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6-speed electric bike that claims to hang with the big 4.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-04-2011, 10:33 AM
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now thats pretty cool

always wondered why they didnt bother with a transmission and some gears on an electric vehicle... i know electric motors have gobs of torque but a tranmission with gears is always nice to get the max performance!

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very cool, but the 60-80 miles would probably be 40 for me. I just can't see their 60-80 miles being based on hard riding.

but... if it is actually 60-80 miles, that's pretty cool.

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Brammo? sounds like they used to make frisbee's in the 80's

The Mission Motors superbike does over 160 and gets there really quick. Not sure why Brammo thinks you couldn't have acceleration with speed. Maybe I missed something.

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yeah, that Mission Motors superbike is pretty gnarly. Didn't see a price tag on it though, maybe it isn't for sale? (yet?).

Electric Motorsport has a few models too... I've seen a couple of these in the Bay Area... seem more like ninja 250 performance (nothing wrong w/ that)... and seem to be a great option for anyone commuting into the city. Those re-charge times are getting pretty fast.. I'd love to see one that has a 100 mile range at 75mph w/ a recharge time of 1 hour (enough time for a nice lunch).

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Around $70K from what I have seen. Looking for a Q2 2011 release for people like Leno. Not you and me.

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Around $70K from what I have seen. Looking for a Q2 2011 release for people like Leno. Not you and me.
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I know the Electric Motorsport ones (and a few others) are around the 8K $ marker. Thats 8K $ for 60 mile range and 70mph speed. I think there are a few in the 11K $ range that claim 100mile range w 80-100 mph speeds.

I like the idea of a gear-box, but part of the beauty of electric is their awesome energy efficiency, so I wonder what is lost w/ the gear box? It sure would be nice to get all that torque/power in a low-gear... wheelies galore.

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I would LOVE one of these as a commuter. I have toyed with the idea of a chevy volt, but the market needs another 10 years to bring prices down.

But one of these is almost affordable.

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I would LOVE one of these as a commuter. I have toyed with the idea of a chevy volt, but the market needs another 10 years to bring prices down.

But one of these is almost affordable.
love the volt, its the way hybrids should have been done to begin with. I think its at 35Kish $. I was bummed my parents had just purchased a new Honda-Pilot (also 35Kish) a year before it came out.

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i think its smart to use a tranny paired with the electric motor... this allows you to use a smaller motor and battery setup saving weight and costs. which are two big factors in the whole electric vehicle world.

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