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Re: New Dual Sport electric motorcycle from ZERO
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2009, 09:45:08 am »
Wonder how much, R150 000?
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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2009, 09:46:23 am »
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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2009, 09:47:45 am »
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Indeed, I missed the previous one. Sorry.
 

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The electric DS bike has arrived!!
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2009, 01:47:17 pm »
http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-ds/

Granted, you can only go 80km at 90kmph, but its a a start!

Motor   
Type Brushed permanent magnet electric
Top Speed 55mph (90 kph)
Power System   
Type Patent-pending lithium ion array
Capacity 4 kWh (58volts @ 70Ah)
Range Up to 50 miles (80 km)*
Recharge time  Less than 4 hours
Input Standard 110V or 220V
Drive Train   
Transmission Clutchless one speed
Drive system  17T / 61T, 420 Chain
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes   
Front Suspension Travel 10 inches (254 mm)
Rear Suspension Travel 9 inches (229 mm)
Front Brakes 2 Pot Hydraulic, Stainless Rotor, Hand Actuated
Rear Brakes 1 Pot Hydraulic, Stainless Rotor, Foot Actuated
Front Tire  3.25-17
Rear Tire  110/90-16
Front Wheel  17 x 2.15
Rear Wheel  16 x 3.0
Dimensions   
Wheel base 56.75 inches (142.9 cm)
Seat height  35.5 inches (90.2 cm)
Head angle  26 degrees from vertical with 10 inch fork
Trail 3.26 inches (82.8 mm)
Steering Angle +35 Degrees, -35 Degrees
Weight   
Frame 29 pounds (13.2 kg)
Power Pack 80 pounds (36.3 kg)
Total weight 270 pounds (122.5 kg)
Economy   
Typical cost to recharge Less than $.01 per mile or kilometer

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Re: The electric DS bike has arrived!!
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2009, 01:49:36 pm »
Cheaper than a Tenere as well!!  :imaposer:

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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2009, 01:54:28 pm »
Sorry, saw that now.

Can I borrow someone's credit card?


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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2009, 02:08:21 pm »
But seriously, I wonder if Moore's law applies here? Give it 50% more top end, and 100% more range and then you are pretty close to what a normal DS bike does. I don't think it will be too long before we see directly comparable specs.
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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2009, 02:19:39 pm »
Wading depth? no air intake................ 1st mod would have to be a lekker sound system(will reduce km though) Choose your engine sound track, BMW 1200 or ktm 250 2 stroke your choice. That would be an idea..  >:D
 

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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2009, 02:29:06 pm »
Wading depth? no air intake................ 1st mod would have to be a lekker sound system(will reduce km though) Choose your engine sound track, BMW 1200 or ktm 250 2 stroke your choice. That would be an idea..  >:D

How about you just put the sound track on your ipod? No need to bother the rest of us!

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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2009, 02:32:04 pm »
What makes you think they're silent? Haven't you guys checked any of the videos from the TTXGP? I think they sound great!
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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2009, 03:45:36 pm »
What makes you think they're silent? Haven't you guys checked any of the videos from the TTXGP? I think they sound great!

yeah not bad

prefer the sound of the pod racers in Star Wars Ep1 though
 

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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2009, 04:39:30 pm »
a 16" rear - where do you get tyres for that?
...and a 17" front....mmmm don't think so...
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Das Zero Emission Motorcycle von KTM.
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2010, 11:43:16 am »
Just saw this on the austrian mother site (www.ktm.at):
15.03.2010
Das Zero Emission Motorcycle von KTM.
Die KTM FREERIDE auf der Tokio Motorcycle Show 2010. Ab 26. März, exklusiv auf www.ktm.com!
Unter dem Titel „Freeride“ wird KTM auf der Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2010 zwei seriennahe Prototypen präsentieren, die in gut einem Jahr den Sportsgeist der Marke, frei nach dem Motto „Ready to Race“, serienreif ins 21. Jahrhundert transferieren sollen.
 
Mit dem ersten Zero Emission Motorrad entwickelt der weltweit führende Hersteller von Offroad Motorrädern ein elektrisch betriebenes Sportmotorrad, das den scheinbaren Widerspruch zwischen Fahrspaß und Umweltverträglichkeit widerlegen wird.

Which using google is supposed to be:


15/03/2010
The Zero Emission Motorcycle by KTM.
The KTM FREERIDE at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2010th From 26 March, exclusively on www.ktm.com!
Under the title "freeride" KTM will showcase at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2010 two production prototypes, which in just over a year, the sporting spirit of the brand, following the motto "Ready to Race", ready for production into the 21st Century will transfer.
 
With the first Zero Emission Motorcycle developed the world's leading manufacturer of offroad motorcycles, an electrically operated sports bike that will refute the apparent contradiction between driving pleasure and environmental friendliness.
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Re: Das Zero Emission Motorcycle von KTM.
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2010, 11:46:47 am »
Bunny hugging traitors! :xxbah:
 

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Re: Das Zero Emission Motorcycle von KTM.
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2010, 11:50:40 am »
Ha ha, and we were all waiting for the 690 adventure....
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Re: Das Zero Emission Motorcycle von KTM.
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2010, 12:01:55 pm »






bunny hugger my ass!
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So much of win it hurts! ^.^


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Re: Das Zero Emission Motorcycle von KTM.
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2010, 12:55:45 pm »
If it does not use hydrocarbon burning propulsion it is for bunny huggers... :deal: :peepwall:
 

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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2010, 01:04:17 pm »
The DS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1YktwZSuygc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/1YktwZSuygc</a>

The MX:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/LVt4ERyT220" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/LVt4ERyT220</a>

The X:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/0d1ZFk6W96o" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/0d1ZFk6W96o</a>

« Last Edit: March 19, 2010, 02:29:48 pm by bertrand »
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Re: Electric Dual Sport Bike from ZERO
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2010, 01:09:50 pm »
Does it use solar power for recharging... if not it is worse than using petrol, converting coal into electricity and then charging the batteries is less efficient than using petrol.
Not even considering the impact of all the exotic materials used in the batteries and the energy needed to manufacture them.
Bunny Hugger bike imho... :peepwall: