Californian motorcycle manufacturer CSC has just unveiled its new electric motorcycle – and it looks fairly close to a little Honda Grom.

Admittedly, CSC does not build the bikes in California. They’re actually manufactured by Chinese two-wheeled giant Zongshen, with input from CSC on design and specifications.

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It’s a compact machine, measuring 1.8m in length, with a wheelbase of 1.25m – but it weighs a surprisingly portly 150kg, presumably as a result of its electric motor and battery. The unspecified electric motor powers the CSC via a belt drive to the rear wheel – up to a top speed of 75kph. But CSC reckon the City Slicker could achieve a maximum range of around 100km on one charge, if you keep the speed at an average of 30 kph. So – it’s perfect for around town. Charging time for the lithium-ion battery in a household power outlet is between 6 and 8 hours.

The CSC City Slicker is available in a couple of colours at prices starting from $1,995 (which is around £1500) but there’s been no news as to whether we’ll see one in the UK anytime soon…

Ross Mowbray

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