After three years in gestation, the Lito Sora electric motorcycle is entering production in Quebec.
Lito Sora, a Canadian company, has just announced that it is ready to put into production a new electric motorcycle that has a range of up to 124 miles and a top speed of 118 mph and will launch it at the end of this month.
The Lito Sora, which is manufactured in Quebec, will be “unveiled” at the Montreal Motorcycle Show on February 28. How or if that production bike differs from the one you see here remains unclear. The Sora has been around in concept form since at least 2011 and has, at various times, had a hypothetical $40,000+ price tag attached to it.
What was just a drawing three years ago, now at least appears to be a real bike.
The Sora has an aluminum frame, carbon fiber fairing and weighs in at 573.2 lbs. It has 43mm inverted, fully adjustable front forks with Elka pre-load adjustable suspension at the rear and an aluminum swingarm. Brakes are powerful, four-piston radial affairs.
Make that two real bikes!
There is a liquid-cooled, three-phase, AC motor, which develops 66.37 lb.-ft. of torque, and is powered by 12 kWh lithium polymer battery modules. Lito has used an integrated onboard computer which controls regenerative braking on the Sora, plus the rider gets to choose from three control modes – performance, normal and safe range. The software will also allow the rider to program a destination and the onboard technology will then select the correct power delivery to ensure the Sora can reach its destination.
The Sora is equipped with a belt final drive and CVT transmission. Lito claims there is sufficient power for riding the Sora around 62 miles in town or up to 124 miles on the freeway with the batteries taking nine hours to recharge.