New Amarok Electric Motorcycle Turns Heads

A company in Canada has unveiled a new all-electric bike that has caught the attention of Wired, and is set to race in this year’s TTXGP series.

The electric motorcycle is called the Amarok P1, which means wolf in Inuit, and although limited details about its performance have been released, when compared to similar models, it may be poised to become a top contender in electric racing.

image via Amarok Racing

We recently covered Chip Yates setting an impressive 190.6 miles per hour on his modified Suzuki GSX-R750, but the Amarok is built from an original design, making it much lighter and more comparable to the eCRP, which weighs approximately 350 pounds.

While the eCRP has a stated top speed of 136 miles per hour, Amarok says that its motorcycle can travel over 124 miles per hour. The Amarok is roughly twenty-five pounds lighter than the eCRP, and has a slightly larger 7.5 kWh battery with a projected 75 horsepower motor. Will that be enough to gain an edge on the competition? Guess we’ll just have to see . . .

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.