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Old 01-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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"What makes this electric sportbike special is Brammo’s claim that the Empulse 10.0 is capable of reaching 100 mph, as well as boasting a range of 100 miles on a single charge. Those numbers are halved, at most, in even the best current model production electric bikes on offer from other brands."

Those numbers will be halved, at most, by reality.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #12
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"What makes this electric sportbike special is Brammo’s claim that the Empulse 10.0 is capable of reaching 100 mph, as well as boasting a range of 100 miles on a single charge. Those numbers are halved, at most, in even the best current model production electric bikes on offer from other brands."

Those numbers will be halved, at most, by reality.
These endurance claims are always written to give the appearance that you can go the distance at a reasonable speed. You've got to keep it at something like 18mph to get that 100 miles.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #13
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These endurance claims are always written to give the appearance that you can go the distance at a reasonable speed. You've got to keep it at something like 18mph to get that 100 miles.


Well hell! that should be right up your ally there grampa!......


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Old 01-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #14
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The BMW scooters should be just the ticket for those RUB's! Harley's are so last week. Now, to be cool, all the yuppies will "need" a BMW Scooter! BTW, a BMW GS is an "opposed" twin! I am not sure what an "apposed" twin is. The ZX14 should be awesome, in traditional Kawi style! Otherwise, looks like nothing noteworthy is coming from the land of the Rising Sun? Sorry, but I do not want anything that I have to call San Francisco or Newark, New Jersey to get parts or service. Not sure what the exact criteria are to be included, however obscurity and/or quirkiness seem to rule the day. As far as that 100 mph, 100 mile Brammo electric, you can have one or the other, not both! 100 miles at 20 mph or 5 miles at 100 mph! No electrics for me! If I want electric power, I will stick to my 18volt DeWalt Screw driver! This is a very interesting list.
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No Tuono V4? Come on... V4 engine, advanced rider electronics... introduced in the North American market in March this year.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #16
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No Tuono V4? Come on... V4 engine, advanced rider electronics... introduced in the North American market in March this year.
Yeah, wea culpa on that one. The thing is we put it on last year's list (http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/top-10-hottest-bikes-of-2011-90251.html) and have been waiting to see it ever since. It's mind-boggling that Piaggio/Aprilia really neglects the N.A. market. Hopefully we'll get one for testing next month, some 12-14 months behind the rest of the world!
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:33 PM   #17
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Yeah, wea culpa on that one. The thing is we put it on last year's list (http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/top-10-hottest-bikes-of-2011-90251.html) and have been waiting to see it ever since. It's mind-boggling that Piaggio/Aprilia really neglects the N.A. market. Hopefully we'll get one for testing next month, some 12-14 months behind the rest of the world!
You're right. Where the F@#$ is it? No dealer network and damn the Norteo Americano market. Socialist Bastards.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:07 PM   #18
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Not sure why anyone thinks the V-Twin Tuono wasn't powerful enough.
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Not sure why anyone thinks the V-Twin Tuono wasn't powerful enough.
They don't make it anymore.

It was an awesome bike.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:14 AM   #20
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Snarli,

How did the Explorer compare to your GS? Did you climb aboard?
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