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Old 03-26-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Electric Motorcycles reviewed on CNN Money


Good writeup on these, more links included, and pics!

Looking to trade for an early 1988 Honda CRX HF (Pillar mounted seat belts)
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:32 AM   #2
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"The standard version is expected to ship in the third quarter. According to Brammo, the bike goes from zero to 30 mph in a superfast 3.8 seconds. You get to go up to 45 miles per charge, at a speed of 50 mph. The battery charges fully in three hours from any regular outlet."

At $12k?

Certainly not directed at the regular motorcycle market.

Usually, performance is the best defense for a motorcyclist too against drivers in cars.

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45 miles AT 50 mph?
or should that be: operators choice of 45 miles at a slower speed OR 50 mph for a shorter distance?
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I was thinking about how much it would cost to make an electric motorcycle from scrach, I figured about $2,500 for a brand new 2007 ninja 250, then sell the engine (Ebay $300) bringing it down to $2,200 lets say you get a nice motor that costs as much as $1,000 and another $1,000 for controller and charger, and go all out and get some nice lithium batteries could set you back as much as $3,500 for 100amp hours (usable!) at 36v, that should give you over 100 mile range at 50mph if I did my figures correctly, and for less then $8,000, of course it would be with expensive new parts, and I'm sure you could find a number of people on electric vehicle forums that for a small fee would put it all together for you, it really makes me want to start an electric motorcycle compeny, but on the other hand, electric bicycles are so simple!
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