Quebec firm unveils electric street fighting, café racing bobber

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Quebec firm Lito Green Motion (LGM) has created a new motorcyle that it’s calling a bobber-café racer-street fighter-style electric superbike. The Sora is the first production electric motorcycle made in Canada, and according to the company’s website, the bike will be shown in public for the first time at the Montreal F1 Grand Prix weekend, June 10 – 12.

Powered by liquid-cooled, three-phase AC induction motor, fuelled by 12 kWh lithium polymer battery, the Sora claims 59 lb-ft of torque at the crank and a top speed of 200 km/h. LGM says you’ll be able to ride the Sora 300 km on a single charge, though makes no mention of average speed in relation to that figure. We’re guessing it’s achievable by using the machine’s “safe range” riding mode, a setting that uses the bike’s integrated GPS to help control power consumption and ensure you reach the destination that you’ve inputted via the Sora’s touch screen display. There are also eco and performance modes to choose from. Other features include a continuously variable transmission (CVT),  “high-end” suspension and brake components, and an electronically adjustable seat allowing you to raise or lower the saddle at the touch of a button. 

The Sora weighs in at a somewhat hefty 240 kg and brings with it a very hefty price tag of $42,399 (Perhaps LGM knows of some wealthy streetfighter-lovin’ Green Party members). Deliveries are said to begin this October. 

Lito Green Motion Sora Specifications

Chassis: Lightweight aluminum 6061-T6

Wheelbase: 1498 mm (59.0 in.)

Front suspension: 43 mm inverted cartridge fork. Fully adjustable

Front wheel travel: 125 mm

Rear suspension: Elka suspension fully adjustable preload. Aluminum swingarm

Rear wheel travel: 127 mm

Tires

Front: 120/70 ZR17

Rear: 180/55 ZR17

Wheels: 6-spoke lightweight forged billet aluminum

Front: 3.50 x 17″

Rear: 5.50 x 17″

Front brake

Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs, radial-mount opposed 4-piston calipers 2-pad

Rear brake

Single 250 mm petal disc, opposed 2-piston caliper

Rake: 25.0°

Weight: 240 kg (529.2 lbs.)

Seat Height: Adjustable electric seat from 750 to 850mm (29.5 to 33.5 in.)

POWERTRAIN

Motor: Liquid-cooled 3-phase AC induction

Transmissions: Belt final drive and CVT transmission

Torque

Crank: 80 Nm (59 ft-lb, 0-6000rpm)

Wheel: 960 Nm (708 ft-lb)

SORA top speed: 200 km/h (120 mph)

Energy storage

12 kWh lithium-polymer battery modules with integrated Battery Management System, on-board charge, J1772 compatible

Power Control

LITO advanced software,integrated computer, regenerative braking, 3 control modes (performance, eco, safe range)

Recharge Time: Approximately 8 hours

Instrumentation

Digital unit with displays for: speedometer, battery charge level andwarning lights

5.7in. LCD with touch screen: GPS and LITO’s application

USB port

Range: Up to 300 km (185 miles)

 

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