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carbon doesnt weight much less than fiberglass if they are done with the same processUmm I wonder if anyone told him that he could reduce the size of the rear "sprocket" and get some more speed outta that sucker. Cause it seems like that would increase the top end.
If you look in the pic the rear "sprocket" is the same size as the wheel. I would love to see this kid with funding from a big company. Cause he was working with heavy material.
Imagine a trellis frame sssa and carbon body work. Lighter weight and more speed again.
What a talented lad.The USA still has it guys,with creative geniuses here,this will remain the place to be,notwithstanding certain political problems that are looming in the very near future.:knucks:college kid name Tom Miceli built this for his senior project at Appalachian State University in NC.
60 mile range. 70 mph. capability.
except the bike will weight 450lbs, having the better suspension, tires, brakes is a plus. Ive considered a few times doing an electric bike but the return just isnt there on a bike. Short range, limited speed etc. when bikes get such good mpg. there is an electric supermoto thats production(cant remember the name though).That bike is awesome. I'd think a ninja 250 would be a better starting point, less weight to begin with. If the battery packs were easily accessed/changed then he would have a niche marketable bike.
well not just cost but the production it takes to make batteries is very bad for the environment. Not to mention what happens in a crash. thats a lot of centralized mass and potentially some nasty chemicals making some hazmat issues.Electric vehicles are coming along. I like the fuel cell idea, because gas-n-go is necessary if you want to travel any decent distance. In the next 5~10 years we should see much better battery tech, making electric vehicles much more palatable. I'll be riding a gas powered bike until it isn't feasible anymore, but I welcome the whole 'lectric thing.