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    Just stumbled upon this new offering in the e-bike category. Not very traditional looking, but it's interesting

    https://robbreport.com/motors/motorc...cycle-2875628/
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    Hmmm, 30mph tops ? What's the fun in that ? I think there's some E- bicycles that do 50. Other than that it's a good looker.
    P.S. E- skatebaoards are getting really sick. Recharging on downhills n such.
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    Was just reading about that a few minutes ago. I think the design is fine, but the electronically limited top-speed of 30 mph is a real head-scratcher and I think it would scare away most of the North American audience. Where I live, that speed would be borderline dangerous on back roads, let alone 4-lane highways.
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    I kinda like it, I also like that it isn't trying to look like a conventional motorcycle. I'm sure you could find someone with computer skilz to circumvent that 30mph top speed. The swappable batteries is a good idea.
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    A futuristic cafe racer that does 30 mph... So, in the future, brave souls will "do the amp" instead of the ton.
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    For the price of that you can get a new 300CC bike or a very good used 600-1000CC and not be limited to a measly 50 Mile range and 30 MPH top speed. Really don't get the point of these e-bikes, they all cost thousands of $, for the cost of one of these might as well go buy a use motorcycle that isn't so limited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlargKing View Post
    For the price of that you can get a new 300CC bike or a very good used 600-1000CC and not be limited to a measly 50 Mile range and 30 MPH top speed. Really don't get the point of these e-bikes, they all cost thousands of $, for the cost of one of these might as well go buy a use motorcycle that isn't so limited.
    I don't look at this as a substitute for a real motorcycle, it's more akin to a moped than anything else imo.
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    You can get a decent moped for cheaper than that bike though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlargKing View Post
    You can get a decent moped for cheaper than that bike though.
    An electric one? You are comparing apples to oranges. While I wouldn't pony up 4k for an electric bike there is a market for it. The customer for this e moto isn't the same as the guy spending a couple hundred on a used 2 stroke moped.
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    Fair enough. I personally don't get why anyone would spend so much on such a limited form of transport, but maybe someone out there thinks this is perfect. I imaging eventually when batteries cost less these will be a lot more compelling.
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