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 on: Today at 05:54:18 AM 
Started by Francois - Last post by gyrocyclist
Wow... Now THAT'S interesting.  However, of all of the motorcycle designs out there, a cruiser has to be the LEAST aerodynamic... at least, one built along the nostalgic lines over nearly every ExISTING model right now.  Streamlining it to maximize range would probably make it look too "Manga" for many.

However, that crowd is aging out of the market anyway.  Maybe it's time to target the millennials raised on Japanese Manga and Anime?

You have to understand the target audience for the cruiser segment. They could care less about going 200 miles on a charge or maximum aerodynamic efficiency. They want huge torque off the line, smoky burnouts, low seat height, and cool styling as they roll up to the bar and impress their friends. All of these traits play on the strengths of an electric drivetrain, including flexibility in placement of batteries and other components to achieve a low seat height. Imagine the possibilities to impress your friends with custom sound files and an exhaust replicating sound system (on/off switchable). Is there anything (within reason) better than rolling up to bike night sounding like a V12 Merlin powered P51 Mustang?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKAOGCElH94

Um, peace, but think I've impressed more people with my (almost) silent Zero than I ever would with a loud bike.

I'm all about efficiency. Any time an engine expels noise or heat it's running at less than 100% efficiency.

That said ... if the partnership were to happen methinks it could be a huge win for electric motos. Not just the top-end bikes, but all the way down the line. Am hoping it happens. And that Zero goes public, so I can buy some stock.

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 on: Today at 04:58:12 AM 
Started by Francois - Last post by Rugby4life
Wow... Now THAT'S interesting.  However, of all of the motorcycle designs out there, a cruiser has to be the LEAST aerodynamic... at least, one built along the nostalgic lines over nearly every ExISTING model right now.  Streamlining it to maximize range would probably make it look too "Manga" for many.

However, that crowd is aging out of the market anyway.  Maybe it's time to target the millennials raised on Japanese Manga and Anime?

You have to understand the target audience for the cruiser segment. They could care less about going 200 miles on a charge or maximum aerodynamic efficiency. They want huge torque off the line, smoky burnouts, low seat height, and cool styling as they roll up to the bar and impress their friends. All of these traits play on the strengths of an electric drivetrain, including flexibility in placement of batteries and other components to achieve a low seat height. Imagine the possibilities to impress your friends with custom sound files and an exhaust replicating sound system (on/off switchable). Is there anything (within reason) better than rolling up to bike night sounding like a V12 Merlin powered P51 Mustang?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKAOGCElH94

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 on: Today at 04:38:57 AM 
Started by odedmaz - Last post by Ireek
Thanks for the comparison, shame you had to ride in level 1, it seems hard to sell bikes letting demo rides only be ridden in level 1, I bet it's because the range would have suffered greatly, this just a guess, they probably weren't set up to charge that many bikes at a time.  I guess a true motocross track would consume more energy than a normal woods ride so maybe it's not so bad, I'd still like to hear about full power in comparison to the FX though...  Thanks again!!

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 on: Today at 04:28:48 AM 
Started by Adventure - Last post by Ireek
Whew, this is good news, ride on:)

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 on: Today at 02:53:13 AM 
Started by juju95 - Last post by Cama
I guess you have a ZF 6.5 and all is fine.

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s/specs.php


Max. speed is 146 km/h for the 2017 Zero S ZF 6.5.

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 on: Today at 01:37:06 AM 
Started by juju95 - Last post by juju95
I already tried . In eco mode the motorcycle rides at 113 km / h, in sport and custom mode, the maximum speed is 149 km / h.


Envoyé de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk

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 on: August 19, 2017, 11:58:12 PM 
Started by kurt nt - Last post by Булгаков
Indeed. This post inpsired me to write about my voltmeter addition.

http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=7229.0

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 on: August 19, 2017, 11:45:45 PM 
Started by Булгаков - Last post by NEW2elec
Terry listed some of the voltage to SOC numbers in a recent thread.

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 on: August 19, 2017, 11:42:39 PM 
Started by Francois - Last post by NEW2elec
Yeah Doug I hadn't heard about that partnership but its very likely where the rumor started.
I thought maybe it was Lightning's bike set up for the speed record attempt next weekend.

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 on: August 19, 2017, 11:36:49 PM 
Started by Francois - Last post by JaimeC
Wow... Now THAT'S interesting.  However, of all of the motorcycle designs out there, a cruiser has to be the LEAST aerodynamic... at least, one built along the nostalgic lines over nearly every ExISTING model right now.  Streamlining it to maximize range would probably make it look too "Manga" for many.

However, that crowd is aging out of the market anyway.  Maybe it's time to target the millennials raised on Japanese Manga and Anime?

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