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« on: November 14, 2011, 11:08:38 AM »

Here's KTM's entry into the new world of electric bikes.  Looks pretty good...1 hour at full power, 90 minute charge, and swappable batteries.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/666/11521/Motorcycle-Article/2012-KTM-Freeride-E-First-Look.aspx


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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 01:16:49 PM »


Here's KTM's entry into the new world of electric bikes.  Looks pretty good...1 hour at full power, 90 minute charge, and swappable batteries.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/666/11521/Motorcycle-Article/2012-KTM-Freeride-E-First-Look.aspx





Much more interesting.   It'll be released (at least in Europe) this summer.  I wonder how much the batteries cost, because they're only good for 500 charges....Otherwise, it would make a hell of a commuter bike for me - especially if it's under $10,000 for a supermoto version....The only thing I don't like is the lack of a transmission, but that's a small price to pay for something that goes well and weighs under 200 pounds.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 04:57:49 PM »


Here's KTM's entry into the new world of electric bikes.  Looks pretty good...1 hour at full power, 90 minute charge, and swappable batteries.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/666/11521/Motorcycle-Article/2012-KTM-Freeride-E-First-Look.aspx





Looks like a fun little toy, how much does the second battery cost? And how long do they take to charge? Looks like fun but still not very practical......

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 06:25:07 PM »

If they put a Li-Io battery then they can just re-charge instead of replace.  Replacing always cost more.  Brammo is way ahead of the game in this case.  Although, I'm glad major manufacturers are beginning to show some interest.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 08:47:59 PM »


If they put a Li-Io battery then they can just re-charge instead of replace.  Replacing always cost more.  Brammo is way ahead of the game in this case.  Although, I'm glad major manufacturers are beginning to show some interest.

It's a rechargeable battery (apparently 90 minutes to full charge), but it's also replaceable, in case you don't want to wait 90 minutes and happen to have a charged spare ready to go.  Really, this is the best way to go--ideally, batteries would be standardized across the industry.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2011, 09:15:33 PM »

Way cool.  I could see that as a great commuter...   Bigok
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 10:29:01 AM »


Way cool.  I could see that as a great commuter...   Bigok


+1  If you could plate it, would be a fun urban tool!  125cc two-stroke performance!  A stealthy (quiet), curb jumpin', sidewalk runnin', go to jail machine!   Inlove
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 10:54:20 AM »

Hey, Dogboy!  You'll notice that this little movie features a macchiato.  Now that's more like it!   Lol

Bike is cool, too.   Bigsmile
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Hey, Dogboy!  You'll notice that this little movie features a macchiato.  Now that's more like it!   Lol

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011, 11:31:41 AM »


+1  If you could plate it, would be a fun urban tool!  125cc two-stroke performance!  A stealthy (quiet), curb jumpin', sidewalk runnin', go to jail machine!   Inlove

This is exactly what I was thinking Bigsmile
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2011, 12:26:55 PM »

That looks great.   Thumbsup
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