Among a rash of new electric motorbikes coming on the market, Finnish company RMK is making their mark, unveiling the E2 a new electric motorcycle prototype with a hubless rear-motor wheel. The unusual looking bike has an electronically limited top speed of 160 km/h (100 mph) and is already taking pre-orders for delivery next year. Source: RMK Despite its high power, the RMK say the E2 will have a range of 200-300 km (124-248 mi) depending on the model. The 50 kW (67 hp) motor outputs 320 Nm (236 ft-lbs) of torque but this isn’t what sets it apart from its competitors. Source: RMK The bike’s head-turning hubless rear wheel hosts the bike’s electric motor, making it unusual in many ways. Teemu Saukko designed and patented the motor. He explained how he came about the unusual looking bike in a post on EVNerds. "The bike itself is a bastard child of a naked sportbike and wide handlebar Harley-Davidson kind of bike. It looks like its a sportbike, but it is not," the designer says. Source: RMK One unusual feature of the E2 is the bold statement of having the bike’s heavy gauge wiring out in the open, wrapped in […]

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