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Richard230

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You need one of these
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:18:50 AM »
Forget waiting for Polaris to come out with a new production electric motorcycle, you need to get one of these.  ::) Start investing now!:    ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=7t98nKPg7V8
current bikes: 2014 14.2 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2007 BMW R1200R, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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Re: You need one of these
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 07:15:49 PM »
No, I won't invest---not in vaporware.  It's pretty bad if your "prototype" is a cardboard cutout.  Seems to be a 2D, not a 3D model.  21 KWH battery pack--where are they going to put it?  Must have Chademo or CSS DC fast charging because along with the batteries not fitting in the vehicle, a charger with the capacity to meet their charge QC times wouldn't fit either.  Call me suspicious but I don't think you could buy 21 KWH of batteries for the price they are offering the entire motorcycle for to early adopters.  Bet you (if it ever gets out of the prototype stage) it will be half as fast, half the range and four times the price.  Most likely, the investors money will be used to buy cars, clothes, vacations, etc. for the founders.

BTW--what kind of crazy machine did the English translation?  I would pay for the owners manual if it was written by the same machine as it would be a hoot to read---like early 60's Japanese owners manuals.  I always liked the line in one of my old Honda manuals about going around a curve on a slippery road.  "Beware of the skid Demon"

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Re: You need one of these
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 08:35:24 PM »
Those were my thoughts also, when I saw that video.   ::)

Here is something a little more interesting.  A micro-turbine that could be used in an electric-turbine hybrid vehicle.  It might even be small enough to be used in a motorcycle chassis:  https://www.automotiveworld.com/analysis/powertrain-analysis/84211-the-challenges-of-micro-turbine-hybrids/
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Re: You need one of these
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 09:28:40 PM »
I thought the best dig in the "Comments" section was: And it does all this on just 2 rechargeable AA batteries!