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Old 08-13-2013, 09:25 PM   #16
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Rumor has it that Oset will be selling an adult bike next year. I'll buy one in a heartbeat. The power of the 20.0 (my son has one) is plenty, just need room for my 6'3". I'll be selling my '07 Sherco if the rumors are true.

I don't get the noise comments. I love the sound of race motors but on the street or on the track recreationally, loud motors (exhausts) suck.
I believe you can order a Kuberg now for September delivery.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:54 AM   #17
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Was that my quote about the power?

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Dale, thanks again for the test ride!

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Meschede. Yes, it wants to loop, he said. Good review, Tim.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #18
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Wanted to start up a discussion on here about Electric Trials bikes and what realistically riders would want from them before considering forking over their hard earned cash for one. I So what do you want? What would stop your making a purchase?

What are your thoughts ?
The EM bike is cool. I want one. But I won't pay a premium for anything that is less or even the same performance as a gasser until the gubmint makes me. You wanna cut emissions, go put pressure on China. TBs have a tiny tank for a reason.

When I can get an E-bike for the same cost, or even a bit more and it is justified by higher performance somehow (more torque or traction or smoother?) or is equal, but quieter and cleaner and less maintenance, then I will be ready to buy.

Maybe only a few years out. But for $10K now? Why? That's like driving a Prius, it rarely pencils out.
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Meschede. Yes, it wants to loop, he said. Good review, Tim.
Did the bike have multiple power settings, or a manual clutch?
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:08 AM   #20
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The clutch lever pulled a cable wrapped around a rheostat! Dale said he had someone working on a digital version. Bronco, what say?
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When I can get an E-bike for the same cost, or even a bit more and it is justified by higher performance somehow (more torque or traction or smoother?) or is equal, but quieter and cleaner and less maintenance, then I will be ready to buy.

Maybe only a few years out. But for $10K now? Why? That's like driving a Prius, it rarely pencils out.
Did you pencil in the potential savings on gearbox repairs?
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #22
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Did you pencil in the potential savings on gearbox repairs?
Thanks, you're right, I should have said "maintenance and repairs." But I ride a Sherco, not a GG, so no tranny repairs need penciling in. ;-)

The guy in our club let me ride his homebuilt E-TB couple weeks ago. It was neat. He has really worked on the mapping for the throttle response, so it doesn't seem like a clutch is needed until one gets into the upper classes.

I've been following the thread from the guy with the Zero bike. One day I will have one, but not gonna pay a premium to do it.
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EM/Scorpa

I stopped by RYP in Kentucky while on vacation last week. Apparently someone is building and buying new Electric bikes. Ryan had this already sold Scorpa branded EM (I didn't ask for details) in the shop.

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Old 08-24-2013, 09:01 PM   #24
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Laugh

You would think the possibilities for trail riding would be endless on one of those.
Just in the area I live all the mountain biking trails would be fair game
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:28 AM   #25
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I stopped by RYP in Kentucky while on vacation last week. Apparently someone is building and buying new Electric bikes. Ryan had this already sold Scorpa branded EM (I didn't ask for details) in the shop.

Looks like there is some shipping damage on the rear fender area.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:12 AM   #26
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I'm assuming the bike Dale was having folks ride was the one he has been in co development with Dave Yonce of Tulsa? I saw a version two Sooner Cups ago.

I was just in Switzerland. Along with the usual proliferation of all types of vehicles we are denied access to here in the US, I saw a significant number of bicycles with batteries & motors. Still being pedaled but can use the motor to supplement.

I think these things have a big future, owing to their inherent simplicity. I'm particularly impressed how the new motors can pull hard at very low RPM and stretch out to scary fast with no multiple gears transmission or clutch! Battery tech will continue to improve. The lack of sound could also be a major boon, as it allows even quieter riding in close proximity to non-riders.
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I was just in Switzerland... .

Welcome back! You're needed here too: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910848
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Looks like there is some shipping damage on the rear fender area.
I'm wondering if it's weird glare or something. I don't recall noticing that when I was looking at it in person.
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I think electric motorcycles make more sense for trials applications then in other areas of motorcycling. I think we will see some interesting new designs as the technology becomes more refined and less expensive.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #30
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I think electric motorcycles make more sense for trials applications then in other areas of motorcycling.
More sense, or less nonsense?

Only significant plus I can see is that they are quieter. What am I missing?

And in CA at least, "less sound equals more ground" is B.S. anyway. Should be "less sound equals less, less ground." "Noise" was just the last tactic used by greenies, "dust" and erosion are the end-all arguments. Look at the new dust restrictions for the farm and earthmoving industries. Not gonna solve that with a battery.
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