New electric motorbike: Horwin CR6
I'm sure we're all excited about new models coming into the market. I'd dare to say that in Europe in general the market lacks good options given the regulations.
Just spotted the announcement of the Horwin CR6, that will be launched in the UK early March.
Anyone has any real world info about this model? At £5,047 OTR for 6.2kw and 3 hours charge I find it not bad.
Edit: max power is 6.2kw, not 7.2kw
In some ways I like it. Slightly more powerful than the TC max would be welcome. That said, for the extra money it's a very small power difference on the non-pro model.
While I'd like the pro for practising for my test with gears it seems odd to stick a manual transmission on an electric bike. I'd personally prefer a setup like Zero uses, where you're using a foot brake for the back and have ABS brakes rather than the CBS you get on this and the Soco TC Max.
Feels to me like there is still a notable gap in the market between the cheapest Zero and the TC Max that this doesn't really fill. I guess a lot of that varies by market - apparently in the US this is not much cheaper than the cheapest Zero while it's half the price here in the UK. If Zeros came down in price here then that gap could close quite substantially!
I hope that by the time my TC Max is past it's best that there are more compelling alternatives than this, but am still happy to see more options on the market 🙂
It finds it path between TC-max and Zero motorcycle as well as the price span. However its 6,300 € before the grant. The grant I suspect is as "true" as a politicians word are true so be sure to use the grant pretty fast if you'd like to use it.
I read in the linked article that the charger "should" charge to full in 3 hours. For a big battery that is a very fast charger at almost 3000w charged electrons per hour. And that the acceleration was 6 seconds 0 to 100km / h. Pretty fast if real world values say the same in the future.
The price difference is £798 (£5,047 vs £4,249) for the non-Pro model.
These are the main differences I spotted:
• Max power: 6.2kw (against 5kw)
• Max torque: 260Nm (against 180Nm)
• Battery: 72v / 55Ah (against 72v / 45Ah)
• Charge: 3 hours for 80% / non-removable battery (7 hours with option to remove the battery)
• Range: up to 150km (against 100km)
• Weight: 134kg (against 100kg)
Providing these numbers are true in real world, is it worth the extra price? I don't know. What do you guys think?