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Old 07-31-2015, 01:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think this guy got funding from an investor on a TV show, like Shark Tank or something.

With the stated MSRP of $35,000 that is just not going to sell.
With what looks like bicycle tires and wheels, no way it can go on the freeway.

It makes the $9,500 price on Nimble Motorsports The Indy One Electric Kit Car look like the bargain it is.
The show is called ALL-AMERICAN MAKERS. Never saw it before since I pretty much only have basic cable service. Cool show though.

Those looked more like motorcycle tires than bicycle tires to me.

Didn't see the MSRP... missed that. But yeah, what are people thinking when they put on ridiculous price tags that are way too high or implausibly low?

Not very fuel efficient, but a whole heck of a lot more bang for the buck when one could get a Polaris Slingshot for something just above $21K

Say what you want, but I don't see electrics as being all that great. Mostly because of the excessive price based on the hype of a lie and delusions. (That's probably sacrilege here... but only for the delusional)

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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And an electric assist bike is MUCH cheaper and available right now. I built mine with premium parts for about $1400. It climbs any hill without pedaling if I want t avoid it. Top speed 22 mph. I built it for commuting, and I love commuting on it (nearly 600 miles since June 10). Honestly, I don't know what he means by people hating the idea of a bike commute. I love it
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It all depends on your commute route. A lot of people don't have bike friendly roads or paths to use. I ride an ebike and emotorcycle. Both have their strengths. It's a lot more enjoyable to use the emotorcycle on roads that are 45mph with no bike lane or shoulder.

This Raht product has a purpose. It's really just an emotorcycle with the option for exercise and better weather protection.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The concept is right but it's way over priced and way over weight. Price a velomobile and an electric motor kit that will do 45 mph. See what you can get for less than $10,000 USD. An e-bike and fairing is ideal for urban commuting up to 30 mph. A 250cc gas streamlined motorcycle is great for the highway. No one needs to go over 75 mph around here.

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Old 08-01-2015, 01:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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It has quite a brilliant body shape !

But I'd have it in yellow !

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