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    Electric Motorcycle

    I'm not really into bikes (mainly for the stress it would cause my dad) but I'd love one of these...

    Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle now available

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    I'm not really into bikes (mainly for the stress it would cause my dad) but I'd love one of these...

    Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle now available
    I agree it looks cool but

    The Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle -- which we took for a joyride around the streets of New York City last month -- can now be yours, as it's officially on sale. The eco-friendly bike has a horsepower rating of 13.7, with torque at 31 ft/lbs, and weighs about 280 pounds. With a top speed of about 50 miles an hour, the bike's got a 45 mile range before needing a 3 hour recharge. It's not the most powerful of motorcycles to be sure, but it's got plenty of style, and it can be yours for about $12,000.
    top speed = 50 mph
    total range before charging = 45 miles
    charge time = 3 hours
    so after riding for an hour on a long journey you would need to stop charge for 3 hours then continue. i guess for in a town it would be cool but its not very practical travailing much further

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    On the Isle of Man, they ran an electric TT about a month back. Average speed was the same as a 50cc bike in the 60s, but not slow at 68mph!

    2009 Isle of Man TT TTXGP Results - Isle of Man TT and Street Racing - Motorcycle USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by stu View Post
    I agree it looks cool but

    top speed = 50 mph
    total range before charging = 45 miles
    charge time = 3 hours
    so after riding for an hour on a long journey you would need to stop charge for 3 hours then continue. i guess for in a town it would be cool but its not very practical travailing much further
    Ahh but what you don't realise is, I'm a big fan of electric vehicles. It would be great for town riding, that's what I'd use it for. And visiting my nan in kettering perhaps

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    ah well anything under 20 miles i would just stick to peddle power

    (and spend the $12k on deodorant and drinks)

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    Yeah.

    I've started using my bike again, had to drive my wife to work every day for a while but she's on maternity now so it's ok. Did a 20 mile ride at the weekend and it really took it out of me, took me all morning... which is upsetting because 6 months ago I could have done it in an hour and a half and got on with my day.

    So I need some more time to get my fitness back I think!

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    wont take long to get it back on form especially now the weather getting better

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