From concept to production, the Sora electric motorcycle will soon making its way to the streets after the first CAD renderings, an official debut in Montreal in 2011 during the Formula 1 weekend and a little more development work and the company has now finally gotten their homologation papers earlier this month from the Canadian Ministry of Transport.
Lito Green Motion, the French-Canadian company who produces the bike says that the electric motorcycle has been inspired by “the best design elements of Bobber and Café Racer/Street Fighter bikes.”
This particular motorcycle with its aluminum chassis and carbon fibre fairing features a 185-mile(300-kilometer) range on a single charge, with a 12 kWh lithium polymer battery with an integrated Battery Management System supplying the energy for its liquid-cooled, three-phase AC induction motor with 59 lbs•ft of torque, which can makes the 530lbs (240kg) heavy bike reach 60 miles per hour in about four seconds and then a top speed of 120 mph (200 km/h) thanks to the continuously variable transmission(CVT).
It also sports a regenerative braking system where the energy lost during braking is used to recharge the battery, so you can travel further in a single charge and with its patented Safe Range System managing the amount of energy to get your destination, Lito Green says you’ll never ‘experience range anxiety.’
However one of the usually setbacks on electric bikes is the amount of time for recharging, and the Sora, besides it pricing, takes a massive 8 hours to recharge from empty, but it does send you an email when the charge is complete.
If the email isn’t an impressive touch, the bike also has an electric seat that is adjustable from 750 to 850mm (29.5 to 33.5 in.) at the touch of a button while one is riding.
This zero emissions, fuel saving motorcycle carries a pretty hefty price tag of 42,399 Canadian dollars.