First thing I thought when I saw it was KTM. The bodywork and particularly the nose looks like some of their bikes. At least it's black and not that disgusting orange colour they use.
The organisers of the TTxGP e-bike Grand Prix series have revealed their off-the-shelf electric superbike at the annual Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Called the Mavizen TTx02, the bike is based on the Agni X01 machine that won the inaugural TTxGP at the Isle of Man TT races in June 2009 and …
looks nice but part of the whole experience of a bike is the noise, smell and feeling. I just don't think it will catch on for proper enjoyment biking, getting to work in a city maybe but out doing the Trough of Bowland at a fair crack on a crisp Feb weekday just wouldn't be the same IMHO
Hey I got on just like that in the garage only mines white. No, my mistake. Mines hugely more powerful, runs for more than 6 yards at a time, has the glorious Austrian V twin howl and cost LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE.
Fair enough they've slapped enough tech on a KTM chassis to give most PCs some serious horsepower envy (Mines the orange leather one please). My problem is that electric power just isn't suitable for a bike. Bikes rule the road for only one reason, they're light. Thats the reason that (ironically) KTMs EXC & SX bikes are so good off road. It's the reason companies spend huge amounts desigining a bike that is as paired down as possible and it's the reason a 180bhp bike can kiss the double ton. I've got a lot of respect for a company like Brammo who know that 'leccy is good for city commutes and that's where it will work and makes sense but until there are some serious battery innovations petrol will always have the edge.
Who wants to ride a bike that sounds like a Flymo anyway?
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