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tinmantwo
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Re: Electric Harley [Re: The_Dog33]
      #659268 - 07/12/16 12:58 PM

Things are changing quickly, Victory's electric bike did very well at the Pikes Peak race. At least Harley has a good looking design, add a couple more batteries and the Hipsters will eat them up.

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Bill
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Re: Electric Harley [Re: tinmantwo]
      #659273 - 07/12/16 03:56 PM

Not the harley and not for the hipster but i have wondered what a down-and-dirty electric chopper would be like. There has to be a kid somewhere with a rolling chassis and a dream. Surely the 200 pounds of a standard motor and support parts would be enough to slap in electrics. It would accelerate like h*ll from bar to bar!

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The_Dog33
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Re: Electric Harley [Re: tinmantwo]
      #659277 - 07/12/16 05:18 PM

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Things are changing quickly, Victory's electric bike did very well at the Pikes Peak race. At least Harley has a good looking design, add a couple more batteries and the Hipsters will eat them up.



I could see them as a way back and forth to work in an urban setting but with such a short range not for most riders.( I mean people who really ride, 300 miles on a Sunday is nothing for me.)

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Re: Electric Harley [Re: The_Dog33]
      #659278 - 07/12/16 05:36 PM

If I was looking at Elec I'd be looking seriously at Zero!! Good range , good warranty and pretty decent charge time options.

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findlay13
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Re: Electric Harley [Re: Bill]
      #659290 - 07/13/16 12:50 AM

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It's not crazy crazy though. Choppers with peanut gas tanks probably do< 100.




My 1974 Sportster had a 2.25 gallon tank.Not the best for Aussie conditions in 1974.I couldn't get 120 miles without a fill up!

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Re: Electric Harley [Re: oldroadie]
      #659291 - 07/13/16 12:52 AM

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I really want to test ride an electric. I know the range is low and the absorbed cost of R&D is very high but I lust for the instant constant torque. It just has to be magnificent. That feeling of power...




It'd be good to try out

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tinmantwo
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Re: Electric Harley [Re: oldroadie]
      #659292 - 07/13/16 04:07 AM

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I really want to test ride an electric. I know the range is low and the absorbed cost of R&D is very high but I lust for the instant constant torque. It just has to be magnificent. That feeling of power...


... You have just explained the allure of a Harley Big Twin, Sort of like driving a big Diesel Super Duty Ford truck. Torque is addictive.

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