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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:15 PM

 

Electric "motorcycle" I'd drive one and like it just fine. 200 mile range not too bad.

http://www.gizmag.com/hanebrink-hustler-x5-elecrtic-bike/24774/




The 120-pound (54-kg) X5 has a dual suspension monocoque chassis with 6061-T6 aircraft-grade seamless aluminum tubing and a watertight sheet aluminum box section that houses the four Li-ion Nickel Manganese Cobalt liquid-cooled AllCell batteries.

Hanebrink says that the battery pack can provide a 200+ mile (321 km) range and a top speed of over 80 mph in competition mode. The battery packs and controllers are custom made to suit the needs of the individual customer.

The bike features a Crystalyte 5303 Mid Motor, 14-speed transmission, inverted triple clamp coil/hydraulic front forks with seven inches (177 mm) of travel and monocoque swing arm rear suspension with air adjustable hydraulic shocks. The bike's creator states that, "optional adjustable offset triple clamp forks allow the rider to adjust for corner entry reaction from very quick to very stable, or anywhere in between."

There's Avid hydraulic disc braking at the rear and Brembo four piston hydraulic disc brakes to the front, and the 20 x 8 x 8-inch rear wheel has a tubeless fat tire while the 120/80 x 14 front wheel gets a Moto GP tire.

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Reply Electric "motorcycle" I'd drive one and like it just fine. 200 mile range not too bad. (Original post)
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ProgressiveProfessor Nov 2012 #2
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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:36 PM

1. Starting at $16,940....

I can't see myself driving one. I have so many problems trying to link my frugal nature with my environmentally conscious nature. I have a feeling that it will not be in my lifetime when these two natures can mesh.

Luckily, there are many ways that they do go together, like what I spent my day doing----mowing to mulch all my leaves, then catching all the mulch and putting it in all the garden plots. Mower did have to use gasoline, but the landfill got nothing. Years ago, before I did this, I would have at least 60-70 bags of leaves. But.....I am exhausted.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:44 PM

2. As both a serious solar and motorcycle bubba, I keep waiting for the tech to mature

I would want something with KLR660 kind of stats with bags and about 300 miles before I would buy in

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:11 PM

3. Here's a 1966 Suzuki X6 Hustler




X5 Hustler vs X6 Hustler?

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