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Old 10-23-2010, 06:04 PM   #21
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I would assume it makes the whinning noise most all electric cars do.

Also if you were to fall or get hit, I wonder how all that battery would react to heavy impact
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:14 PM   #22
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It hardly whined, only noise was from the chain and brakes, which were weird to hear. It does have a horn, blinkers, headlight, kickstand switch, and the headlight can go all the way off. The start up is kind of weird, there's a key, and power button on the tank, and then the kill switch like most motorcycles by the throttle. I just wished they extended the seat and bolted some pegs to the rear frame for a passenger.

Biggest room for improvement in my mind is some sort of KERS system.
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Fifty eight ******* hundred dollars????????? What the ****
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Honestly, I'm just really happy that Brammo survived the Atom debacle and is now doing something awesome again.

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Also if you were to fall or get hit, I wonder how all that battery would react to heavy impact
One would hope that in a simple lay-down, it would tend to survive. I'm sure that with enough force you could rupture it, but at that point I don't think the first thing on your mind is going to be "gee, I sure hope the battery is ok."


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Biggest room for improvement in my mind is some sort of KERS system.
Now that surprises me. How hard would it have been to use the rear brake pedal as a regen controller?


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Fifty eight ******* hundred dollars????????? What the ****
Have you priced new motorcycles recently? Suzuki only has one bike with more than one cylinder for less; the GS500 at $4,400. The next one in line is the Gladius at $6,900.

Discounting the Ninja 250 (which, if we're honest, is the fairest comparison), the cheapest street bike you can get from team green is the $6,700 ER-6n.

Honda's cheapest street bike is the $7,000 Shadow. (No, the Rebel doesn't count. That bike cannot be ridden by people taller than 3'6" and/or who have *********.)

So really, I don't find the price to be at all out of line. Apply Perez' Second Law and it can only get better.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:55 PM   #25
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Actually, if you want a decent cheap bike, there's a dealer in Denver selling two brand new 09 Kawi Versys for $4999. That's a cheap ride.

I haven't posted it up here yet, but I'm selling my Daytona and getting a dedicated track bike and a V-Strom for a DD bike.

Love the Daytona, but it sucks to ride the last two miles of gravel to my house.
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a LONNNNNNNNNNG time
Not if you take into account the gas you would use over a few years. And if you charge it at work, no need to pay for electricity at home!
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