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Zero SR/S
« on: February 19, 2020, 04:31:46 PM »
This might be the one. I think having a fairing makes a huge difference.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/19/21144093/zero-srs-electric-motorcycle-bike-speed-mile-range-photos-price

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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 05:21:11 PM »
The linky no worky. At least for me.

That being said, I’ve got a feeling an electric is in my future. Either a car or a bike. But that’s several years out for me anyway.

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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 09:29:04 PM »
Sorry. Troubles inserting a link on my tablet. Should be fixed now.

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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 10:01:20 PM »
  :thumb: That would get me from here to Cedar Vale .

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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 03:33:02 AM »
Yes please!

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 06:25:44 AM »
I think my first electric vehicle will probably be a fat tire mountain bike as a camping companion when I finally retire.  Then I can explore the trails that don't allow motorized vehicles, get some exercise, but have assistance climbing hills. 

Most of my riding these days doesn't consume more than one tank of fuel, but that would mean I would always have to camp where electricity is available to recharge overnight or run a gas generator which will defeat the purpose of having an electric motorcycle. 
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 07:17:05 AM »
Maybe a few body panels around the "motor"?...





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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2020, 07:19:51 AM »
Last three pictures show the left hand handlebar switch gear- same as my 2013 Stelvio
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2020, 08:43:20 AM »
I think my first electric vehicle will probably be a fat tire mountain bike as a camping companion when I finally retire.  Then I can explore the trails that don't allow motorized vehicles, get some exercise, but have assistance climbing hills.

They're making some awesome e-bikes now. 

The industry needs to come up with a good "trade-in" value system worked out.   Who wants to purchase a bike that'll be (kind of) obsolete in one year.  The battery tech is moving fast!

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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2020, 08:55:38 AM »
That is a goodlooking bike. I suspect in another decade or so, we will all be riding them.
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2020, 09:15:30 AM »
I noticed the plug in the fuel tank area did't look like a standard 120V outlet .   That looks like the down side ?  :sad:
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2020, 09:50:04 AM »
Yes the Zero bikes are fun and the range is getting real world.
Still too much money and as someone noted, "no good trade program" initially or down the road.
Maybe a lease....?
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2020, 06:07:54 PM »
They're making some awesome e-bikes now. 

The industry needs to come up with a good "trade-in" value system worked out.   Who wants to purchase a bike that'll be (kind of) obsolete in one year.  The battery tech is moving fast!

Like computers in the 90s, you just jump in when you are ready and "no regrets".  Use it and then if you want to upgrade, sell it cheap, give it to a deserving person or hang it up for the grand kids to dispose of one day. 
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2020, 06:16:41 PM »
Like computers in the 90s, you just jump in when you are ready and "no regrets".  Use it and then if you want to upgrade, sell it cheap, give it to a deserving person or hang it up for the grand kids to dispose of one day.

Ugh, that reminds me of back in the day when my family had a custom built PC with a 386 chipset and all of like 96kb of ram. And a 500mb hard drive that the shop said we would never use. Hahahah

Good analogy tho. And that bike looks awesome, although I’m a sucker for naked bikes.

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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2020, 06:43:45 PM »
Nice bike. I expect I will wet my feet in electric bikes on a pedal e-bike. They make nice auxiliaries for a compact travel trailer. The price is a bit less dear...
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2020, 08:09:25 PM »
I like it, could see myself owning it.
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2020, 06:57:46 AM »
Very cool motorcycle and probably a blast to ride.
 As others have mentioned it would work for most riding tasks.

If we could only build e-vehicles and generate electricity without emissions, electric vehicles would really be a great solution.

Source information on my next statement varies, but here is my opinion which is not intended as an attack on anyone in reference to e-bike carbon emissions in manufacture in comparison to a gas bike.

 My take on it is until you do an average rider's commute 300 days or so on an e-bike, the manufacturing of the e-bike produces more greenhouse emissions than building and riding a gas bike for same period.

After that I guess you are as green as Kermit or 50% cleaner than a gas bike since electricity generation at power plants prduce electricity 50% cleaner than burning gas in engines....until battery replacement time.


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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2020, 07:22:44 AM »
Nice looking bike. 200 miles is pretty solid performance for a E bike.. Not sure what the extra "tank" is thats needed though.. Im not up on on them... is it just a add on batt pack?? Where does it go, and why not add it to them from the start?
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2020, 08:05:21 AM »
Damn... a cordless drill on wheels that actually has enough range to handle my daily commute.

