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