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So I road into NYC to the HD dealership on Broadway and White St. HD is having test rides on the new electric prototype motorcycle. I didn't know if I was going to be able to get on the test ride list but I said what the f u c K ....

I got there at 10 am and found one of the guys in charge, Told him I need to ride the bike asap...He did the right thing and an hour and a half later I was on my way to riding it...

Signed my life away, took a ride on the bike that was on a demo stand and watched the safety video...then it was on the bike for my ride.

They took us out on a group of 5 with a leader and a follower...I got on the last bike...granted the ride was in traffic and only a few miles but it was AWSOME! !

The bike accelerates very quickly, stops very fast and handles the bumps well.

I hung back from the group several times and went WOT...it hauls a s s! You would not believe how fast it accelerates.

It was a great experience and highly recommended it if they come to your town
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...The bike accelerates very quickly, stops very fast and handles the bumps well.

I hung back from the group several times and went WOT...it hauls a s s! You would not believe how fast it accelerates...
Yeah, because electric basically gives you instant maximum torque. But with a range of only 53 miles, and having to stop and charge for about 3.5 hours is somewhat ridiculous.

If you had one, where would you ride it?

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I think the prototype represents a new market segment rather than a production model. Yes they may put it into production but it hopefully will put more pressure to develop better battery technology

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If you had one, where would you ride it?
To work and back. 40-mile round trip. Would make a cool commuter.



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To work and back. 40-mile round trip. Would make a cool commuter.
Better hope there are no detours.

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Then I'll just run a plug from my office lol



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Yeah, because electric basically gives you instant maximum torque. But with a range of only 53 miles, and having to stop and charge for about 3.5 hours is somewhat ridiculous.

If you had one, where would you ride it?

The right manufacture made it. I mean it is a perfect bar hopper,
isn't that what most hd riders do, or it is also a perfect garage queen. (befor I get lambasted for being a harley hater, I was just kidding)

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Face the facts once they come up with a long lasting battery were all riding dinosaurs.

To think you will never stop for gas again

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The right manufacture made it. I mean it is a perfect bar hopper,
isn't that what most hd riders do, or it is also a perfect garage queen. (befor I get lambasted for being a harley hater, I was just kidding)
It'll never be a barhopper. You can't even rev the engine 5 seconds after you start it!



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Face the facts once they come up with a long lasting battery were all riding dinosaurs.

To think you will never stop for gas again

No, just for a extension cord that hooks up to a coal powered power plant to to charge between what ever the range is. More than once I have went from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles in a long days ride. So when they get the range to 1000 miles and can convince me that it uses or puts less pollution in the atmosphere than a 50 MPG bike I may be interested. Before you say that we use natural gas to produce the electricity in the power plant, would it not be more efficient to just convert the gas engine to LPG?? Or is that to simple for some to understand?

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