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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
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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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Old 28-10-2010, 02:55 PM
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The good thing about the TTXGP is that this technology has something to aim at. A target to focus research and development into and give it much needed publicity. Bike Racing sells bikes, it's a proven fact, ask Honda. I reckon it will catch on and those in the forefront at the moment will definitely want to stay in front. Once the big boys realise there's money in electric bikes they will throw millions at it to develop their own or buy already patented systems. In 20 years time electric bikes will be a common sight on our roads.
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Old 28-10-2010, 04:30 PM
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Fuck all that shit. Cop a load of the Bremmo Girls.......

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Those lasses could sell me a solar powered torch never mind a fuckin motorbike!
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do they make a V-Twin version to keep the Harley lot Happy
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Old 28-10-2010, 10:11 PM
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Well - the detractors all said that mobile phones wouldn't catch on, nor computers, internet, etc, etc - and now they're a bloody curse in everyone's life!

The technology can only improve and multiply from now on, as the oil companies are at the beginning of their end as fossil fuels dry up. Somehow, I can't see bikes running on old chip-fat, rapeseed oil, etc, so maybe electrickery's the right answer.

Surely someone will be able to encase an electric motor inside a plastic model of a Harley engine...
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Old 29-10-2010, 04:00 PM
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Well - the detractors all said that mobile phones wouldn't catch on, nor computers, internet, etc, etc - and now they're a bloody curse in everyone's life!

The technology can only improve and multiply from now on, as the oil companies are at the beginning of their end as fossil fuels dry up. Somehow, I can't see bikes running on old chip-fat, rapeseed oil, etc, so maybe electrickery's the right answer.

Surely someone will be able to encase an electric motor inside a plastic model of a Harley engine...
How about a bit of ciggie packet rubbing on the spokes for a realistic engine sound.
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How about a bit of ciggie packet rubbing on the spokes for a realistic engine sound.
I'm sure some enterprising soul will figure our a way of synthesizing engine noise based on revs, roas speed and engine load and feeding it into your lug ole via a headseat. Result, one silent electric motorsickle, with one happy rider listening to the sound of an unsilenced 100 Cube V-Twin.

Even better, have the gizmo switch selectable with a menu of different, synthesized bike noises. May I suggest:-

Option 1) Triumph T150 Trident
Option 2) Ducati 900SS
Option 3) Kawasaki KH500 etc etc.

You get the drift. I'm sure with all the computing power at our disposal some clever bastard could write an Ipod App that mimicked motorbike noises.

When the legislators have finished chopping the nadgers off our preferred mode of transport, that will be the only way that we get to hear the sound of a proper motorcycle.
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Old 29-10-2010, 09:28 PM
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Who needs a synthesiser when you can just turn on the built in MP3 player and wack the volume up.

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