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Old 28-10-2010, 12:22 AM
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Old 28-10-2010, 01:06 AM
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Can't see it myself, unless they set up a chain of instant swap battery stops you can only go 50 miles each way, and that is maximum, It's ok to show a short clip of a bike doing a ton for a few minutes, and it is possibly enough to impress a few youngsters but in the real world a battery loses power as it runs down and at the end of that 100 mile trip the bike is probably down to 5 mph..No in my opinion it is just another toy...

But what do I know..I don't even like diesel bikes..

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Old 28-10-2010, 07:22 AM
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For me as a commuting bike would work... I not no recharge time mentioned!!
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Old 28-10-2010, 09:00 AM
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modern batteries like LIPO etc hold the charge and voltage for far longer, and then dump, as opposed to the old fashioned cells that would slowly drop over a far longer time

they will also hold a charge for very long periods losing virtually nothing.

to be honest, how many people commute more than 50 miles each way anyway?

although I suspect that the price on that bike will be so high that people who rely on a bike to commute to work, wont be able to afford it anyway LOL

ok so guessing that it will be 10-13k by the time it arrives on these shores, would be a very long time before any savings in fuel etc are recouped
nowt of much use here
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Old 28-10-2010, 12:07 PM
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Brammo? any relation to Whammo, Whizzo or Acme?

Kinda funky tho. would be a very neat commuter, provided you could persuade the boss to let you plug it into the mains.
Takes four hours to charge fully, costs about the same as a new SV650 or an 883 sportster, costs 50p to fill up, compared to 15-20 for a tankfull.

In fact, as I'm currently using 30 worth of petrol a week, for the money I saved on fuel, I could make the payments on a new sporty for the weekend.

No road tax, either. It appeals to my inner geek.
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Old 28-10-2010, 02:25 PM
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If they could get the price right I would have a go I think...For getting to work....Govmint should be giving tax breaks on stuff like this ...(Oh I forgot we are Broke) would make sense for me...
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