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electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« on: February 12, 2019, 09:28:54 PM »
https://electrek.co/2018/12/28/electric-motorcycles-coming-2019/

There's a few more than I'd ever heard about.

Other than being from China, the Super SOCO TC Max sounds quite interesting.  62 mph and 68 mile range for €4,499 ($5,100) - but that's the Euro price.  I expect the price will increase to cover the USA requirements, and I'd hope they up the max speed, to at least 65mph.   The battery is removed for charging, which means you don't need elec. power where you park it (I wonder if it can be charged away from home).

There's also an elec. Grom-ish bike, for $2,495.  Made in Cali., but max speed is 46mph.
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Re: electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 06:35:33 PM »
Harley Davidson Livewire for $30K?!?

What are they smoking? Motor oil?

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Re: electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 06:55:30 AM »
I would give an eBike a try, but I always seem  to live just this much >< beyond a comfortable range. Round trip is 110 ish miles, and if you get a 120 range, I'm not pushing it that close or spending $30k+ to get that range. When the price is competitive and highway range is closer to 200 miles, I'll be in that dealer talking. 
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Re: electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 08:57:43 AM »
I've never had an ICE bike that had 200 mile range.
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Re: electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 09:22:39 AM »
Yeah but how long does it take to refuel an ICE bike on your commute home?

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 12:15:31 PM »
I had the opportunity to ride a Zero last summer. Fun little bike to ride in town. It felt like my wife's little 125cc scooter.
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Re: electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 12:30:42 PM »
Yeah but how long does it take to refuel an ICE bike on your commute home?
The E bike recharges while you're working - hopefully for free.
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Re: electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 11:07:30 AM »
I've never had an ICE bike that had 200 mile range.
But gas stations abound. 

*the majority of ICE bikes I have had will go 200, with the exception of any of the two-strokes, God rest their souls.
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Re: electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2019, 11:28:47 AM »
I've never had an ICE bike that had 200 mile range.


Really? What's the range on the F800ST and the Ninja 650?

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2019, 05:34:11 PM »
I've never had an ICE bike that had 200 mile range.
Really? What's the range on the F800ST and the Ninja 650?
I've read of others going 200 miles on a tank on both, but I refill when the low fuel light comes on at 165-175.
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Re: electric motorcycles coming in 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2019, 10:32:25 AM »
I've never had an ICE bike that had 200 mile range.
Really? What's the range on the F800ST and the Ninja 650?
I've read of others going 200 miles on a tank on both, but I refill when the low fuel light comes on at 165-175.

I consistently get over 200 on my VFR. Reached 240 once.
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