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Old 02-14-2019, 01:07 PM   #1
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The Electric Motorcycle Thread

Since Alta is out of production, I'll start this with Lightning
https://lightningmotorcycle.com/category/featured-news/

Surely there are some Zero folks here. Do share.

Neverless, Alta is not dead, at least not the owners. Philip started this awesome website https://altaownersforum.com

Edit: to start with, I should include this http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:25 PM   #2
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Since Alta is out of production, I'll start this with Lightning
https://lightningmotorcycle.com/category/featured-news/

Surely there are some Zero folks here. Do share.

Neverless, Alta is not dead, at least ou owners. Philip started this awesome website https://altaownersforum.com

Edit: to start with, I should include this http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php
Did you say electric....

Lightning just sent a email peak at its 150 Mile Range, $13,000 starting concept/prototype.

Engineering Porn to me . Yet, I have a hard time believing that they are using those manufacturing methods on a $13 K electric motorcycle.

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Old 02-14-2019, 05:42 PM   #3
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Lots of us e-bikers have a hard time reconciling the specs with the price.

"Stay tuned for the full Strike unveiling at the official launch this March."

I hope they make it.

I already own an orphan Brammo Empulse, and I worry about how Lightning is going to sell and service these. Brammo tried and ended up selling out to Polaris which tried and failed.
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:30 PM   #4
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Anyone seen this

The wheel motor seems gimmicky.

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no. nothing against strippers. just have never completely trusted anyone in sales and marketing.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:21 AM   #5
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That's some tron shiz! It's a hub motor hopefully it's well engineered.

I'm surprised we don't have an electric motorcycle section on the BARF forum.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:21 AM   #6
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Did you say electric....

Lightning just sent a email peak at its 150 Mile Range, $13,000 starting concept/prototype.

Engineering Porn to me . Yet, I have a hard time believing that they are using those manufacturing methods on a $13 K electric motorcycle.

It's even got an Ohlins shock!


If was going to buy an E-Moto if I didn't own one already right now I would get this:

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Old 02-15-2019, 10:34 AM   #7
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:49 AM   #8
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I'm waiting for the big Zero reveal on 2/25/2019. I hope Lightning actually reveals something for us in March...
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:01 AM   #9
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I'm waiting for the big Zero reveal on 2/25/2019. I hope Lightning actually reveals something for us in March...
This, I'm excited about these two reveals. Hopefully, they are not duds with too much hype.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:18 AM   #10
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It's even got an Ohlins shock!


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I'm waiting for the big Zero reveal on 2/25/2019. I hope Lightning actually reveals something for us in March...
I'm looking forward to that too. Zero is private, but the speculation is that they are still not profitable for over 10 years. There is some info on the internets tab they have been regularly receiving injections of funding. I hope this model is enough of a evolution to put Electric Motorcycles on the map. Interesting stuff.
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:26 AM   #12
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Just make sure it doesn't have a clutch. Uninterrupted twisties without clutchwork or powerband is next level
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Zero skimps. Brakes, suspension, no proper cooling for operation and no on board fast charging. There should be a lot more asterisks on their marketing. Like they list a top speed but don't tell you that you can only hold it for a short amount of time before thermal throttling kicks in. Then there is the other power throttling where if you're below a certain % then your top speed drops more and more. Whatever they plan on unveiling I hope it's got some of that crap sorted.

The Energica, while its a little pricier from looking at it at first, it's a more complete package. The bike is well kitted and does what it says it can. And if you were to spec a Zero SR to have the same fast charging and range as a EVA it comes out about the same.
It's a bit heavier than I'd like but as soon as battery tech improves I think they have the best package to benefit. Hopefully they catch on more and the Moto-e races are interesting enough to get people excited about E-motos.

I would really like the Lighting to be closer to the Energica than the Zero. I hope it's legit.
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I guess Mission Motors went out of business too. They had a promising vehicle.
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Yeah the the build quality of the Energica is very nice. If you look at the parts it's like a work of art. The operating system of the motorcycle is so nice. It's very much on par with modern motorcycles like Triumph, Aprilia, etc... The throttle is great too so smooth they did a really good job with that bike. It is also has an oil cooled motor and top shelf parts. Probably why it costs more =P

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