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    OH HECK, I dunno. Buy a bike that's a brand new...

    OH HECK, I dunno. Buy a bike that's a brand new model from a company that hasn't built an actual bike for 6 or so years and has bullshit about their specs and accomplishments since day one and has...
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    ...for those reading this thread after it's been...

    ...for those reading this thread after it's been de-boticized, it's getting hammered by every bot on the planet.
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    the fuuuuuuuu?

    the fuuuuuuuu?
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    ^^^ The bots are getting more sophisticated. ...

    ^^^ The bots are getting more sophisticated. This one's almost even on topic even. ;)
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    I might be missing something but I haven't seen...

    I might be missing something but I haven't seen anything on the specs that is better than a Zero SR. Which you could almost by two of for that price.
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    They sure do talk a lot about that smartphone...

    They sure do talk a lot about that smartphone connect crap on the website. It might lead one to suspect there's another agenda there (IP maybe?) if one were given to such suspicions... :D

    PS, I...
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    I wonder if that motor housing is still plastic...

    I wonder if that motor housing is still plastic...
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    Show me 3. :rolleyes:

    Show me 3. :rolleyes:
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    Another high-water mark for motorsports...

    Another high-water mark for motorsports journalism. "...but new images of bikes working their way down the production line show Lightning are serious."

    OH. I thought actually getting orders...
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    What could go wrong? ...

    What could go wrong?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNgX5ZByGi8

    lol
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    lol "de-ICEing": https://youtu.be/ClDpGqj3PGA

    lol "de-ICEing":


    https://youtu.be/ClDpGqj3PGA
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    Ah, gotcha. It isn't so much that stuff hasn't...

    Ah, gotcha. It isn't so much that stuff hasn't evolved, it's more that the old standards are still around. By any metric, a lot of them are still good choices when you balance the cost, performance,...
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    Well, my son got his first "big boy job" and...

    Well, my son got his first "big boy job" and decided I needed to get onboard with this newfangled 3D printing hoo-haa for Chrimmas. I've already run out of filament. :rolleyes:

    Fun stuff!

    I...
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    Why are his legs moving? :rolleyes:

    Why are his legs moving?

    :rolleyes:
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    ...trying to figure out exactly which motor...

    ...trying to figure out exactly which motor you're talking about, but I'm going to assume the Motenergy brushed PMDC motors?

    At any rate, yes, stuff has evolved a lot, but these still pack a great...
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    Hey, welcome back stranger! I did sort of...

    Hey, welcome back stranger!

    I did sort of the same exercise a few years ago, settled on an Emrax for the motor at the time, though there are a few other choices now (YASA probably would be my...
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    I saw that too. "If you build it...?" I know...

    I saw that too. "If you build it...?"

    I know what you're trying to say about Energica, but you can't really say they're "staying in business". They're under the wing of the larger manufacturing...
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    Lightning "Enters Production"

    This just annoys the b'jeesus outta me, but you know how I get.

    In 2009 they claimed to be the "fastest production electric motorcycle". For all their specious "Firsts" claims, see this:...
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    Sticky: Sure thing:...

    Sure thing: https://evmc2.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/the-elmoto-v2-0-data-sheet-lennon-rodgers-upgrade/
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    OK, found a great story that describes both the...

    OK, found a great story that describes both the beginnings of the term "Scrambler" as well as current models:
    https://motorbikewriter.com/are-modern-scramblers-really-scramblers/
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    Nor did, I suspect, anybody outside of the...

    Nor did, I suspect, anybody outside of the immediate environs of the Perica Garage :D. However, the only Japanese bike I ever even remotely considered "Cafe-able" was the RD350, which I did, in...
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    I'm about as old as you are. :D Everything I...

    I'm about as old as you are. :D

    Everything I can say about cafe bikes is here:...
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    Oh for the love of ****. It's not even...

    Oh for the love of ****.

    It's not even remotely reminiscent of a scrambler. What a load of shit. It's also ugly as ****. There are also several other bikes that have been around for years...
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    I'm not sure if y'all can see this due to the...

    I'm not sure if y'all can see this due to the Facebook privacy settings, but this is a shot of Dice (in the snow, in a Pred helmet) done by Ed Gold, a freelance photojourn doing an electric...
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    Got this done and installed today: ...

    Got this done and installed today:

    https://i0.wp.com/www.atelierprint.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/IMG_1082.jpg?w=2280
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