I might buy one if it were $2,000. My problem is that 150 miles isn't that far. Every weekend that I go out riding, I'll put in close to 200 miles of pretty hard riding. My guess is the 150 mile range is based on running 35 - 45 MPH on straight roads with little changes in throttle input. What do you think it would last on twisty backroads? 90 miles max? I appreciate their efforts, but I can't see it going very far. There will eventually be an advance in batter/electric motor technology that will result in more efficiencies, less, weight, longer battery life, etc. Until then, I'll just keep my fossil fuel burning machine.
Just an example...
$4,000 for an average 919
$9.00 per tank of fuel
145 miles per tank of hard riding - my average
$70,000 - 4,000 = $66,000 left for fuel.
$66,000 / 9 = 7333.33 tanks of gas
7333.33 * 145 = 7,797,774,233.33 miles.
919 = more smiles (and miles) per dollar.
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