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Old 08-21-2012, 02:08 PM   #31
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I'm down to a measly 300 hp in my BMW.

I've been suitably shamed into believing desiring more is wrong and hurts dolphins.
That was a sincere LOL!
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:18 PM   #32
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You consider 100 mile range (probably daytime only, no a/c and 55mph max) a breakthrough? GM's first EV got about 75 miles.
No, I consider 300 mile range a breakthrough.

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"In an industry where energy density tends to increase five percent a year, our achievement of more than doubling state-of-art energy density and lowering cost by half is a giant step towards realizing Envia's mission of mass market affordability of a 300-mile electric vehicle." (An Indian dude (red-dot)).
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #33
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Only 3 to 5 years away! Or 2 to 4 years, by now!
About the same time the rising seas drown NYC. Another 10 years.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:52 PM   #34
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About the same time the rising seas drown NYC. Another 10 years.
More like 8.

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Old 08-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #35
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The BMW GS with a beak has been around long enough that I don't really think there's much to get used to with this bike. It might have been polarizing a few years ago, but not now.

Blake Conner at Cycle World managed 72 mpg on a tank. All I can manage on the freeway out of my 27 hp Royal Enfield is 65 mpg. I kind-of wish I would have waited a year to buy.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:53 PM   #36
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I love gas vehicles, but if I were married or could afford a second car, I'd buy an electric. I could easily use one to commute to work and for around town; but having only 1 car and needing to drive 300 miles every month or so, I can't.

What Buzz can't seem to comprehend is that there can be both, and that there is tremendous value to all of us to have more than one solution to a problem. Fer'instance, E-Bikes don't threaten or take anything away from our sport, they just broaden everybody's options.
I'll have my boys in DC mandate a second car and then someway, you'll be able to afford it or will receive a fine in the mail.

When your wallet outperforms your gums, I'll be on board.
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I've seen New York. Where'd be the loss?
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The BMW GS with a beak has been around long enough that I don't really think there's much to get used to with this bike. It might have been polarizing a few years ago, but not now.

Blake Conner at Cycle World managed 72 mpg on a tank. All I can manage on the freeway out of my 27 hp Royal Enfield is 65 mpg. I kind-of wish I would have waited a year to buy.
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