When building an electric motorcycle, people don’t care much about the frame they use to build the bike. Usually, they make use of any old bike lying around or buy a cheap electric motorcycle from a departmental store. This is alright if you want to build a low power electric bike but if you want a faster and powerful bike than the average ebikes you need to choose your frame for electric motorcycle carefully.
Choosing the Right Angle of the Frame:
The head angle of the frame affects the handling of the bike
• A steep head angle (close to 90 degrees) will cause the bike to become unstable while riding at high speed.
• Stability will be more when the head angle will be slacker (close to 0 degrees), however, it will lose stability when taking slow tight turns. A slacker head angle will lengthen the wheelbase of the motorcycle thus improving high speed handling.
• A downhill or freeride type motorcycle will have a head angle that range between 64 and 69 degrees depending on the usage of the electric motorcycle. You can check the head angle (opt for 66 to 68 degrees) of any frame for electric motorcycle in the frame geometry of the manufacturer’s website.
Going for the Best Option:
There are many online websites which provide good deals on used electric motorcycles and its parts thus saving you oodles of money that can be utilized for buying other things. You can opt to buy a full suspension frame for electric motorcycle which will provide you with a smoother ride and give you additional space for batteries. If you wish to have maximum range for your electric motorcycle, you can go for a hardtail frame that has no rear suspension thus giving you lot of room to mount multiple batteries.