LITO Sora Electric Motorcycle On Sale Now (w/videos)

3 years ago by Mark Kane 7

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

On June 13, LITO Green Motion turned 5 years old (since incorporation) and in just these few years of existence, the Canadian company was able to develop and introduce the Sora electric motorcycle.

The early concept version was presented in 2011 and, as it turns out, the production version does not differ much from the concept.  It still looks exceptional in production form with lots of aluminum and carbon fiber interspersed here and there.

“The essence of design”

“The revolutionary SORA features the best design elements of Bobber and Café Racer/Street Fighter bikes, combined in one innovative, zero-compromise electric superbike. The Bobber influence can be seen in the rear fender that is fixed to the wheel, while the Street Fighter influence can be seen in the dynamics of the front of the bike. The result? A unique style of motorcycle that is part custom, part sport bike — combined in one supermachine.”

In the case of Sora, its instrumentation system is unique in utilizing a 5.7-inch touch screen (LITO is probably first to use this tech in a production motorcycle).

Sora is equipped with a 12 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack, which gives it a range of 200 km (or 124 miles) in the city. On the highway, higher speeds eat the range by half to 100 km or 62 miles. Noteworthy is that top speed is 190 km/h or 118 mph.

We don’t see a fast charging option, so understand that the feeding of this 260 kg (573.2 lbs.) beast takes nine hours via J1772 Level 1.

Update (April 24, 2016):  More information on the bike and pricing can be found at soraelectricsuperbike.com

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora

Lito Sora - Technical Features

Lito Sora – Technical Features

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7 responses to "LITO Sora Electric Motorcycle On Sale Now (w/videos)"

  1. kdawg says:

    “We don’t see a fast charging option, so understand that the feeding of this 260 kg (573.2 lbs.) beast takes nine hours via J1772 Level 2.”
    ————–

    Something isn’t right here. Did you mean L1 charging?

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Yes, that should read 9 hours via L1/120V charge as per the specs. Thanks…fixed.

      1. kdawg says:

        Now my question is, what happens when you plug it into a 240V L2 charger? Do you let the smoke out?

        1. protomech says:

          Most onboard chargers have active power factor correction (PFC), and accept a wide range of input AC power (85-265V 50-60 Hz AC or similar). I would assume the Lito Sora’s onboard charger has active PFC.

          Lito mentions in their FAQ that the bike can be charged as quickly as two hours with an external charger. I wonder what that looks like and whether it can be transported with the bike.

          1. kdawg says:

            They talk about getting a “qualified electrician to attach it (and ensure he/she follows the electrical regulations and safety standards of your area)”

            I’m not sure what any of this means. I think something got lost in the French to English translation.

          2. Paul says:

            “The external charger” is probably a Level 2 charger — 240-volts at 30 to 40 Amps. If a leverl 1 charger (120-volts @15 Amps) can charge the bike in 9 hours, a Level 2 at the afore mentioned rate would more than likely allow the bike to charge in just 2 hours.

            As with EVs, Level 2 chargers need to be installed by qualified electricians.

            There are portable Level 2 chargers that can plug into any 240-volt outlet (the kind you would use for electric clothes dryers).

            See:
            http://youtu.be/0iAy-NriDfE

  2. Fabian says:

    ohh boy, another overpriced EV bike. Did these guys get the memo that for just another 20k you can buy a Model S? Just saying