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    Thumbs up TY electric


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    Let's see...the average motorcycle has a 4 gallon tank which is good for about 160 miles whereas the typical electric bike has a battery that will take you about a third of that distance.

    A typical trials bike has a 2.5 liter tank that's good for a few hundred yards worth of obstacles, so if the math is proportionally the same this e-trials bike will go a hundred yards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Shack View Post
    Let's see...the average motorcycle has a 4 gallon tank which is good for about 160 miles whereas the typical electric bike has a battery that will take you about a third of that distance.

    A typical trials bike has a 2.5 liter tank that's good for a few hundred yards worth of obstacles, so if the math is proportionally the same this e-trials bike will go a hundred yards?
    Your math is accurate except trials bikes measure travel distance in vertical feet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    Your math is accurate except trials bikes measure travel distance in vertical feet
    So you're saying this e-trials bike is only good for one third of the usual trials bike obstacle heights.

    As if I wasn't already convinced that electric vehicles are useless.
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    Electric trial bikes that I've read about previously (can't recall brand) spoke to runtime of 2 to 3 hours if I remember correctly.
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    You do realize that I'm laying the sarcasm on pretty thick here...

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    I know a guy with an Electric Motion trials bike. He says the battery will go for longer than he will, so thatís plenty.

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    If you live in suburbia, this bike would be fun around the yard without pissing off your neighbors. Actually, with 100% torque on demand, electric motors make perfect sense in trials bikes.
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    Buddy with the EM bike has had complaints from his neighbours, even though itís quieter than a lawn mower. Some people hear with their eyes.


    Having full torque from zero should be a huge advantage. I see lots of complaints on trials forums that the electric bikes are (with a few exceptions like Mecatecno) clutchless, so you canít use the techniques of revving the engine to store energy in the flywheel, then dumping the clutch to launch.

    But it seems to me that that technique is just compensating for the IC engineís lack of low speed torque. You donít need to store energy in the flywheel if you can get the same power delivery straight from the motor.

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