – the TC Max. Featuring classic styling with modern technology, including a Bosch motor that delivers plenty of torque for urban commutes, it promises to revolutionise city commuting experiences.
A great feature of the TC is its keyless start feature that works by just approaching its fob. Furthermore, there are both mechanical and electronic theft protection measures – such as steering wheel locks – as well as network enabled GPS system capable of tracking down its location if stolen.
The TC has many other advantages as well, such as quiet operation and reduced maintenance costs. Unfortunately, its one disadvantage is a lack of engine braking which may present itself if living in hilly terrain.
Tarform is one of many new electric motorcycle startups striving to mainstream sustainable, zero-emission vehicles into mainstream production. Their brushed aluminum Luna model is sustainably sourced and upgradable; top speed of 120 mph with range up to 120 miles make this model comparable to Zero’s comparable SR/F or Harley Livewire while still offering plenty of value.
Luna offers two models of its Luna bike: Scrambler and Racer – both currently in production. Although its performance might not match those of traditional motorcycles, its stylish appearance and innovative technology more than make up for any potential shortcomings.
First and foremost, the Electric Motorcycle Bike offers three driving modes that adapt to various environments with acceleration profiles and customized regenerative braking. Furthermore, its features include a 3.4-inch HD display, blind spot detection with haptic feedback and 180deg rear camera that replace traditional side mirrors – all linked through an app which lets riders monitor charging, stats and maintenance schedules remotely.
Sustainable features of this bike include recycled aluminum and biodegradable leather, flax fiber material to make custom seat covers, as well as lithium-ion batteries with over 50,000 recharge cycles – which make up its custom aluminum frame, an EV-friendly suspension system, and lithium ion batteries with extended service lives.
Luna stands out from its competitors with its modular platform; battery and motor can be upgraded with future technologies, while bodywork can be swapped out to give a fresh look. This approach stands in stark contrast with current trends of disposable electronics and throwaway vehicles; thus keeping this bike relevant as EV technology advances further.
Taras Kravtchouk, the company’s founder and CEO, was once an experienced digital developer who commuted on his Triumph Scrambler while building custom bikes during his free time. His goal with Luna was to retain all of the emotional enjoyment while simultaneously decreasing environmental impacts; and it certainly succeeded!
One of the most fascinating developments in motorcycling has been the arrival of Electric Motorcycle Bike. Their performance rivals that of gasoline bikes while eliminating their associated expenses. Electric power also has the power to stimulate our imaginations in ways we cannot fully describe – its usage creating feelings which cannot be expressed with words alone.
Jay Leno took a ride on the Lightning LS-218 this week, and it quickly became evident that this bike stands apart. Reaching speeds up to 218 miles per hour, it is currently the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle – but what made his experience even more remarkable was how this feat was accomplished.
It features a liquid-cooled 200 horsepower motor and has an estimated range of 180 miles depending on which battery option is selected. Although heavy at 495 pounds with battery included, the ride is far lighter than its gas-powered equivalent as there is no engine, flywheel, and other moving parts that make up gasoline-powered bikes to overcome when steering in new directions – resulting in much less gyroscopic inertia to overcome when changing directions of travel.
The LS-218 is highly energy efficient, using only approximately half as much energy as its gas-powered counterpart to travel the same distance. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in under three seconds and has a top speed of 351 kilometers per hour (218 miles per hour).
Lightning Motorcycles aren’t the only ones trying to change our perception of motorcycles; Zero Motorcycles also provide an affordable alternative that’s making waves in the market, while testing various battery technologies for increased range and reduced weight of its bikes.
The company has also unveiled the Strike, designed to attract a wider audience of riders. With a range of 120, 150, or 180 miles and DC fast charger charging times of under 30 minutes – its sleek design will certainly catch any motorcycle enthusiast’s attention!