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Old 02-15-2013, 11:57 PM   #21
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Glad you got to share your experience on the bike. Always found them interesting, but not because I want to save money. When you add it depreciation and the cost of the bike itself, it would take forever to make a descent return if ever.

I bought my bike because it's fun, not because it saves me a bunch of money on gas.
I bought both of mine for both reasons. It's fun to save a bunch of money, while having fun. This one however would be my way of putting my money into the future. Fossil fuels are a thing of the past. A past that we are still living in. Mainly because the oil industry is the most profitable industry in the world and they refuse to give it up easily. And my way of sticking it to them. Since they've been sticking it to all of us thru high fuel prices.

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The big question: how much to replace the batteries when the system takes a dump?
The technology is such now that the batteries last the life of the vehicle. And if they did the technology is still making major improvements. So by the time it will need new batteries They should be much more efficient and cheaper.

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Does it sound like a table saw or electric drill?
haha. A little of both. When riding it you can't hear it at all. If it passes you while your standing on the side of the road it does have a high pitch whine to it though.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:41 AM   #22
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:08 AM   #23
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test rode one at the TWS (Texas World Speedway) AF1 Aprilia Trackday this past November....it was fun for about the first minute or so...then again it was in the parking lot...
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #24
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I rode the smaller one at MSR-H this weekend. Power wise, about like my 150 CRF motard ~12 HP. But the torque spread is deep. One gear, two brakes, and so operating instructions are like a moped. Decent build quality, about like my old HYosung, with sub par brakes, basic suspension, etc... The small one I rode has about 30 mile range, 65 MPH top speed, and seats one. Very quiet, but still has motor whine, but no chain noise. Japan could take a hint and equip the smallest bikes with belt drive. Zero maintenance is probably the biggest draw for me. Leave it plugged in all the time, and even if it's been sitting for a year, air the tires and roll out. The perfect pit vehicle, or neighborhood ride. And super cool.

I really liked it, but can't justify the $6,300 cost (after rebate), for a one person scooter.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:15 PM   #25
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I think they would be fun to ride dirt in the city limits. You could set up a cool course in a electrical line or gas line easement and not worry about the people on either side of it calling the cops due to the noise.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #26
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:21 PM   #27
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I think they would be fun to ride dirt in the city limits. You could set up a cool course in a electrical line or gas line easement and not worry about the people on either side of it calling the cops due to the noise.
True. No lights and no noise at night. Let's rob some convenience stores....
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