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Electric Motorcycle & Scooter News/Updates

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by voltsxamps, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. EvrythingAwesom

    EvrythingAwesom Long timer

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    Those so-called "bookings" are free. Imo, not real bookings.

    Looks to me the Tork is a Zero electric motorcycle clone.
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  2. EvrythingAwesom

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    I'd wait. If the Crash of 2016 happens, electric motorcycle prices could fall, big time, like 2008. Scooter sales walked off a cliff in 2008 and have still not recovered.



    https://twitter.com/search?q=#DEUTSCHEBANK

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=+deu...CQ#q=deutsche+bank+site:twitter.com&tbs=qdr:d




    The Rise And Fall Of Deutsche Bank’s “Wiz” Kid

    Just off the Connecticut shoreline where he grew up, Tim Wiswell leaned forward in the cockpit of his sleek, all-white 50-foot yacht. It was Aug. 9, 2015, and, dressed in shorts, a polo shirt, and mirrored shades, his hair tousled by the breeze, the 36-year-old was a picture of health and happiness. Natalia, the Russian artist he’d married five years earlier, lay by his side. Their two small children played nearby.



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    Tim and Natalia Wiswell
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    A Russian Tragedy: How Deutsche Bank’s “Wiz” Kid Fell to Earth
    Mastermind or scapegoat, Tim Wiswell was at the heart of the bank’s $10 billion mirror-trade scandal.
    By Liam Vaughan, Jake Rudnitsky, and Ambereen Choudhury | October 3, 2016
    https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-tim-wiswell-deutsche-bank/


    On the surface, Wiswell makes an unlikely “mastermind,” which is how a Deutsche Bank lawyer described him during Wiswell’s unsuccessful 2015 unfair-dismissal hearing. But behind the sunny, wholesome exterior there’s another side to the man they called “Wiz”—at least according to some who knew him.

    Long before he was pulled off the trading floor, rumors circulated in Moscow’s banker bars and nightclubs about the way Wiswell operated and the company he kept. In 2011, Russian authorities suspended the license of one company he was trading for as part of a money-laundering sting. And when Deutsche Bank investigators looked at transactions in an offshore account belonging to Wiswell’s wife, they found $3.8 million in unaccounted funds, including $250,000 traced to a company that was a beneficiary of the mirror trades, according to an in-house report on the bank’s investigation seen by Bloomberg.
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  3. voltsxamps

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    Electric motorcycles and other vehicles may soon be charged by the heat built up in the tires.

    Goodyear has developed a concept tyre for cars which transfers the heat into electricity to store in the battery of an electric vehicle. There is nothing stopping them from doing the same with motorcycle tyres.

    http://motorbikewriter.com/tyres-could-charge-electric-motorcycles/

    Until that concept is available for consumer use and purchase, CEAT has launched new tires made specifically for electric motorcycles, featuring very low rolling resistance which should significantly reduce the electricity consumption from the battery while riding.

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    CEAT's low rolling resistance tread pattern features a lightning bolt pattern.

    http://auto.economictimes.indiatime...s-new-tyres-for-electric-motorcycles/54627361
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  4. EvrythingAwesom

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    Very cool idea!

    Did some thermoelectricity workshops for gifted-kids' summer camps, looong time ago.

    University of Erie's study showed 300 watts recovered from a typical truck exhaust system. German municipalities converted sewage heat, into electricity.

    We did a variety of alternative energy generation techniques. At the time, the "winners", efficiency-wise, were kinetic (e.g. shake flashlight, which could be put into shock absorbers) and sail. Germany or Holland ran sail-powered mini-trains until 1970's iirc. The losers included hydrogen.


    Micro-wind generators abound in consumer products in Asia. I bought some of these, incredibly small, yet they worked reliably for years. Note the very, very, very low price.

    http://www.dhgate.com/product/wind-...ative/390567496.html#s1-1-1b;searl|0743309889
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  5. EvrythingAwesom

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    Some very recent Tork electric motorcycle videos, including a "first drive". Their logo is a Tesla "clone", haha.







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    Tork motorcycle .. it's a GAS, lol.

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    A different electric motorcycle company in India also claims to be the "first".

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    Came across this collection of 8 different prominent electric motorcycles in one video:



    While it's really just a string of ads and interviews, I though it was put together well. Naturally, the bike I'm most likely to purchase next is featured. Can you guess which one?
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  9. EvrythingAwesom

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    Zero, the Hero?


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  10. EvrythingAwesom

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    The price-multiplier, from FOB China, to store-shelf in North America is approximately 3.5 to 4 times.

    So, expect $7000 in So. Cal.

    With your talent, you could make your own e-CBR from Red Devil parts for much less. My e-salvage el-mto friend does "fixer-uppers" for peenutz.

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...t=mozilla&p=DIY+ELECTRIC+MOTORCYCLE&vage=year






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    A demonstration that no more than a 4000 watt QS hub motor is necessary unless you're racing a Tesla. (There's a YouTube video of a Zero FX beating a CBR 600cc as if the Honda gasser was standing still.)

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    For the first time in history, an electric motorcycle will compete in a professional motocross race.




    Powered via a 5.8 kWh battery, the Alta Redshift is the first electric bike the world has ever seen fit for professional competition on a track.

    Hill has been peppering the social media world with videos of himself riding the bike throughout 2016, with more and more surprised reactions in the comment section. People did not expect to see electric bikes break into the pack this quickly.

    http://www.redbull.com/us/en/motors...8/electricity-to-hit-red-bull-straight-rhythm

    This is happening just a half hour away from me. Only $35 for tickets to see history made. Buying tickets for me and my son!

    Update: bought 2 tickets. Stoked!
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    In the electric motorcycle news today:

    source: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/z...e-mean-machines-too-112027.html#ixzz4MisWeU1l
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    In an interesting development, BMW unveiled today its own self-balancing electric motorcycle concept.

    BMW’s concept is very much a motorcycle and not an enclosed two-wheel vehicle like Lit Motors’ C1 concept.

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    The new bike is part of BMW’s NEXT100 Vision series of concept vehicles to celebrate the German automaker’s centenary and to envision what its future lineup of vehicles will look like in the next 100 years. Though they admit that marketing talk aside, they are more accurately talking about the next 20 or 30 years.

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    Previous concepts unveiled during BMW’s NEXT100 Vision tour include the crazy-looking autonomous vehicle concept with dynamic fenders and Rolls-Royce’s ostentatious self-driving concept. While the vehicles look nothing like what BMW would bring to production, it’s still encouraging that they are using electric powertrains for all the concepts.

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    BMW didn’t elaborate on the powertrain of the new motorcycle concept, but it’s safe to assume that it’s electric since they refer to it as “a zero-emissions solution” and the prototype they unveiled was completely silent.

    https://electrek.co/2016/10/11/bmw-self-balancing-electric-motorcycle-rumored-talks-lit-motors/



    As stated by another reader: Putting gyros into a bike where your feet can touch down at stop is useless and represents over-engineering non-sense. The Lit Motors C1 is enclosed, so it needs this tech work without side wheels.



    Nonetheless, if it keeps your bike from falling over, that's alright with me and if it helps prevents low/high siding, even better.
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    Please upload closeup photos of anything unusual that you see on the el-motos in the race, thanks!
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    All plastic? Graphite look.

    Those lights aren't DOT compliant in some jurisdictions, I suspect.
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    America, here they come. Around the world, and just students, so capable already!

    America Here we Come!
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    http://www.businessinsider.com/arcimotos-electric-trike-features-2016-10

    Very cool. If I have to cage, I'd rather do it in this than a traditional car.
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