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.
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
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?"
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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