New Models

By Cycle Canada

September 30, 2013

Sora ready for test drives

Photo: Lite Green Motion

Sora electric motorcycle

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Another electric motorcycle from Canada
If you’ve been reading Cycle Canada magazine, you know about the Amarok electric race bike built in Canada by Michael Uhlarik. But that’s a race bike and a prototype at that. What the Quebec company Lite Green Motion offers is, apparently, a street-worthy electric motorcycle that you can buy now.
It’s called the Sora, and it is claimed to go 200 km in city driving and more than 100 km on the highway on a single charge. There is a “Safe Range System,” which you set for your destination and which then manages power output to ensure you’ll reach it. Top speed is claimed to be almost 200 km/h and torque output, 66 lb-ft from zero to 6,000 rpm.
It will take nine hours for a complete recharge, but the battery is intended to last the life of the bike.
There are also some convenient features such as GPS and an electrically adjustable seat height.
 Tires are 17-inches in regular sportbike widths of 120 and 180 mm, and up front there are two 310 brake discs with four-piston calipers while behind is a single 250 mm disc with a two-piston caliper.
Reaer suspension is by Elka, while the front suspension is a 43 mm inverted fork, and weight is 260 kg; there is no such thing as a wet or dry weight, just 260 kg. The frame is aluminum, and wheelbase is 1,498 mm.
You can see more about it and reserve a test ride at litogreenmotion.com.