Roehr to enter electric sportsbike production

Exotic US V-twin bike producer goes green for 2010

AMERICAN bike manufacturer Roehr Motorcycles is to start manufacture of electric sport and racing motorcycles midway through 2010.

The company, who are better know for the manufacture of top-spec 180bhp V-twin sportsbikes, claim two electric models are in the pipeline, both featuring AC induction motors, powered by hi-tec lithium-ion batteries. Roehr are planning to race in this year's US TTXGP series. It's unsure whether the company will take part in the 2010 Isle of Man TTXGP race.

The company's press release reads as follows:

The new eRoehr model range will consist of two models, the powerful eSuperbike and the lower spec'd eSupersport. Both models will feature state-of-the-art AC induction motor, and advanced high energy, Lithium ion battery technologies. Fresh, modern styling, combined with advanced electric vehicle drive technology will raise the standards of electric motorcycle performance and desirability to new levels.

The powerful new electric eSuperbike model will feature 96 hp, and 210 lb/ft of torque and a high energy discharge, 10 Kwh, 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 premium suspension and brake components, providing race level performance and safety margins.

The eSupersport model features a 48 hp, 105 lb/ft of torque, AC induction motor, with a high energy 6 Kwh Lithium iron phosphate battery pack. The eSupersport will be the entry level of electric sportbike performance, providing a 100 mph top speed with smooth and effortless acceleration.

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'.

Pricing and additional information will be announced over the coming weeks.

Blimey. They're all at it now.

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