Russian gun manufacturer Kalashnikov, most famous for its AK-47 assault rife, is continuing its work in the electric motorcycle field.
Kalashnikov’s subsidiary Izh introduced a pair of electric adventure bikes in the motherland last year, and has just introduced a pure electric cafe racer concept.
And, as a surprise to some, it doesn’t look half bad.
With the typical cafe racer themes, like low-mounted clip-on handlebars, a short seat and rear subframe, spoked wheels and matte paint, it certainly looks the part.
More importantly though, it features a lithium-ion battery and electric motor to produce 50kW and offer a riding range of roughly 96 kilometres.
As expected, there are no plans for the bike to arrive in Australia.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOJO LOUTS.