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Would you buy an electric bike in 10 years or so?

  • Sure, why not? As long as it performs.

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  • Hellz no! It can't be done!

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There is a company putting out an electric scooter called the Vetrix. It has been universally hailed as the best electric 2-wheeler yet. The same company is partnered up with a design studio called rMoto to create an electric superbike.

The question is, would you as a bike enthusiast accept an electric superbike? Obviously an electric motor won't have the same power delivery characteristics as a fossil fuel motor. But all other things being equal (weight, handling, range, speed, comfort, looks, suspension etc etc) can you see yourself riding one 10 years from now?

gizmag article
http://www.gizmag.com/go/4105/

Vectrix website
http://www.vectrixusa.com/index3.html

rMoto website
http://www.rmoto.com/home.html

if you think electric motors can't be fast, check this out
http://www.nedra.com/

bonus link:
http://www.killacycle.com

Do you even think an electric bike could be a viable performance alternative to a gas burner?
 

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Well, like I replied on the other forum, as long as it can propelle me a 1/4 mile in less than 10 sec., I don't care if it's gas or electric or water... :fact


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Valerossi said:
Well, like I replied on the other forum, as long as it can propelle me a 1/4 mile in less than 10 sec., I don't care if it's gas or electric or water... :fact


:riding
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Maybe it doesn't make any sense,but, I couldn't give up the beautiful music that is the exhaust note of an Inline four or an italian v twin ripping stratospheric rpm's.
 

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Eventually it will happen, fossil fuels will eventually be gone, and if we want to continue riding, this might very will be in our future..
 

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I'll be dead before that happens, so ***** it!
 
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