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Old 01-17-2019, 04:23 PM   #16
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Looks like 2019 will be battle of electric bikes. I wonder what ever happened to that mini they had at Refuel. Why dont' they sell that? I've never seen anyone actually ride the Lightning bikes also. =/
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:24 PM   #17
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And also, according to LinkedIn they have 15 employees and aren't hiring anyone.

Zero, in comparison, has 200 employees..

Kinda suspect.
Looks cool, probably vaporware. I'd love to see it happen but it seems unlikely.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:33 PM   #18
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Those are some lofty goals hopefully they can achieve. I know for the lightning LS-218 the range they listed was for freeway speed so hopefully that range is at freeway speed as well.
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Old 01-17-2019, 04:46 PM   #19
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And also, according to LinkedIn they have 15 employees and aren't hiring anyone.

Zero, in comparison, has 200 employees..

Kinda suspect.
maybe it will be manufactured elsewhere?
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I wonder how far the range drops when you are doing near 150mph?
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I'm hoping for a commuter (adv) electric bike. Seems like the tech is there for reasonable prices at least.
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Looks like 2019 will be battle of electric bikes. I wonder what ever happened to that mini they had at Refuel. Why dont' they sell that? I've never seen anyone actually ride the Lightning bikes also. =/
i rode the Grom Killer.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:35 PM   #23
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I'm hoping for a commuter (adv) electric bike. Seems like the tech is there for reasonable prices at least.
I think the best commuter electric bike is the BMW C Evolution scooter. It's got lots of storage, comfy, fast, and you only have to plug it in at night.
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I think the best commuter electric bike is the BMW C Evolution scooter. It's got lots of storage, comfy, fast, and you only have to plug it in at night.
The biggest downside is that its a scooter, AND a BMW.
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The biggest downside is that its a scooter, AND a BMW.
And 80 MPH top speed
And 60-70 miles range on the highway -this is OK, but more is better.
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And also, according to LinkedIn they have 15 employees and aren't hiring anyone.

Zero, in comparison, has 200 employees..

Kinda suspect.
Yes, I would agree. Vehicle production, even if it is only a motorcycle, is serious business. Its not like making a buggy GoPro.
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Looks cool, probably vaporware. I'd love to see it happen but it seems unlikely.
I rode a couple of their models, and was really shocked at how good they are. Full disclosure: I was not a fan of electric bikes prior to that....the test ride changed my perspective.

Not vaporware

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Old 01-19-2019, 12:23 PM   #28
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I rode a couple of their models, and was really shocked at how good they are. Full disclosure: I was not a fan of electric bikes prior to that....the test ride changed my perspective.

Not vaporware
Low production, high cost >>>>>>>>> High production, low cost is a big step

The engineering on a race motorcycle/ race car can be relatively simple.

I hope it happens. I'm still very psyched about my Zero, but I look forward to newer, more bad-ass models to ride.

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