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Old 06-02-2006, 06:29 AM   #1
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Heh. 60 lbs battery pack, ten mile range? Electric motocross?



I guess we're not QUITE there yet....
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:41 AM   #2
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I think a no-noise dirtbike would open up a lot of land to dirt bike use.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:42 AM   #3
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Cool! I guess riding in water is bad??? Hmm.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:43 AM   #4
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Or just voting for the right people.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:45 AM   #5
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19 hp weighing in at 140 lbs, whisper quiet, sounds great. Whats with the 10 mile range though? Ten miles or 45 minutes? Doesnt that equate to 13 mph? Whats the range at 40 mph then-- 2 miles?



Lots of questions, but the future is clear and it aint the internal combustion engine.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:52 AM   #6
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Interesting, but they don't mention how much the battery packs are. A decent car battery runs $70. Also the 10 mile range is suspect. Is that 10 miles at full discharge? Don't most MX races go farther than 10 miles anyhow? Will they sell enough of these to justify a new racing class?



I can just see it now. Silent MX races. Except for the dozens of generators blaring away in the background.



Also, from what I know about batteries too much of the 50 minute quick charging is going to be very hard on battery life.



On the plus side you can tear up your backyard without having the neighbors calling the cops or stringing neck-high wire.



You CA guys are going to be in trouble if CARB finds out about this.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:34 AM   #7
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Looks like it's ideal for Arnold Schwarzenegger's next "Calif eco-correct" Terminator movie.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:45 AM   #8
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Looks more like an MX bicycle. I doubt it's equivalent to a 250 motocrosser - maybe a trials bike.



At 140lbs including 60lbs worth of battery there is plenty of room to put a gas motor in there and turn it into a hybrid for street use.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:37 AM   #9
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You can go to www.goblade.co.uk for electric dirtbike that looks like a motorcycle and not some kind of mutant minibike.



Personally, I see electric motorcross bikes taking off. I invision motorcross tracks set up in the city because the neighbors don't complain about noise. You have several Li-Ion battery packs that change out between races. If it really caught on, you could have battery packs that track owner rented and charged on site.



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Old 06-02-2006, 10:34 AM   #10
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Bicycles don't make any noise either, but they have been kicked out of most off road areas in Chicagoland. If the neighbors don't have noise to complain about they will find something else. You can count on that one.
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