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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Norman Foley, May 21, 2020.
Haters will hate, but this looks pretty nice!
Interesting they don't list the weight. Looks very nice, though.
E-pure race is at about 158 lbs. Looks to be the same battery, so depends on how much lighter the other components are if any. Mentions new clutch.
This year is probably a bust, but would like to see EM tour some of the bigger events in the US with some demo models. Lot of coin for a bike I've not seen in person.
It could be heavier, if they haven’t lightened other components. I think they put the M4 air fork on the Race model to
get back some weight the clutch added.
Of course watching what their Factory rider Christophe Bruand can do with a Triumph Cub or BSA C15.... you know weight isn’t a problem for him!
I didn't think the weight would be an issue, I just found it odd it wasn't in the spec sheet. Especially considering said sheet used terms like "New" & "More".
My neighbors aren't complaining about my smoker, but maybe they're just being polite. Now that the ePure Race has a clutch, once their USA distribution is solid I'll strongly consider getting one. They are expensive, but no noise, no gas, not jets, and far less maintenance. Very exciting for back yard trials!
I weighed my epure race and it was 165.8 pounds. The m4 fork was 2 pounds lighter than my tech fork, so this version will be around 167.8 pounds with the tech forks.
Looks interesting. Yup, the new type of E bike with higher rpm motor and some kind of clutch which may not be hydraulic wet type because I see in the video some EM electric clutch controls, maybe 2-wire variable resistor type:
Yet you can hear the higher whine pitch of the newer type, non-direct drive motors that spin a lot faster.
The high-pitched whine on some of these new bikes has been irritating and contradicts riding in stealth. The EM sounds very quiet at low 'throttle', but when the rider opens up there's the whine. How loud it actually is is hard to tell because they pollute the ride with a music overlay.
Note in the ride the rider loses traction a few times. Throttle control for no wheel spin is something all the electrics look like they have some trouble with.
If you check out the EM specs, you'll see that they have models with both electronic and mechanical clutches. The Lite, Sport and Escape models still use the electronic clutch you pictured. It also has a regenerative charging function. The Race and Comp model have a hydraulically actuated diaphragm clutch, similar to most trials bikes.
From the EM website....
The TOP One
This is the first homologated electric trial motorcycle ever sold equipped with a diaphragm clutch. Imagine one of the lightest trial motorcycles on the market, add the torque of an electric powertrain and finally a high performance diaphragm clutch…
The Epure Race has no limit… except for its pilot’s.
This picture shows the clutch MC.
The clutch hydraulic line into the cases....
Very interesting, thanks! Looks like a really nice bike, that one.
What the heck are these things?
My best guess is those are the fork stops?
Above the lower triple clamp. Left side is the front brake line stay, and it seems the right side is for the clutch line stay, although it's routed inside of the lower clamp.
Clutch line routing wouldn't use that clamp as a stay.
Well that's a different picture we didn't have before isn't it?
Judging by the last pic, they are fork bumpers so the fork tubes don’t get dented on the frame.
EM in the snow.
Oh my, this looks nice!
I want to ride one.
You get that much snow in OK?
I am very interested in these bikes but I have an issue with how fast technology changes on them. Buying one would be like lighting money on fire and I am having trouble coming to terms with that. With a gas bike, if I buy new and ride it for a year or two. I might loose 2-3k off of sticker. What is a 2 year old EM selling for vs what they were new? A 4 or 5 year old gas bike might still be worth 50% of new. Can any EM owners offer some insight on resale of an older EM?