Evoke Motorcycles looks to take on the Zero- and Brammo-based products in the U.S. electric market with its Urban S model that rolls modern, sportbike style and 86 pound-feet of instantly-available torque together with a power pack that delivers a nearly 125-mile range. Best of all, Evoke manages to keep the price tag under the 10K mark, so this keeps the bike available to the low-budget riders and entry-level alike. I gotta say that this will certainly help it move in the gradually-warming domestic market, but the real defining factors will be how well it matches up with the other big EV bikes available today.
Evoke drew heavily from European influences when it drew up the Urban S. A cut-down front fender, inverted front forks and tripleclamp-mount headlight housing lead the way with a Spartan style not unlike current standard and naked sportbikes.
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