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American-Built Electric Motorcycle Ticks The Right Boxes But Costs More Than A Dodge Charger
18 Dec First Look
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Electric motorcycles are on an upward trajectory. They are becoming more routine and the market share is getting bigger each year. To no one's surprise, everyone wants a piece of this pie and this includes the American EV startup, Expannia. Though founded by a Spanish lad, the company is headquartered in Florida where it has taken the wraps off its first electric motorcycle that ticks all the right boxes.

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Expannia’s first motorcycle is a sure-shot head-turner. The company has opted for a non-conventional, uber-futuristic design, with most credit going to its monocoque construction. The sleek fascia, faux tank, and seat all look like a single unit, while the single-sided swingarm and razor-sharp alloy wheels amp up its aesthetics further. Couple this with the metallic finish and gold accents (on the carbon fiber fairings), and the Expannia looks like a dream come true for electric motorcycle enthusiasts.

Like the design, the features are likable, too. You get a digital TFT instrument cluster, app connectivity, five riding modes, and even tire pressure sensors. The riding modes comprise three generic settings and two rider-customizable modes, in case you want to make it your own.

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As always, the key concern about an EV is its battery-motor combo, and Expannia has sorted this out well. The EV boasts a 97kW (peak output) mid-mounted motor paired with an 8.35kWh battery. These promise a top speed of 160kmph (~100mph) and a maximum range of 200km (124 miles) in mixed conditions. When ridden solely in urban cities, the range can even creep up to 155 miles. Besides this, the battery-motor package is housed inside a carbon fiber and titanium chassis that’s sprung on Ohlins black line, USD forks and monoshock. You also get golden Brembo calipers clamped onto twin discs up top to shed speed fast.

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Owing to the extensive use of top-shelf components, Expannia has priced its limited edition at a bonkers $64,900, twice as much as a base Dodge Charger. Only 50 units will go on sale worldwide and reservations are in full swing ahead of scheduled deliveries by the end of 2023. Lucky for us, Expannia also has a toned-down, mass-production model of the same motorcycle that’ll retail at $23,000, which sounds a lot more sensible for most.

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As always, the decisive factor will be whether Expannia can deliver these claimed specs in the actual product as new manufacturers often dig their own graves by making promises they can’t keep. We hope this lives up to expectations, but we will have to wait for the production model to recommend this to you.

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