I finally found an electric motorcycle that makes no comprise in performance or range compared to a regular gasoline motorcycle. Here are the specs:
Maximum Cruise Speed: 93 mph
Zero to 60: 2.9 seconds
Range: 143 Miles Economy -OR- 49 Miles Street Rodding
Weight: 457 pounds to 550 pounds with batteries
I would have to chop that windshield, although it is supposedly for aerodynamic reasons. This is exactly what I need, maybe more. Unfortunately the asking price, $77,770USD, made me hurt more than laying my bike down at highway speeds. It makes sense, for that kind of range you need expensive batteries and an expensive charging system, not to mention a custom built bike.
So I continue on, although with some more hope that it is possible to create an electric motorcycle that will travel 40 miles at 55 mph. The interesting thing for me is the size of the rear sprocket. It seems too large based on the innate torqiness of electric motors. But if it works for them there must be a good reason for it.
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