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Old 07-15-2010, 02:30 PM   #11
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They are stepping up fast, cool that I get another round of the ttxgp this year. Last I checked (month or so ago) there was no schedule for GP next weekend so this is a pleasant surprise. The loudest and the quietest in the same weekend. Is it next Friday yet?
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:44 PM   #12
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Things are progressing at light speed for epower bikes it seems.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:54 PM   #13
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Things are progressing at light speed for epower bikes it seems.
Yes, it's hard to believe that only a few weeks ago, people were saying that because of the inherent limitations of batteries, E-Bikes could never approach usable performance characteristics.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:59 PM   #14
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Yes, it's hard to believe that only a few weeks ago, people were saying that because of the inherent limitations of batteries, E-Bikes could never approach usable performance characteristics.
As of this writing, that is still yet to be proven. Much like that miracle-of-miracles, the Moto-CZYXXYLPLYXX Moto-GP bike that was going to "Change the World of Moto-GP FOREVER........."
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:18 PM   #15
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As of this writing, that is still yet to be proven. Much like that miracle-of-miracles, the Moto-CZYXXYLPLYXX Moto-GP bike that was going to "Change the World of Moto-GP FOREVER........."
They went E and averaged 97 mph at the TT this year winning the race.
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Coming along nicely. It is all about the energy density of the batteries. Getting power out of electric motors is not an issue. The "KillaCycle" has plenty of power for sure. A123 is a leader in battery tech, they sponsored this wild 7.94 @ 169 mph in the quarter mile e-ride.

KillaCycle - World’s Quickest Electric Motorcycle
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Old 07-16-2010, 05:33 AM   #17
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Cool link.

Given the "Instant ON" torque of electric bikes, it's not hard to imagine them challenging traditionally fueled bikes in the near future.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:28 AM   #18
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They went E and averaged 97 mph at the TT this year winning the race.
Yeah, I know. I also noticed that the "Vastly Superior to a Conventional Telescopic Fork" bearing-girder-thingie was Vastly missing, alongside all the other Vastly Superior Motorcycle Technology.

The guy's a Shyster that wishes he was half as clever as John Britten.

There, I've said it.
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Cool link.

Given the "Instant ON" torque of electric bikes, it's not hard to imagine them challenging traditionally fueled bikes in the near future.
As good as the 1/4 mile time is, I bet the Killacycle's 1/8 mile time is incredibly competetive, due to the "instant on torque" of the electric motor.

On a different note, lots of cool stuff happening with electric power. Catepillar has a new dozer that has a smaller diesel engine than it's predecessor, running at contant optimal RPM to generate power for the electric motors, much like a locomotive. It is more fuel efficient, cleaner emission wise and higher performing than the model it replaces. It is not a hybrid - no batteries - and it costs more, but overall is cheaper to run after a few years. Neat stuff.
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The Killacycle has made the fastest (mph) and quickest (ET) ¼ mile pass ever made by any electric vehicle of any kind (7.824 s @ 168 mph, Pomona, November 2007).

I pre-ordered an Empulse today...but they're going to have to let me ride one before I fork out 10 large.
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