We’re seeing more electric motorbikes cropping up. Most look bog ordinary at best, feeble at worst, but Johammer have produced something that’s the chopper to the future – lean, mean, and previously unseen.
The motor and battery pack are placed vertically on the centre axis between wheels to produce a low center of mass and perfect handling on this motorbike, which has a range of 150-200km. Electric gear and controls are integrated in the back wheel with maintenance-free service requirements, allowing the framework its minimalist look. The lack of a dash might push the lean look a little far – instruments readings come up in the mirrors, blocking vision of things such as cyclists overtaking you on the inside. Besides, mirrors are the first things to ever get smashed with city riding/parking.
The makers also boast about the silent electric motor. Most motorcyclists believe that engine noise is a safety factor that lets motorists know they are there, but then they’re also going to be suspicious of specs that don’t even list acceleration time for 0–30mph (50km/h) produced by the engine’s 11kW of power – but they’re not the people who will see the cool factor in this.