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Old 09-20-2019, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CSC City Slicker electric motorcycle - $2500


Image from this review.

I haven't seen this mentioned here before and a quick search didn't pull anything up.

This seems like a nice little city motorcycle at a very reasonable price. I'm not sure about the quality or battery life, but for the price you can afford to do some work on it.

https://www.cscmotorcycles.com/New-I...Azusa--5652551

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- 46 mph top speed
- 72V 30Ah battery
- Range: 37 miles at 37 mph; 62 miles at 20 mph
- $2500 shipped

More specs at the link above.

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Old 09-20-2019, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I bet the range could be almost doubled through aeromods alone, since most bikes aren't all that aerodynamic. Wasn't there a guy on here a long time ago who took a motorcycle from 100 mpg to 200 mpg just by enclosing it in an aero shell?
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The CSC City Slicker is a scooter styled as a motorcycle similar to a Honda Grom. The top speed is about midway between a 50cc and a 125cc scooter so you would be limited to similar roads. It could work great for a city dweller IF you have a place to charge. The CSC doesn't have the correct plug to use public chargers.

The bike is made by the Chinese company Zongshen like the rest of the bikes that CSC imports.

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I bet the range could be almost doubled through aeromods alone, since most bikes aren't all that aerodynamic. Wasn't there a guy on here a long time ago who took a motorcycle from 100 mpg to 200 mpg just by enclosing it in an aero shell?


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That actually doesn't seem too bad for such a small price. I even would consider something like that, if i had a motorcycle license.
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The CSC City Slicker is a scooter styled as a motorcycle similar to a Honda Grom. The top speed is about midway between a 50cc and a 125cc scooter so you would be limited to similar roads. It could work great for a city dweller IF you have a place to charge. The CSC doesn't have the correct plug to use public chargers.
The average electric car charger would probably fry the thing, I would guess that is why. Does it just use a standard 110V plug?
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I would imagine it does use a 110V plug.

You can probably make your own J1772 adapter though. Most chargers these days can take a 220V input because they are sold worldwide. BenNelson did this on his Vectrix electric scooter.

https://youtu.be/aaJo8Yquaks
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...Does it just use a standard 110V plug?
Yes, which means I can't charge it at work. (We have 30 Level 2 chargers)
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I hate to say it, but I'd be more comfortable spending 3x the money to get a highway capable Zero bike. It would go further, faster, longer, and leave you with the option to sell it one day to recoup a fair amount of your cost. Plus, a Zero (or other true electric motorcycle) will be far less likely to leave you stranded.

To be fair, I'm a bit jaded by a previous experience I had with a Chinese electric go kart that I finally converted to gas. It is possible these bikes/scooters are made to a higher quality standard, but I'd be leery of them. If they are decent, then it could be great for commuting inside a larger city.

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