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on: December 08, 2022, 02:04:57 am
https://cscmotorcycles.com/buy-a-bike/electric-scooters/rx1e-electric-motorcycle/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5llyzQsOGs
CSC RX1E first ride: A budget 80 MPH electric motorcycle


CSC RX1E Specifications
Motor: Liquid-cooled permanent-magnet
Peak Horsepower: 24 hp (18kW)
Torque: 61.2 lb-ft (83Nm)
Battery: Lithium-ion 96-volt, 64Ah
Battery Capacity: 6.16 kWh
Charger: 110-volt
Input Current: 15A
Range: 112 miles based on New European Driving Cycle (NEDC)
Frame: Tubular steel
Rake & Trail: 27°, 74mm
Wheelbase: 55.5 inches (1400mm)
Front Suspension: 37mm inverted telescopic fork, 4.7 inches travel, adjustable for rebound damping
Rear Suspension: Monoshock, 4.3 inches travel, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front Brake: Two-piston caliper, 265mm disc
Rear Brake: Single-piston caliper, 240mm disc
Wheels: 17-inch aluminum
Tires: 100/80-17 front; 120/80-17 rear
Length: 82.2 inches (2090mm)
Width: 34.0 inches (865mm)
Height: 47.4 inches (1205mm)
Seat Height: 30.9 inches (780mm)
Ground Clearance: 6.0 inches (150mm)
Curb Weight: 436.5 pounds (198kg); 469 lb with luggage and crash bars
Max Load: 331 lb (150kg)
Top Speed: 75+ mph
Colors: Candy blue metallic, Candy red metallic, Charcoal gray metallic
Price: $8,495 (plus $410 dealer prep, documentation, and road-testing fees)
Availability: Spring 2023
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Reply #1 on: December 08, 2022, 02:15:34 pm
Only $8K if you pre-order now with a $500 deposit for delivery sometime next spring.  I bet the claimed range will not be achieved with those free side cases and top box installed. You would be lucky to get 50 miles out of the battery pack if traveling over 50 mph. Still, it is likely the best deal on the electric motorcycle market for what you get, as long as you don't need to spend much time at highway speeds or need to travel very far.
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Reply #2 on: February 22, 2023, 02:10:23 pm
First ride: CSC RX1E $8k and 80 MPH electric motorcycle is a perfect starter bike; Oct 27 2022

https://electrek.co/2022/10/27/csc-rx1e-electric-motorcycle-first-ride/#:~:text=It's%20both%20responsive%20and%20comfortable,ll%20of%20course%20get%20less.

