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Electric Bikes at the Isle of Man TT

We might see these speeding on the highway someday.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/06/electric-bikes/
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/06/mission-one-2/

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Pretty cool.

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More viewing choices of electric driven bikes.
http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-s.php

We seen the Y2K helicopter jet engine bike:
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...D7gpBRPhU857Qg

The diesel KLR:
http://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/models.htm

Who knows what the future brings.....

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I've been wanting to build an electric bike for years. I converted nitro r/c cars to electric power for years and got the nitro guys complaining that we were too fast and ran for too long and needed our own class. Most people are ill-informed about what electric power can do........given the budget.
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Absolutely cool. Check out the Kilacycle, 168mph drag bike!

Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.
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Other electric bike models of the future:

http://www.ridemission.com/mission_model/glimpse/
http://www.brammo.com/our-products/e...ric-motorcycle
http://www.motoczysz.com/main.php?area=07C1
http://www.vectrixusa.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgSujdW537k
http://www.quantya.us/


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Nice to see a reference to these bikes on the Forum. I watched them as they made their way around the TT circuit and I must say that whilst they were interesting to see, many people (thousands) watching thought it inappropriate for them to be on the racing circuit. They were very slow, smooth and incredibly noise free. A couple had a stream of smoke following them as their electric motors started to burn out and I feel there is a long way to go with the development of such machines.

Maybe we will see them in the next couple of years getting faster, more reliable and able to cover greater distances.

Here on the Isle of Man as a biking Country, we will always take a great deal of interest in two wheel transport development.
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Nice to see a reference to these bikes on the Forum. I watched them as they made their way around the TT circuit and I must say that whilst they were interesting to see, many people (thousands) watching thought it inappropriate for them to be on the racing circuit. They were very slow, smooth and incredibly noise free. A couple had a stream of smoke following them as their electric motors started to burn out and I feel there is a long way to go with the development of such machines.

Maybe we will see them in the next couple of years getting faster, more reliable and able to cover greater distances.

Here on the Isle of Man as a biking Country, we will always take a great deal of interest in two wheel transport development.
A Manxman! Excelllent. There are famous Manxmen - Mark Cavendish comes to mind - and anonymous Manxmen - me. Well, sort of anyway - my ancestors come from the Isle of Man, and it's one of the few places on earth I find I don't have to spell my family name.

Among my fondest memories are three extended visits to the island for the Manx Grand Prix, and general holiday. It's been years, but I suppose it's the closest I'll ever come to "going home."

A friend once reminded me that from atop Snaefel one can see six kingdoms - England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Man, and Heaven. That is a rather nice description in my humble opinion.

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