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Old 12-20-2008, 01:40 PM   #1
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Honda boss Takeo Fukui announced this week that the Japanese company will bring a battery-powered motorcycle to market in "about two years."
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Honda's fuel-cell scooter was never available.
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The announcement was made as part of his annual December state-of-Honda speech and comes only a couple of months after reports circulated that Yamaha intends to offer an electric motorcycle in 2010.

"Honda is currently developing a battery-powered electric motorcycle which emits no CO2 during operation, because the characteristics of a battery can be better utilized in the area of motorcycles, which are often used for short distance travel," Fukui said. "Honda is aiming to introduce this electric motorcycle to the market about two years from now."
He added that "Honda's toughness in meeting changes in the business environment comes from the global business foundation built around the three axes of motorcycles, automobiles and power products."



History shows that motorcycles remain strong in a difficult market environment and have always supported Honda in difficult times, he said.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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um, where do my feet go?
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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sweet. i want exactly that, an electric motorcycle from an established company with efficiencies of scale, a dealer network, and a real warranty. there are a few electric scooter/motorcycle options out there (see links below) but i'm not sure if i'd trust any if i didn't live near a distributor. as it turns out i'll be living within 10 miles of the Quantya distributor next year...


Quantya Strada. http://www.quantya.us/

$10700. Li-poly, 48V, 40Ah. 45 mph, 30 mile+ range. 195 lbs. From the thread here [endless-sphere.com/forums]: LEMCO motor with 31.5 Nm peak torque, Alltrax AXE 4840 controller (400 Amps). Local office is in Long Island, NY and they're available per reports and per their website.




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Vectrix V1. http://vectrix.com/

$11000. 3.7 kWh of NiMH. 20.2 kW (27.1 hp) peak; 7 kW (9.4 hp) continuous, 65 Nm torque. 62 mph top speed, 60 mile range at 25 mph. Has a number of local dealers, one across town from me in Seattle, for instance. Proprietary batteries one big downside.




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Electric Motorsport Electric GPR-S. http://www.electricmotorsport.com/st...ycle_gpr-s.php

the DC model listed on their website has these specs: $8000. Etek-RT, "19 hp", 3.3 kWh of unspecified battery, 60+ mph top speed, 35 mi+ range. 285 lbs. alternate DC motor + AC induction motor options also available: Sepex DC with regen for $8500, AC induction with regen for $9500.

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Contender #4 - KTM something soon. They say 2011-ish...



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Old 12-20-2008, 09:59 PM   #5
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that's the thing: yamaha and honda have demonstrated numerous electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and hybrid concepts over the years, and some even are running mules like that KTM (or the Brammo Enertia). bringing something to market for end-users is the ultimate test, and as far as i know the three that i posted are the only ones that people can actually buy.
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that's the thing: yamaha and honda have demonstrated numerous electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and hybrid concepts over the years, and some even are running mules like that KTM (or the Brammo Enertia). bringing something to market for end-users is the ultimate test, and as far as i know the three that i posted are the only ones that people can actually buy.
shikataganai,is it me..Boy they seem a little high priced.shrug
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shikataganai,is it me..Boy they seem a little high priced.shrug
they are high priced -- there's no argument about that. much cheaper to get a Ninja 250 or any used bike in the price range and use the remainder of money on gas.

some of us have "enough" money, however, and want to encourage companies to bring products to market that aren't just more of the same. i am quite seriously considering buying a Quantya myself, as i fall into that category if that weren't abundantly true already from my current "vehicle".
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Quantya Strada. http://www.quantya.us/

$10700. Li-poly, 48V, 40Ah. 45 mph, 30 mile+ range. 195 lbs. From the thread here [endless-sphere.com/forums]: LEMCO motor with 31.5 Nm peak torque, Alltrax AXE 4840 controller (400 Amps). Local office is in Long Island, NY and they're available per reports and per their website.



i think its so weird this company is based out of Long Island as there is literally no where to ride a dirt bike lol
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