- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 13 May 2014
The Johammer J1 electric motorcycle is now on sale in the United Kingdom, available in a 124-mile range version and a cheaper model which is capable of going 93 miles before running out of battery.
The Austrian-made Johammer J1 200 can travel 124 miles before it needs to recharge thanks to its 12.7 kWh battery, which makes it an environmentally-friendly option for bike lovers. The bike weighs 178 kilograms and can reach 75 miles per hour. Even the cheaper version, the J1 150, is capable of hitting this speed, with its sole disadvantage being the smaller battery of 8.3 kWh, which means less time on the road between charges.
It would take an owner of the J1 200 two and a half hours to recharge, while the J1 150 would need three and a half hours to reach 80% capacity.
The bikes are equipped with a 2.4-inch high resolution display that shows battery usage and the speed you are riding at. Much of the electric equipment is integrated in the back wheel of the motorcycle, which is mostly covered by the bike's body.
The Johammer J1 is a strange-looking motorcycle, but not ugly. The front lamps resemble exhaust pipes, which makes the bike look like it has been made backwards. But it is a futuristic design, after all. The J1 is offered in white, silver, blue, green and yellow and buyers will have to pay ¬£18,954 for the J1 150 version and ¬£20,602 for the J1 200 model. It might be a little pricey, but it is surely a great alternative to petrol- and diesel-fuelled bikes.