Evoke’s 6061-GT electric motorcycle is shaking things up with a massive 30-kWh battery, the largest you’ll find on a production bike. This beast promises over 370 miles of city riding range. It’s a game-changer for those who love long rides but have been hesitant about electric bikes due to range anxiety.
The bike’s got a liquid-cooled electric motor with a punchy 121 hp and 152 lb-ft of torque, enough to hit speeds over 140 mph and do 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. Sure, it’s not the fastest out there, but it’s hefty, thanks to that big battery. It’s styled like a cruiser, which means it’s big and heavy by design, tipping the scales at over 705 lbs.
The design? Well, let’s just say the 2023 model won’t win any beauty contests with its “patented Twin Plate Exo-frame.” But the 2024 model is getting a makeover with plastic covers that hide the frame and a massive 250-section rear tire that’s hard to miss.
It’s got a small dash, ABS, regenerative braking, adjustable suspension, and a seat designed for long rides. You can order it now in North America, with deliveries starting in 2024. No price tag yet, but the previous model was about $25,000.
The 6061-GT is an odd mix. It’s built for touring but doesn’t seem to think about luggage space or comfort over long distances. Yet, it’s got that huge battery and a look that’s improving.
Electrek’s Micah Toll highlighted this electric cruiser‘s debut in the American market with a 410-mile range. It outdoes Zero’s longest-range bike, the Zero SR ZF14.4, which gets 223 miles in the city. The 6061-GT used to boast a 15-minute charge for 80% battery, but now it’s 30 minutes to 80%, unless you opt for the 6061 Series upgrade for a 15-minute ultra-fast charge.
With a 29.7 kWh battery, expect a heavy ride. It’s got a 120 hp motor and can hit 125 mph. The Evoke 6061-GT is expected to cost around $24,995 and comes in colors like “Obsidian Black” and “Sniper Green.”
So, what’s the verdict on Evoke‘s new electric cruiser? It’s got the range and the battery size to turn heads, but will it win over the hearts of bikers used to the roar of a gas engine? Only time will tell.