Ethec’s awkward 2WD electric motorcycle packs a monster 250-mile range

Under hard braking, goes the team’s logic, the bike’s weight shifts forward and most of the braking force is supplied by the front wheel. So that’s where you want your regen coming from, and the Ethec bike can thus out-perform its one wheel drive competition in energy recuperation. The regen system kicks in as soon as you apply the brakes. The way I understand it, regen is used exclusively up until the system reaches its maximum generation power, and if you continue to pull the lever after that, single discs at the front and rear take over.

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