French Company H-Ker Unveils Appropriately Named “First” Electric Motorcycle (w/videos)
5 Y BY MARK KANE
First is the name of the recently unveiled electric racing motorcycle from French company H-Ker.
Work on First began back in 2010 and it’s based on the Yamaha YZF 125 chassis.
First will be available in two variants—either with a motor with a maximum power rating of 25 or 40 kW. Dependent upon which version is purchased, First will boast a top speed of either 87 mph or 106 mph.
A 9-kWh lithium-ion battery comes standard on both version and is claimed to last for up to 40-75 minutes out on the track. The electric First tips the scales at 364 pounds.
H-Ker says it will produce a limited number of Firsts for racing teams. The expected price, mentioned in French media, is around 15,000 Euros or roughly $19,500.
Come 2014, H-Ker hope to unveil a more powerful demonstration motorcycle. Will this one be called Second?
Below you’ll find videos from First tests.