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    Clay
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    Move over S1000RR...

    ...here's the Worlds fastest Electric Motorcycle..

    .http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/845/11...vid=1579363756

    Better start think'n about trad'n in those 'Dinosaur' fueled bikes..'cause this will be the way of the future.

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    Will people miss shifting gears? I don't like the idea of riding an "automatic" or in this case a single gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaseH View Post
    Will people miss shifting gears? I don't like the idea of riding an "automatic" or in this case a single gear.
    Not me. Bring it on; silent instant seamless power........I'm ready

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    Electric motors give highest torque at slowest speed; who needs a transmission? It's just extra weight and more moving parts to fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay View Post
    Better start think'n about trad'n in those 'Dinosaur' fueled bikes..'cause this will be the way of the future.
    Maybe someday, for some uses, but not yet. Batteries are heavy, range is short, recharging takes time and a source of electricity. Even if I could reach the place I like to stop on the Tioga Pass, it doesn't have a place to plug in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    Maybe someday, for some uses, but not yet. Batteries are heavy, range is short, recharging takes time and a source of electricity. Even if I could reach the place I like to stop on the Tioga Pass, it doesn't have a place to plug in.
    Call Solindra...i hear they are having a sale on Solar Cells!

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    If Im going to be on the fastest bike i much would have rather have people hear me coming with an exhaust than be in stealth mode unnoticed ..... Combustion for me...

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    Electric Motorcycle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    Call Solindra...i hear they are having a sale on Solar Cells!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddrama View Post
    If Im going to be on the fastest bike i much would have rather have people hear me coming with an exhaust than be in stealth mode unnoticed ..... Combustion for me...
    You could always put bigass speakers on it and play whatever exhaust sounds suited your purpose (GP bike for the twisties, Harley for cruising, etc) Imagine the possibilities.
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    I have always maintained that my ideal machine
    1) seamlessly converted thought to velocity
    2) made no sound
    3) became invisible on command

    Electrics are getting close on number 1 and number 2 but no breakthrough is in sight for 3.
    If electric bikes ever get a serious range or ability to recharge as fast I can gas up, I'd have to have one- or more...

    Never did get anything from noise- mine or anyone else's- its just annoying. And I've never driven anything with too much torque / hp despite having messed with all manner of over the top fast cages. All power levels become mundane after a point, its only the turns or competition that make it real fun.

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    So the H-D hardcore crowd are right? Loud pipes save lives?

    Range and recharge time are the remaining issues for the applications I would put one to; daily commuting and sport riding. KERS or some sort of on the fly trickle charging will help with that in the near future. I don't know about where you live but charging infrastructure for cage and bikes is growing in fly-over-land.

    This will brand me as a heretic.(Like I'm not one now) I would like to see bike sharing programs (informal and commercial) as much as long distance touring range. I am getting tired of days in the saddle between sporting fun. I've done my thousand mile days. I will keep my Roadster for my periodic round the Great Lakes rides. Fly and ride would work for me the rest of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    Not me. Bring it on; silent instant seamless power........I'm ready

    No thanks. Though the performance of the electric is impressive, when you twist the "throttle", there is no symphony playing. Sometimes the noise is the best part!

    (And I do mean symphony. A H/D is more like a 3 year old beating pots and pans together)
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    Does anyone know what these bikes do when you let go of the throttle? Do they coast or is there some feature that simulates engine braking? That would take some getting used to but I'd like to try
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    I guess it all matters what the reasons are, you like motorcycles and what brought you into this hobby?

    do you like the two-wheeled method of low cost transport?
    do you like the ride and challenge of operating a two-wheeled vehicle?
    do you like the internal combustion engine with its smell, noise and performance?
    any other reasons?

    From there, you should easily be able to deduct whether electric bikes are for you or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PittsDriver View Post
    Does anyone know what these bikes do when you let go of the throttle? Do they coast or is there some feature that simulates engine braking? That would take some getting used to but I'd like to try
    I have yet to ride one so no first hand experience. I expect there is some drag; however, from what I have read the sensation is described as free wheeling. The addition of KERS in the form of regenerative braking systems may add to the effect. What I have noticed in all the advertising is the emphasis on the bake capacity.
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