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Off Topic / Re: Companion bike
« Last post by katacrak on Today at 01:37:55 AM »

We just need better batteries and faster charging!!

+1000
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Brammo Empulse / Re: My longest trip and deepest discharge so far.
« Last post by E-viator on April 24, 2015, 08:55:16 PM »
I had the same thing. Battery indicated 7% (and flashing sometimes that it needed to be plugged in), I was only about 3 km from home, so I opened it up and it promptly died. Walked for about 500 meters, plugged into the 22kW Renault dealer charger (free) and picked it up the next day. I'm certainly not used to that on my electric Renault Zoe, which will just limit power in order to really use every last watt.
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Off Topic / Re: Companion bike
« Last post by Shinysideup on April 24, 2015, 07:22:05 PM »
My second bike is...    nada.

I kept a 500cc machine with a top box around for longer trips, but, like flar, after about a year, I had used it twice. Also, I hated all that engine trying to shake itself apart! Sold it.

Every once in a while, I look at some sport-touring bikes (FJR looks nice) (had a R1200R and loved it), but after 2 years, nothing jumps out at me enough to want to pull the trigger.

We just need better batteries and faster charging!!
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Off Topic / Polaris motorcycle sales up 74% this year
« Last post by Richard230 on April 24, 2015, 05:04:06 PM »
According to this article Polaris motorcycle sales are up 74% for the first quarter of 2015.  It sounds like they should have lots of money to invest in their recently acquired Brammo line.   :)
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Off Topic / Re: Companion bike
« Last post by Richard230 on April 24, 2015, 05:01:44 PM »
Here is the latest companion to my Zero.  I figure it makes a good contrast.   ::)
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Off Topic / Re: Companion bike
« Last post by flar on April 24, 2015, 03:34:12 PM »
BMW R1200RT that's great at collecting dust since I never get around to taking those weekend touring trips that I keep thinking about... ;)
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Off Topic / Re: Companion bike
« Last post by roma258 on April 24, 2015, 02:41:59 PM »
Yamaha mt-09 tracer, sport and tooring in all
That's a good one, would love to have in the stable.
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Off Topic / Re: Companion bike
« Last post by katacrak on April 24, 2015, 01:13:47 PM »
Yamaha mt-09 tracer, sport and tooring in all
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Off Topic / Re: Companion bike
« Last post by Chocula on April 24, 2015, 11:29:04 AM »
I currently have an '86 VF500F which I have had for 20 years, but I am looking at replacing this with a newer sport touring bike.  I want something with luggage that I can ride 2 up for 400 miles in a day in reasonable comfort that is still fun in the canyons.
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Victory Charger / Re: Victory Project 156
« Last post by Chocula on April 24, 2015, 10:46:28 AM »
I think this is a nice illustration what will likely at least vaguely resemble what gets unveiled at Pikes Peak.  While entertaining to speculate, I think the only thing that can be discerned is that it will have 2 wheels.  At least 2, this is a Polaris company after all so 3 wheels might not be completely out of the question.  The exhaust pipe likely existed in the stock picture they started with and may or may not be related to that actual project.

My hope is that it is an enhanced re-branded Empulse RR.
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