Electric is getting more interesting

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

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    ... an interesting idea (ikea)... but... :deal

    + 1 :nod


    ... it LOOKS as though the design brief priorities were.

    1. make it Electric
    2. make it compact and "ikea flat pack" compatible.
    3. make it look nerdy/techno - like Lei-Jun's cool helmet and glasses...
    4 thru 9. several other marketing room/quasi enviro consideration probably...

    and then (possibly last - by the looks and size of it)...
    10. handling...

    The fork angle, wheelbase, wheel diameter and overall geometry - me tends to thinks it would steer like an ikea shopping trolley as well...

    Size wise, it's not much bigger than a scooter/moped... so as a "proof of concept" idea :*sip* it was an interesting read over the coffee and paper... thanks for posting.
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    The IKEA (flat pack) idea is cool enough... I guess if all they want to make is a cheap "people moover" scooter - if handling/performance is not high up on the priority list (as I alleded to) then as a design study/prototype for a commuter type moto - it's probably a success.

    I was looking it from the perspective of a motorcycle that provides some form of riding pleasure/performance (which is why I and many others here ride motorcycles) not so much just the mode of transport aspect.
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    Not a bad effort for Alta at Erzberg - Ty Tremaine qualified 46 which put him on the front row. From what I understand the prologue is a flat out gravel road sprint where I thought the Alta would really struggle, so this was impressive for me.

    The race didn't go so well as they ran out of battery before their planned 'refuel' stop, where they intended to swap in the battery from Ty's spare bike. It seems a bit vague as to how far through this was, but Ty indicated he made it to the 'top of the mountain' which seems to be after the forest section? Maybe someone with more Erzberg knowledge can chime in with thoughts on whether that's an achievement in itself or not.

    Lyndon qualified on the 2nd row but didn't start the race as the bike he qualified on was Ty's spare bike, and they needed the battery from that for Ty's race.

    In all, good on them for having a crack and I hope they have another shot next year. Getting an e-bike to the finish will be a massive achievement and go a long way to demonstrating that the Alta is a viable competitor to a conventional enduro bike.

    Facebook video with Ty talking about his race:
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    Good on Alta for putting their money where their mouth is. The toughest arena for e bikes.
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    Toughest for any bikes, and, or passengers.
    I reckon an electric outfit could be competitive. AND grunty

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