New to this forum and wondered if there is any interest in electric mopeds or motorcycles?
Back in 2007 it was curiosity having seen a number of YouTube blogs about how others had converted ICE to EV using lead acid batteries of the day. I accidentally discovered Vectrix and took a weekend test ride from the team at a London Cycle Shop. That convinced me - and the economics worked out extraordinarily well, a £5,000 Vectrix break even against my ICE motorcycle within 13 months. Unfortunately the financial crash took out Vectrix, they never really recovered.So what made you move to electric? Environment, (potential) cost savings or something else?
Prefer? I'm very pleased with the Zero in all respects. The three bikes that you mention are interesting inasmuch as it is good to see others coming to market. Not before time too.Interesting. So would you prefer something like an Energica, Lightning or something like that if they were reasonably priced? Or what about the C-Evolution?
I found your conversion thread on here. Very nice, and I should say impressive, work indeed. I presume you are still buzzing around on the Fazer?I did my own conversion this year of a Yamaha 600 Fazer. I'm using battery modules from a Leaf. I did post on here about it earlier in the year. So far it's going well, having ironed out a couple of issues early on.
It's an argument I have with other motorcyclists all the time.Bikers are going to want machines that sound like Bikes for some time to come yet. .
I totally agree with that. The most common assertion I get from other bikers is that the audibility of their bikes makes them somehow safer. I usually ask why they don't simply tape the Horn button down so its always on. No one could miss them coming along then, surely? No?It's an argument I have with other motorcyclists all the time.
We should be doing all we can to make bikes quieter.
i have a 30kw leaf, and also have a electric bike which may be worth looking at. can be ridden with pedal assist (25miles) or throttle only 15 miles. max. 15mph, made in japan and only costs £460, far cheaper than a electric moped. lockable but removable battery for charging and lights included and also 5 speed gears.New to this forum and wondered if there is any interest in electric mopeds or motorcycles?