New photos show off Tron-style 80kW electric motorcycle ahead of production


THEREWXNDZ has been following the story of the Verge TS electric motorcycle since 2018, when it was just a single rough prototype of a wild new electric motorcycle. Now the Finnish company Verge Motorcycles is showing off their TS electric motorcycle in its final form ahead of anticipated production. And it is rocking the most eye-catching motor we’ve ever seen on an electric motorcycle, which is saying something.

Back when the Verge TS motorcycle was known as the RMK E2, all we had were some pretty renders showing off that innovative hubless rear wheel motor. Yes, that’s right: The motor is hidden in the rim of that hubless rear wheel. And it’s not a small electric motor, either, rated for 80kW (107hp). With the magnets and copper spread so far from the axis of rotation, the motor is pumping out a mind-melting 1000Nm (735 lb-ft) of torque. That also helps the bike achieve a sub-4 second 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) time. At the top end, the bike can reach an electronically limited speed of 112 mph (180 km/h). The bike looks every bit as aggressive as its motor, just check out these new photos of the Verge TS in action.

While the Verge TS electric motorcycle certainly gives off a naked roadster feel, the optional forward mounted pegs mean you could get your cruiser bike game on as well. The hubless rear wheel drive was designed in Finland, where the bike will also be produced. And before you start complaining about how hard it will be to work on, the company claims that the rear tire can be changed using standard shop tools.






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By THEREWXNDZ

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