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.

Specifications:

Motor

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

Battery

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

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

Components

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.

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