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Old 09-15-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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electric motorcycle 0-60 in .98s

has anyone else heard of this electric bike that does 0-60 in .98. supposed to have 990 lithium batteries running the thing?
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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http://www.tgdaily.com/html_tmp/cont...33853-113.html

Here is the link and a video.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:36 PM   #3
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:eek:...wow. That bike is wicked. Good thing it didn't live up to its name that day...
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Old 09-15-2007, 03:31 PM   #4
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Here's a tidbit you might be intereted in that I didn't see in that article...the A123 company that GM is working with for the Volt? They supplied the batteries for that thing.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:49 PM   #5
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What a DUMB ASS... I witnessed the same thing happen at my collage. A pro bike racer that owns Michigan Turbo did a demonstration similar to this one. I can remember saying “this is not going to end well” to one of my classmates. There were too many people and no safety barriers. The throttle stuck and it was either a wall at the end of the auto building parking lot, or all the high school kids’ touring the collage. He opted for the wall SPLAT… It ended his racing carrier.

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Old 09-15-2007, 11:12 PM   #6
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i saw this on another forum, its a shame the guy didnt have his driver doin it. he even said he wasnt the driver for it, just the designer/builder

either way hes an RTard
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:36 PM   #7
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Hell yeah! I could drive that to school and work and save all kinds of gas!!
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:56 AM   #8
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...right into a minivan...nice - dummy. Hmmm, maybe I shouldn't try to burnout in a 400hp Motorcycle that I've never driven before?
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:30 PM   #9
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lets see, he wasn't familiar with the feel of the bike. He didn't wear a brain bucket. He didn't do it in an empty parking lot.
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:21 PM   #10
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And he doesn't know where the brakes are...or maybe he neglected to design any? :p Ass-hat.
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:18 PM   #11
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And he doesn't know where the brakes are...or maybe he neglected to design any? :p Ass-hat.
keep in mind tho, its not easy to stop something moving that fast in that short of a distance. tho he should not have done any of that in the first place, he should have had his "race" driver doing it if anything
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:45 PM   #12
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True, true. But if I had a crotch-rocket about to take off beneath me, I'd brake. not accelerate more...:p

You can kinda tell that, too - it started to slip, and okay, he tried to keep it going for the camera...I would've too. But after the bike grabbed the ground that second time, and I know that there's 400 electrical horses, and probably well over 800 lb/ft of torque beneath my a$$...it's brakes for me.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:59 PM   #13
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True, true. But if I had a crotch-rocket about to take off beneath me, I'd brake. not accelerate more...:p

You can kinda tell that, too - it started to slip, and okay, he tried to keep it going for the camera...I would've too. But after the bike grabbed the ground that second time, and I know that there's 400 electrical horses, and probably well over 800 lb/ft of torque beneath my a$$...it's brakes for me.
have you ever brake torqued a bike? not to mention the size and tread of that rear tire? mixed with that tiny front tire/brakes. add in the sheer response factor and the fact that when that thing takes off all you can think about is holding on for dear life. oh, and the throttle on their is controlled with a flick of the wrist (and you would be gripping that handle like no tomorrow), when it hooks and jerks you back, you inadvertantly pull harder on the throttle...
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:35 AM   #14
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Yup...0-60 in just about a second........and back to zero in....oh...less that a second.

"What kind of brakes do you have installed in that rocket bike?"

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Old 09-17-2007, 12:39 AM   #15
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Yup...0-60 in just about a second........and back to zero in....oh...less that a second.

"What kind of brakes do you have installed in that rocket bike?"

"Brakes? Sheeeeeit!!! I knew I was forgetting something!"

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Old 09-17-2007, 12:49 AM   #16
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Who needs brakes when you have a minivan in front of you?
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:02 AM   #17
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Exactly. Not only have we invented the fastest accellerating motorcycle on the market, we've also developed the quickest way to stop....it's called the MINIVAN.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:13 PM   #18
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Old 09-17-2007, 04:16 PM   #19
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thats one hell of a launch!
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:57 PM   #20
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The torque in an electric vehicle is pretty much instantaneous, while a gas engine takes it's good-ole' time reaching max torque. I'd buy and electric bike in a heartbeat! -one with brakes, of course... And if you can put that kind of mad acceleration in a Camaro...:eek: I'd be done buying cars the rest of my life.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:35 PM   #21
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I just saw a thing on it on TV, it does the quarter mile in 8.08 seconds. That is a record for an electric vehicle. They are aiming for around 6.7s, the record for motorcycles
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:49 AM   #22
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Well shoot, that bodes well for the Volt.
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:03 AM   #23
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:09 AM   #24
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Not only is torque instant. Most Electrically-driven cars have torque ratings of deisel proportions. Basically making a car/ or bike feel much, much faster than it really is. i.e. Tesla roadster: 0-60 in less than 4 seconds, but only a 125 mph top-speed.

I'd take it. I've said it before, I'm excited for electric sports cars/bikes, the only thing I'm gonna miss is that loverly exaust note.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:33 PM   #25
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A123's new slogan:

A123, killing idiots and saving the planet, one ridiculously powerful battery at a time.
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