Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Murray Area - SC
I think electric bikes will be a common site on the roadways in the next ten years. Right now it will be for the wealthy, as technology brings down the cost of batteries and range is increased, all of a sudden many urban/suburban dwellers will want one.
Do NOT mistake electric for being weak and slow, you will find, over time, no gas powered bike will be able to beat their acceleration and top end speed. I think to the point that maybe limiters might be needed.
Speed, acceleration and having the fastest bike in town, in its own right, will make them the bike to own, for the guy, who wants the fastest bike around.
Me, in my area, long distance riding, not ready to be tied down to a "cord" and by the time that cord can be cut, I might be to old to ride. *L*
That "jet engine" noise? When the guy riding that bike can beat every gas powered bike in his town, all of a sudden that jet engine noise will earn a LOT of respect.
Last edited by alarmguy; 07-06-2014 at 10:27 AM.