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Default $30,000 for 110 miles anyone?

Okay, $29,799: https://autoweek.com/article/ces/har...e-starts-29799

Me, I'm waiting for $15,000 for 600 miles (but I'll probably be dead when that happens).

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Thanks but I think I'll pass. Maybe in 20-30 years when they have decent range but then at my age I should be dust and ashes by then.

I've been fascinated with the e-bikes and hope they do well at some point in the future but I have come to the realization they are not meant for my generation; maybe not even for the Millennials. Perhaps Gen Z. Kids who are still in grade school or just out of high school.

The bottleneck continues to be battery technology. Once that issue is solved and the price comes down on all e-bikes and e-cars; that's when the big leap will happen but even then it will take a decade or two for people to transition to that kind of thinking. I think it will happen faster in the cities and slower in the more rural areas where change happens slower in general.

Sometimes these leaps in technology happen slowly over time and sometimes practically overnight. Just no tellin' with this one. I do know a lot of people are working the problem though so it could happen today. Even if the battery issue were solved today; it would still take years to bring it to market, for car and bike companies to test them, and for the prices to come down for normal income level people. Lower income will have to wait another decade to buy the used models.

Besides; I like the sound of a large bore V-Twin or V8 engine. I'm in no hurry to give that up.
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Okay, $29,799: https://autoweek.com/article/ces/har...e-starts-29799

Me, I'm waiting for $15,000 for 600 miles (but I'll probably be dead when that happens).
Oh my....That will sure be getting the younger generation of motorcycle buyers flocking to HD's doors....
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For that much money can buy two zero electric bikes.
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I cannot muster even a spark of excitement over an electric motorcycle. I'm sorry... but YAWN.

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CSC has an electric MC for $2,500 new. 30" seat height and a reverse drive.
https://www.cscmotorcycles.com/New-I...Azusa--5652551

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CSC has an electric MC for $2,500 new. 30" seat height and a reverse drive.
https://www.cscmotorcycles.com/New-I...Azusa--5652551
But the above does not have the HD technology. I wonder if they just put a bunch a D cell batteries together and called it good.

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I think I'd rather ride a Burgman scooter.
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I think I'd rather ride a Burgman scooter.
Funny you should mention that--I have been looking into maxi scooters as either a replacement for my bike if I can no longer ride it, or a fill-in until I can. I began with 3 candidates: the Yamaha Majesty; the Suzuki Burgman 400 and 650. Reading forum posts, it's looking like the Burgman 400 is the best choice. Very nice used ones are less than $2500. Very affordable. More on this later.
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Default No Way...Probably

No.

To me, the internal combustion engine is an integral part of the experience. However, if I am still kicking and electric is my only choice, I'll give it a try. I'm pretty old, but don't see that as great news...unless I compare it to the alternative. LOL

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