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