A couple years ago, I said I'd go for an e-bike if they ever got the range to a point it would do my daily ride and still have 30% of the battery in reserve. This thing does EXACTLY that....

I like it, I really, really do. :thumb:
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2020, 08:33:16 PM »
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Fusion is the power of the future.. and *maybe* always will be.  :smiley: You don't need fusion to produce hydrogen, though. It can be done with some of the new high intensity solar collectors. Toyota is heavily invested in hydrogen. Just the same, new battery technology *is* starting to come on line already. You can buy a graphite battery today that is *much* more efficient than Lithium. It's only a matter of time.
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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2020, 09:46:21 AM »
Chrysler was betting on fusion, at least when Sergio was CEO. I don't know about now. They just recently hooked up with Peugeot who is well into battery powered electric vehicles. They were so far behind in electric technology that they had to do something. It was costing them a fortune in carbon credits with Tesla.
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2020, 09:54:31 AM »
If I were seriously looking at Zero it would be this bike.

https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-ds/

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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2020, 10:36:40 AM »
  :thumb: That would get me from here to Cedar Vale .

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Hell my CX would beat that thing.

Lets race from CV to Amarillo. I'll pick up the bar tab when/if... you get there on the same day.

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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2020, 12:47:07 PM »
The “cost” thing is a bit of fun to ponder..
Buyers will balk at the price of the e bike, yet have two bikes sitting in the garage even though they only have one arse...
Are two bikes with a net worth of $30,000 a better proposition than one bike worth $30,000 ?
We have all sold two bikes to raise the cash for the purchase of one new bike somewhere in our dim, distant past..

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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2020, 12:48:45 PM »


Hell my CX would beat that thing.

Lets race from CV to Amarillo. I'll pick up the bar tab when/if... you get there on the same day.

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2020, 01:19:24 PM »
Either would do the job.

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« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2020, 01:31:25 PM »
Either would do the job.

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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2020, 01:34:39 PM »
The “cost” thing is a bit of fun to ponder..
Buyers will balk at the price of the e bike, yet have two bikes sitting in the garage even though they only have one arse...
Are two bikes with a net worth of $30,000 a better proposition than one bike worth $30,000 ?
We have all sold two bikes to raise the cash for the purchase of one new bike somewhere in our dim, distant past..

I think two nice bikes are better than one nice bike, and every time I’ve seen a friend do the ‘two depreciated bikes traded for one new bike’ thing, it’s hurt to watch.  My choice was to buy and own nine bikes which cost a total of $40K and could be sold now for $70K. I don’t buy things that depreciate greatly.  I’ve sold a few bikes and mostly regretted it, one time to the extent that I bought it back years later. :wink:  Mine will be sold when I can’t ride them any more, with maybe a couple saved just as art until the time I don’t wake up any more.  :grin:

Re electric bikes - I won’t choose to buy a natural gas powered motorcycle (‘cause that’s what electric bikes would mostly be in my use) when I can buy one that runs on gasoline.  The best way to store energy for transport is to connect hydrogen in complex ways with carbon, and refine it until it’s a dense, clear liquid...  the other half of the energy is all around us in the air, you don’t have to carry it at all.
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Re: Zero SR/S
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2020, 03:05:38 PM »
The “cost” thing is a bit of fun to ponder..
Buyers will balk at the price of the e bike, yet have two bikes sitting in the garage even though they only have one arse...
Are two bikes with a net worth of $30,000 a better proposition than one bike worth $30,000 ?
We have all sold two bikes to raise the cash for the purchase of one new bike somewhere in our dim, distant past..

It is an "allyour eggs in one basket"  thing for me.  I just brought home my Himalayan that needs service, but am back out on the road tomorrow so taking the Vav Van 200 that is serviced and ready to roll.
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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2020, 03:29:20 PM »
Hydrogen makes a lot more sense at for at least the next decade or two,(or three), 'cause it would interface with existing reciprocating  engines which have been highly developed and have vast infrastructure for maintence.
Electric has somewhat of a "cult" following .

I've been investing in this tech for some time,(stock), and guessing it will be a winner.

Time will tell.
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