There are quite a few things I want when it comes to motorized contraptions, but very few I want more than a fully electric motorcycle. And here is a contraption that’s right up that alley. A pedal powered electric bike from Germany called the eROCKIT allows a rider to go 50 MPH!
I think the general design of the bike is very interesting, although the pedal power part is kind of novel and I’m not sure at all useful. There is just one problem though it’s going to cost you… wait for it… $40,000.
Here is what GizMag had to say about the characteristics of the bike:
The whole thing weighs just 110 kilograms and with over 45lb/ft of torque and 13bhp, it can top 50mph.
The torque characteristics of an electric motor are very different to a roadgoing motorcycle powerplant â€“ the aforementioned 45lb/ft of torque is available from standstill, and the linear nature of the power delivery makes it very easy to control… this would put it in commuter 250 roadbike territory for acceleration, and the 50 mph top speed is suitable for just about anywhere other than an autobahn or freeway.
Around town, it will be a rocketship and light and manoeuvrable enough to make breeze of weaving through stopped traffic â€“ a better town motorcycle than currently exists.
You can download a PDF Brochure here for more information. Keep in mind that the bike has a range of about 35-50 miles before it needs it’s batteries charged. That’s right. It has onboard batteries.
What, you thought your pedaling alone was going to make this 200 pound “bike” go 50MPH? Not quite…