• Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
  • Image Credit: Johammer
This is the Johammer electric motorcycle, which for at least six years prior to now has been known as the "biiista" - you can still make out that word stamped into the fluted aluminum fairing behind the front footpeg in the image above. We're not sure what's behind the rebranding, but the electro-moto is produced by Austrian company Hammerschmid Maschinenbau with pen work done by Yellow Works design studio.

There are two versions, called J1.150 and J1.200, the former with an 8.3 kilowatt/hour battery and a 150-kilometer (90-mile) range, the latter with a 12.7-kW/h battery and a 200-km (120-mile) range, and with the J1.200 Johammer says it makes the first electric motorcycle that can go that far on a single charge. While the wind-whipped rider looks to be on an easy cruise, it probably took her a while to get to that point: Johammer doesn't give 0-60 mph times, it only gives 30-50 km/h and 30-62 mph times. The 350-pound J1.150 and the 390-pound J1.200 both take four seconds to go from 30-50 mph and eight seconds to go from 30-62 mph.

On the other hand, Johammer is bullish on its technology. On top of that range, the company guarantees that the batteries powering the 11-kilowatt (14.75 horsepower) hub-mounted motor will be maintenance free for the 124,000-mile life of the bike and won't lose more than 15 percent of their capacity in four years.

There are no foot controls, the rider - who sits 25 inches above the ground on a 57-inch wheelbase - handles everything via grips mounted on the mirror stalks. There's no dashboard, either - the displays are integrated into the mirrors. You can get it in five different colors for either 23,000 euro ($31,795 US) or 25,000 euro ($34,556 US), though not in the US as far has we've heard, to date. There's a video below with a few seconds of rolling footage if you need some help imagining your low-riding, future-forward lifestyle.

Update: Asked about US availability, Lucas Geymayer from Johammer wrote to say "We are still building up our national and international dealer network. At the moment, we concentrate our efforts on Europe." Also, the prices before VAT and shipping are 19.200 euros for the The J1.150 costs and 20.900 euros for the J1.120.



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      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like a terrified snail!!! I love it
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bonehead
        http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/013/1/0/the_neverending_story_teeny_weeny_racing_snail_by_yotaro76-d71hiw9.jpg
        adrenalnjunky
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bonehead
        I totally came here to make a snail reference - beat me to it.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks extremely aerodynamic if you drive it in reverse.
      Actionable Mango
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah, hub center steering. Reminds me of Yamaha GTS1000 and RADD.
      danfred311
      • 1 Year Ago
      Especially with the woman on it, it reminds me of the blanket on a horse.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Although I think it looks dumb, I do like that someone is finally thinking outside the box considering that an electric powerplant should give you more flexibility in design and doesn't have to look exactly like your typical inline four motorcycle engine with a radiator in front.
      Paul Van Gaans
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is what happens when you let Dr Zeuss design motorcycles ... nein, nein, nein
      Johan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Useless. Make something we can use. It's like high fashion or concept cars. Vaporware.
      diffrunt
      • 1 Year Ago
      It has potential , could use a little more subtlety
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      what an amazingly weird ride :D
      Montie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow! Ugly and expensive. Win-win.
      Termin8
      • 1 Year Ago
      My God! That thing is UGLY!!
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks like they conceived an impressive list of ideas on how to make a bike suck.
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