2011 Roehr eSuperSport

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Roehr has announced an updated eSuperSport for 2011. The outgoing model rode on a Hyosung GT250R chassis, made 48hp with it’s 5.8kWh of battery capacity, weighed in at 395lbs and was priced at $16,995. The new bike makes 67hp from 7.7kWh, weighs 470 and costs $17,995.

In case you weren’t counting, that’s 19 more hp and 1.9kWh more for your extra $1000. Along with the extra muscle comes 75lbs worth of extra heft, but even with the weight the new bike should be significantly faster. The old bike had .121hp per pound and the new one is sporting .142hp per pound. The new bike is has more energy for every pound too; the outgoing model had to push around 68.10lbs with each of it’s 5.8kWh, and the new bike has dropped that to 61.03 and 7.7kWh. This is progress. Hit the jump for the full press release.

Ghurnee, IL. 06May2011;
Roehr Motorcycles is pleased to introduce a significant milestone in production electric motorcycles, the all new 2011 Roehr eSuperSport.

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.

The 2011 eSuperSport benefits from a closer relationship with Hyosung Motors USA*, based on the award winning GT650R, known for it’s outstanding value, reliability, and high equipment level, has been integrated with Roehr Motorcycles’ latest version of it’s advanced and proven electric drive system. The result is the best performance electric motorcycle value on the market.

Powering the eSuperSport is a highly efficient AC Induction Motor, with 50Kw (67Hp) of power, and 80 lb/ft of torque. The eSuperSport is capable of 100+ MPH top speeds with strong acceleration,  providing a unique and thrilling riding experience for those that demand more of a motorcycle than merely keeping up with traffic.

The Roehr battery pack features high discharge, LiFePO4 battery chemistry, proven to be safe and reliable while providing industry leading cycle life and high energy density. The 7.7Kwh capacity provides a range of up to 75 miles and can be recharged with the powerful 1500watt 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.

From it’s 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, the eSuperSport offers the handling and braking performance required of a true sporting motorcycle.

From daily commuting, to spirited back road riding, or just a lazy Sunday morning ride, the Roehr eSuperSport offers the best value in the electric performance motorcycling industry.

The electric motorcycle that many have been waiting for is now available; reserve yours today.
Contact Roehr Motorcycles LLC at 1-708-212-7324 or visit us at www.roehrmotorcycles.com for more information.




Type: AC Induction
Power: 50Kw (67Hp) peak
Torque: 80 lb/ft


Type: LiFePO4 high discharge cylindrical cell
Voltage/Ah: 96V (nominal) /  80Ah
Amperage: 650 amps (peak)
Capacity: 7.7 Kwh
Charging: 1000 watt on-board
7 hours
LVC, HVC, shunt balancing

Top Speed: 100+ MPH (160+ Km/h)
Average Range: 75 Miles (120 Km)


Frame: Twin oval tube steel beam frame

Front Suspension: 41mm inverted, adjustable rebound and

compression dampening

Rear Suspension: Single shock with rising rate linkage,

adjustable for preload.

Front Brakes: 2 x 300mm discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes: Single disc,  2 piston caliper
Tires front/rear:      120/60ZR17;  160/60ZR17 Bridgestone

MSRP: $17,995

*  Roehr Motorcycles LLC does not express or imply any affiliation with Hyosung Motors USA.

  • Noah

    Beautiful bike. These guys keep upping their game bigtime.

  • http://theprojectbeta.com/ andehans

    That is one huge rear sprocket.

    • noone1569

      No joke. I wonder why I haven’t seen (or noticed) and belt driven e-bikes.

      • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

        the 2011 Zero S is belt drive and SWEET.

  • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

    I don’t understand the appeal of this motorcycle. It’s not better than an ICE bike in any way that I can see, but it’s substantially worse when comparing price, components, and performance. I like the progress part, but can you wedge some trick suspension or brake bits on there for eighteen thousand dollars? Some kind of market differentiation besides ‘it’s a dressed up Hyosung that plugs in’?

  • T Diver

    To me, the front looks like a GSXR. (Relax people with GSXR tattoos, I’m not saying it’s bad. Just saying.) Christ.

    • Sean Smith

      Hyosung borrows a lot of styling from the 2004 GSXR 1000.

    • http://www.damiengaudet.blogspot.com damien

      Aren’t Hyosungs old suzukis or something?

  • http://www.amarokconsultants.com michael uhlarik

    Battery cost will remain the biggest hurdle with small volume conversions like this one, since it represents close to 50% of the cost. The good news is that this cost is dropping yearly.

    It is an impressive achievement, from a cost/retail price point of view. As a consumer product, it is perhaps, not a high value proposition.

  • Frosty_spl

    I would rather have the Brammo Empulse.

    • Mr.Paynter

      +1 on rather having an empulse!

  • jonoabq

    Do I like it? Yes. Do I like it enough to buy it? No, not yet. When I can spool off back to back 500 mile days of mountain roads on an electric m-cycle I’ll be in with both feet. Until that day I’ll patiently sit (I suspect like many others) and read about their development while I continue to ride my (ugly) ICE machine.

  • Ducky

    That’s some pretty major model bloat.

    • Sean Smith

      That’s what I thought to until I ran the numbers. The power and capacity make the price and weight increases worth it.

  • http://rohorn.blogspot.com rohorn

    Why do I have the feeling that, if this was the same bike but with some archaic single cylinder engine stuffed in it that offered lower performance for the same price, there would suddenly be a huge demand (emotional, not financial) for it.

  • Robert

    Interesting, but till an electric can run 200 miles, at highway speed, before needing to be teathered I see them as just toys.

    • http://www.thisblueheaven.com Mark D

      Or commuters. They’re awesome for that, even now. But I wouldn’t want one to be my only bike.

    • protomech

      You’ll need a 25 kwh battery for 200 miles at highway speed. Less with a streamlined bike.

      It would be possible to do this currently for a touring-size bike, likely 800+ lbs. 300-400 lbs of that would be battery.

      The price would be prohibitive. Think $40k for a large production run. Niche products will be correspondingly more expensive.

      Price and weight will come down as batteries improve. I would expect to see 25 kwh packs in affordable bikes around 2020.

  • Nick

    Oh cool, they took the swingarm off a 2003 v-strom.

  • Taco

    Where the hell is Ghurnee, IL?