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Richard230

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on: June 09, 2024, 01:42:07 pm
Got some loose cash? Buy (or in the U.S. reserve, because they are not on sale here yet) a Verge electric motorcycle. 
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Reply #1 on: June 09, 2024, 02:12:31 pm
...Coming to a "Rock Store" near you! ;D

233 Km. / 134 miles for $45K? I've heard you can get a trip around the world for $3K per 1 hr. session... :o
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Reply #2 on: June 10, 2024, 10:57:58 am
Had a couple of those at work, they look really weird going down the road ... more because the front and rear wheel don't look similar than the back being "hubless"


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Reply #3 on: June 10, 2024, 02:25:48 pm
It doesn't look like a design that would tolerate adverse environmental conditions like sand, mud, etc. The rim has to contain the seals and bearings, all the bits operate at high rotational velocities and have a lot of exposed surface compared to conventionally located hub bearings & seals. The rim seals & bearings are also within 3-4 inches of the road surface, prime location for contaminants & abrasives.

Maybe in a clean "Tron-World" they'd survive long term. To me they look very vulnerable. A lot like the USD forks, the rocks & grit ping off of the bottom of the fork assembly. There's a reason the Olde Skool forks put the sealing surfaces up high.
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Reply #4 on: June 11, 2024, 11:13:24 am
Indeed, but there are for people with more money than desire to actually ride any distance or in inclement weather!

As for USD forks, I'm not a fan but they've proven generally reliable.  I had a set on a Gasgas EC250 that never leaked in 4 years of competition use.


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Reply #5 on: June 11, 2024, 03:12:12 pm
Spoken like a man that doesn't spend a lot of time lowsiding on the cowtrail... ;D ;D ;D

I'm betting that "rim-drive" system won't appear any time soon on a high-end "Adventure Bike" version. The street poseur and trailer queen versions may get a real workout in the "See My Wallet" sector.

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