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EV Daytona Electric Motorcycle

By James - 2/27/2007

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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

Electric Motorcycle

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.

Electric Motorcycle Batteries

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.

Electric Motorcycle Sprocket

You can see more of the evDaytona here.

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    Very interesting concept, but at that price they can keep it! The big problem with many “green” technologies is that it takes too much green to buy them. Until things like hybrid automobiles and electric bikes can prove that they’re not only good for the environment but also for the pocketbook, they’ll have a hard time making any kind of dent in the combustion-engine’s market.

    By the way, I also agree that the windshield is way fugly!

    Cheers,
    Lucky

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    Lucky — 3/1/2007 @ 10:37 am


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    wow thats a ugly bike, never seen it before

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    Motorcycle — 4/22/2007 @ 1:48 pm


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    Wow, that windscreen looks very bad. Looks like he creature form Alien.

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    Looks good but the windscreen look a little out of this world.

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    Motorcycle — 10/23/2007 @ 12:22 pm

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