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Chinese electric sportbike set for Milan debut

Chinese electric sportbike set...
The Evoke Urban S (pictured) that is currently in production is expected to be used as the base for a new model, the Urban Classic
The Evoke Urban S (pictured) that is currently in production is expected to be used as the base for a new model, the Urban Classic
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The Urban S is currently the only Evoke motorcycle on offer
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The Urban S is currently the only Evoke motorcycle on offer
The Evoke Urban Classic is expected to be a cafe racer version of the existing Urban S
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The Evoke Urban Classic is expected to be a cafe racer version of the existing Urban S
The Evoke Urban S (pictured) that is currently in production is expected to be used as the base for a new model, the Urban Classic
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The Evoke Urban S (pictured) that is currently in production is expected to be used as the base for a new model, the Urban Classic
The Evoke Urban S is available in red or black color
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The Evoke Urban S is available in red or black color
The Evoke Urban S features a 5-inch screen with Bluetooth connectivity and built-in navigation
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The Evoke Urban S features a 5-inch screen with Bluetooth connectivity and built-in navigation
The Evoke Kruzer is also in the pipeline. to appear some time after the Urban Classic
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The Evoke Kruzer is also in the pipeline. to appear some time after the Urban Classic
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Evoke has announced that it will unveil a new electric motorcycle at the upcoming EICMA show in Italy. After the naked Urban S, which has been in the market since 2014, the Chinese company's second model will be called Urban Classic and is expected to share the same tech with a café racer styling.

Based in Beijing, China, Evoke Motorcycles has been around for several years and, apparently, is about to break out to the global markets. Currently it has a naked electric motorcycle on offer called Urban S, with the second model expected to be a café racer variant built around the same base.

The Urban S is powered by a single-gear, rear wheel electric hub motor, fed by a pack of Samsung SDi 18650 Li-ion battery cells that add up to a maximum capacity of 8.7 kWh and are housed in a steel frame. With a peak power of 19 kW (25 hp) and 116.6 Nm (86 lb-ft) of torque, the 185-kg (408-lb) Urban S can achieve a top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph).

It comes equipped with adjustable suspensions, LED lights, regenerative braking, and a five-inch display with built-in navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. According to Evoke, with the standard J1772 adaptor, the Urban S can be charged up to 80 percent in three hours. Its theoretical range can reach up to 200 km (124 mi) at an average city speed of 45 km/h (30 mph), or travel for 120 km (75 mi) on the highway at 100 km/h (60 mph).

Evoke's also plans appear to reach further beyond the Urban Classic, with a third model called Kruzer is in the pipeline. If the self-explanatory name isn't enough, a teaser photo on the company's website clearly portrays a cruiser model that is slated to appear sometime in 2018.

Source: Evoke Motorcycles

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3 comments
VincentWolf
Have to wonder how high that seat is from the ground?
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is cool and green.
MarcJackson
130 km/h only needs ~6-7 kw claiming 19 kw is clearly not correct, more likely is the energy storage can only supply 7 kw continuous before it overheats. Managing Li-Ions is highly complex if it's your only source of power your only option to reduce heat is to reduce power. If a cell goes high resistance from damage with only one string your stuffed, get off and start pushing. You just can't package enough mass of cells to spread the load over to keep temperatures low on a motorcycle without compromising handling, needing huge suspension systems, larger tyres and the issues those two have, unless your a guy with SMS of couse then large tyres are a plus.