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post #2 of 21 Old 09-17-2010, 12:37 PM
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Wow only 69K.

I'd rather buy 3 Ducatis

The fairing looks like it was designed by a video game designer.

I like it
I hate myself for liking it.

I hope it makes a sound like a Tron bike.

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I hope it makes a sound like a Tron bike.

My buddy said something similar "Hey, Tron bike is here!".


The sound would actually worry me. I depend a little on my loud pipes to make people know I'm there, but I ride cautiously, as if I'm silent.

I watched some of the videos, and it does make sound, just not sure how cagers would react, lol.

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its like a prius... i have almost been ran over in parking lots before by em cus you cant hear them. haha.

looks interesting.

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The MotoCzysz E1pc won both the Isle of Mann Zero TT and the FIM e-power race at Laguna Seca. Will it be available to the public? I don't know. I bet this could help them get the C1 project rolling again.

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I hate my self inside for liking it but that thing is pretty cool. But Just like RC cars I will still ove gas powered one's even if electric surpasses them in performance.

Does the girl come with it?

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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kind of a gay headlight

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I predict that one day (maybe a couple of decades away) after they have perfected battery technology that electric motorcycle will be the jizz. They will be a absolute hoot to ride - instant and constant torque at a level we do not experience presently on any petrol engine.

A Haybusa will be like a learners bike!

I also buy a lotto ticket every Saturday.

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I predict that day may come even sooner but like I said above there is a void the electric motor doesn't fill in my soul. for that fact neither does an inline four.

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The void that needs to be filled is the ability to instantly recharge. It's range is estimated at 150 miles. I guarantee that is not tearing up the back roads. So let's say realistically, it will go 120 miles. My quick trips are usually 130 miles or so. Wonder how long it takes to recharge? 8 hours according to their site. I can pull up to the pump and fully 'recharge' my 919 in about 5 minutes and I'm back on the road.

So here's my list...

Pros..
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- Eco-friendly
- Torque on demand

Cons..
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- Price
- Range
- Recharge time
- Quiet (yes...I like to hear the power too.)

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One day in the distant future electric will take over and gas, or in the futures case, battery stations will carry fully charged batteries instead petrol. You pull up to the pump, service guy comes out with an impact wrench, removes 4 bolts then out comes your drained battery pack. And a new battery pack goes in for the price of the charge.


Hate the way that bike looks but I can dig the electric sound.

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One day in the distant future electric will take over and gas, or in the futures case, battery stations will carry fully charged batteries instead petrol. You pull up to the pump, service guy comes out with an impact wrench, removes 4 bolts then out comes your drained battery pack. And a new battery pack goes in for the price of the charge.


Hate the way that bike looks but I can dig the electric sound.
They'll just recharge whilst traveling down the road. Along with cooking your hot dog. Not that hot dog, the one in your bun... wait, nevermind.

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no mention of weight anywhere. last time I checked, batteries were heavy....

still, I think it'd be a cool conversation piece.

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I ws looking for the weight to. Bet it's heavier than the average super sport but lithium ion batteries are pretty light compared to anything else holding that amount of charge.

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First mod would be some clothespins and playing cards on the spokes to make some noise.

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First mod would be some clothespins and playing cards on the spokes to make some noise.

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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They'll just recharge whilst traveling down the road.
Yeah. They just have to embed Powermats under all the roads.

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...weight

Read here:

They stated the weight is 30 to 40 pounds heavier than a standard sportbike.

And that will only come down as battery technology improves.

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I'm impressed with what I read, and that's saying alot from a guy who just loves one litre power. The 150 range prolly is at 50 mph....just guessing. Fascinating having the apparent SOTA equipment in one package. I didn't read deep enough to know this or onot, but what is needed on these bikes to ease people in from gas is engine braking a la recirculative power generation braking. Put that speed right back into the battery dynamically! The 2 hour recharge is fairly impressive.

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I'm impressed with what I read, and that's saying alot from a guy who just loves one litre power. The 150 range prolly is at 50 mph....just guessing. Fascinating having the apparent SOTA equipment in one package. I didn't read deep enough to know this or onot, but what is needed on these bikes to ease people in from gas is engine braking a la recirculative power generation braking. Put that speed right back into the battery dynamically! The 2 hour recharge is fairly impressive.
It's got the braking:
Regenerative Braking
The Mission One recaptures the kinetic energy of the motorcycle during braking and turns it into electrical energy stored in the batteries. By recapturing energy, the Mission One goes further on a single charge. The Mission One also allows riders to tune their regenerative braking to fit with their riding style.


It also has wireless communication with a laptop. I didn't search deep, but didn't see anything about how the range was determined.

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It's got the braking:
Regenerative Braking
The Mission One recaptures the kinetic energy of the motorcycle during braking and turns it into electrical energy stored in the batteries. By recapturing energy, the Mission One goes further on a single charge. The Mission One also allows riders to tune their regenerative braking to fit with their riding style.


It also has wireless communication with a laptop. I didn't search deep, but didn't see anything about how the range was determined.
Don't know if you have been following the Isle of Man TT or not, but in the last episode, they interviewed a guy who had a micro jet that served as a generator for recharging batteries on the road.

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