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2011 Roehr eSuperSport Electric Superbike

American motorcycle manufacturer Roehr has taken the wraps off the all new 2011 eSuperSport production street legal electric motorcycle model, a result of a collaboration with Hyosung Motors USA. The machine is based on Hyosung’s GT650R, integrating Roehr’s latest version of its electric drive system.

The bike is powered by an AC Induction Motor, with 50 kW (67 hp) of power, and 80 lb- ft (108 Nm) of torque. As a result, the eSuperSport is capable of 100+ mph (161+ km/h) top speeds.

The battery pack comprises a high discharge, LiFePO4 with a 7.7Kwh capacity, providing a range of up to 75 miles (121 km) and that can be recharged with the powerful 1500 watt on-board charger in less than 7 hours.

The Roehr battery pack is monitored and protected by a Battery Management System, which controls battery charging functions, low voltage warning/intervention, and cell balancing.

“The powerful and sophisticated electric drive system is complemented by an equally impressive chassis and running gear, delivering the performance levels that motorcyclist have been looking for in an electric motorcycle,” Roehr says.

Other technical highlights include stout twin oval tube beam frame, adjustable 41mm inverted forks, and powerful dual 300mm front disc brakes with 4 piston calipers, to the adjustable rising rate single shock rear suspension, which help the eSuperSport's handling and braking meet the performance required of a true sporting motorcycle.

“The result is the best performance electric motorcycle value on the market,”
Roehr brags in a statement for the press. “The eSuperSport delivers performance unequaled by any current production street legal electric motorcycle, offering a level of performance that motorcyclists have come to expect and demand.”
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