Epo-Bike First Confirmed FIM ePower Entry

01/20/2010 @ 3:03 pm, by John Adamo7 COMMENTS

Christian Amendt, an engineering student out of Germany is the first confirmed entrant of the FIM ePower Electric Motorcycle Race series. Using what might be called a quantified version of Lotus’s “performance through low weight” philosophy, Christian converted a Honda RS125R to electric using a “half the weight, half the power” design.

The 115kg (253.5lbs) electric race bike weighs 187 lbs less than the triple motor MotoCzysz e1pc. The theory is that the light weight will allow the 96 Volt, single motor, 3 kWh Epo-bike to out perform a 2 or 3 motor bike that weighs over 400 lbs with the batteries needed to power them. The Epo-Bike uses a Lemco D135 DC motor, LiFePO4 batteries from an undisclosed manufacturer and an Alltrax AX7425 controller to achieve 74Nm of torque and reach a top speed of about 111 mph. See more pictures and a video of the epo-bike on the track after the break.

Like most of the “exclusive” TTXGP entries, it does not seem Amendt has anything against the competing series. The FIM ePower series is merely more convenient given his location and time constraints. This is a step in the right direction for ePower who has seen TTXGP gain a hand full of entrants over the last few weeks. The FIM will run ePower races on WSBK and MotoGP race weekends which should have a strong draw for race teams looking for visibility in the up and coming electric race scene.

Source: Plug Bike

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  • http://twitter.com/ducatiparts/status/8026834967 Ducati Desmo

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  • http://twitter.com/zigorider/status/8028001843 Marc Urbanski

    very cool (not cycling EPO) RT @ducatiparts: Epo-Bike First Confirmed FIM ePower Entry http://bit.ly/6M9Psw

  • http://twitter.com/environmoto/status/8034918464 EnvironMoto

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  • froryde

    Oh cool – so ePower will be the electric motorcycle equivalent to the student based Formula SAE competition…

  • http://www.evfr.net travis

    They’re headway batteries, 38120S cells, 10Ah each, 3.2V.

  • http://twitter.com/epo_bike_de/status/9002362597 Christian Amendt

    RT @Asphalt_Rubber: Epo-Bike First Confirmed FIM ePower Entry http://bit.ly/6HY7oU