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GPR-S: 100 km on a single charge

Electric Motorsport has produced a battery powered motorcycle that looks like a light sport bike and has a range of up to 100 km.

The Oakland, California, company, founded in 2001, has shown pictures of a GPR-S electric bike that weighs 285 lb (129 kg), runs on about 19 hp and hits 100 km/h or more, and recharges in four hours (or 90 minutes with an optional speed charger).

The 14.2 kilowatt electric drive system is fueled by a lithium battery pack and the bike is said to "briskly accelerate."

The bike wears dual rear shocks with remote reservoirs, USD forks, and a 290 mm disc brake up front. It’s available in metallic shades of red, blue, burgandy (sic), white, black, and silver.

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KillaCycle ready to run

The company hopes to produce 300 of them this year, and MSRP will be $8,000 in Oakland. See more at www.electricmotorsport.com

And in a related story that reminds us of "Tool Time Tim," the owners of the KillaCycle allowed a mechanic to adjust its electric motors to take more rpm, current, and voltage from its battery pack than anyone on the race team had thought possible … and then set a record with a 7.89 second, 168 mph quarter mile pass in Colorado last Thursday. See the action at www.killacycle.com (and turn up the volume on your computer’s speakers).

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  1. I wonder how much ones hydro bill would increase when charging this thing all month. My guess is the fuel saved would more than make up for it.

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