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post #6721 of 6912
Anyone see an Energica Ego? Was thinking about finally selling the HP4 and getting something that I wouldn't feel as guilty about not riding...
post #6722 of 6912
I've got a hot take about electric bikes.

I get why they're the future in terms of not just fuel efficiency but also having the speed and power on the track.

But, similar to driving stick, there's mechanical pleasure in going up and down through the gears as well as the physical movements associated with it.

And that can't be replicated.
post #6723 of 6912
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I've got a hot take about electric bikes.

I get why they're the future in terms of not just fuel efficiency but also having the speed and power on the track.

But, similar to driving stick, there's mechanical pleasure in going up and down through the gears as well as the physical movements associated with it.

And that can't be replicated.

I agree, but lots of people don't like driving manual transmissions. And while I enjoy it, I can also understand the appeal of a car where you just accelerate effortlessly and steer. I'd imagine some folks see that appeal in electric bikes. And with a car as well as a bike, there are circumstances where the manual transmission can be something of a hassle. Clearly there's a market for folks who'd prefer to skip it.
post #6724 of 6912
The Energica Ego review I read on Cycleworld leaves a lot to be desired. It's heavy (569 lbs.), has poor handling, non adjustable suspension, and a price tag of $35,000. One can get a first rate gas engine Italian super bike for that kind of money.
Edited by John Doe - 8/16/16 at 12:33pm
post #6725 of 6912
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I agree, but lots of people don't like driving manual transmissions. And while I enjoy it, I can also understand the appeal of a car where you just accelerate effortlessly and steer. I'd imagine some folks see that appeal in electric bikes. And with a car as well as a bike, there are circumstances where the manual transmission can be something of a hassle. Clearly there's a market for folks who'd prefer to skip it.

Oh, no doubt.

I can definitely see a world where vehicles are increasingly split b/ween practicality and pleasure.
post #6726 of 6912
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The Energica Ego review I read on Cycleworld leaves a lot to be desired. It's heavy (569 lbs.), has poor handling, non adjustable suspension, and a price tag of $35,000. One can get a first rate gas engine Italian super bike for that kind of money.

Yeah I just found that review... Well, that is ridiculous. Maybe Zero is where it is at, although their bland standard styling doesn't do anything.

Shame that Mission folded. Those bikes looked good at least.
post #6727 of 6912

HP4 > just about everything else

post #6728 of 6912
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HP4 > just about everything else

It is a great bike, no question. But I really am not putting any miles on it. I think 200 miles in 2 years and no tracking is just a waste. I guess I only kind of give a fuck since I periodically make noise about selling it and getting something else, but never do anything.
post #6729 of 6912
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It is a great bike, no question. But I really am not putting any miles on it. I think 200 miles in 2 years and no tracking is just a waste. I guess I only kind of give a fuck since I periodically make noise about selling it and getting something else, but never do anything.

What kind of riding do you like to do?
What kind of riding do you actually end up doing?
post #6730 of 6912
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Potentially just need to adjust the clutch pushrod... All is not lost yet!

Good thing I read the forum post that said "a lot of people pull apart the clutch thinking it is bad when they just don't know about the push rod adjustment"...


No idea what happened between sunday and this morning, but a wee bit of pushrod adjustment and the clutch was holding again!
post #6731 of 6912
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post


It is a great bike, no question. But I really am not putting any miles on it. I think 200 miles in 2 years and no tracking is just a waste. I guess I only kind of give a fuck since I periodically make noise about selling it and getting something else, but never do anything.

 

Woah, that's way worse than what I was doing!

 

You live in NYC right?

post #6732 of 6912
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I agree, but lots of people don't like driving manual transmissions. And while I enjoy it, I can also understand the appeal of a car where you just accelerate effortlessly and steer. I'd imagine some folks see that appeal in electric bikes. And with a car as well as a bike, there are circumstances where the manual transmission can be something of a hassle. Clearly there's a market for folks who'd prefer to skip it.
To me an electric bike = all the risk and none of the reward. The sensation of ripping through the gears, hearing the exhaust pop on overruns and downshifts etc.... without that I'd rather just drive. IMO it's gotta be all or nothing.
post #6733 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

What kind of riding do you like to do?
What kind of riding do you actually end up doing?

I used to do twisties. Now I scoot over to the gym and back and run errands occasionally.
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Woah, that's way worse than what I was doing!

You live in NYC right?

Used to, now in Oakland (Piedmont actually). But with kids... you always have an errand or two while you are out and dragging 4 gallons of milk back on a motorcycle is a pain.

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To me an electric bike = all the risk and none of the reward. The sensation of ripping through the gears, hearing the exhaust pop on overruns and downshifts etc.... without that I'd rather just drive. IMO it's gotta be all or nothing.

I actually have never cared about engine noise. I like the open-air motoring. To be honest, I sometimes prefer road cycling because you can hear nature. So if I could get a silent motorcycle, it wouldn't be a bad thing.
post #6734 of 6912
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I actually have never cared about engine noise. I like the open-air motoring. So if I could get a silent motorcycle, it wouldn't be a bad thing.

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post #6735 of 6912
Sounds like you should get a miata!

(Or a goldwing)
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