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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Rob_Wakey » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:04 pm

Yorkie wrote:Can anyone enlighten me as to why the 'engine' is so massive looking?

Looks out of proportion to the bike as a whole.

I have read very little about the bike. I suppose my guess would be that as it's been designed for long interstate hauls so has a huge battery pack???

...or could it be just HD macho styling??


Think you’ll find it’s more styling as the range is only in the hundred miles or so category..

The zero bikes have large battery areas but hidden behind styling, I actually like the look of the HD bike as it is, (guess I’m into macho!) :o
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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Housey » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:57 pm

Rob_Wakey wrote:
Yorkie wrote:Can anyone enlighten me as to why the 'engine' is so massive looking?

Looks out of proportion to the bike as a whole.

I have read very little about the bike. I suppose my guess would be that as it's been designed for long interstate hauls so has a huge battery pack???

...or could it be just HD macho styling??


Think you’ll find it’s more styling as the range is only in the hundred miles or so category..

The zero bikes have large battery areas but hidden behind styling, I actually like the look of the HD bike as it is, (guess I’m into macho!) :o


Don't forget HD will still be using lead acid, not lithium :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Livewire linup

Postby tricky » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:46 pm

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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Yorkie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:51 pm

Housey wrote:
Rob_Wakey wrote:
Yorkie wrote:Can anyone enlighten me as to why the 'engine' is so massive looking?

Looks out of proportion to the bike as a whole.

I have read very little about the bike. I suppose my guess would be that as it's been designed for long interstate hauls so has a huge battery pack???

...or could it be just HD macho styling??


Think you’ll find it’s more styling as the range is only in the hundred miles or so category..

The zero bikes have large battery areas but hidden behind styling, I actually like the look of the HD bike as it is, (guess I’m into macho!) :o


Don't forget HD will still be using lead acid, not lithium :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Yorkie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:59 pm

This company seem to me, to be heading in the right direction from a design direction point of view...at least for the immediate future of electric vehicles.
Some great design details and features being showcased on this new line up of vehicles.

Very interesting interview highlighting quite a few potential off road advantages. Exciting!

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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Tom » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:44 am

I like the Rivian; indeed very interesting details!
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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Rob_Wakey » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:35 pm

But although the electric vehicles all seem to be nice and friendly to polar bears and the tree hugging community, you're still going to need the dirty old power stations to produce the electricity to charge them, or do people really still believe that wind farms and waves machines are a viable alternative. :oops:

Just think with the short range of electric bikes (and some cars) at present, journeys that you now take for granted in a few hours may take a day or two to allow for repeated charging, the future of travel regressing to the days of the horse. ;)

I wonder in the future if our descendants will be making illegal stills to produce petrol for their illicit combustion engined vehicles and having illegal races at night on unused motor racing circuits. :D
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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Yorkie » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:57 pm

Rob_Wakey wrote:I wonder in the future if our descendants will be making illegal stills to produce petrol for their illicit combustion engined vehicles and having illegal races at night on unused motor racing circuits. :D



Interesting thought.

I hope so :D
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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Housey » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:44 pm

The future will be like Mad Max, Beyond the Thunderdome :lol:
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Re: Livewire linup

Postby Art » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:38 pm

Housey wrote:The future will be like Mad Max, Beyond the Thunderdome :lol:


Might be closer than you think, :roll:
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