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Jaimec
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 02:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/billroberson/2019/04/ 26/forbes-interview-why-has-go-fast-guy-erik-buell -moved-his-startup-fuell-into-the-slower-lane/#13b 1a12661a4

I think the most interesting thing I found in this article is that Erik proposed an electric motorcycle to Harley YEARS ago and they rejected it.

They really were a bunch of short-sighted IDIOTS back then, weren't they??
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Alchemy
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

553 ft/lbs of torque!

Yeah baby!! Could be hard to hold onto.

Should be interesting. I suspect there will be more info coming out over time.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/346797/buell-fu ell-flow-pre-order/
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Slaughter
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2019 - 08:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

that giant torque is managed through the power control system. The motor is CAPABLE of that torque... at first motor turn but imagine more than double a MotoGP bike?! NOPE!
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Alchemy
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 01:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

"that giant torque is managed through the power control system."

It will be interesting to see how Erik is able to use that torque. It is an unusual performance spec. Low top speed but very quick.

150 mile range is decent for local rides.
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Steve_a
Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 07:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The Fuell Flow represents the thought behind the e-motorcycle design work going on at EBR. You can have either top speed or range, but not both. It's the problem with every electric motorcycle start-up that's trying to do general purpose motorcycles -- it's not technically possible if you want them to go 80-90-100 mph and have a range more than 70 to 80 miles on the highway. It's all about aerodynamic power requirements increasing with the cube of velocity. But if you limit the bike to 55 mph, you can get decent range with a smallish battery and still accelerate like a Tesla P100D.
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