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Richard230

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Reply #15 on: August 25, 2018, 10:01:18 am
I've just looked at the site you posted earlier Richard. This one looked somehow acceptable too as a racer, wouldn't mind trying it before turning too old for it.

https://electricmotorcycles.news/sarolea-manx7-the-ultimate-electric-super-bike/

It am not very happy that the press has declared all new bikes the likes of a Thruxton R to be retro bikes, just because they look good. That way you could call any new 911 Porsche a retro car and nobody would say that.

It is all about marketing and "retro" is just the latest trendy marketing term - along with "fake news".   ::)
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Reply #16 on: August 25, 2018, 02:17:32 pm
It is all about marketing and "retro" is just the latest trendy marketing term - along with "fake news".   ::)

Who cares about the news anymore? ::)







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Reply #17 on: August 25, 2018, 04:19:26 pm
I don't know, who writes it these days?

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Reply #18 on: August 25, 2018, 04:53:06 pm
Who cares about the news anymore? ::)

I do when it is about a new and exciting Russian electric car.  ::)
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Reply #19 on: August 26, 2018, 11:42:37 am
I do when it is about a new and exciting Russian electric car.  ::)

Well I kind of like it, diversity in the EV market can't be a bad thing - and than followed by a tough competition.   ::)
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Reply #20 on: August 26, 2018, 04:34:36 pm
Well I kind of like it, diversity in the EV market can't be a bad thing - and than followed by a tough competition.   ::)

Even if the car has a top speed of only 100 kph?  ???
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Reply #21 on: August 26, 2018, 04:56:08 pm
Even if the car only has a top speed of 100 kph?  ???

Can't be too hard to stuff a bigger battery in it, or what about a ICE  ::)

I don't really want to get into speculation of the future of EV's but I think it's not going to be the same for bikes, cars or trucks, totally different markets. I like bikes because it is still about emotions and liking, four wheel vehicles are loosing on those soft values and human factors. Sure you can regulate the exhaust noise for example but you can't regulate if it's a pleasant noise or irritating one. And exactly here is the thing that makes the difference which is why some people buy a ducati and others an inline four japanese bike.
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Reply #22 on: August 27, 2018, 07:55:55 am
If you want to hear an irritating EV noise, check out the sound that an Energica electric motorcycle makes. It comes close to dragging your nails across a blackboard.  :o
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Reply #23 on: August 27, 2018, 09:40:46 am
If you want to hear an irritating EV noise, check out the sound that an Energica electric motorcycle makes. It comes close to dragging your nails across a blackboard.  :o

....don't want to hear it, better do some other shed project.  ::)

...or take a nap. They soon going to attach a speaker to that bike anyway with a v-twin sound.
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Reply #24 on: August 28, 2018, 03:38:33 pm
I do when it is about a new and exciting Russian electric car.  ::)

Truly innovative would be if it had a solar panel attached to the roof producing 100kW of power in darkness.  ;)


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Reply #25 on: August 28, 2018, 04:41:05 pm
Safety first! Get your puffy cushion groove on!


Or try the proposed new Euro5-Mandated Velocity Restraint System Add-On...

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Reply #26 on: August 29, 2018, 08:06:52 am
Here is an ad for the latest electric vehicle.   ;D
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Reply #27 on: August 29, 2018, 02:45:07 pm
Here is an ad for the latest electric vehicle.   ;D

Propelled by sucking air through a nozzle mounted to the front of the vehicle - providing high stability in phases of high acceleration.

This latest never seen before technology makes an astounding acceleration of 0-6mph in 1 hour possible and guarantees the ultimate customer satisfaction. No gear changes, no shock absorbers and no brakes are required as the speed is perfectly regulated and controlled by the amount of air sucked in, confirming to the latest regulatory requirements.

Available to  every family with an income as low as 1.000.000$ per annum.  ::) ::) ::)

Long way to go for the EV's
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Reply #28 on: August 30, 2018, 09:22:26 am
Safety first! Get your puffy cushion groove on!



         Soon to be seen on the 405. Gavin, Moonbeam and Nancy are gonna buy every illegal alien one to get to work in.

          And that weasel Bacerra will help them. And Eric Holder will lend a hand, also.

          You poor bastards who can't get out are trulyfucked.



         (No, there isn't one bad enough to fit).
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Reply #29 on: August 30, 2018, 10:52:00 am
Well, H-D sure didn't stick around here for very long:  https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/rumors/harley-davidson-alta-motors-break-up/
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