Johammer Electric Motorcycle. Going Green In Pastel Colors.

eJohammer1eJohammer2eJohammer3eJohammer4I felt the urge to publish the Johammer Electric Motorcycle because of its very unusual aesthetics and setup, more than for its performance somewhat in the range of many of e-competitors.

It may appear weird to many – looking like (irony?) a snail on wheels – or visually appealing to those with an open mind who reward those builders who dare to be different.

My personal opinion, better, not worse that many other bikes I have seen in bike shows…

eJohammer6eJohammer7eJohammer8eJohammer9Shell lays on an all aluminum frame, setup is quite interesting with the electric motor placed into the rear wheel, a hub center front steering and a double wishbone suspension. Gas-free operation is via a 12.7 kWh stack of lithium-ion batteries, good for a 124-mile range. To charge the snail it will take you 2 1/2 to 3 hours for a charge of 85% to 90%. The pack is actually developed by Johammer itself, and the company says that 85 percent of the pack’s capacity should remain after four years or a hefty-sounding 124,000 miles.

eJohammer5Both mirrors tell you all what you need to know about speed, battery charge and turn signals activation. 2 peg positions are offered depending of the way you prefer to straddle your e-snail.

Colors? If you like pastels… Price? From $32,000 to $34,500 (23,000 to 25,000 euros) Austrian Johammer e-Mobility website is currently down. Will post when going live again

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31 Responses to “Johammer Electric Motorcycle. Going Green In Pastel Colors.”


  1. 1 Matt W. Apr 16th, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Have no desire to ride one but the designer in me appreciates the overall aesthetic that’s both a radical departure from contemporary motorcycle design yet incorporates some familiar vintage scooter and cruiser styling ques. My only gripe is that the front wheel is a bit of a drastic style break from the rest of the bike. I would be curious to see what it would look like with at least a small body colored upper fender to pull the whole thing together.

  2. 2 Greg Apr 16th, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Don’t discourage those who dare to be different.

  3. 3 Shifter Apr 16th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    It surprises me that I like it for its originality.

  4. 4 P. Hamilton Apr 16th, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Me too. Preferring this approach. Better than most e-bikes I have seen.

  5. 5 Brandon Apr 16th, 2014 at 10:03 am

    A potential winner at the Rat’s Hole Show in the ebikes class that doesn’t exist, yet…

  6. 6 Greeko Apr 16th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I agree that the front wheel tucked under a fender would make the bike more attractive.

  7. 7 BobS Apr 16th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I love it when a company is willing to go their own way. This counts. But, I’m afraid from looking at it that this bike would be a serious bitch in cross winds.

  8. 8 mkv Apr 16th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Looks like a snail. Im guessing those are forward controls in case you dont like mids

  9. 9 SIGFREED Apr 16th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Did Paul Jnr design it?

    At least the lady looks friendly…

    Seriously though – I suspect it will look a bit better in the ‘flesh’. Still pics are often a cruel representation of such efforts. However I do not think the designer will run the risk of a lawsuit for copying something/someone else.

    The real challenge with electric motorcycles is that they start off with a ‘nanny’ perception and then there is aesthetically very little exiting to work with – eg nothing ‘sexy’ about the motor etc.

    That said, the MotoCzysz E1pc looks like something earthlings may in fact recognize, for what it is…

  10. 10 RUB Apr 16th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    wasn’t that in Star Wars ? Or was it Lost in Space ?

  11. 11 BigWave916 Apr 16th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    At first glance it looks like two garbage can lids and a piece of corrugated off a quanset hut.

  12. 12 Manxman Apr 16th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I like it a lot – it will appeal to a certain segment of the population. Maybe they’ll name it S-Cargo?

  13. 13 MagnumBob Apr 16th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    ‘Just realized the handlebars don’t swing together around a single pivot point, but apparently swivel independently. That’s pretty easy to accomplish when you think about it (especially if you can hide the linkage under bodywork), but I don’t remember seeing it done before.

