The Roehr eSuperbike | First Ride

Walter Roehr electrifies his American motorcycle dream

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Jim Moy

Tech Spec

An electrically driven Hyosung GT250R with upgraded suspension and brakes and custom bodywork.

Nothing until the Brammo Empulse appears sometime in 2011.

Price $27,595
Motor type Twin AC induction motors
Battery Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4), 240
large-format cylindrical cells
Battery capacity 7.7kWh, 96 volts peak
Clutch Direct drive
Transmission na
Claimed horsepower 96.0 bhp @ 4500 rpm
Claimed torque 200 lb.-ft. @ 1000 rpm
Frame Steel twin-spar
Front suspension 41mm inverted fork with adjustable
spring preload
Rear suspension Single Öhlins shock with adjustable
spring preload, compression and
rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers,
300mm discs
Rear brake Single-piston caliper, 230mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone Battlax BT-016
Rear tire 170/60ZR-17 Bridgestone Battlax BT-016
Rake/trail 24.0°/3.5 in.
Seat height 30.0 in.
Wheelbase 56.0 in.
Claimed range 75-100 mi.
Claimed curb weight 505 lbs.
Color Red
Available Now
Warranty 1 yr., unlimited mi.

Contact: Roehr Motorcycles
172 Knobb Hill Lane
Gurnee, IL 60031

Verdict 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extremely promising performance, but it still needs a 25 percent increase in power and range-and a 50 percent decrease in price-to achieve true parity.

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