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Old 07-10-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
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New news ? Brammo Enertia Looks pretty cool .
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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Gearboxes

Hurray for electric motorcycles.

I've looked through a lot of electric motorcycle conversions and they're really neat. Especially the fact you can use pricier batteries because you don't have to buy so many. Perhaps somebody can answer a question though, why do electric motorcycles never use gearboxes? Electric cars do, so it always seemed weird to me that motorcycle conversions never have them.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:40 AM   #3
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My guess is that for thier intended purpose 50mph is fast enough and a single speed keeps it simple and "cheap". For those of us that need to go faster for the freeway a 2-speed will be needed.

I am a little puzzled though that they didn't make this freeway capable for 12 grand. Geez, who wants a bike that can't get on the slab?

I'm still waiting for one with a 80 mile range at 65 mph. They're getting closer.
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This isn't very usefull because of the cost. To recover that 12k investment you better do a lot of riding. If that thing was around 3k it would be nice but not for 12k.
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This part is interesting :

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For our ride, the power level was set to the 40% minimum, for which Brammo claims a realistic range of 40 to 50 miles between charges (far exceeding the 29-mile average U.S. commute).
For me at 35 miles, this means I would need to plug it in at work. I wonder if my job would charge me for the juice?

Maybe the max speed/range could be improved with aero mods?

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My guess is that for thier intended purpose 50mph is fast enough and a single speed keeps it simple and "cheap". For those of us that need to go faster for the freeway a 2-speed will be needed.

I am a little puzzled though that they didn't make this freeway capable for 12 grand. Geez, who wants a bike that can't get on the slab?

I'm still waiting for one with a 80 mile range at 65 mph. They're getting closer.
Try GPR. They have a supermotard style bike that will do a claimed 62 mph, and with lithium batteries has a 60 mile range. The base price for lead acid batteries is under $6,000. I bet that it comes in under $12K with lithiums.

http://www.electricmotorsport.com/Motard/motard.htm
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