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Old 01-21-2019, 04:02 AM   #31
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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.
I was patient in the early seventies when LED wristwatches were $300 and you had to use two hands to read the time. I am optimistic about electric motos, and patient.

Now, if like the Burger King promotion where an electric wrist watch was just given away with a meal, those bikes come down in price I'll have one after I move to The Villages.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:16 AM   #32
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I was patient in the early seventies when LED wristwatches were $300 and you had to use two hands to read the time. I am optimistic about electric motos, and patient.

Now, if like the Burger King promotion where an electric wrist watch was just given away with a meal, those bikes come down in price I'll have one after I move to The Villages.
Your preaching to the choir, but Lightning has a lot of ramping to do. Zero has been struggling for over a decade.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:01 AM   #33
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I'm really curious about Lightning as well. I think the race tech has helped them figure it out - as they do have an assembly line in SJ supposedly.

I don't know what the electric motorcycle demand will be - but I somehow doubt they need to churn out hundreds of bikes today.

Motorcycle sales have declines heavily as we all know, and electric motorcycle sales are not exactly AMAZING.

What if they made.. 3 a day? That's 15 a week. If you're moving 15 bikes a week is that good? Is that bad?

I don't know anything about motorcycle manufacturing.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:01 AM   #34
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Side note, scuttlebutt says Ducati want to get into the e bike game.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:16 AM   #35
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https://electrek.co/2019/01/19/elect...ti-motorcycle/

Looks like they converted a hypermotard to electric with a Zero powertrain for fun.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:21 PM   #36
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Looks like they converted a hypermotard to electric with a Zero powertrain for fun.
That was some Thai guys project.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:41 PM   #37
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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.
If they have only 15 employees then manufacturing is definitely out sourced. Probably any warranty work or repairs also ...
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Old 01-23-2019, 02:31 PM   #38
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Sure, you can "outsource" manufacturing, but even then you can't outsource supply chain management, marketing, sales, etc etc. Just because Mercedes outsources G-Wagen manufacturing to Magna Steyr doesn't mean they have 15 people in the whole company running the G-klasse program.

Just doesn't add up.
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:12 PM   #39
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They've started taking pre-orders for $500 with no clear availability date for the bike.
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what are combined cycle miles?
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:13 PM   #41
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The $10K deposit carbon edition will be first off the assembly line. Smells like Tesla M3 strategy.

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"We'll know more when the Strike gets its full official unveiling in March."
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Haha it sure does I guess economies of scale thing.
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what are combined cycle miles?
Highway and City miles maybe
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