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Old 09-05-2008, 08:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
Christopher Jordan
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Originally Posted by SuperTrooper View Post
The new ones will do 40 MPH. I'd just be a little leery of the tricycle design. Sudden turns at those speeds could cause it to nose over to one side since the rear track looks kinda narrow.

Would you mind giving us a ballpark $$$ figure? New ones are 8,000 euros ($11,400). I'm cool if it's none of my damn business!
I am VERY leery of that wheel configuration at higher speed. It used to go 38 mph with 36V, but now goes 45 mph with 48V. Extra acceleration and allowing "expressway" speed seems to work, I was invited to an EV show it is in tomorrow. Then I will know more, but if someone says "over 50 mph!" my eyes will slowly glaze over Lower speed around town; should be great! I like the thin shape since everything fits nicely in a 1 car garage.

Sad thing is - it ain't cheap, so I won't be saving any money at all. A shade under $6k. Cheaper than most velomobiles, but I will be eating beans and rice a long time. The Aspire will probably go on Craigslist- but it is not even worth $1K with the seats missing.
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