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Kilocycles to Killer Cycles – Latest In Electric Bikes

Topics: Clean & Green, Technology | 2 CommentsBy admin | February 28, 2009

Sticker Shock With evMotorcycles? Charge It!

My only friends who are into motorcycles are obsessed with Harleys and Ducatis, and laugh me out of the room every time I say I want a hydrogen-powered Suzuki Crosscage. Well they’d laugh even harder at my fascination with ELECTRIC motorcycles. Especially the solar-powered SunRed concept bike pictured here, which resembles a snail in appearance, but not likely in performance, if it’s anything like other electric bikes. The evDaytona for instance, does an amazing 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds. The caveat, of course, is that it only has a fifteen-mile range, and costs 77 grand. For the more practical shopper, Best Buy – of all places – will be selling the Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle at several locations on the west coast beginning May, 2009. And at a much more affordable US$11,995. Feeling a little sticker shock? Why? You can always charge it!

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  1. Posted by Dojo Nick on 02.28.09 9:08 pm

    That “charge it” pun was a real buzz-kill, much like replacing the gas motor with an electric one. I did find myself somewhat amped up by the appearance of the clam shell-shaped SunRed concept bike, however. If it were gasoline powered, would it have a “bivalve” engine? Don’t give me any static over these puns, Ian, just go fly a kite.

  2. Posted by admin on 02.28.09 9:24 pm

    None of this was intended; but I guess apologies are all for nautilus now. Although I wonder if that SunRed is small enough to fit in an escargot carrier? Sorry, I’m a shell of the writer I once was, I deserve to be slugged.