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Electric Motorcycles:

There are many efforts in this emerging field of two wheeled transportation.

The recent thread on the Mission One team is but one of the higher profile examples. Here are some others.
 

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Want to drag race an electric bike?

You'll be up against KILLACYCLE !! Which is going to be tough because Killa has been around since 1999.

No doubt the NHRA will open up a new class when the time comes but for now head to head w/ combustion is what's happening.

KillaCycle - World’s Quickest Electric Motorcycle - home of KILLACYCLE

New World RECORD !!

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Are we there yet?
Are electric motorcycles a better way?
Can a more eco-friendly, green machine be built to satisfy two wheeled enthusiasts?

Maybe.

We are still in the early stages, many problems to solve not the least of which are co$t, weight, range, recharge times and concerns of toxic chemical release in a crash.

But all technological efforts have to start somewhere and momentum is building, costs will drop, problems will be solved and we will get there.

Electric motors allow for an almost completely flat torque curve, all the "power" available "right now". This can be good and bad so expect to see some interesting "transmissions" to limit the application of monster torque under varying conditions.
 

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So far I'm liking Brammo, a cafe styled bike option poised to make a splash with a serious branding effort.
 

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Are we there yet?
Are electric motorcycles a better way?
Can a more eco-friendly, green machine be built to satisfy two wheeled enthusiasts?

Maybe.

We are still in the early stages, many problems to solve not the least of which are co$t, weight, range, recharge times and concerns of toxic chemical release in a crash.

But all technological efforts have to start somewhere and momentum is building, costs will drop, problems will be solved and we will get there.

Electric motors allow for an almost completely flat torque curve, all the "power" available "right now". This can be good and bad so expect to see some interesting "transmissions" to limit the application of monster torque under varying conditions.
This.

Plus, once the world has gone electric, can we expect more outages due to load ? Think about the numbers.
 
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