Roehr Motorcycles Preps New Line Of Electric Motorcycles

Attention, electric motorcycle fans: Roehr Motorcycles LLC–current manufacturers of the fastest American production sportbike, the 180hp,1250sc–have announced that they’ll be introducing a new line of electric sport and racing motorcycles in the spring of this year.

The new “eRoehr” line will consist of two models, the eSuperbike and its little sibling, the eSupersport. According to a statement, both models will feature a state-of-the-art AC induction motor and advanced Lithium ion battery technology.  The eSuperbike will boast 96 hp, 210 lb/ft of torque, making it capable of high top speeds and what the company terms “blistering acceleration.”  By way of compensating for all that power, the eSuperbike will also feature premium suspension and brake components, offering race level performance and safety margins.

image via Roehr

The eSupersport model is more of the entry level performance electric sportbike, coming equipped with 48 hp and 105 lb/ft of torque, offering a top speed of 100 mph with “smooth and effortless” (though not apparently not bristling) acceleration. No word yet on price.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.