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KYMCO introduces at EICMA 2018 SuperNEX electric supersport motorcycle

KYMCO’s SuperNEX motorcycle comes with a six-speed transmission

At EICMA 2018, KYMCO announced the launch of KYMCO SuperNEX, a fusion of “supersport” and “electric” that delivers everything modern supersport riders dream of.

“While people have no doubt that tshe next era of personal transportation is electric,” said KYMCO chairman Allen Ko. “Many are still pondering over the profound implications of electric in the world of supersport motorcycles.”

Most electric motorcycles today lack the sustaining thrill of acceleration to the top-end after the initial rush. As a result, many sport bike lovers fear that supersport might lose its charm in the impending new electric era.

The SuperNEX was designed around the philosophy that shifting is the art of motorbike riding. Hence, the electric supersport bike has the most advanced six-speed transmission that allows riders to enjoy every minute of their skill-honing endeavours.

It comes with clutchless upshift and downshift features. The slipper clutch further helps smooth out the ride on normal downshifting.

With the gears, SuperNEX provides the human-machine connection that all sportbike riders can’t live without.

An unfortunate shortcoming of today’s electric motorcycles is that the inherent characteristic of the electric motor has a power curve that reaches maximum horsepower at midrange and then declines thereafter.

As a result, on a single gear electric motorcycle, once it reaches a certain speed the surge of acceleration starts to fade noticeably. Moreover, this lack of power is most often felt at high-speed riding, which supersport riders enjoy the most.

SuperNEX is a totally different story. The six-speed transmission allows riders to make use of the most optimal power band of the motor to extract the full potential of the vehicle.

The gears help improve not only the efficiency and responsiveness, but also the acceleration and top speed. As a result, SuperNEX can go from 0-100 kmph in 2.9 seconds, from 0-200 kmph in 7.5 seconds and from 0-250 kmph in 10.9 seconds. Such insane performance at any speed is simply irresistible.

When acceleration feels like a completion of a thought, the SuperNEX experience is simply irresistible.

The capabilities of today’s supersport motorcycles exceed the skills of most riders. Therefore, to allow all sport bike lovers to confidently engage in the quest of the next level of skills, KYMCO created KYMCO FEP – KYMCO Full Engagement Performance – an advanced performance management system that allows the rider to engage the full potential of the vehicle.

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