Science has finally created a giant metal slug on wheelsNot quite. Well, not at all actually. While the Johammer J1's body and handlebars are vaguely reminiscent of a slow-moving cabbage chomper, it is in fact, an electric motorcycle. Clean cheap energy while getting from A to B in a jiffy? Sounds good to us.
Electric eh? Good luck with your rubbish rangeActually, things have come a long way from the first electric bikes which could only handle a trip to the corner shop and back. The Johammer is actually an endurance fiend with Duracell Bunny-like stamina.
It can take you up to 124 miles in a single charge, if you spring for the J1.200 model. It weighs 178kg, and packs in a 12.7 kWh battery pack. Just imagine driving from London to... a city that's 124 miles away, without ever having to stop. Amazing.
178kg? It must be as slow as it looksIt's not nippy, we admit. It's powered by an 11 kilowatt hub-mounted motor which translates to 14 horsepower and a top speed of 74mph. But with it's mammoth range, we're not complaining.
Anything else I should be excited about?Actually, yes. The wing mirror has a hi-res digital display which serves up speed and battery info at a glance.
Tell me how much I can't afford it, then.The J1.150 will set you back €23,000 while the J1.200 will hit your wallet with €25,000's worth of damage in exchange for a bigger battery and longer range. Happy cruising.