After has been around in concept form since 2011, the Lito Sora has finally entered its first production run. It is manufactured in Quebec. The first production of this electric cafe racer with a bobber twist will be unveiled at the Montreal Motorcycle Show on February 28.
The Lito Sora sports a liquid-cooled three-phase AC induction motor, which provides 66.7 ft-lb. of torque, and it is powered by 12 kWh lithium polymer battery. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a belt final drive and continuously variable transmission. The 2014 Lito Sora claims a top speed of 118 mph and a range of 52 miles in town and up to 124 miles on the freeway, with the battery taking nine hours to recharge.
The Sora weighs 573.2 lbs, thanks to its lightweight carbon fibre fairing and an aluminium frame. For suspension, the electronic motorcycle uses a fully-adjustable 43mm upside-down front fork which offers 125mm of travel and an Elka preload-adjustable at the back with 127mm of travel. Other highlights include dual semi-floating 310 mm front discs with radial-mount opposed four-piston calipers and 250mm rear disc with a two-piston caliper, an electrically-adjustable seat (from 29.5 inches to 33.5 inches), as well as several advanced electronic features such as 5.7 inch LCD touch screen and USB port, that help managing battery power and an integrated GPS system.
The 2014 Lito Sora is priced at CAD$46,399 or US$43,690 or £25,375.