First ride: CSC RX1E $8k and 80 MPH electric motorcycle is a perfect starter bike

by Micah Toll

And so, when I was swinging through LA recently, I made sure to stop by CSC’s Azusa headquarters and give the bike a test.

Now I’m even more excited than ever about this new addition to CSC’s lineup.

CSC RX1E Tech Specs Motor: 8 kW continuous, 18 kW peak-rated swingarm-mounted motor Top speed: 80 mph (130 km/h) Max range: 112 mi (180 km) Battery: 96V 64Ah (6.16 kWh) Charge time: 6 hours on Level 1 (110VAC wall plug)

CSC RX1E Tech Specs (Cont'd) Curb weight: 465 lb (211 kg) Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes with Bosch ABS Extras: liquid-cooled motor and controller, belt drive, three included storage cases, included crash bars, LED and analog gauges, windshield, side and center stands, USB charging port on instrument panel

There’s a lot going on here. The bike has liquid cooling for the motor and controller, belt drive, ABS braking in the front and rear, included storage cases and bash bars, reverse gear, a windshield, both a center AND a side stand, and a good-sized glove box in the faux tank.