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    I wonder how weight will affect the bikes

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    They like prototypes- I wonder if they will ever follow through and actually build them.

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    If they have a 100 mile range and cost close to $30K then my guess is they will never see the light of day.

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    Default Interesting....🤔

    with spyderAnn, they have toyed with the idea for some time and shown us some nice concept but the chances are better now that so many are getting into the electric business....
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    Glad to see that they are still working with the electric concept.

    The big question...what is the future? Range and price are the two biggies. 100 miles is NOTHING if I were to buy an electric touring bike. Price could also be scary.

    I like the updated version they showed. It has come a long way from their green/white engine-less prototype they showed over five years ago.

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    Given the limited range of current electric technology, I think the electric Ryker makes a lot of sense. Especially, given its intended younger market, and already having a CVT. With the torque of an electric motor and the CVT, an e-Ryker could REALLY be a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderChris View Post
    Given the limited range of current electric technology, I think the electric Ryker makes a lot of sense. Especially, given its intended younger market, and already having a CVT. With the torque of an electric motor and the CVT, an e-Ryker could REALLY be a blast.
    I doubt an electric Ryker would have a CVT. Electric motors make maximum torque from zero RPM to the engine's limit, so a CVT would be redundant. An electric doesn't need to run in a "sweet spot" the way an IC engine does. There are plenty of direct-drive electrics.

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    I would be all over the CT1 motorcycle if they sell it.

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    The only electric motor on a bike should just be the STARTER motor!!!!!!

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    I think their R&D time would have been better spent developing a turbo diesel with a drive shaft, 2" more ground clearance and elimination of the wait time from key on to starting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Rodriguez View Post
    If they have a 100 mile range and cost close to $30K then my guess is they will never see the light of day.
    I cannot get my mind around electric motorcycles, from my point of view, they are losers.

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    It will happen down the road soon, I believe!! They have cars on the road, race cars, out on the track doing it! Why not bikes? They will improve the battery's so we will get more miles of smiles with one! It will happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerbillone View Post
    I cannot get my mind around electric motorcycles, from my point of view, they are losers.
    For sh1ts and giggles go to a Tesla dealer and test drive an S Model with Ludicrous Mode.............I was still grinning ear to ear several hours later after launching that car in Ludicrous Mode, I also drove a 600 HP car to that test drive that then felt slow after the Tesla drive.

    Electric power is insane

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