Why electric motorcycles are failing

antboy

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Don't know the host's name, but I always appreciate the sense of humour in FortNine videos.

The best part in this one is the modern Mac with the classic 3D Pipes screensaver. :)

More seriously, I think with a larger portion of the population living in denser urban cores, more manageable e-bikes (aka, bring 'em into your apartment) have more appeal. He also makes good points re: aerodynamics vs. an electric car.

E-motorcycles will probably gain traction when they can get closer to the range and quick refuelability of a gas cycle, which means newer battery tech.
 

Art Deco

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Selinsgrove Pennsylvania
Agreed. Belongs in eBike rather than /offtopic somewhere.
We ride the same streets, face the same weather, same dogs, same SUVS, .
Two wheeled riders face crime and traffic.
The warning to ebike manufacturers seems to be 'Don't make it too big. No garage available'.
 

Dallant

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Not really at all comparable. We do not ride the same trails and we have specific lanes. Never had a dog attack me on a motorcycle like on a bike. Absolutely no comparison, legally or operationally. Off topic at best.
 

ExPatBrit

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A lot of ex motorcyclists are taking up ebikes.

The “tech” is comparable , IIRC hydraulic disc brakes showed up on motorcycles first.

I rode bikes and motorcycles in my youth moved to to e-bikes in my 60s. My Biktrix reminds me of my OSSA When I did trials.
 

sc00ter

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As a motorcycle rider and an ebike owner I agree this topic belongs in General Ebikes. When you have to tag and insure your ebike and ride with cars, you'll want a emotorcycle! But seriously, its a valid comparison Ryan makes.
 

Dallant

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As a motorcycle rider and an ebike owner I agree this topic belongs in General Ebikes. When you have to tag and insure your ebike and ride with cars, you'll want a emotorcycle! But seriously, its a valid comparison Ryan makes.
Fine, let’s turn it into an ecar forum too.
 

Timpo

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Not really at all comparable. We do not ride the same trails and we have specific lanes. Never had a dog attack me on a motorcycle like on a bike. Absolutely no comparison, legally or operationally. Off topic at best.
I respectfully have to disagree.

Ebikes and Emotorcycles share many similarities.

Some ebikes are very motorcycle-like (as we can all agree with motorcycle headlights, mirrors, seats, tires, forks, etc) and they're both on two-wheels, with throttle, etc.
 

Dallant

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Ditto. Same with ecars/etrucks/yada,yada. I rode motorcycles from the age of 14. I just don’t see the need to talk about them here. Just encourages bad motorcycle behaviors like higher speed. So what if one guy makes a comparison on youtube. Take it off topic.
 

Art Deco

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Selinsgrove Pennsylvania
@Daliant I didn't like the video or the guy doing the talking either. Try the ignore thread button .
 

tomjasz

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Fine, let’s turn it into an ecar forum too.
Oh FFS. Don’t read threads you don’t like. These days fellas seem to want to accentuate differences. Two wheels, battery powered. Are WattWagons and other high performance eBikes so different? Besides that I’m the campus curmudgeon. No room for two.
 
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tomjasz

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I respectfully have to disagree.

Ebikes and Emotorcycles share many similarities.

Some ebikes are very motorcycle-like (as we can all agree with motorcycle headlights, mirrors, seats, tires, forks, etc) and they're both on two-wheels, with throttle, etc.
I dislike the stealth and most faster than class 3 eBikes, but I won’t join the boys arguing over the appropriateness of eCycle threads. This is a community of helpful eBikers. FFS comment on the posts content or go to your room. Sometimes we’re 70 going on 13.
 
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Timpo

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I dislike the stealth and most faster than class 3 eBikes, but I won’t join the boys smearing their lipstick over the appropriateness of eCycle threads. This is a community of helpful eBikers. FFS comment on the posts content or go to your room. Sometimes we’re 70 going on 13.
Oh I dislike those super fast "ebikes" too such as Stealth, as you said.
But what would you call Super 73?

Is it an ebike? or e-motorcycle?
Because these are definitely not motorcycle, so is it an ebike?

SUPER73 BEGINS DELIVERY OF NEW R SERIES - Motorcycle.com News


What about Juiced HyperScrambler?
My point was that, if these things are called ebikes, I would conclude that ebikes and e-motorcycles share similarities.
The All New Juiced Bikes HyperScrambler 2 - YouTube
 

fauconnier

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Canada
Why e-motorcycles are failing:
In my case: Legislation ! Endless permit requirement, expensive registration, insurance.