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Old 12-07-2006, 11:19 AM   #31
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The folks making Vectrix Scooters show a certain amount of courage, displaying their wares in the land of Lambretta, Piaggio, etc. I would think that if the regenerative brake does its job, it could be a winner in urban riding. There is a lot of gas that gets used up, only to heat the brakes at the next stop light. That's true whether its your standard SUV or a Big 4 Rickeyracer.



If the quoted range is 60+ miles at a steady speed, it should go all day in congested traffic, I'd think. If I ever move out of the sticks (nearest town with 10,000 people is 80 miles away), I would think hard about an electric scooter.



Well, it wouldn't sound as good as my Ducati - but then nothing from the Big 4 or Milwaukee does either.
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:35 AM   #32
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I know of at least one person with a deposit down on a 550. Of course, there are at least two other guys who've already called "dibs" on "break-in rides" for him, and another who has put in for the engine if he bins it..........
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:59 AM   #33
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Sounds like a fun day, but me gots ta say >yawn<. Nothing that we'll see in the States anytime soon...or that I'd buy even if we did.



Oh yeah, one more thing. Yossef? Dude:



"Yes, I know that the B-King has been covered in the INTERMOT review, I know. Yet that hot blonde kept giving me these "I want you now!" looks."



Take a closer look at that pic. She's a man, baby.



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Old 12-08-2006, 08:44 PM   #34
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More babes !
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:36 AM   #35
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Electric shmectric. When will auto (and motorcycle manufacturers, for that matter) realize that they are spending too much time and money trying to develope "alternate" electric powered machines to answer the hollow screems of the envirofreaks? We are not going to run out of oil, but along the same lines, we may run out of people willing to support the means to obtain oil.



Here's my question:

Why haven't motorcycle manufactureres investigated/spend some time looking into the prospect of diesel powered motorcycles? I've seen the VW custom built rigs that make 300 ft lbs of torque, and get 110 miles to the gallon (some such ridiculous figures). Seems to me if you want to make an enviromentally friendly (politically correct) motorcycle, you invest in the diesel technology. Audi has proven that diesels are NOT slow, lumbering, smoke-belching rattle traps by the introduction of their Lemans TDI V12 race car. I think the potential of diesel engines is much greater than most of us realize.



Besides, how "friendly" to the fake enviromental god are stacks of scrapped electric motors and batteries from dead cars and bikes in toxic salvage yards?



The earth continues to produce more oil, and we continue to hamper extended means of obtaining it.....real efficient indeed.



For those of you with something greater than dial-up, hear what Geremy Clarkson has to say:

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Old 12-10-2006, 01:15 PM   #36
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>simple minded attitude that more

>displacement is always better.



Good. This proves American public has got something right



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Old 12-10-2006, 01:22 PM   #37
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You obviously missed the photo of Husky Mito



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