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Old 07-05-2012, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Otis's "Shocker" EV Motorcycle

Otis, on YouTube, e-mailed me today saying how he's been watching my videos for a long time, and he's just finished HIS electric motorcycle.

I love how whenever somebody is inspired by my electric motorcycle, they end up building a much cooler-looking, more powerful cycle. People must think "Hey, if that Ben guy can do it, I should be able to do something even better" and then they do.

Here's the proof!



Here's another video, from a little over a month ago, showing some of the build, and the first test-ride, before the new paint job is done.

Anyone recognize that sound? That "Homebuilt, Chain-Drive Electric Motorcycle Sound" is so distinct, I would recognize it anywhere!

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wish I could hear the bike and not the noise in the video.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Whoops, that second video didn't post right.

Here it is again.



In this video, once it gets through showing the still photos, it's all test drive with no background music, so you can hear the sound of the cycle.
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Does he have more info on that motorcycle some where? specs on what he used for a motor and battery pack?
It looks like GBS batteries.

I like how at the very end of the video you can hear the chain and tires but that is about it, I have to wonder if shooting a video of electric motorcycles on an indoor track might be the best way to get the true sound of them.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I e-mailed him to see if I could get some more info. Hopefully he has a bit of a build blog somewhere. I thought it was a great-looking bike and knew people would be interested in it.

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