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    time to make bikes even greener?

    check this out, personally, i think it sounds like an RC car...on crack...

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007...ning_lithi.php
    i hope its not a repost..


    edit: look at the frigging rear sprocket!!! it looks like its....i dunno...roughly estimating....uh...20 teeths up?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cranker625 View Post
    check this out, personally, i think it sounds like an RC car...on crack...
    Yeah and all those lithium batteries look like shit.

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    Even greener? I didn't think bikes were all that green to start with. I thought its closer to an SUV in emissions.

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    Even greener? I didn't think bikes were all that green to start with. I thought its closer to an SUV in emissions.
    really?? on my bike it would be $16 to fill up to the brim with premium, and that'll last me almost 10 days....in my pathfinder...that'll last me...two? maybe three tops??

    i guess they just gotta find a way to cover up those yellow lithium batteries...

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    Most bikes come with cats now so the emissions are no where near what they used to be. My current bike is a little bad for the enviroment since it doesn't have a cat but it's getting changed next year. IMO I still say the batteries aren't suffient to have people really interested in this bike. Someone needs to design an even lighter weight battery with more longevity and more punch. 100 mph really isn't that fast when you compare it to what we have currently.
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    the real question is... can it wheelie?

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    the real question is... can it wheelie?
    dude...did you see the rear sprocket?!?!?!

    watch the video

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    I'll never complain about stunt bikes having over sized rear sprockets again.
    My bike is so much faster than yours that I dare you to ride it, you lame little turd. Do you have the balls to ride this BOTTOMLESS PIT OF TORQUE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateR1 View Post
    the real question is... can it wheelie?
    you read my mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciebien View Post
    you read my mind
    doubt it. Not without some really large weight transfer. It would be like trying to wheelie a 500.
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    i wonder how it wheelies tho, i mean its got a big sprocket but that you cant really compare the size of a combustion engines setup to an electrical engines, if the sprocket was any smaller it probably wouldnt even move much less wheelie and that still says nothing about balance points or throttle control or anything like that, does it have a clutch? and if so do you have to clutch it up or can you just power it up... i bet it would be more suceptible to breakage from wheelies because slamming it down would probably affect the batteries more so than it does a piston engine

    course im no expert in electrical vehicular devices, for all we know it could have a wheelie button on the bar - computer controlled
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranker625 View Post
    check this out, personally, i think it sounds like an RC car...on crack...

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007...ning_lithi.php
    i hope its not a repost..


    edit: look at the frigging rear sprocket!!! it looks like its....i dunno...roughly estimating....uh...20 teeths up?!?!?
    So how much greener is it when.....every couple of years you have to throw out 28 Lithium car batteries???

    Tunnel vision only on emmisions is pretty short sighted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonB View Post
    So how much greener is it when.....every couple of years you have to throw out 28 Lithium car batteries???

    Tunnel vision only on emmisions is pretty short sighted.
    Absolutely correct. Toyota, Honda and Ford dump millions of tons into the landfill every year producing their hybrid cars, yet Subaru's plant (for example) in Lafayette, Indiana contributes ZERO to the landfill.
    Hybrid is a fraud foisted on a gullible public. Let's hope bikers aren't as gullible.

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