Electric-powered motorcycles there is currently not too much ogled by the two-wheeled vehicle fans. This is not because of poor performance is generated by the electric motorcycle. Its silent engine sound makes the electric motorcycle gives less the macho impression.
|Who says the electric motorcycle can not match the performance of a conventional gasoline-powered one? (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Xzmwe)|
However, this does not make the development of electric powered motorcycle stalled. Many leading motorcycle manufacturers in the world even begin to compete to create a prototype electric motorcycles, some of them has been mass produced.
The electric motorcycle potention in the future is bright enough to make most manufacturers only focus on developing the vehicle. Motorcycles are designed with performance equivalent to the conventional engined version. Here is the trio of the most ferocious electric motorcycles in the World as quoted from BMF.
1. Harley Davidson LiveWire
American top bikemaker, Harley Davidson also tempted to create a bike with an electric drive. Motorcycle manufacturer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin launched the LiveWire to the US automotive market.
|Harley Davidson LiveWire. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Xziw6)|
It is quite surprising and confusing many HD enthusiasts because now one of their beloved motorcycles have no sound. As we know that usually produces HD production motorcycle engine roar frightening while driving.
HD LiveWire using the three-phase generator with an output of 55 kW or 75 hp with a torque of 70.5 Nm. The power stored in the battery that makes LiveWire can travel a distance of up to 209 km. And a maximum speed of stylish streetbike motorcycle reached 148 km/h.
2. Mission R
Forget the Ducati Panigale for a while, because the Mission R is also present as a fairing sport bike that has trellis frame like those Bologna motorcycle. The difference, supported by the Mission R uses an electric drive.
|Mission R, an electric superbike. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Xzkx2)|
Performance offered by the Mission R is also impressive. These bikes can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in three seconds and could be driven up to a maximum speed of 225 km/h.
Mission R proved itself as the first fairing sports motorcycle that has a strong, powerful performance, and sexy design also. Behind its fairing stored three-phase AC generator with a liquid-cooled that could be burst the power up to 120 kW (163 hp) with a torque of 181 Nm. To its battery storage capacity make the Mission R is able to ride a distance of 169 kilometers.
3. Lightning LS-218
Who says the electric motorcycle can not match the performance of a conventional gasoline-powered motorcycle. Look at Lightning LS-218 as the proof, the fairing sport bike could be driven up to a maximum speed of 351 km/h and touted as the world's fastest production electric motorcycle.
|Lightning LS-218. (Picure from: http://adf.ly/1XzlZK)|
The secret behind its powerful performance of the LS-218 is derived from liquid-cooled generator with power up to 200 hp with a torque of 228 Nm. And with the power saved in the battery make the LS-218 can travel a distance of up to 241 kilometers.
Torque owned by LS-218 is said to be larger than a conventional car. And Lightning Motorcycles as the manufacturers only provide the motorcycle for the adrenalin challengers as much as three units in the world. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BMF]
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