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2010-01-12 11:24
US motorcycle manufacturer Roehr is the latest to announce its plans to create electric sport and racing motorcycles.

The new models will be launched later this year and will compete in the TTXGP US Series, but the company has not yet confirmed whether it will be taking part in the TTXG electric GP on the Isle of Man.

The new eRoehr model range will consist of two models, a powerful eSuperbike and the lower spec'd eSupersport. Both models will feature a “state-of-the-art AC induction motor, and advanced high energy, Lithium ion battery technologies”.

According to the company fresh, modern styling will be combined with advanced electric vehicle drive technology to raise the standards of electric motorcycle performance and desirability to new levels.

Roehr’s eSuperbike model will feature 70.6kW and 285Nm of torque and a high energy discharge (10 kW/h) lithium iron phosphate battery pack. This results in a machine “capable of high top speeds, and blistering acceleration that only the seamless and instantaneous torque of electric motor drive can provide”.

The eSuperbike will also feature high level suspension and brake components, providing race level performance and safety margins.

The powerful eSuperbike will be the basis of Roehr Motorcycles' entry into the upcoming 2010 US TTXGP series. Roehr Motorcycles will also be offering race prepared versions of the eSuperbike for teams or individuals competing in the upcoming TTXGP, and FIM e-Power racing series'.

The lower specced eSupersport model on the other hand will feature a 35kW / 142Nm AC induction motor with a high energy 6kW/h lithium iron phosphate battery pack. The eSupersport will be the entry level of electric sportbike performance, providing a 160km/h top speed with “smooth and effortless acceleration”.

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