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Richard230
03 November 2010, 1752
Friction Zone magazine is running a poll asking their readers how they feel about (the future of) electric motorcycles. If you want to vote do so here:

http://friction-zone.com/

Remember to vote early and vote often. :D

EVcycle
03 November 2010, 1944
:)


Do I get a "I voted" sticker?

Richard230
04 November 2010, 0728
:)


Do I get a "I voted" sticker?

No Ed, you get your thumb dipped in black indelible ink.

electrician
04 November 2010, 0939
I got my thumb marked; I voted :)

EVcycle
04 November 2010, 1547
http://southernslingshots.com/ink_thumb.jpg

chdfarl
04 November 2010, 1718
Electric motorcycles! What a waste of time ;)

BaldBruce
04 November 2010, 1851
Pretty cool that ~ 75% of those polled think there is a future in electric motorcycles!
I would have thought that number would be exactly reversed.

Richard230
05 November 2010, 0750
Bruce, the readers of Friction Zone are not your typical motorcycle types. The magazine is published and written by women and is geared toward safety and touring. Even the California Highway Patrol writes a column for the magazine each month. Your typical gearheads and stunters don't read that magazine, so you would expect a kinder and gentler response to the EV question than you would get from "mainstream" motorcycle magazine readers.

teddillard
05 November 2010, 0901
You obviously don't hang with the women I do, Richard... ("kinder, gentler"? lmao!)

...and damn them, pretty soon they're gonna want to vote.

DaveAK
05 November 2010, 0938
Well I like them, but I wouldn't want to marry one.

BaldBruce
05 November 2010, 1305
Too late Dave. I know you, Ted and I have saints for spousal units. (They put up with us don't they!)

(I'd include you also Richard, but I don't recal your spousal unit status......)

Richard230
02 December 2010, 1544
And the results are in - the December issue of Friction Zone, that is: 54% said that electric motorcycles will not totally replace gasoline motorcycles, but do have a place in the future. 26% said that they were excited and that they were the wave of the future. 13% said that electric motorcycles are totally unnecessary, but the technology could be useful. 7% said that they are totally unnecessary, I don't know why they bother.

The raw numbers were not reported, only percentages. The number of people that responded would have been interesting.

DaveAK
02 December 2010, 1602
Does that last 20% realize that any motorcycle is unnecessary?

Richard230
02 December 2010, 1614
Does that last 20% realize that any motorcycle is unnecessary?

Well, if they would speak with legislators and insurance companies they would come to that conclusion.