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Mystery Electric Bike Seen in Boulder Today

Looks trick... and heavy! Have no idea what brand... if any.
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Looks homemade to me, I like it.
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The gas tank is a glove box??
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Did you guys ever see the footage of the guy that built an electric racebike a year or two back? One of the series let him enter a few races with 750s as I recall, and it was pretty eye-opening to watch him motor all the dino-burning bikes, and how tractable it was.

I am looking for it...here it is. Chip Yates on the swigz.com electric bike in a WERA superbike race. Awesome.



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Another longer vid, with commentary...



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Good to see that nothing has changed about the quality of your posts, Bubba... they are still uninformed, ignorant and thus, (as it were) of little to no value.
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The gas tank is a glove box??
The "Tank" usually holds all the control electronics...
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Boulder is full of entreprenurial start-up kind of guys, I wouldn't be surprised if that was more than just a home made one-off.

my favorite electric drive bike, anybody up for a 48HP CRF250? http://www.evdrive.com/prototypes/category/e-moto-crf250r/
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What the hell's going to happen to Akra, Two Bros, Laser and the rest of the performance manufacturers if this ampmetercycle catches on. Will it play the great exhaust notes on a Bose system as it goes down the road.
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What the hell's going to happen to Akra, Two Bros, Laser and the rest of the performance manufacturers if this ampmetercycle catches on. Will it play the great exhaust notes on a Bose system as it goes down the road.
Haha! Frankly I say, "who cares". I'd like to see the top racing classes let the electric boys bring whatever they want. Electric, atomic, whatever.

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What the hell's going to happen to Akra, Two Bros, Laser and the rest of the performance manufacturers if this ampmetercycle catches on. Will it play the great exhaust notes on a Bose system as it goes down the road.
Akrapovic will be OK

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Really interesting stuff.

I am full of respect for the guy for having the drive to do something different.
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The gas tank is a glove box??
in Boulder? I'm guessing its reserved for "medical supplies."
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I wonder why he put such a low gear on it, his website says it tops out at 75mph, and he has a pizza platter of a rear sprocket. He claims 4 times the torque of a bike with similar HP, so it seems like he could have run stock gearing.
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I remember seeing footage of an electric sport bike being raced up Pike's Peak that was pretty cool.

Searching....searching....

Chip Yates again:
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/06/video-ride-pikes-peak-on-an-electric-motorcycle/
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