Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle is a Wildly Futuristic Way to Ride
We’re gonna keep the green theme rolling today, in more way than one. There is an argument from the motorcycle community, that riding a hog is less piggish on gas. It’s true that motorcycles are far more efficient than cars, but what is more efficient than a motorcycle? An electric motorcycle, of course. The Johammer J1 doesn’t look like a typical motorcycle, because it is far from the norm. It not only incorporates an electric powertrain, but some cool new digital features that stretch the bike’s cool factor. RELATED: See images of the 2014 Tesla Motorcycle Concept by Marco de Toma The J1 features an 11kW battery sending power to an electric motor that is inside the rear wheel. The body of the bike contains a spring damper and battery pack, which are said to yield a smooth, stable ride.
The bike has multifunction rear view mirrors, which provide the typical view of your surroundings, but also display vital information, including speed and battery life. Other unique tech features include a control-assisting front peg and a twofold frame-profile wing.
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Johammer claims a range of 93 miles, a top speed of 75 mph and a charging time of just one hour. That’s even less than some electric scooters. Our only hangup with the J1 is its expectedly high price. It costs 23,000, which converts to $31,775. That’s a high price for a bike, but what is the cost of peace of mind when the bugs are in your teeth!