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How cool is this teeny electric motorbike concept?

Californian e-bike builder Super73 wants to step up into the motorcycle game. We like

Published: 18 Mar 2022
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Heard of California-based e-bike company Super73? They’re the folk that recently collaborated with Indian on the rad-looking eFTR Hooligan 1.2. And they’re about to get a whole lot more involved in the world of motorcycles with the Super73-C1X Concept above.

Super73 wants this thing to be a stepping stone for its customers that currently own e-bikes and want to upgrade to a motorbike. To that end, it says it’ll have “motorcycle performance with dramatically reduced size and weight”. 

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So how big is it? Well, the wheels are 15-inch units rather than the typical 17-inch bike units, and the overall wheelbase is 51-inches. For reference, something like the 125cc Honda Monkey has a wheelbase of around 45-inches, whilst a full-fat Suzuki Hayabusa is around 58-inches. 

You’ll need a bike licence to ride the C1X and top speed is predicted to be somewhere north of 75mph, but the small dimensions should make it fairly manoeuvrable. There’s no word on the battery specs just yet, but Super73 does say that a fast charge to 80 per cent will take less than an hour, whilst total range should be approximately 100 miles. 

We’re digging the retrofuturistic styling and the 1990s-style graphics too. Apparently development is well underway with plans for first deliveries (probably in the US) in late 2023.

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