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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2019, 02:04:59 pm »
God damn cobalt dredgers!

It's a terrible sea bed murderer but as cobalt gets rarer then people will invest in it to secure their other investments!  And so pig dog capitalism continues to destroy the world.

I'm hoping Russia restart digging that hole so we can all live in the centre of the earth.

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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2019, 10:09:56 am »
The sound of a great engine will be missed. Can you imagine drag racing, hearing just a whine and tyre screech?


We could still have the lovely engine sounds if the technology advances in the hydrogen fuel cell. That's the way to go.
It's nearly there, just a few more pushes to make it happen.  :)

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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2020, 06:20:06 pm »
And another contender in the leccy stakes (Canadian chappies):

https://damonmotors.com/mission

One button push flicks the handlebars, seat, screen and footpegs between touring and ‘supersport’ positions. I like that.
Assuming it works, it will be interesting to see what design compromises that brings.

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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2020, 06:59:11 pm »
I love the idea of electric bike, but until they get the charging infrastructure and range sorted out, I'm out  :-\

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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2020, 07:08:02 pm »
You probably really love travelling by and watching Diesel Electric or even worse, wholly electric trains flash by Rae  ::)

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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2020, 10:41:24 am »
And another contender in the leccy stakes (Canadian chappies):

https://damonmotors.com/mission

One button push flicks the handlebars, seat, screen and footpegs between touring and ‘supersport’ positions. I like that.
Assuming it works, it will be interesting to see what design compromises that brings.

Video of said system. Prototype only.
It will need about the same space as exists on a K (due to the front suspension unit poking its nose through to the clocks), maybe more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuErofUvfIk

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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2020, 10:57:26 am »
Isn't it mad that Harley Davidson beat everyone in going to market with an electric bike. By which I mean beat the incumbent competitors.
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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2020, 11:09:04 am »
Just found this neat charging trick(le) in a patent from 'a German motorcycle company'...as in, I found it on ADV, not because I trawl through German patents you understand  ::)


https://advrider.com/bmw-patenting-wireless-charger-for-motorcycles/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=01_16_2020

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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2020, 11:47:16 am »
Isn't it mad that Harley Davidson beat everyone in going to market with an electric bike. By which I mean beat the incumbent competitors.

I don't think you can't buy an Eee-Harley in the UK yet.
But I agree - the silence (ha) on electric bikes from Japan is shocking (ha-ha).
And European manufacturers too, for that matter. Where the leccy Triumph prototype?

I do hope someone builds a decent sized machine, and I'll accept the massive battery + weight.
After all, if you can build a 1600 6-cylinder beast, then an electric one of the same weight can't be that challenging any more.

[Went to another talk on electric bikes - you can tell, can't you. Sorry. :-X But £80 servicing for a Zero? Count me in in the next 2-3 years if the physical size is right. Somehow I will have to justify the initial cost that undoubtedly will come with it.]

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Re: BMW electric prototype
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2020, 12:11:56 pm »
Just found this neat charging trick(le) in a patent from 'a German motorcycle company'...as in, I found it on ADV, not because I trawl through German patents you understand  ::)

https://advrider.com/bmw-patenting-wireless-charger-for-motorcycles/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=01_16_2020

It's a sweet solution for gentle overnight trickle charging, but you'll still need a Level 2+ connector onboard the bike for real world use.
Nice bit of lateral thinking!