According to Regulation No. 85 UN/ECE, only the rated continuous power counts for the classification into the registration and driving license classes for an electric motorcycle. The legislator understands this to mean the maximum performance that a engine can deliver for 30 minutes at a time. The possible top performance does not appear at this point.
And so there are electric 125s that offer more power than you expect, that inspire with a momentarily available – and legal – extra kick. In some cases, that extra power that goes beyond the 125 limit of 15 hp goes beyond, within a few horsepower. With some bikes, however, the increase in power is enormous, at the top there are sometimes 59 hp (!) at. The idea of 16-year-olds riding a two-wheeler to school is irritating. Fascinating and dangerous at the same time? We present five vehicles and classify them and their additional power.
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The E-Choppers SR breaks the mold. And not just because it’s an electric chopper. The clean exterior is just as eye-catching as the mighty 240 rear tire. The engine develops a maximum torque of 109 Nm and has a peak output of 59 hp. With a manageable weight of 248 kilograms, this is definitely an announcement.
The Swiss Peter Fässler developed the SR himself and is now offering it in a small series for a whopping 63,650 euros. The top speed is estimated at 135 km/h. With a wheelbase of 1.80 meters, experience should be required to move the SR. And that despite SECTION. The high price will put most people off buying this vehicle, especially parents of a 16-year-old novice driver.
E bike? pedelec? Motorcycle? Anyone standing in front of the eRockit will probably scratch their heads at first. Not because of the crazy look of the unique device. But because of the concept behind it. You have to pedal like you would on a bicycle, which is good for your health. However, the pedals work like the throttle grip on a motorcycle and give the electric motor impulses.
It drives the rear wheel briefly with up to 21.7 hp and makes the eRockit suitable for expressways. The continuous output is “only” 5 kW (6.8 hp). This means that the eRockit can be driven with the B196 driver’s license. The driving pleasure is great, the price high: It starts at 11,850 euros, the additional power is justifiable.
KTM Freeride E-XC
Motocrossers and enduro fans’ eyes light up when they see the letters K, T and M read. The Austrians’ machines, mostly in orange, contain the complete KTM off-road competence. The perfect mixture of an enduro for plowing through terrain and a trials machine for complicated climbing is called KTM Freeride.
And there are also electric ones. With up to 24.5 hp (Continuous performance: 12 hp), 111 kilos in weight and a travel time of 90 minutes. Then you either recharge the Freeride E-XC in 110 minutes or replace the battery. So if you like to rip through the dirt, the E-XC is the right choice. Price: 11,199 euros. The additional horsepower of the KTM is manageable and therefore within limits.
Zero from California was the first company to start building electric motorcycles in 2006. The Americans’ bikes beguile technology fans with their details – for example hollow frame parts to reduce weight. One of the currently cheapest ways to drive a Zero is the Supermoto FXE from 13,650 euros.
The FXE rides on 17-inch wheels and charges in 1.8 to 9.7 hours, depending on the charger. It is powered by Zero’s weakest engine with 33 kW. The required energy is provided by the smallest battery in the manufacturer’s portfolio with 7.2 kWh. One A1There is a /B196-compliant version with a continuous output of 11 kW, but it also has a peak output of 44 hp – too much of a good thing!
Similar picture with the sister Zero DS. It is the Californian model with the longest tradition. the DS Like its sister, it can be driven with the A1 or with the B196 driver’s license thanks to eleven kW of continuous power. At its peak, it delivers a real 56 hp, accelerates like a Golf GTI and has more torque than a Suzuki Hayabusa! Very sensitive!
With its studded tires and long-travel springs, the Zero DS is recommended for motorcycle touring on gravel roads. The standard batteries have 14.4 kWh, optionally 18 kWh are possible. Notable: Zero gives five years warranty on all batteries, with no mileage limit. Price: from 16,540 euros.