nicely done. id buy it if the price was reasonable. but with batteries that hold 10X what a prius can i doubt its cheap. get that motor up to 130hp and keep the torque reasonable so you dont roast the tire and itll scream. and get it to travel at least 100miles. hell the current power would be ok if it could get the range extended enough to make it an option as my DD. keep it under 25k, closer to 20 and id buy it.
OK, let me get this straight. This bike has more 2x the amount of torque and almost the same horsepower as a hybrid car with more battery storage.. why the HELL would they not use this in cars? They could make the motor twice the size and use twice as many battery packs, put it in a car and have a f&&king BEAST. Completely, undeniably unacceptable.
[citation][nom]mlopinto2k1[/nom]OK, let me get this straight. This bike has more 2x the amount of torque and almost the same horsepower as a hybrid car with more battery storage.. why the HELL would they not use this in cars? They could make the motor twice the size and use twice as many battery packs, put it in a car and have a f&&king BEAST. Completely, undeniably unacceptable.[/citation]
One Japanese guy did that already, back in 2004, and made a beast of a car.
Search around for "Eliica"
Motorcycles are cool, but they need to understand the neo green hippie market (AKA college students who will risk their financial welfare on green products they don't need to buy). Once they get a scooter design that weighs 220lbs and goes 80 miles at a constant 60mph before needing a recharge, they win.
Max speed is 140ish? Pretty slow for $100K. Busa or ZX-14 will do 186mph for under $10K. However, it does look badass. I can't wait to see how well it performs. As for being quiet...that's not a good thing.
can toms post a video of a electric motorcylce not wearing a helmet attempting to brake-burn on soap with an electric drag bike, only to accidently propel himself into traffic?
then after the video goes viral and millions call him an idiot, he can make a press release toting how good the batteries are and down play the accident.
oh wait: http/www.tgdaily.com/trendwatch-brief/33865-killacycle-inventor-just-has-scrapes-and-cuts
[citation][nom]burnley14[/nom]It seems like electric motors would be great on hairpins turns of motorcycle tracks, since they provide immediate maximum torque on acceleration. I'd like to drive it[/citation]