Electric is getting more interesting

Discussion in 'Australia' started by oodeano, May 16, 2014.

  1. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    1 M Euro state of the art electric racing bike...broken by the IoM....

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  2. DRjoe

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    Broken its back?
  3. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    Too heavy electrons...? :D

    Battery weight vs. the ultra light carbon fibre chassis (to compensate)... not capable of the sustained humps bumps and jumps of the IOM mountain course...?

    oops... :1drink
  5. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Wasnt there an electric car in Finke ?
  6. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    At least they built it to the point where it's breaking....
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  7. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Apparently they got on to HQ and a complete replacement chassis was flown in....in time for the race.

    One Mugen came 1st, but the other one.....:D

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  8. bigborett

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    Wasn't Mugen very closely tied to Honda at one stage. Is this simply Honda r&d for the next generation?:hmmmmm
  9. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Mugen is Honda. Owned by the son and heir...
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    That would be right, the son gets all the fun toys.
  11. ferals5

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Poor roos didnt know what hit them

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    Here's some ugly Aussie guy looking at a sweet little thing we spotted in Vienna yesterday. Not sure what breed,any clues?
    There's also a KTM version floating about here but haven't got near enough for a pic yet...
    (Many small buses are electric here too...)
  16. a2zworks

    a2zworks Así es la vida

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    Looks like you could pick it up and walk away with it under your arm.
  17. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    Until you realise that it's two-thirds battery... and weighs in similar to a GoldWing... :rofl
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  18. diabolik37

    diabolik37 Deadly Gubba

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  19. a2zworks

    a2zworks Así es la vida

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    Any idea what type of batteries, not lead acid surely.
    Do you know the brand and model, I'll look it up.
  20. JohnG.

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    Guessing, lithium? But electronic advancement here in Europe is leaving Oz behind it seems...
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