Stop by the show today and watch a live motor transplant for the R5e! 1pm, booth 652, just behind the stage.
Is going into this:
This will give me HUGE low-end torque, while keeping a top RPM of 6000. It can handle 25kW peak, vs. the 12kW of the ETEK, but will increase the weight about 15lbs. Estimated ET for swap? 15min. (Update: how about 8:03.5, bitches! YEAH!)
The motor is the Motenergy ME1003, from John Fiorenza… the same man who designed the original Briggs and Stratton ETEK.
Details on the show here: Northeast Motorcycle Expo
Here it is: