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« on: November 10, 2018, 03:03:07 AM »

https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/vespa-elettrica-scooter-first-look?dom=rss-default&src=syn


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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 04:49:09 AM »

Nice to see another electric two-wheeler coming to the US market. Not quite the vehicle for me, but it's still pretty neat.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 07:50:50 AM »

A 50cc that makes a round trip to the mall chancy and costs $8,000 better have ".. reverse. Just like a Gold Wing!"
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 08:56:42 PM »

Why would a Vespa, or any small scooter, need reverse? And reverse like GW is not a major coup, nor is a $7500 urban scooter. That said, it is good to see that Piaggio and other motorcycle companies are offering electric options. If I were still working and had sufficient mad money...
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 01:51:50 AM »

Why would a Vespa, or any small scooter, need reverse? And reverse like GW is not a major coup, nor is a $7500 urban scooter. That said, it is good to see that Piaggio and other motorcycle companies are offering electric options. If I were still working and had sufficient mad money...

Perhaps speculation here, but the target market likely includes women. Generally with lesser physical strength, they might find electric reverse quite useful. While adding reverse to an electric motor is no mechanical coup, it might provide a marketing advantage.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 08:20:55 AM »

Why would a Vespa, or any small scooter, need reverse? And reverse like GW is not a major coup, nor is a $7500 urban scooter. That said, it is good to see that Piaggio and other motorcycle companies are offering electric options. If I were still working and had sufficient mad money...

Perhaps speculation here, but the target market likely includes women. Generally with lesser physical strength, they might find electric reverse quite useful. While adding reverse to an electric motor is no mechanical coup, it might provide a marketing advantage.

I looked up "marketing advantage" and found the word "gimmick". 
But if you're going to spend that kind of $$$ for a campus crawler you'll want something to show off with.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018, 02:06:03 AM »

It's still range to price ratio for me...
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