You Got to Be Kidding Me!

Another Electric Bike

Posted in Electric Vehicles, Going Green, Two Wheels by Stacy McMahon on August 20, 2008

Today’s theme is apparently reposting AutoblogGreen’s posts, but hey they’re on a roll…

This one is about the second US company – after Brammo, which is already in production with their Enertia model – that’s developing a 100mph electric motorcycle based on the Ducati SS900. The 900 is probably just a development mule that won’t share much with the production model, but Dominic Yoney’s riding impression is encouraging:

The guest rider found the torque to be mule-strong and unrelenting while the throttle stayed smooth and precise. No shifting was required as he quickly brought it up to the shy side of 100 mph, and then, with the help of some Brembo hardware, back down into legal range again.

Considering all but one of the current-production electric bikes are bicycles with a hill-assist feature, I’ll be keeping a close eye on this development!

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