The Hammarhead Volta 102

Hammarhead Industries is a small company owned by a guy with the coolest pseudonym-last-name in the history of verbal communication (the name is a combination of his last name and his wife’s last name). James Hammarhead is a bit of an overachiever really and as a day job he’s a clinical neuropsychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, when he isn’t doing whatever that rather hard to spell job entails he likes to build motorcycles, preferably English motorcycles, and in this capacity he started Hammarhead Industries (HHI), this is the company that produces the Volta 102, an electric motorcycle that you can actually buy.

It could be said that $18,500 USD is a bit on the pricey side for a motorcycle but when you remember that you’ll never pay for gasoline ever again and your maintenance costs will be damn close to $0 it begins to look like a remarkable investment. The Volta is based on the timeless Royal Enfield Bullet but all the greasy parts are pulled out and replaced with an EnerTrac MHM-602 electric motor that sits in the rear hub and electrons are supplied by a 102 volt lithium iron phosphate battery that is positioned snugly under the tank inside the beautifully retro Royal Enfield fairing.

Hammarhead have 3 bikes available for delivery this year and 5 for next year (you might need to save up), head over to their site and have a poke around if you’re in the market for an electric motorcycle, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better looking one anywhere.

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Via Wired and Hammarhead Industries

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Beautiful cafe racer


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