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Electric motorcycles in the wild!

Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by voltsxamps, Aug 20, 2020.

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Have you seen an electric motorcycle in the wild?

Poll closed Sep 3, 2020.
  1. Yes

    7 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. No

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    Electric motorcycles are as rare as they come in the wild, and depending on where you live, you may not have seen one other than at a dealer. If you do spot one adventuring, share it!

    These pics were taken near Big Bear CA, the tallest mountain in the area.

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    LiveWire, first I’ve ever seen!

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    DSR, SR, SR/F, & Ego

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    4 Zeros, an HD, and an Enérgica at a mountain top restaurant

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    Close up of the same Ego above

    Briefly spoke with Darren, owner of the Energica Ego. He rode from San Diego to Big Bear and back the same day!

    :pyndDC fast charging helping make long distance eADV’s possible.
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  2. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Bah, you're in CA. That's cheating asking such a question.

    EV driver here. But I agree on the CCS (DC) charging would make eADV viable and possible. Honestly, that's all I'm waiting for. First one with a combined range of 150 miles, center stand (a must) and Level 1, 2, 3 charging wins with me.
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  3. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    3 Enérgicas in my neighborhood, SoCal
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  4. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    So while I didn’t take this picture, this was shared in our riders group today and thought it looked so cool, I had to share

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    Pic taken in Sunol CA
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  5. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    A few of the SoCal boys out in Rancho Cucamonga participating in today’s EV Rally along Route 66 ⚡️

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  6. ultrarnr

    ultrarnr Been here awhile

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    Pictures of electric motorcycles in the wild can often be found on Plugshare!
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  7. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    I’m betting a pic of your bike will show up at a few of them :)
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  8. RedWolf

    RedWolf Corporate Zombie

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  9. Rider68

    Rider68 Been here awhile

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    I live in a fairly non-EV part of the USA (Cleveland, Ohio) so my Zero FXS sticks out like a sore thumb amongst the Harley riders. I was at a light yesterday and two guys in a pickup truck next to me yelled "How do you like your Zero? My friend has one!". Surprised me. I asked which one, he said "Same. FXS". I said I loved it...and the light turned green and we drove our separate ways.

    Not only was I surprised somebody recognized my Zero, but knew the model, and knew somebody else in Cleveland who had one. 'Times are changing.


    (My Zero does not have any FXS stickers, so they knew it by the look of it)
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  10. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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  11. voltsxamps

    voltsxamps Advolturer

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    Oh look, it’s me on an Enérgica Ribelle! :brow

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  12. Shaolin

    Shaolin Been here awhile

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    I’ve seen a Zero S(R) in the DC metro area a few years ago. Saw a couple of Livewires in central NJ. I haven’t seen another C Evo.

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  13. HadesOmega

    HadesOmega Been here awhile

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    In my area I think I've only seen Zero bikes in the wild, they're fairly common. I've never seen an Energica on the road, Livewire, Alta (Race Track Yes, Offroad Park Yes), Sur Ron, Brammo. I know they're out there just haven't bumped into one. I did go to an electric drive event last year in Cupertino on my Empulse and 2 Energica EVAs showed up. Just very rare where I live in San Jose, CA. I have seen like 2 BMW C-Evolutions around town though and one parked not far from my house. I actually really like the C-Evolution when I rode it.

    There's no way I would take an electric motorcycle adventure riding. I just rode the ID and OR Trans America Trail and it's hard enough getting gasoline out there. I wouldn't fill up until 200 miles on my DR650. I have been noticing charging signs like gas signs on the interstates on my recent trip though. Electric ADV riding isn't going to happen anytime soon at least for the ADV riding I do.
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  14. Todd157k

    Todd157k Long timer Supporter

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    I commute on my DSR about 100 miles/day. After a couple of years, I've only seen ONE other Zero on the fwy. I talked to the guy through hand gestures and I was the 2nd Zero he'd ever seen. We talked a bit on FB but even though he travels the same way daily as I do, I have yet to ever see him again. I've never seen any other electric moto on the road.
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    Outfitted with a stereo w/sirius and pwr amp, heated grips, throttle lock, tire pressure monitors, and the one thing everyone needs on their commuter.. a built-in garage door opener. :lol2
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