Take note, Zero Motorcycles and Quantya: There's a new electric motorcycle in town. California-based Electric Moto Corporation (aka EMOT) has announced a new motorcycle called the EMAX 72DS. As hinted to by the bike's name, this electric two-wheeler will be running a 14 kW, 72-volt battery pack that will provide a claimed three-hour run time. Further, the DS signifies that the bike will be a dual sport that's both off-road capable and road legal.

EMOT claims its electric motor puts out 21 horsepower and 40 Nm of torque (nearly 30 lb-ft), which is enough juice to push the EMAX 72DS to a top speed of 60 miles per hour. An aluminum frame, Talon hubs, Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspenders sound good, and the estimated $9,995 asking price sounds reasonable.

Perusing the company's website reveals that there is an electric bicycle, an ATV, a personal watercraft and a scooter in the works. We'll just have to wait and see a production version of the machines before drawing any final conclusions.

[Source: Electric Moto Corporation]

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