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Old 02-02-2006, 02:56 AM   #1
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:02 AM   #2
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and now having read the article..a british off road magazine called TBR reviewed one of these bikes recently ..it was a kind of version with knobblies for the rough ...while they were impressed with the fuel cell even though it was underpowered, it could be readily refilled ..however the bike it self was mainly kitted out with mountain biking type equipment ..like the brake discs and calipers, all that kind of stuff ..and not really up to the job as a motorbike. perhaps these manufacturers have to realise that to sell a bike to a motorbiker primarily the bike must be a bike....to sell on the premise of environmentally friendly you are aiming at an entirely different set of people who may not be motorcyclists at all
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:23 AM   #3
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A friend of mine that works at UTC Fuel Cells got to ride one of these not too long ago. He sayÂ’s itÂ’s no match for his ST4s, but nothing that a couplaÂ’ hundred million bucks of government money couldnÂ’t iron out.
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:09 AM   #4
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:40 AM   #5
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"Granola maker"- could be the best part of the article
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Old 02-02-2006, 04:50 AM   #6
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or they could be trying to save on weight
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:40 AM   #7
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If I recall this bike was both slow and had fairly limited range. Definitely not freeway speeds, maybe 50 mph top and 100 miles range? That problem has to be solved before these are much good as motorcycles. Then what'll I call the loud handle?
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Old 02-02-2006, 05:54 AM   #8
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This is more of a motorcycle than that even though you've got to have the top case. Oh and it's from 2004.



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Old 02-02-2006, 06:16 AM   #9
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Don't tell anyone you've got to burn fossil fuel to make hydrogen. It upsets the greenies.
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:44 AM   #10
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I don't have a granola maker, so I guess I can skip buying one.
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