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    Default New premium Zero Motorcycle

    https://ridermagazine.com/2019/02/25...t-look-review/

    140 lb-ft of torque (Instant) and 110 horsepower, 485 lb.

    Very impressive numbers. The styling it improved, but it is nowhere near the 'street presence' of some of its competitors. They should stick with the engineering and let the Italians do the styling.

    I did comparisons:

    VMax
    145 hp, 83.1 lbf⋅ft 630 lb

    Ducati Panigale V4
    214hp, 91.1 lbf⋅ft ~420 lb

    Ducati Diavel
    162hp, 96 lbf⋅ft 516 lb

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    Thanks ……… I'm thinking about THAT motor in an RT ...……….. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Hawk View Post
    https://ridermagazine.com/2019/02/25...t-look-review/

    140 lb-ft of torque (Instant) and 110 horsepower, 485 lb.

    Very impressive numbers. The styling it improved, but it is nowhere near the 'street presence' of some of its competitors. They should stick with the engineering and let the Italians do the styling.

    I did comparisons:

    VMax
    145 hp, 83.1 lbf⋅ft 630 lb

    Ducati Panigale V4
    214hp, 91.1 lbf⋅ft ~420 lb

    Ducati Diavel
    162hp, 96 lbf⋅ft 516 lb
    Wow, I didn't realize that the first gen. vmax was this heavy. I have a 2nd gen and it is rated at 197 hp, 123 tq. 694 lbs wet.

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    Me thinks the electric bike mfrs are missing an entire customer base by not producing feet forward models. Cruisers have the lion's share of the market and I think there's an appetite out there for comfortable electric errand / commuter bagger cruisers. Watt say you?
    Ours is a red, black and chrome 2017 F3 Limited. Bought new in 2/2019. The avatar is my first bike back in 1952, a Simplex Servi-Cycle. Photo taken at the Barber Museum.

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    Zero has been at the head of the pack with it's "Battery Bikes", and this new model will help to give them an even greater hold over this part of the industry!

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    Default Range

    As small as bikes are there is little space for longer range batteries. Sport bikes and scooters etc are the best for this stopping every 100 miles or so for a recharge will be less interesting to a toured or cruiser type....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chupaca View Post
    As small as bikes are there is little space for longer range batteries. Sport bikes and scooters etc are the best for this stopping every 100 miles or so for a recharge will be less interesting to a toured or cruiser type....
    My post suggested a "comfortable (for us more mature types) errand chaser, grocery getter, commute to work kinda bike - not a touring bike. Low seat height, feet forward, side cases for stuff and a 100 mile range will be the electric bike I'd buy.
    CSC Motorcycles has an electric for only $2500 sometimes they toss in the shipping. But it too has that "humping a watermelon" riding position that my body can not abide.
    https://www.cscmotorcycles.com/New-I...Azusa--5652551
    Ours is a red, black and chrome 2017 F3 Limited. Bought new in 2/2019. The avatar is my first bike back in 1952, a Simplex Servi-Cycle. Photo taken at the Barber Museum.

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    An electric would be perfect for me. I usually go out at night after work and ride for about 1 or 2 hours and go home. So it's charging most of the time. I am sick of going to gas stations. My Ninja had to be filled up at around 130 to 145 miles. I am still a bit unsure with the Ryker.

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