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Electric motorcycle . . . hmmm

Discussion in 'Recreational vehicles' started by Ryder13, Apr 26, 2013.

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  1. Ryder13

    Ryder13 Active Member Founding Member Feburary Winner

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    Just came across this and apparently this bike, the Sora, is going to be okayed
    for riding in Canada according to the piece.
    Interesting. But a bit out of my range pricewise.
    Regardless, interesting bike. Kind of like the Confederate line.
    Looks mean and it is according to the piece, sure fast enough for me.
    Ryder13

    http://canadamotoguide.com/2013/04/24/soon-you-can-buy-a-sora/
     
  2. bsge11

    bsge11 Active Member Founding Member

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    Wow, that's a really good looking bike. I've never seen quite a unique design on a bike. And it's electric, which is a surprise seeing how much it costs.
     
  3. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    That is a sweet looking bike. That is a hefty price tag but electric vehicles are not cheap. I hope they do well because I'm interested in seeing what other styles and designs they come up with. 300 kms on a charge is pretty good in my opinion. I wonder what kind of range the can get out of a big touring bike? The larger size would give a bit more room for batteries. And the fast charger is pretty quick at 90 minutes. I wonder if that is a unit you need installed at home or a plug in charging unit?

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  4. Flexin

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  5. Bigbenny

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    Are you serious, that bike looks cool, I love it, but it looks kinda pricy. Not worry though, I;m sure the prices are going to come down soon, and we will be able to afford it, or even afford a better make.
     
  6. Motorhead4000

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    It's pretty expensive but I agree that it looks really cool. It seems electric bikes are becoming more popular.
     
  7. Bigbenny

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    They really seem to be becoming more popular alright but are they as fast on the road as they are on the market? :confused:
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Prices will come down but I think we are still have some time before we get to see lower prices on electrics.

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    I have seen electric bikes of weird design but this bike's look is astonishingly unique and stylish. I bet the price of this wouldn't be easily affordable.
     
  10. R. Paradon

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    Tha that is one hot machine! I bet it is strange when riding fast without the noise of the engine!
     
  11. chris619

    chris619 New Member

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    that is a nice bike. they should have those in california and other countries. not feeling the heavy price tag either.
     
  12. sidney

    sidney Active Member Founding Member Top Thread

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    The bike looks very nice, I'm sure a lot of rich people would buy it. I just wonder if your electricity bill would drastically increase once you charge this bike.
     
  13. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Welcome to Gearhead Central chris619!

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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    I think that would depend on how much you ride it. And it should cost less to charge it compared to putting gas in it or it would make it harder to sell. It also depends on how you get your electricity. If you have solor power then it is pretty cheap.

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  15. PurpleGuardian

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    Sweet. If I had the money I'd love to get that.
     
  16. sidney

    sidney Active Member Founding Member Top Thread

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    Yeah, and it said that you can charge it on traditional sockets for only 90 minutes if you use the fast charger, so it probably consumes electricity like a normal appliance.
     
  17. R. Paradon

    R. Paradon Active Member Founding Member

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    OK, sidney....have you gotten brave yet and bought anything yet? ;)
     
  18. sidney

    sidney Active Member Founding Member Top Thread

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    Ahahaha, no not yet, although there is a bike that's very much accessible in our home, I just chose to not try riding it yet, I might not be able to walk the next day if I fall! :D
     
  19. iRichard

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    That electric motorcycle looks really nice and I want to ride one. If I ever get the money I will buy one.
     
  20. Rivethead

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    On the plus side, the technology (electric bikes) seems to have come a long way. On the down side, $41K isn't exactly a cheap ride. ;)
     
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