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Old 12-20-2008, 09:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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70 MPH electric cycle $8,000

> 8,000 dollars.
> 70 MPH
> 35/60 mile range
> 1.5 hr. quick charge
> Doesn't look stupid

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Besides the really high price, the things that I see wrong with it would be that it has a Briggs and Straton motor, and only a one year warranty, a battery that is not as e-friendly as it's competition ( the slower off road 'zero motorcycle' ) and ... it doesn't have air conditioning, stereo, GPS,iPod hookups, or cup holder warmers.

( I'm afraid the lack of cup holder warmers on this thing will surely doom it to failure )

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Old 12-20-2008, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very cool! Located relatively close to where I live too. May have to go over & do a test ride...
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a great idea and look good too. However, I fear for bikers now in traffic because no one sees or hears them coming.

This is just silent death for the city commuter.
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Old 12-21-2008, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, no you don't! Let's NOT re-ignite the "loud pipes save lives" debate! Please.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh, no you don't! Let's NOT re-ignite the "loud pipes save lives" debate! Please.

haha .. no I wasn't heading there, I was simply stating that bikes are not respected on the roads currently, partly because of the idiot riders, now multiply that effect with a silent bike and we'll see how long before you have to have a bell on the handle bars .. lol
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Besides the really high price, the things that I see wrong with it would be that it has a Briggs and Straton motor
Have you heard any negative things yet on the Etek-R?
I have only heard good things about it so far.

The original Etek was used on lots of motorcycles, including mine. The new one has better specs than the originals did.
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... we'll see how long before you have to have a bell on the handle bars .. lol
Horn oughta work with an electric 'bike...
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The horn on my electric motorcycle works fine.

I have thought about adding a bell to it as well, because getting a bell rung at you just seems much friendlier than being honked at!

I like when I am out walking that fast-moving bicyclists will ring their bell to let me know they are passing.

Noise (or much less of it) isn't a problem with electrics, other than in a parking lot where there are problems with visibility and people don't expect you to be moving yet.
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> 8,000 dollars.
> 70 MPH
> 35/60 mile range
> 1.5 hr. quick charge
> Doesn't look stupid
For $8K, I think I would much rather have the EVC Metro. Double the battery capacity for the same price, higher top speed, farther range, etc...
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Very cool i.m.o.

Biggest selling features - it goes far enough for me without looking like I welded together a bunch of trash.

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