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Electric Power or Petrol Motorcycles?


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1 hour ago, Throttled said:

I will definitely switch to an electric bike, eventually. I have the perfect space at home for parking and charging it. Once bikes appear with a 200 mile real world range for touring and lots of chargers where I can get at least 100 miles in 10 minutes or so, then I will switch.

why ?

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1 hour ago, Six30 said:

why ?

The environment. Less noise and air pollution.

Torque. I love mid-range overtakes.

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1 hour ago, Throttled said:

The environment. Less noise and air pollution.

Torque. I love mid-range overtakes.

but until you get one noise , air pollution , the environment dont matter  ?

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This is the road my mate lives on in Leicester,  I don't know how many hundreds of terraced houses there are down here but it's a lot ..... How are they going to provide charging points for every house down here?  Are charging leads going to be strewn all over the paths potentially creating another problem?  Or are they just expecting that the working classes will no longer be able to afford cars!  Personally, I really can't see how it's all going to work ....

 

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6 minutes ago, manxie49 said:

This is the road my mate lives on in Leicester,  I don't know how many hundreds of terraced houses there are down here but it's a lot ..... How are they going to provide charging points for every house down here?  Are charging leads going to be strewn all over the paths potentially creating another problem?  Or are they just expecting that the working classes will no longer be able to afford cars!  Personally, I really can't see how it's all going to work ....

 

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They will have to install some kind of ground socket or possibly a pull up bollard type to keep cables off the floor, but then what happens to households with more than one vehicle, or times when you can't park outside your own home.

 

There is a long way to go yet to being able to adapt to all electric.

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11 minutes ago, dynax said:

 

They will have to install some kind of ground socket or possibly a pull up bollard type to keep cables off the floor, but then what happens to households with more than one vehicle, or times when you can't park outside your own home.

 

There is a long way to go yet to being able to adapt to all electric.

I agree,  the road my mate lives on, Tudor Road it's called, is manic.  When I called off to see him last time I was down that way I ended up parking in another side street, couldn't get parked near his house.  He reckons that's normal for that area,  if he works a late shift at the weekend he reckons it's not unusual to have to park a couple of streets away......The problem is there are a lot of cities with thousands of populated areas just like this, not everyone is fortunate enough to live in nice, sparsely populated villages with their own driveways.....I just can't see how they plan or intend to cater for areas such as this??  Fraught with problems.

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1 minute ago, fullscreenaging said:

art direction GIF by MEGAN X KATHRYN PURVES

 

Can you imagine the extension cables hanging from the windows :lol:

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Don't really see the appeal, to be honest. I'm sure they're fun to ride, and are great for your enviro credentials. But the sound of a bike is 50% of the deal for me. Needs character and the unpredictability of petrol engine. 

 

Electric motors are a bit too clinical for me. 

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3 hours ago, Joe85 said:

Don't really see the appeal, to be honest. I'm sure they're fun to ride, and are great for your enviro credentials. But the sound of a bike is 50% of the deal for me. Needs character and the unpredictability of petrol engine. 

 

Electric motors are a bit too clinical for me. 

Try one of the cheap ones that will be along soon from China, will the battery get me 12miles, what's that rattle, is the wheel going to fall off, what's that smell, am I on fire, will be full of character 😂 

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8 minutes ago, Bender said:

Try one of the cheap ones that will be along soon from China, will the battery get me 12miles, what's that rattle, is the wheel going to fall off, what's that smell, am I on fire, will be full of character 😂 

 

I can see the posts coming now! 

 

Why won't my battery charge 

Why is it only getting 3 miles to a charge 

Why is the battery bulging and is it still safe to use 

 

@fastbob is going to be pulling his hair out when these Chinese electric bikes turn up :lol: 

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2 minutes ago, Bender said:

There are a couple of vids on YT of unboxing and riding in USA, they do work but some interesting issues. 

 

I am going to refrain on googling it and looking as I will just start getting millions of adverts for them :lol: 

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On 22/05/2021 at 19:00, Bender said:

I had a noise generator on my bike, it was great (I was 9)  😂

i had cardboard and a clothes peg on mine

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14 minutes ago, Bender said:

 

 

I don't know whats worse! the bike or the American! 

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