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    Default Electric Motorcycle

    While on my morning perambulation for bread from the local bakery, I saw this:



    I think I want one, though I have no use for it. I guess I'd have to garage it somewhere that had charging capabilities, which isn't impossible in NYC. There are several garages set up to handle Teslas. Put I'd be paying a premium for sure on the space. Maybe a long extension cord out my window down to street level? Then at least I would know when the garbage truck had run over it. Or some maniac in a plumber van had parallel parked on top of it. Still it seems like a pretty cool urban scoot. Here are the details.

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    I think it is cool idea too!! BUT ....
    This has very little power compared with the weight. Needs more Amps!!
    Specs .... The brakes are total crap, Tyre size is very strange. The controls look cheesy.
    Why make it look like it has a fuel tank when it does not have one?


    I do like the belt drive. And I think in five years from now there will be some amazing E- bikes for sale that are of great quality and super fun to ride.

    Needs a speaker out the back with an app that gives you a choice of different engine sounds. Mine would be a V4 Ducati!!

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    After having my bike for a few months I see value in having pipes loud enough that others hear you coming. I'd really not want to be silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    After having my bike for a few months I see value in having pipes loud enough that others hear you coming. I'd really not want to be silent.
    Any sound would do, as long as it was loud I suppose. Maybe "bee do" from Despicable Me?



    I've seen this bike in action now. It does have a sound. Sort of like a giant slot car. Doesn't seem to lack for zip, at least on city streets.

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    Default Re: Electric Motorcycle

    BMW knows how to make fake engine sounds. Need a stereo to make it work though

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    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    BMW knows how to make fake engine sounds. Need a stereo to make it work though
    That "feature" on the F10 M5s really bothers me, its so disingenuous. What's next, simulated g-forces with the seat bolsters? Oh wait, they do that too. Second hand embarrassed.

    Toyota/Subaru do something only slightly less silly; they have a tube that runs from the intake into the passenger footwell.

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