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From: XR650L_Dave on 26 Mar 2010 14:41
On Mar 26, 11:40 am, MXEditor <edi...(a)mxnewsfeed.com> wrote:
> On Mar 26, 10:35 am, "fran...123" <storkensteinrem...(a)cox.net> wrote:
> > "MXEditor" <edi...(a)mxnewsfeed.com> wrote in message
> > . The KTM zero emission motorcycles are being shown at the
> > Tokyo Motorcycle Show on 26-28 March, 2010.
> > **************************************************************
> > All well and good however the use of the term zero emissions probably isn't
> > very honest. I suppose if you charge it up once off a gasoline or diesel
> > generator it ceases to be zero emissions. Or a coal fired power plant etc.
> > Are all of the places to race the thing going to have recharging available
> > from true zero emission production. Even wind and solar get kind of iffy on
> > how you score things as you still need production capacity for max draw when
> > there is no wind and no sun.
> > Fran
> Totally the future and probably the savior of our sport moving
> forward. This electric stuff is very hot in Europe and they use it
> already. Most who have ridden the bikes like them...they can only get
> better. I'm dying to ride one!
I don't see it as saving a damn thing.
Those looking to ban access are NOT doing it because of noise, or
erosion, or pollution, or some motherfucking spotted snail. Those are
just TOOLS to enforce THEIR WILL on other people.
They want to ban access because they just don't think someone should
be doing something THEY DON'T ENJOY or UNDERSTAND.
Thinking otherwise is a DANGEROUS mis-estimation of the enemy.
Now, an E bike is most excellent for poaching a closed riding spot...
From: sturd on 26 Mar 2010 15:31
> I don't see it as saving a damn thing.
And I don't give a flying fig either way.
> Now, an E bike is most excellent for poaching a closed riding spot...
THIS is why I want one.
Go fast. Take chances.
From: MXEditor on 26 Mar 2010 16:31
On Mar 26, 3:31 pm, sturd <mikesturdevant...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> XR650L_Dave notes:
> > I don't see it as saving a damn thing.
> And I don't give a flying fig either way.
> > Now, an E bike is most excellent for poaching a closed riding spot...
> THIS is why I want one.
> Go fast. Take chances.
> Mike S.
I could ride all day at my house, in my yard. No eco-freak can stop me
from doing that in this country!
Just think of the hours and hours of fun...I'm not worried about the
emissions, it's the noise that will get you screwed where I live.
From: Dean H on 26 Mar 2010 18:40
> I'm gonna see if MXN can beg a test ride this year...Dean are you up
> for that, Mr. I Have A New Helmet nah nah nah??
Like others here, I too see the folly of relocating the exhaust pipe
to a power plant.
The stealth is a nice feature. And maintenance should be a breeze if
the batteries don't suck. Power delivery should be very predicable
until the battery dies.LOL
How long is recharge time?
Is a special charger required? <do you have to carry cord or charger
with you if you aren't riding back to your starting point?>
How much time required to swap battery?
How expensive is spare battery?
How heavy is the battery?
From: KW on 26 Mar 2010 21:45
It would be cool to tool around in the hood without disturbing the peace,
but I do have one question......
From what I've heard this will be driven by a CVT or it's ilk rather than
gear driven tranny and there will be will there be no clutch. Does anybody
know if there will be a way to disengage the tranny (freewheel)? Thinking
that pushing a bike with a dead battery and the tranny engaged the whole 2
miles back to the truck might just suck.