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RoundEye
02-28-09, 12:38 PM
Geek Squad even does the service for you.


So, what about service? Best Buyís Geek Squad will do what is called Level One repairs


LINK (http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2009/02/28/brammo-enertia-electric-motorcycle-to-sell-at-best-buy/)

YeOldeStonecat
02-28-09, 02:12 PM
Every time you post a link to that site....I start wandering down the side links to some fascinating oddball bikes.

Case in point...that radial engined one...
http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2006/05/10/radial-engine-powered-motorcycle/

RoundEye
02-28-09, 02:52 PM
Yeah, I get lost in the links quite often myself. Itís one of the few sites I visit on a somewhat regular basis.

That bike is probably smooth compared to the two cylinders of a Harley but I bet the torque wants to flip you on the side every time you rev it up.

RoundEye
05-01-09, 03:24 PM
Electric bikes are becoming a little more common place. You can even get a different make at Amazon now.

Zero X Link ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SK3GHA?ie=UTF8&tag=thekneeslider-20&link_code=wql&camp=212361&creative=380601)

RoundEye
05-15-09, 04:43 PM
Electric motorcycles are garnering a lot of attention right now. The upcoming TTXGP is one reason, all of the companies involved are touting their own efforts, plus outside the race, Zero is offering bikes through Amazon, Brammo is going with Best Buy, almost everywhere you look, electrics are getting noticed. One of the most fascinating parts of all this is the bet being made by the companies involved, will electrics make it in the market? Will technology advance fast enough to keep the movement going? Will demand be there?

Early adopters with disposable cash will jump on these quickly but beyond that, where do they fit? The builders are betting this is the future and have shown, by their actions and investments, they strongly believe weíre in the early stages of a new motorcycle market based on electric drive technology. Critics are not so sure. So, are we?

Strong opinions on both sides, quickly turn into parody when defined by the other.

As seen by the opposing side:
PRO:
Electric motorcycles are the path to cleaner air, less dependence on foreign oil, sustainable energy and a way to get past the old dirty internal combustion engine whose time is past. Give up your old engines, join the future. The technology is ready now. Letís be clean and green, stop global warning, save the polar bears, plant flowers, hold hands and sing. Hmm Ö

CON:
Electric motorcycles? Donít need Ďem. We know the ICE, weíve always known it, weíre comfortable with it, why change? Electrics will never work, canít work, shouldnít work, batteries are slow to charge, expensive and hard to dispose of, pedestrians wandering the streets will be slaughtered by this silent menace, besides electric powerplants are dirty so the bikes are no cleaner anyway. Fill er up, letís ride. Hmm Ö

How about a third view anyone can be comfortable with? As technology advances engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs are placing bets on their vision of the future. Letís see where it leads. Electric bikes have already come a long way and for some, theyíre already useful, for others, not yet. If you like technology, watching new technology develop and advance is always interesting. The companies trying to gain traction in the field are going to be run by strong proponents, it would be silly to start a company otherwise, donít mistake their confidence for arrogance because youíll see the same attitude in practically any new field. If you donít think electrics will succeed, watch those companies fail. If they do work, youíre watching something new grow before your eyes. No one can predict with assurance how this will turn out so relax and watch the show, unless of course, you want to jump in and take part. Step right up, place your bets.


LINK (http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2009/05/15/electric-motorcycles-big-gamble-or-sure-thing/)

:cool:

retired1af
05-16-09, 10:23 AM
Meh.. Impractical as all get out. I'll keep my Geezer Glide thankyouverymuch.

RoundEye
05-16-09, 06:56 PM
Meh.. Impractical as all get out. I'll keep my Geezer Glide thankyouverymuch.

A Honda Goldwing?


Yeah, Iíve assumed from the few post you made so far that you are a grumpy old fart. Impractical? Yes, maybe to some people. Iím trying to raise awareness to the fact that EVís are starting to impact all aspects of the transportation industry.

RoundEye
05-20-09, 11:06 PM
The motorcycle EV world is starting to really heat up.

http://thekneeslider.com/images/2009/05/motoczysz-e1dyno.jpg



In addition, this first test utilized 75% of our total IOM pack and not at a full state of charge. If all of our estimates are correct, we could have a Digital Superbike with 0-120mph times in the 7 to 8 second range.


LINK ( http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2009/05/20/motoczysz-e1-testing-0-120mph-under-11-seconds/)