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« on: February 13, 2019, 03:54:41 AM »

The RMK E2 looks to be yet another electric motorcycle model. Although some publicity came out in late 2018, today is the first I read about it.

link:  RMK shows off 50 kW electric motorcycle...

Although not ready to start counting my Euros, I found the article, and particularly the hubless rear wheel, very interesting.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 06:14:17 AM »

The 180 mile range is very good..relatively, but at nearly $30,000 for a 67 hp machine that, as usual for electric bikes, is as visually stimulating as a box of steaming dog sh#t. The Harley Livewire is the only electric bike that even tries to look like 'a motorcycle', but I wouldn't pay more than 6-8 G's for any of them as they are now. No, that's wrong, I wouldn't pay anything for an electric bike as they are now. Maybe in five or ten years, IF they can lay off the damn ugly pills when styling these things.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 07:26:24 PM »

That hubless rear wheel looks interesting, but I'd be concerned about it's strength, not having spokes of any kind.  I wonder how hard one would have to hit a bump or ride over a rought stretch of road before the rim starts to collapse.  Other than it looks like the riding position is like that of a sportbike, I don't think it's a bad looking motorcycle.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 12:45:00 AM »

I think it looks too much like a transportation appliance.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 04:37:10 PM »

I don't like anything that has that "negative space under the saddle", whether it makes noise or not.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 07:23:15 PM »

I don't like anything that has that "negative space under the saddle", whether it makes noise or not.

It does seem that a fender of some sort is in order, doesn't it?  Ride that in the rain and your backside is going to get quite wet.  But hey!  it's an electric bike, you wouldn't want it to short out in the rain. 😁😁😜
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 07:45:01 PM »

I like the hubless rear wheel and the exposed orange wiring and the headlight arrangement but the mid-section of the bike is uninspiring.

One of my favorite electric bikes is the old Empulse:



And I do like the look of the LiveWire.

I suggest keeping your eyes open for CL listings of electric bikes.  I met a guy at an electric car meet-up who found some great deals on old Zero's and an Empulse.
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2019, 01:18:27 PM »

Thatís interesting looking.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 08:07:30 PM »

I think that seat on the RMK would ensure that you'd never be able to ride the full distance of it's full battery charge.  I wouldn't last 20 minutes on that pad.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 11:48:44 PM »

...and this Electric Superbike will be coming...from KYMCO!

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/kymco-supernex-electric-supersport-2019/

https://youtu.be/gtEGU-y41mc
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 12:27:13 AM »


The story states it has a six-speed gearbox.  The Brammo/Victory Empulse had a gearbox as well.  When I gave it a test ride the rep said to keep it in third or fourth gear, the gearbox made little difference.  I wonder what the feel of the KYMCO will be when riding?
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« Reply #11 on: Today at 05:39:58 PM »

The story states it has a six-speed gearbox.  The Brammo/Victory Empulse had a gearbox as well.

Currently with both six-speed and CVT rides, I'm 'on the fence' about which (manual shift or not) would be my preference on an electric motorcycle. One doesn't seem better than other to me. They're just different, each with its own advantages. Haven't been riding much at all since relocating; perhaps addressing that situation is a good place to start.
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« Reply #12 on: Today at 06:09:28 PM »


I wish they'd just show several clear, well-lighted, photos of the damn thing, without all the stupid 'Tron-at-night'
cryptic video bullshit.
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« Reply #13 on: Today at 06:26:32 PM »


I wish they'd just show several clear, well-lighted, photos of the damn thing, without all the stupid 'Tron-at-night'
cryptic video bullshit.

I think that illustrates the attitude of a lot of the kind of folks who ride motorcycles like that--young, hip, anything goes, wild lifestyle attitude.  Certainly doesn't lend itself to being appealing to more sensible riders who would ride it on a track or just ride it sanely.  Just looking at it though, it seems one would have to be young and limber to be able to assume the riding position on that thing.
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« Reply #14 on: Today at 07:48:54 PM »

From the little I could actually see of the bike, it appears to be a lot better looking than 98% of the electric offerings fielded so far, and the six-speed tranny definitely pushes it into an area I can relate better to than the single-speed, electric train throttles on most of these things, so far.
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« Reply #15 on: Today at 07:49:00 PM »

From the little I could actually see of the bike, it appears to be a lot better looking than 98% of the electric offerings fielded so far, and the six-speed tranny definitely pushes it into an area I can relate to better to than the single-speed, electric train throttles on most of these things.
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« Reply #16 on: Today at 08:50:50 PM »

The story states it has a six-speed gearbox.  The Brammo/Victory Empulse had a gearbox as well.

Currently with both six-speed and CVT rides, I'm 'on the fence' about which (manual shift or not) would be my preference on an electric motorcycle. One doesn't seem better than other to me. They're just different, each with its own advantages. Haven't been riding much at all since relocating; perhaps addressing that situation is a good place to start.

The difference is with a single speed electric bike it is either a chain or a belt direct drive, not a laggy CVT.  The responsiveness is much improved and quite different.

By the way, where did you relocate??
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