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Tired of waiting for the rumored Apple iCar? How about an iBike, instead?
China-based startup Evoke Motorcycles has contracted Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn to manufacture its new battery-powered motorcycle, with plans to ramp up production and enter the U.S. market this summer, Electrek reports.
It’s now accepting deposits for its Urban S model. Priced at $9,400, the sportbike-style ride will undercut the top brands of electric motorcycles currently on sale, including those from segment leader Zero Motorcycles.
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The Urban S is actually more of a Galaxy motorcycle (SBike?), as it uses a 9 kilowatt-hour battery pack from Samsung that provides a range of 124 miles in the city, and 74 miles on the highway. The motor it powers is rated at 24 hp and 86 lb-ft of torque, and the bike’s top speed is restricted to 81 mph.
And while the battery pack is the only real connection to either Samsung or Apple, the Urban S does feature a 5-inch display with smartphone integration and built-in navigation.
If all goes well with the Urban S, Evoque will follow it up with the cruiser-style…uh, Kruzer, which has a laid-back riding position and a beefy 126 lb-ft of torque.