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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 01:04:05 PM »
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The Tesla motorbike was a university project for a fully electric motorcycle with a minimalist and essential design.


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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 01:09:24 PM »
One thing about electric motors is the instant torque.  If they can improve on the range and get these e-bikes out of the commuter category, I bet they'd be a hoot in the twisties.

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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 01:32:17 PM »
I believe the above pic is a photochop.

Somewhat related threadjack...

How many bikes have a kickstand on their right side?  Do "other side of the road" countries from the U.S.A. have kickstands on their right side (I don't think so)?
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 01:37:42 PM »
I believe the above pic is a photochop.

Somewhat related threadjack...

How many bikes have a kickstand on their right side?  Do "other side of the road" countries from the U.S.A. have kickstands on their right side (I don't think so)?

Good question about the kickstand.  I don't believe any of the photos of this bike are real.  I believe it's a paper concept only at this point.
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 01:39:27 PM »
Good question about the kickstand.  I don't believe any of the photos of this bike are real.  I believe it's a paper concept only at this point.

That's my thought too. If so, is the designer a rider who just "got it wrong or wanted it different" or are they not a rider and didn't give it any concern. No biggie - it just caught my eye.
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 01:40:17 PM »
I'm not aware of any having them on the right in the last... oh... 60 years or so.
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014, 02:56:52 PM »
Both that bike model and human figure look like plastic.


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The Tesla motorbike was a university project for a fully electric motorcycle with a minimalist and essential design.

Developed with the intent to keep the smooth lines, the design evokes a vintage style, thanks in part to the storage compartment located above of the battery pack.

Another inspiration is the style given by the fixed bikes, as you can see with the all white wheels.

A point of customizing on this motorcycle were the handguards, the saddle and the detail on the glove compartment. The project was developed using Autodesk Alias ‚Äč‚ÄčAutomotive 2014 adobe photoshop cs6


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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014, 03:08:42 PM »
What is her right foot resting on? Yeah, it's obviously not real, but I like the idea. Good looking bike with a modern/retro feel.

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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 03:09:43 PM »
Foot peg lost in the dark areas.
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2014, 03:11:43 PM »
Foot peg lost in the dark areas.

No footpeg in the other pic there either.

Will this one catch fire when a nail punctures the battery pack?

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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 03:13:57 PM »
Looks like there is a footpeg 'bar' across the bottom, unless that's a center stand?

OK, I'm done.

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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 05:33:41 PM »
Look at the seat. Twist the throttle to fast and your ass is going rite off the back.
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2014, 06:06:02 PM »
What is her right foot resting on? Yeah, it's obviously not real, but I like the idea. Good looking bike with a modern/retro feel.

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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 06:18:15 PM »
What is her right foot resting on? Yeah, it's obviously not real, but I like the idea. Good looking bike with a modern/retro feel.

- Dan

The kickstart.

For half a second I was like "OK".  :rolf:
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2014, 07:29:22 PM »
I'm not gonna be one of those electric vehicle "haters", but I'm also not terribly interested until they can reasonably compete with dino-powered vehicles - bikes/cars/trucks/etc.

They are interesting, but I won't be an early adopter.  And, if I had my way - I'd like something that looks a little more mainstream to be taken seriously.

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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 11:38:06 AM »
If they were cheap enough I could certainly see one as a commuter, and another bike for a tourer.  Of course Europe would get it first, if we ever got it...
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2014, 11:52:46 AM »
pretty cool! you have to start somewhere and this looks like a good start to me.
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Re: Tesla 2014 concept bike
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2014, 12:46:42 PM »
I've noticed they added a cliky noise to cars when the turnsignals are on that sound similar to an old relay...can they add a vroom-vroom noise to my electric motorcycle too.  No matter how well they work I will struggle to accept anything without the right noise.  That is part of the motorcycle to me.