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Discussion in 'Electric Motorcycles' started by T.S.Zarathustra, Nov 28, 2019.
I would be Very Interested in this, if not for the 6 speed gearbox. Not wanting to open that can-of-worms discussion again, I personally think it's a waste of valuable battery space. Though I am curious about how they do it without a clutch, and what that means for gearbox life. (Then again, if you're shifting through the gears all the time, you clearly do not understand how an EM is not like an ICEM. Shifting all the time through gears is just plain silly.)
And then there's the artificial noise. If you can turn it off or disable it, no harm no foul. If it's always there, this bike is for fantasy riders. That's not me. For me a motorcycle is a tool, not a cartoon ride or attention-getting device.
Hopefully Kymco will provide more info soon. More likely they'll drag it out to generate speculation and 'buzz', another sort of game-playing I have no interest in.
If anyone here buys one, maybe we can put to rest all the speculation about improved performance or efficiency that a gearbox is supposed to provide with some properly-gathered hard data.
I'm with you on the gears vs no gears on an e-motorcycles. Prior to taking a ride on an Alta I was convinced having a clutch and gears were necessary. One test ride on an Alta and I realized there was no need and the negatives outweighed the benefits.
And artificial noise? Really? Wow. That is embarrassing.
This Kymco looks interesting though.
There is a good reason why cordless drills have a two speed gear box ; )