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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Jacobsroodt on January 22, 2019, 03:00:43 pm

Title: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Jacobsroodt on January 22, 2019, 03:00:43 pm
Seems like there will be a selection of electric bikes to choose from soon.

Zero has been around for a while
Harley Davidson just launched,
Ducati electric bike is close to production
https://www.rushlane.com/ducati-electric-motorcycle-launch-ready-12294415.html
Indian company Bajaj is launching an electric bike brand Urbanite
https://www.rushlane.com/bajaj-urbanite-electric-scooter-launch-12294377.html
China has cities full of eb's already...
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: RobC on January 22, 2019, 03:28:21 pm
China has cities full of eb's already...
and piles of extremely toxic  junk when their battries fail... :sip:
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: JC on January 22, 2019, 04:44:07 pm
the HD is R400k+ and the Zero DS bike R240k-R270k in the US  :eek: :eek: :eek:

SO X1.5 pricing here.

I'll burn a few dinosaurs while they sort their shit out
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: the_BOBNOB on January 22, 2019, 05:07:18 pm
the HD is R400k+ and the Zero DS bike R240k-R270k in the US  :eek: :eek: :eek:

SO X1.5 pricing here.

I'll burn a few dinosaurs while they sort their shit out

Jip - I'm sorry but I was extremely keen to get a Zero to commute etc. but with those prices I might as well commute on a Ducati and have enough spare cash to keep it running for years and years to come.
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: bronzy on January 22, 2019, 05:11:01 pm
the HD is R400k+ and the Zero DS bike R240k-R270k in the US  :eek: :eek: :eek:

SO X1.5 pricing here.

I'll burn a few dinosaurs while they sort their shit out

Jip - I'm sorry but I was extremely keen to get a Zero to commute etc. but with those prices I might as well commute on a Ducati and have enough spare cash to keep it running for years and years to come.
the day i have to ride a electric bike i will give up biking (what a load of shit)
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Edgar on January 22, 2019, 05:40:02 pm
the HD is R400k+ and the Zero DS bike R240k-R270k in the US  :eek: :eek: :eek:

SO X1.5 pricing here.

I'll burn a few dinosaurs while they sort their shit out

Jip - I'm sorry but I was extremely keen to get a Zero to commute etc. but with those prices I might as well commute on a Ducati and have enough spare cash to keep it running for years and years to come.
the day i have to ride a electric bike i will give up biking (what a load of shit)

Amen!
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: JC on January 22, 2019, 08:51:28 pm
I'd love to ride electric! 100% torque from 0 revs, linear power delivery, wheelie for days, bugger-all maintenance, but price too high and range too low.
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: jaybiker on January 22, 2019, 09:06:20 pm
I know I'll never own one, but I hope I get to test ride one, just to experience that torque phenomenon.
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Ortos on January 23, 2019, 01:01:58 pm
the HD is R400k+ and the Zero DS bike R240k-R270k in the US  :eek: :eek: :eek:

SO X1.5 pricing here.

I'll burn a few dinosaurs while they sort their shit out

Jip - I'm sorry but I was extremely keen to get a Zero to commute etc. but with those prices I might as well commute on a Ducati and have enough spare cash to keep it running for years and years to come.
the day i have to ride a electric bike i will give up biking (what a load of shit)

Amen!

+1 High speed vacuum cleaner
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Tr0jan on January 23, 2019, 02:53:41 pm
I'd love an electric bike, but a decently spec'ed one, with fast charging, like <30 mins to 80% AND that does not cost a pair of plums!
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: HeeBs on January 25, 2019, 09:19:24 pm
I'd also love one, just to screw the government for a change! Would be nice to not pay petrol taxes, levies & Zuma incentives for a while
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Supervan on January 30, 2019, 11:30:08 am
If your commute is something like Strand/Stellenbosch, then I can't think of a better way to commute than if you had an electric scooter and an afdak of solar panels at work to park it under. Non-grid-tied, so as to keep it cheaper.

If your employers builds the "afdakkie" as some sort of incentive to get employees to ditch their cars (which is something Stellenbosch businesses should probably be forced to do by local gov to sort out their traffic and parking problems) then you cant get closer to commuting for free than that.
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: RobC on January 30, 2019, 03:57:54 pm
I'd also love one, just to screw the government for a change! Would be nice to not pay petrol taxes, levies & Zuma incentives for a while
As hydrocarbon fuel taxes and levies dry up the use of electric veichles will be taxed with hikes in road taxes... :sip:
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Amsterdam on January 30, 2019, 07:19:52 pm
If you are commuting then a cheap electrical bike makes sense.  Consider this:
 https://lunacycle.com/sur-ron-light-bee-electric/
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: RobC on January 30, 2019, 08:26:40 pm
If you are commuting then a cheap electrical bike makes sense.  Consider this:
 https://lunacycle.com/sur-ron-light-bee-electric/
R40 grand is not cheap... :sip: and after 6 months the battery starts failing... We had 3 chopstix electric bikes at work, they all failed within 12 months and were written off as unrepairable.
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Straatkat on January 30, 2019, 08:45:45 pm
The only electric bike I want is a Lightning!
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: TheBear on January 31, 2019, 09:41:32 am
I'd also love one, just to screw the government for a change! Would be nice to not pay petrol taxes, levies & Zuma incentives for a while

You do still pay for the electricity to charge though.
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: JC on January 31, 2019, 10:39:57 am
I'd also love one, just to screw the government for a change! Would be nice to not pay petrol taxes, levies & Zuma incentives for a while

You do still pay for the electricity to charge though.

se moer, ek gaan by die werk charge  ;D
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: TheBear on January 31, 2019, 10:41:15 am
I'd also love one, just to screw the government for a change! Would be nice to not pay petrol taxes, levies & Zuma incentives for a while

You do still pay for the electricity to charge though.

se moer, ek gaan by die werk charge  ;D

 :laughing4:

Daar gaan julle jaareind bonusse! 
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: HeeBs on January 31, 2019, 11:12:25 am
I worked it out on the Zero electric bike. To charge full will be R8.50 and I can go from work and back for a whole week! And that's not even using company electricity!
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Amsterdam on January 31, 2019, 05:18:44 pm
If you are commuting then a cheap electrical bike makes sense.  Consider this:
 https://lunacycle.com/sur-ron-light-bee-electric/
R40 grand is not cheap... :sip: and after 6 months the battery starts failing... We had 3 chopstix electric bikes at work, they all failed within 12 months and were written off as unrepairable.

Reasonable if it lasts.  Expensive for 6-12 months.
Title: Re: Electric bikes here we come!
Post by: Highsider on January 31, 2019, 06:26:31 pm
My 5yr old son and I ride Osetís together.  Heís on a 16 and Iím on a 20. There is something magic about riding around MTB and public parks, dogs donít even notice you.  Even though I weigh roughly double the bikes recommend limit, the torque is insane to the point of my turning the Ďresponseí down, and thatís only a 1200w 48V motor.  The batteries only lasts an hour or so but by then weíre happy to head for the car.  You get Lipo batteries in the UK which weigh a quarter and last 4 times as long. 
Donít knock it till you try it.
Just my 2c.


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