Fully electric motorcycle can reach speeds of 160k

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Fully electric motorcycle can reach speeds of 160k

Post by Catavolt » Wed, 01 Feb 2012, 20:09

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AN electric chopper motorcycle designed and built by Orange County Choppers of American Choppers TV show fame has been unveiled in Sydney today.
Looking like a cross between an iPod and something out of “I Robot”, the eChopper is a fully electric, high performance motorcycle.

On show at the Pacific2012 Maritime Exposition in Sydney today, the motorbike is able to reach speeds up to 160km/h and is exhaust free.

Siemens, which created the bike's electric power source, is claiming its technology could also power navy submarines and frigates.

''Siemens eChopper reinforces our Picture the Future of Mobility research, in that electric technology is a viable and sustainable fuel source for commercial ships and naval vessels providing defence, naval and maritime industries with significant productivity benefits and financial advantages,” said David Keenan, vice president of Siemens Australia.


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Post by jonescg » Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 01:08

Yawn. I did 180 at EC. Could have done more if I'd geared it taller, but then I would have smoked it even quicker Image

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Post by Catavolt » Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 01:43

You should take Voltron to speed week and beat my old flying mile average 177kph. http://www.dlra.org.au/2012.htm
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Post by Faz » Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 20:42

I got lost at the "High performance & chopper" bit?

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Post by Richo » Thu, 02 Feb 2012, 20:52

I got lost looking at the 12V block batteries and thinking did someone at OCC really design the electrics?
Do Siemens really want to plug 12V block batteries?
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Post by antiscab » Sun, 05 Feb 2012, 13:51

The Roehr E-bike does 170kmh

Costs $45k by the time its in your garage with licence plate.

It does have 72kw though

going fast with an EV bike isn't novel anymore...
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