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Author Topic: Crossbow electric motorcycle concept  (Read 319 times)

Alan Stewart

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Re: Crossbow electric motorcycle concept
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 01:42:50 AM »

"itchy hair"
"perfect for the racetrack"

has this person ever ridden a sportbike?
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Re: Crossbow electric motorcycle concept
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 05:00:15 AM »

At temperatures above 65°f, I'm out.
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Re: Crossbow electric motorcycle concept
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 06:00:07 AM »

Given that it's completely open on the sides and back I don't think heat would be an issue, particularly if the overhead "windows" have reflective film applied to them.

It would probably be highly aerodynamic, maximizing range and top speed.
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Re: Crossbow electric motorcycle concept
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 07:17:51 AM »

This is a design concept from 2012: http://www.philpauley.com/crossbow.php

There are a lot of safety problems with the idea; you wouldn't want to break your neck or skull getting rear-ended, say, by flying into the screen.

I am attracted to having an aircraft canopy as part of an aerodynamic design; it'd just need to very very easily be something that one flew around rather than into in the event of a collision.
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Re: Crossbow electric motorcycle concept
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017, 07:29:17 PM »

Concepts like that have been tried before (such as BMW's C-1 scooter of the early 2000's). It works - but it just doesn't sell.   ::)
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