Adventure look, city utility
So the first thing you notice about the CSC RX1E is the adventure-style setup. It’s got an upright stance, big cargo boxes, a bash guard and a windshield. All of these tend to scream “safari”, not “city.”
But all of those features actually make it a great urban runabout, which is what the bike is primarily designed for. Sure, it’s got adventure styling and matches the look of CSC’s popular ICE-powered RX3 and RX4 adventure bikes. But this baby is more than likely going to be sticking to commuter duty for most riders.
And that’s where it will absolutely excel. The upright seating position and tall bars make it super comfortable. Your legs aren’t tucked up underneath your body, you’re not crouched forward and you aren’t hugging the tank. Instead, you’re sitting up tall with a good view of the road, holding onto reasonably high bars and planted solidly on a comfortable saddle.
The suspension is also great for a city, especially one that doesn’t have the best streets. I pulled into CSC’s showroom on a borrowed LiveWire One, which gave me a unique chance to do some of the same route on both bikes. The LiveWire blows the CSC RX1E out of the water when it comes to power, but the RX1E was much more comfortable to ride, especially on speed bumps and other road irregularities.
Those lockable storage boxes are also just as useful as they seem. I normally ride with a backpack to carry all of my camera and audio gear that I use on rides, plus a few extra pieces of gear (tools, rain poncho, emergency kit, etc). But with the tail box, I could fit everything inside with room to spare. I didn’t even crack open the side boxes, that’s how much room I had in the top box.
But if you’re doing grocery shopping, running errands or picking up a takeout order for the whole office, you could probably fit it all in those three cases. And anything else can be stuffed in the faux “tank”, which has its own glovebox.
Respectable performance
I’d call the performance specs decent, especially for a city bike that can handle freeway jaunts. This isn’t a powerhouse, but Sport mode definitely has good pickup. The bike comes with a rated top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h), but one of the CSC mechanics told me they got it up to a GPS-verified 88 mph (143 km/h) on the freeway in a full tuck.
The 18 kW peak-rated motor has good acceleration, and it pulled me up canyon roads without a thought. Does it compare to an Energica or a LiveWire? Absolutely not. Those bikes will have you holding on for dear life. But again, that’s not the type of ride the CSC RX1E is designed for.
If you’ve ever ridden an Energica, Zero, or LiveWire, you’ll know that when you punch it, those bikes are simply gone. You’re down the road before you know what happened.
The CSC RX1E, on the other hand, has a more muted but actually quite comfortable throttle response. Even if you crank it full throttle from a dead stop, you get that first quarter to half a second of easy throttle ramping up to full power. It doesn’t dump it all at once like an on/off switch, which is quite rare among lower cost electric motorcycles. Low-cost electric motorcycles can sometimes be a bit more jerky, since good throttle ramping requires careful programming – something often overlooked on cheap motorcycles. But the RX1E really nails the throttle response for a comfortable profile that doesn’t leave you feeling lacking. It’s both responsive and comfortable at the same time.
As far as range goes, the bike has a claimed 112 mile NEDC range, but CSC will tell you right away that the real-world range is closer to 80 miles with mixed riding. If you’re on the freeway the entire time, you’ll of course get less. But if you’re doing 30 mph around town, you might even get more.
When it comes time to recharge, you unfortunately don’t have a J-1772 charge port. That means you can’t use public charging stations when you’re out and about. Instead, the CSC RX1E comes with a charger not unlike an electric bike or Sur Ron, just a bit bigger. You plug it into a normal wall outlet in your garage and the other end goes into the bike.
With over 6 kWh, the battery is too big to be removable. A removable battery is nice for apartment dwellers that don’t have ground-level outlets for recharging, but they don’t make much sense past 4-5 kWh. At that point you’d be trying to muscle a 60+ pound battery around. But with 50% more battery (and thus 50% more range) than bikes like the SONDORS Metacycle, the lack of a removable battery is simply the price you pay for more range.
Compared to the competition, the CSC RX1E comes in at around the same ballpark. It’s around $1k more than a Metacycle but goes 50% further. It’s comparable to a Ryvid Anthem but again, goes further (even if it can’t compete with the awesome look of the Anthem). And its about $4k less than a comparable entry-level Zero motorcycle with similar specs, despite coming with several features not found on those bikes.
Just look at what you get. The bike comes with anti-lock brakes in the front and rear, which many low-cost electric motorcycles skip out on. There’s a small radiator to liquid-cool the motor and controller, letting you push the bike harder than air-cooled alternatives. And then, there’s those included accessories like the storage boxes, bash guards, and windshield. Oh yea, and don’t forget the reverse gear. Not even a $22k Energica has that, and the $25k Zero DSR/X I rode recently only JUST added a reverse feature. The CSC RX1E’s reverse is much easier to use though. It’s a single physical button on the bars, unlike Zero’s reverse gear which requires navigating several clicks through the bike’s on-screen menu.


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Reply #3 on: February 22, 2023, 03:16:10 pm
That does look like a nice bike for city and suburban riding.
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Reply #4 on: February 23, 2023, 06:47:42 pm
Looks like a great bike! Shame about the charging. I have a Level 2 charger for my Nissan Leaf.


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Reply #5 on: September 16, 2023, 05:54:35 am
Good things come to those who wait... ;D ;D ;D

RX1E Electric Motorcycle - $6,500 (Costa Mesa)

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/d/costa-mesa-rx1e-electric-motorcycle/7666054725.html

I am reluctantly selling my almost new CSC RX1E electric motorcycle.
It is a great commuter in the city, but my regular commute require more that the 50 to 60 miles range that the bike has when doing 70 mph on the freeway.
It is in almost new state, no damage and no wear, mostly driven highway to go to work.
It comes with all 3 baggage cases (top case, and two large side cases not shown on the picture).
It requires virtually no maintenance with its belt drive and electric motor.
It has ABS braking front and rear.
The original 1 year warranty remains active on the bike (bought 6/9/2023)
I am taking a significant cut from the new price, so the price is firm, cash.
See it at: https://cscmotorcycles.com/rx1e-electric-motorcycle/

Features:
Liquid-Cooled Electric Motor
96-Volt, 64Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
Bosch Dual ABS Brake System
Three Riding Modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport
110-Volt Power Supply for charging the main battery
37mm Inverted Telescopic fork with 4.7 inches of travel and adjustable rebound damping.
Monoshock Rear Suspension with 4.3 inches of travel, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.
LCD Instrument Panel
USB Port For Charging Mobile Devices
Resin Saddlebags & 72-Liter Top Box
Large Front Storage Tank
Center Stand
17" Cast aluminum Wheels
Tubeless Front & Rear Tires
Length: 82.2 inches (2090mm)
Width: 34.0 inches (865mm)
Height: 47.4 inches (1205mm)
Seat height: 30.9 inches (780mm)
Ground clearance: 6.0 inches (150mm)
Rake & Trail: 27°, 74mm
Wheelbase: 55.5 inches (1400mm)
Curb weight: 436.5 pounds (198kg); 469 lb with luggage and crash bars
Max load: 331 lb (150kg)
A trifecta of Pre-Unit Bullets: a Red Deluxe 500, a Green Standard 500, and a Black ES 350.