Roehr eSuperSport Electric Motorcycle Debuts

Illinois-based manufacturer Roehr has released an all-new electric motorcycle called the eSuperSport based, in part, on a Hyosung Motors USA GT650R.

Equipped with a 67 horsepower AC induction motor capable of generating 8o lbs-ft torque, the eSuperSport can reach top speeds over 100 miles per hour. Powered by a 7.7 kWh LiFePO4 battery, the electric motorcycle has a range of 75 miles on a full charge. The bike is equipped with a 1,500 watt onboard charger, and takes roughly seven hours to reach full capacity.

image via Roehr Motorcycles

All in all, the bike is very respectable in terms of performance. However, we wouldn’t call the motorcycle the best value on the market. While superior bikes like the Sora can range over $40,000, the eSuperSport retails for just $17,995. However, Oregon-based Brammo is selling a comprable model called the Empulse for under $14,000, although that specific bike has less torque than the eSuperSport.

Still, a little competition is usually better for consumers, so hopefully we’ll start to see increased performance for less of our hard earned dollars over the next few years.

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.

    • John

      The Brammo Empulse for $14K you are referring to is not available and will not be for at least another year, with no guaranty that it will close to the advertised price.