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Whanganui is a place of firsts. Japanese racer Yoshi Kishimoto qualified his Team Mirai Zero FXS electric bike in fourth position in a first appearance by an electric motorcycle at the Cemetery Circuit. Kishimoto rode his machine incredibly well throughout the day and placed his battery-powered machine seventh in race one and a fighting sixth in race two. Kishimoto made another electric first when he snatched the race two holeshot on his silent bike, which could have been an interesting outcome, however the race was red flagged on the opening lap due to a crash and then restarted.
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It's the sound of an exhaust that I would miss.

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.... and the simple pleasure of shifting gears
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They don't have nearly enough range.
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They sound horrible.

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Yeah I wish they made them sound a bit more like supercharger wines :P



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Saw electrics race at Laguna Seca in 2012.
If I have to say anything positive about them I say Anode.
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Looks like a fat bicycle with fat tires and a big battery glued to it; but it does look clean and simple AF :P

Either way I'd purchase an electric bike for in town/commuting purposes.



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I would totally commute on an electric motorcycle, but it would have to cost less than the $12/week it costs me to commute on the 9er

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they should've also built it with swapping battery functionality in mind. while a bit more expensive I would definitely like to have an electric bike with a spare battery that is hooked up to a proper battery tender/dock type thing that can charge and keep the battery healthy.


Somebody should do a 9er electric conversion :P
I wonder how that would look

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If only they could get 'em to make a sound like..

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LOOL..wub wub wub wub every time you accelerate :P



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When I see electric bikes like that I can feel my resolve to never ride an electric bike weakening. Looks cool and super stealthy.

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They have installed clickers on the spokes of the wheels, to create a speeding noise.

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like it or not the age of combustion engine will draw to a close
Our kids, or our kids kids, will look at old digital pictures of us and our gas powered rides and go "wow, so you're telling me these bikes weren't connected to the internet and they didn't self drive/ride?"

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Arrh... Hell no!

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Yep, especially in that red colour!

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Thought it was pretty poor form that the announcers immediately assumed the red flag was because the battery was unsafe when it was actually just because the air fence was punctured. I'm sure a lot of peoples first thought was "see, electric bikes are dangerous, they're stopping the race because it's not safe."

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