Evoke, a Hong Kong-based company, has introduced their latest electric motorcycle, the 6061-GT, which boasts the largest battery pack ever offered in a production bike. With a whopping 30-kWh battery, the 6061-GT provides an outstanding range of over 600 km (370 miles), making it an ideal option for long-distance touring.
Electric motorcycles have gained popularity for their practicality in daily commuting, offering quick acceleration and low operating costs. However, many riders have been hesitant to fully embrace electric motorcycles due to their limited range. Evoke’s 6061-GT aims to address this concern with its impressive battery capacity.
The 6061-GT is equipped with a liquid-cooled axial flux electric motor that peaks at 90 kW (121 hp) and 206 Nm (152 lb-ft) of torque. This powerful motor enables the motorcycle to reach a top speed of over 230 km/h (140 mph) and accelerate from 0-98 km/h (0-60 mph) in just 4.4 seconds.
To support long-distance journeys, the motorcycle is designed with level 2 CCS-2 DC charging capabilities. When plugged into a compatible charging station, the 6061-GT can charge at up to 90 kW, allowing riders to reach 80% battery capacity in just 30 minutes.
Evoke has opted for a cruiser-style design for the 6061-GT, acknowledging that the large and heavy battery pack necessitates a certain aesthetic. The battery pack is housed within a patented Twin Plate Exo-frame, constructed from aerospace-grade aluminum sheets. However, the previous design for the 2023 model received criticism for its unattractive appearance. In response, Evoke has made improvements for the 2024 version by adding plastic covers that conceal the frame.
In terms of comfort and functionality, the 6061-GT features a small tank-mounted dashboard, ABS, regenerative braking, and sophisticated three-way adjustable suspension. However, it lacks luggage options, which may be a drawback for touring riders looking to carry additional belongings.
The 6061-GT is currently available for pre-order, with North American deliveries expected to begin in 2024. Pricing details have not been disclosed, but the previous model was priced at approximately $25,000.
Despite its potential limitations in terms of comfort and luggage options, the Evoke 6061-GT with its extensive battery range may appeal to riders seeking a touring electric motorcycle. Its improved design and impressive performance may sway skeptics in favor of electric motorcycles for long-distance adventures.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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