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