new ktm e-bike

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Dezzie, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Dezzie

    Dezzie Been here awhile

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    That's sweet, but since its a KTM, it'll be like $10k.


    Sent from somewhere in the Rockies
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    Same negatives as with most other electric scooters . .
    1. Multiple times the cost of a 139QMB 50cc China scooter.
    2. No flat floor for gallon jugs of milk and water, or basket for other groceries.
    3. Requires high-tech batteries, as compared to a marine battery from Walmart.
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  9. topless

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    If all I wanted in a scooter was to get from point A to point B it would be fine. But, that's not why I ride a scoot. I want storage and some wind protection. 50 mph isn't going to cut it either, my 35 year old CT90 will do that and it gets about 100 mpg.
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    PUT an engine in it and get it on the market.:freaky
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  11. JerryH

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    The concept is cool, but worthless. Both my Vino 125 and Zuma 125 will match it's speed, with unlimited range, and a place to carry things. The gas they use probably costs less than batteries for that, and the price is probably a small fraction of what that costs. Now if they could sell that for $1000, people might buy it. At the current rate of development, electric vehicles have many decades to go before they are practical, if ever.

    I still like the concept of hydrogen fuel cell technology, but nobody seems to be doing anything with that. In order to be usable in the real world, a vehicle must have a decent range, and be instantly rechargeable.

    If you want an even smaller vehicle than a 125 scooter, with unlimited range, 50cc pedal mopeds are still available, and then there are 4 stroke gas powered bicycles.
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    I don't think you can compare a concept bike with a production bike. Still, you have to appreciate KTM's effort to move into something different - a scooter AND an electric one.
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