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MACMC
Bar Shake


Reged: 12/16/06
Posts: 6852
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.
Electric Harley
      #659247 - 07/11/16 06:13 AM

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-Hog-quiet.html

Zero to sixty in 4 seconds, but 50 miles ride between charging.

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The_Dog33
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/01/07
Posts: 22570
Loc: NE PA USA
Re: Electric Harley [Re: MACMC]
      #659248 - 07/11/16 07:10 AM

50 mile range shouldn't be a problem for them since the rest of the miles would be on a trailer anyway.

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ladisney
Monkey Butt


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 7577
Loc: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Re: Electric Harley [Re: The_Dog33]
      #659249 - 07/11/16 07:16 AM

I'm guessing the range is so short because the noise generator uses a lot of power. After all, it can't be a Harley if it's not the loudest thing on the road.

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mikemm03
Saddle Sore


Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 5169
Loc: Tennessee
Re: Electric Harley [Re: ladisney]
      #659250 - 07/11/16 10:59 AM

Quote:

I'm guessing the range is so short because the noise generator uses a lot of power. After all, it can't be a Harley if it's not the loudest thing on the road.




ya got that right, I wandered of course Saturday and when I came to I found myself in a large HD dealership. Kids and massive sized men with arm loads of T-shirt were walking all over each other.

I slowed down to look at a new 1200 Sporty they had converted to an "off road" bike. Complete with knobby tires, a chain and sprocket kit, along with a two into one exhaust about 12" long.
Before I could I say, shazam the sales bot fired up this machine and started twisting the throttle to and fro.

Sounds bad ass don't you think, as the roof rafters were vibrating!
I'm like holy shat, shut that thing off.

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findlay13
Loquacious


Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Electric Harley [Re: The_Dog33]
      #659251 - 07/11/16 01:58 PM

Quote:

50 mile range shouldn't be a problem for them since the rest of the miles would be on a trailer anyway.







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"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

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arstaren
Worn Saddle


Reged: 07/23/07
Posts: 6027
Loc: Southeast ,Iowa, USA
Re: Electric Harley [Re: findlay13]
      #659259 - 07/12/16 05:11 AM

Quote:

Quote:

50 mile range shouldn't be a problem for them since the rest of the miles would be on a trailer anyway.










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oldroadie
Worn Saddle


Reged: 05/05/07
Posts: 6432
Loc: Alabama USA
Re: Electric Harley [Re: arstaren]
      #659260 - 07/12/16 06:24 AM

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...

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A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)


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mag10
Learned Hand


Reged: 01/16/08
Posts: 1065
Loc: Wisconsin
Re: Electric Harley [Re: ladisney]
      #659261 - 07/12/16 07:50 AM

Quote:

I'm guessing the range is so short because the noise generator uses a lot of power. After all, it can't be a Harley if it's not the loudest thing on the road.




the range is so short because of the lead acid batteries. Its the only way to do an electric for the HD customer base, got to stay traditional.

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Bill
Oil Expert


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 2151
Loc: Ottawa Ontario Canada
Re: Electric Harley [Re: mag10]
      #659266 - 07/12/16 11:41 AM

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

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The_Dog33
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Reged: 02/01/07
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Re: Electric Harley [Re: Bill]
      #659267 - 07/12/16 12:11 PM

Quote:

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




True but a fill up is fast and redily available, a charge up not so much.

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Eat right ,Exercise ,Stay fit, Die Anyway!
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tinmantwo
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Reged: 01/12/14
Posts: 374
Loc: Michigan, Macomb Co.
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
Oil Expert


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 2151
Loc: Ottawa Ontario Canada
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

Quote:

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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Eat right ,Exercise ,Stay fit, Die Anyway!
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newt
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Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 2833
Loc: BONITA SPGS. FL.
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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Reged: 06/25/09
Posts: 3950
Loc: Australia
Re: Electric Harley [Re: Bill]
      #659290 - 07/13/16 12:50 AM

Quote:

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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"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

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findlay13
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Re: Electric Harley [Re: oldroadie]
      #659291 - 07/13/16 12:52 AM

Quote:

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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"Oh Man I only ride 'em.I don't know what makes 'em work". Donald "Oddball" Sutherland

"Don't let the bastards get you down". Kris Kristofferson

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

Quote:

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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