another electric moto

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Ackme, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Ackme

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    definitely not aimed at existing motorcyclists with its shell and car ergos but pretty interesting for its concept. I had not heard of this prototype till this morning.

    http://litmotors.com/home/
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    Looks like a good Oregon commuter bike... IF you could get used to the Gyro.
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    Interesting concept. I wonder how hard it would be to fit a small gas or diesel generator to keep the batteries topped up and extend the range indefinitely. It would be a bit odd to get used to initially from the looks of it.
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    With a top speed of 100+ MPH
    and battery packs providing
    up to 200 miles per charge, the C-1
    is perfect for commuters
    and city dwellers alike.



    I am a bit dubious of those claims. Give me that in a "normal" electric motorcyle and I would be all over one. Not to mention a small commuter car. Hopefully it also has a rocking A/C with all that enclosed glass. But I am thinking smoke and mirrors.
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  5. Ackme

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    exactly. Who in the name of Craig Vetter is he kidding with the claim of 200 mile range? Given that normal motorcycle aerodynamics are pretty crappy and that nobody testing Zero's and Brammo's bikes seem to get their claimed range could throwing a full shell around the bike more than double its range? :huh
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    This shell almost doubled this bike's mpg

    http://ecomodder.com/blog/diy-aero-fairings-honda-125cc-motorcycle-214-mpg/

    Bikes are notoriously wasteful, aerodynamically a shell would make a big difference.
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  8. mhpr262

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    that bike has been around quite some time, I like it. Btw the new 2013 ZERO bikes and the new Brammo also look rather cool I must say. If I could afford them I would buy them in a heartbeat, they would be perfect for my commute.

    I wonder if there is any chance that with the gyros and the steering wheel the litmotor can be driven with a car licence? That would be a very serious customer potential right there.
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    You can fit in a lot of pizzas in that hole :evil
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    I'm thinking more along the lines of putting a critter carrier in it and taking my cat for a ride. I'm sure he would love it.
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    the c-1 is certified "reach around ready". perfect for hauling your wife around in

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    What I want to know is where the hell are you suppose to hang your Guardian Bell????
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    Check out the Renault Twizy - also electric. Has four wheels, so spares the uneccessary complications. This thing is hardly larger than a GS.

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    What's a "Guardian Bell" ?
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    that things is a big success in Germany - has sold more vehicles than all other electric cars put together. More than 1000 IIRC.
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  17. Thinc2

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    Saw one in LUX just a few days ago. It was parked on the sidewalk along with all the bikes.

    Pretty cool.

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