Electric Motion hits the dirt with 2020 electric trials bikes

Riding up almost vertical inclines, hopping over rocky obstacles or just coming to a dead stop in the middle of a log are among the many thrills to be had from motorcycle trials riding. Traditionally accompanied by the clatter of noisy engines, electric motos have recently added a quieter element to the skillful sport. France’s Electric Motion has updated its line of electric motos with three Epure trials bikes and an off-road Escape model.

The top speed for all Epure e-motos has been bumped to 65 km/h (40 mph), an increase of 5 km/h on this year’s EM Sport bike, and the torque is now 600 Nm (442.5 lb.ft), which is 100 Nm more than the current model.

The most notable improvement is in the range department, with the Li-ion battery in the 2020 models able to roll for 43 km (26 mi), or between 100 and 240 minutes, depending on riding style.