Electric Motion, EM for short, is doing the same with their own enduro motorcycles that look and feel like your classic 125ers. Now, they seem to offer three new models under the Epure category for 2021. So, we’ll break them down individually as only small differences really set them apart.
First on the list is the Epure Lite. This young lady would be considered first on the list and the standard for the class. She’s been made with the beginner in mind and packs a little less punch than her bigger brothers, but still includes all the EM perks. She runs on a Li-ion battery with 1875 Wh and 50.4V. It’ll last you for a mere 26 miles (43 km). It may not seem like much but consider that it does these 26 miles (43km) fully capable of adapting to any terrain you may encounter.
The motor for the Lite is once again an EM in-house design with a nominal power of 6Kw and a peak of 11Kw. It’s just big enough to get you up to 40 mph (65kph), keeping it street legal, and pushes out 600 Nm of torque. All of that is set on a 15 CDV6 steel-tube frame that comes in only at 11 lbs. (5 kg).
Next up would be the Epure Sport. But reading about it in comparison to the Lite, we couldn’t find any major differences. It pushes out the same amount of torque as the Lite, has the same motor output, even the battery size and capacity is the same. However, we do have a mention of an improved fork and suspension. Other than that, it’s not really a bigger brother, but more like a twin brother that was born first.
But the Epure Race can be considered the bigger brother. Right? I guess. Honestly, I’d have to ride it to feel any difference. The frame is once again the same as the other two bikes, battery too.
Even the tires are the same Michelin X11 as on the other two models. The only real difference is that the Race has a top speed of 43.5 mph (70 kph). So, where is the difference? The only difference we’re shown is a diaphragm clutch and a beefier fork to be used on the Race.
But it does seem like Electric Motion is aware of this possible misunderstanding when informed about their bikes, so they recommend you contact them for a test-drive before drawing any conclusions.
One thing we have no mention of is about what in the world is going on with that chain setup? Maybe I haven’t been around the block enough in these 32 years, but I’ve never seen a chain forced into such a shape. I wonder what it does for the ride.