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post #41 of 52
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S1000RR FOR LIFE!!!

Nice headlights. Anyhow electric motors move our nuclear navy so can't be that bad. The problem is powering the electric motor, gimme a Thorium generator for my car/bike and we'll talk.
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What's the point of posting in a TECHNOLOGY NEWS thread about electric motorcycles.. about how much you like your 1000cc bike? You could've wrote the exact same thing 5 or 10 years ago; not quite the case with electric motorcycles that have 50HP and get a 100 mile range.
 
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post #43 of 52
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A typical dirtbike is around $5k. The main issue is people won't be able to use it for competitions until they start having an electric category. But $10k for a 250cc equivalent (some might have a little more acceleration, idk) street bike isn't terrible. And when you consider these are practically silent, it's perfect for people who can't stand the whiny motorcycle noise, and there's some wow factor to it. Maybe $3k over what the gas version should cost, but with tax credits you can get 85% of the price difference refunded, according to the article.


$10k for a 250cc equivalent is way too much, and besides that, riding a 'silent' motorcycle is a death wish. there's a reason bikes are loud, if they weren't no one would pay attention to them
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I test drove one of these, and i loved it, but miles per charge where not really there for me. also the price is just a tad high at this time.
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post #45 of 52
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Nice headlights. Anyhow electric motors move our nuclear navy so can't be that bad. The problem is powering the electric motor, gimme a Thorium generator for my car/bike and we'll talk.

The headlights always spark a convo. Either people love it or hate it but they all fear it.biggrin.gif Hell, Out of all the vehicles i have owned in my life, I was never afraid of any of them. When i put this puppy in slick mode, I am in awe with how fast it accelerates.
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post #46 of 52
The sad thing is if no one buys these thing the companies will cut production and development of new better electric vehicles.
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post #47 of 52
I hate the battery dying argument. People have used this to try and bash electric/hybrid cars and it hasn't held up. When my grandparents got a prius (ordered it when they first came out), people said would cost even more then a normal car since the batteries would have to be replaced in a few years...they are still working perfectly. The batteries lost tons longer then most seem to think.

anyways whoever invents a better battery tech will become a billionaire and gas will be obsolete overnight.
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I still prefer a thumping v-twin between my legs. Not to mention the sound. Oh god the sound.
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post #49 of 52
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$10k for a 250cc equivalent is way too much, and besides that, riding a 'silent' motorcycle is a death wish. there's a reason bikes are loud, if they weren't no one would pay attention to them

Some people pay rent higher than $10k a month. It's all relative. Now, did you just completely neglect to read that 85% of the price difference can get refunded via tax refund? $6000 doesn't sound so bad.

And no, the reason bikes are loud is because people like obnoxious sounding bikes (see: Hog-riders), and louder exhaust = more power. If you're on a bike you should only be behind the driver/passenger window of a car when you're passing, otherwise stay to the side of their hood or in front/behind. Seriously, it's not a difficult concept. Bikers like to go between lanes to cut through traffic, pull d-bag moves like cutting people off, etc. If you get rear-ended from braking too hard.. that would happen regardless of sound.
 
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post #50 of 52
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I still prefer a thumping v-twin between my legs. Not to mention the sound. Oh god the sound.

I wouldn't mind twins between by legs, but alas, I'm in a committed relationship.
    
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