Watts With Electric Motorcycles ?

Porsche 618 Concept

You probably know
that many of my
posts have been
inspired by conversations
I have with folks
in the gym….

I guess it’s
natural enough, right?

BMW LS-218

Ok –
so I’ll tell ya
what’s not natural…
for me, at least.

Electric Motorcycles.

No.

Oh sure, according to
a gym buddy of mine,
they’re the next big
thing.

They’re sleek, smooth
riding, quick, light, and
simple to operate.

And there’s certainly
been some solid
entries in the category
already.

Bultaco “Rapitan”

I saw a electric Lotus
motorcycle at a car
show, and it not only
looked like something
from outer space, but
it woulda been a bitch
to ride- offering so
much power to the
throttle instantaneously
you’d need to strap
yourself to it to
stay on.

(of course, they
weren’t giving
test rides, but
yoweeeee. )

Voxan “Wattman”

There’s a new
electric street bike
by Voxan they’re
talking about now;
the “Wattman” is
a 200 horsepower
beast that will get
you 0 to 100 mph
in less than 6 secs-
again, though, it
looks like you could
ride it to Mars.

Harley-Davidson “Live Wire”

Harley-Davidson’s
fixin’ to release the
“Live-Wire” in
August, 2019-
which is supposed
to be blazing fast
(0-60 MPH in 3 secs) –
with a range that
averages about 120
miles per charge.
If you don’t look
hard at it, you might
think they brought
back the Buell, but,
still, the $30,000 price
tag is bound to
shock you.

Brutus V9

If you’re throwing around
that kinda money,
(you know, like for
a Christmas gift ) then
maybe the Brutus V9 is
more my speed, anyway –
it looks like a traditional
cruiser, has a top end
around 115 MPH, and
gets about 250 miles
per charge; chicks
not included.

Fuell Flow 1S

Oh, speaking of Buell –
well, Erik Buell
is back in the
motorcycle business,
and his electric Fuell
“Flow 1S” will become
available in 2
versions, a 15 HP
and a 47 HP .

And, if you’re
more into dirt
than asphalt,
the Zero FX

Zero ” FX “

Stealthfighter
can be had
for under
$10,000 – 44 horses of
pure voltaic power with
70 foot pounds of torque
driving only 280 pounds
of bike – which really
only means a faster
crunch and munch
to me.

Yamaha PES-1

Yamaha has one too…
it’s the PES-1, with a
readily replaceable
lithium battery pack.
No price on that, yet,
but it does look more
like an honest to
goodness dirt bike,
anyway.

BMW’s street entry,
the Lightning LS218,
is a natural for the
Autobahn –
and the world’s
fastest production
electric motorcycle:

BMW “Lightning” LS-218

200 horsepower
means a stunning,
hang-on-for-dear-life
0 to 60 MPH in 2
seconds flat.

Now you see it,
now you don’t.

And that brings up my
main problem with
electric motorcycles —
they’re so quiet and
powerful that you can
become a rather
large bug-splatter

BMW ER-80 Concept

– on somebody’s pickup
truck who was changing
lanes unexpectedly
without the driver even
noticing you were there.

I want to be seen,
and I want to be heard.

I want that V-twin rumble
to be felt in any surrounding
cage driver’s bottom when
I’m sharing the road with
them.

Honda Electric Concept

And all of these bikes
are almost noiseless
and vibration-free.

So, despite the
amazing speed,
simplicity, and
smooth glide;
at least for this rider,
electric motorcycles
are still a piece of high
technology that I don’t
want or need, thanks,
anyway.

!!! HOY !!!

.

Yamaha Gen-Yu Electric Concept

 

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13 thoughts on “Watts With Electric Motorcycles ?

  1. I would agree with you! But, wowza! and Interesting! Very rocket-man-like! 🙂
    vroom-vroom-HUGS!!! 🙂

  2. Stella says:

    Lots of information here! Have you been watching the Isle of Man TT? 😉

  3. Well said, but look and look good, before you cross the road — you can’t hear these things coming!

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