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Old 06-18-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

Wow. Didn't think I'd live to see the day but maybe...


Harley-Davidson teases its first electric motorcycle...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/18/h...ic-motorcycle/

Is this what it'll look like?
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-...ike/25156.html

I guess we'll know soon.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

Kind of big picture . . .
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:57 PM   #3
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:37 AM   #4
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

Is that a composite frame??
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:40 AM   #5
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

If you watch the video on the engadget site, you'll notice that Harley managed to make a loud electric bike. High pitched screaming as it blew by.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:42 AM   #6
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

Yea, but will they patent the sound.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:42 AM   #7
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Loud electric motors save lives......
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:59 AM   #8
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

Ha! Here's a longer video....my HD riding coworker thinks it's funny that the electric HD is hauled off at the end in a trailer.

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Old 06-19-2014, 08:06 AM   #9
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

Finally! A true Electric Glide.
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

Reddit thought The F Word South Park episode was pertinent- it's so quiet, all the Harley riders will need to add their own sound effects...

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... all the Harley riders will need to add their own sound effects...

http://www.soundjay.com/motorcycle-sound-effect.html
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:36 AM   #12
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I'm thinking looped MP3 track that continually plays Banana Banana. Only problem is that, to get the full experience will require such a large amplifier and speaker array that the battery will discharge after 10 miles or so.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:59 AM   #13
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

Looks pretty cool to me! I feel tempted...
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

It's potato potato, Nipstick.
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Po-tae-to ba-nah-ha.
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

So... what other electric bike out there looks as cool? Frankly, I'm stunned that H-D was first out of the chute with an electric bike I consider viable in the marketplace.
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

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So... what other electric bike out there looks as cool? Frankly, I'm stunned that H-D was first out of the chute with an electric bike I consider viable in the marketplace.
The Zero is pretty cool if you like the SuMo look. I agree with you- but I'm not ALL THAT surprised- it is the direction all transportation seems to be going, so better to jump on the wagon early and get to set the market.

It DOES look REALLY cool for an electric bike.
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

@Cheez, That SP episode is classic.

HD knew they'd have a problem w/ sound and the electric bike. The exhaust pipe is really a hi-tech Bose audio speaker that plays a 30sec loop off the mp3 player near the battery. Just like you can get your ECU flashed at the dealer, you get the choice of how you want your electric bike to rumble.

I don't think the leather vest crowd will be impressed. "Loud pipes save lives man" It looks nice, very moster'esque
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Re: Harley-Davidson... electric motorcycle ?

More info here: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/h...cycle-24207699
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