Electric motors can be just about any shape and size and you can use multiple motors, while the batteries can also be any shape and size, especially if they are made up of a collection of smaller batteries linked together.
They say the motor has enough torque braking effect to be the primary rear brake. So it doesn’t need a brake disc, although the left lever does control regenerative motor braking.
The front wheel has a conventional set-up of dual brake discs controlled by the right lever.
Regenerative braking in most electric motorcycles and cars dramatically reduces the need for braking. In fact, when we rode the original 2014 Harley LiveWire in LA, we didn’t once use the brakes in traffic, except for the final stop.
Also, like the LiveWire, the RMK E2 has no gears.
The dashboard is on the tank and, together with the low headlight, offers a “clean electric experience with no clutter in your field of vision”.
However, tank-mounted instruments will be difficult to see while trying to keep your eyes on the road ahead.
There is no word on production schedule or pricing, but we hope it would be less than the LiveWire arriving in August in North America and Europe at just under $US30,000.
When the LiveWire arrives in Australia next year, it should cost more than $41,000!