What do you think? Due next year..Harley Electric MotorCycle..$30,000!

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  1. Dave M

    Dave M Supporting Member

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    Seems to me the biggest current (;)) impact is the size and mass of the batteries. They seem to take up the most space between the wheels and within the rider triangle. If battery technology improves, or other powerplant technology emerges, I'm sure styling and design aspects will open up even more.
     
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    Years ago I saw an episode of Pimp My Ride and they were installing something called The Vroom Box on some stupid car. It was controlled by the cars tach and would play the sampled exhaust sounds of various exotic and vintage cars through very loud speakers as you drove. My first thought was if I had one I'd have George Jetson's sound or maybe Fred Flintstone's feet. Speed Buggy or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang would be funny too.
     
  3. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    There is a certain charm to noisily riding through a small town in the morning hours, leaving a cloud of dinosaurs in your wake.

    A totally silent motorcycle will make for at least one kick ass film chase.
    If they accelerate like Teslas, a bunch of riders will land on their asses before getting used to it.
     
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    I love the smell of pre-mix in the morning......

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    A quiet Harley? That's just unamerican.............
     
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    Should have made it a trike.
     
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    With a cupholder and a Cell phone port.:facepalm
     
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    Hells to the ya! j/k
     
  9. 84superchamp

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    Excellent idea! Trikes are already a stretch to be called a bike, a great platform for electric.
    When i think of Harley noise, i remember the one time it may have saved my life: taking 465 around Indy on a rainy Friday evening, bumper to bumper at 70 mph and i'm in the far left lane with a concrete barrier to my left when the car on my right decided to take my lane. 1st thing i thought of was grab the clutch and rev it...he moved back. Whew!
     
  10. Cody

    Cody Well, look who’s undead! Silver Supporting Member

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    Could I get a canopy roof too, for when it rains?
     
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    This is possibly the best save ever... certainly the best I have ever seen.
    (remember advancing this frame by frame on the VHS in the 80's- pretty sure his helmet hits the front wheel)
    Randy Mamola was great and a party animal.
    Yes, I have partied with him and it is a tale I will not repeat publically.
     
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    He's a great guy. On the side-tracked topic of saves, Randy's is at or near the top. No doubt Marquez is compiling a collection of front-end saves that are mind boggling. And, here's a save by Max from the latter days of the two-stroke era that seems impossible .....

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