  14. 14 James just another Crazy Kiwi Apr 16th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I’m shallow I like my Women and MotorCycles to look hot.
    Hate being negative but it looks like a corrugated iron fence

  15. 15 Woody Apr 16th, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    There’s a Ford Tri-Motor out there somewhere missing body panels. :(

  16. 16 Steve D... Apr 16th, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    It looks like a 1920’s Ner-a-Car. It’s just a little more streamlined and missing the balloon fender up front.

  17. 17 Mrs. Behaves Apr 16th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Oh God, I like it. It appeals to me in some weird fashion I can’t explain. It may be the pattern, or the Disney quality that appeals to my need to nurture and procreate, but I do like it.

  18. 18 Fritz Apr 16th, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    They better do a lot more artistic design on that. I’ll get banned for what I think of it.

  19. 19 Septic the Sceptic Apr 16th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Lose the mirrors and I’d so ride that…..

    Oh I see it now … it’s supposed to be a snail.

    Hmmm snails. Cyril, let’s do lunch.

  20. 20 Loose an Apr 16th, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Maybe Willie will buy it and call it the new electric Sprint….

  21. 21 Looseman Apr 16th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Maybe Willie will buy it and call it the new electric Sprint…

  22. 22 LoneRider Apr 16th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I am suprised there is a lot of quality fabrication, and thought in this design ! I will agree that it does need to tuck the front tire under the fairing or fender but it is a great different design, and that is what the industry needs new ideas out of the box.

  23. 23 Dr Robert Harms Apr 17th, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Its sort of cool looking but theres lots of stuff out there for 32K that is. The big question in my mind is
    who would buy it ? what would they use it for ? how are you going to carry anything on it ?

    and the biggy ………………………

    is is really gonna work

    Doc

    Electric bike owner/sufferer —-250 total miles 6 months ownership 3 months in shop with programming bugs

  24. 24 Seymour Apr 17th, 2014 at 10:22 am
  25. 25 Terence Tory Apr 18th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I don’t mind the design, and think it would probably look a whole lot better in the flesh than in photos. It’s design would have been quite at home in the Art Deco nineteen thirties.

    I think the big gaping mouth of the bodywork is more for providing cooling air to the battery array than for any other reason. I’m glad the overall layout of the design appears to have the future option of being able to utilize an H-fuel cell when they become the electric vehicle standard, which they will IMHO. I don’t know whether the door in the “tank” is for battery charging access or a place to store a jacket or helmet. I don’t know how you could easily repair a single-piece alloy body in the event of a crash or slide down the road. I like the idea of the molded seat using polyurethane or a similar material, the vent holes would not hurt any in hot summer city riding.

    It might be simple to have the motor directly on the rear wheel, but it does mean the annoying whirling noise is not muffled by any bodywork, and it also adds excessive unsprung weight to the rear wheel regarding handling and suspension response. I’m not convinced of the “steering feel” or safety of the single steering link heim joint to the hub center steering. How is the big front wheel bearing operating at quite centrifugal speeds lubricated?

    There is a whole lot of guesswork here on my part, as there is very few specs on this bike on the company website. I have a whole lot of “I dunnos”.

  26. 26 Blackmax Apr 21st, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Ok, again it’s not for me or anybody i know would be caught dead riding one
    But I say again, “What is one man’s desert is another man’s garbage” ….

  27. 27 chicagojohn Apr 21st, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Seymour, thanks for the video link.

  28. 28 BCinSoCal Apr 22nd, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Of all the weird things I’ve seen in the motorcycle world, this is one of ‘em. Probably aimed at city dwellers

  29. 29 Grumpy old Pat Apr 23rd, 2014 at 5:18 am

    I suddenly have the urge to call Terminix.

  30. 30 Woody Apr 23rd, 2014 at 7:37 am

    just figured out where they got that design concept from – it’s a Shmoo

  31. 31 live2rideaglide Apr 23rd, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Is a hand truck with a weedeater motor on it a motorcycle?

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