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    Honda Transalp - TechnoGolem Edition

    Hello People,

    After much debate with my inner self, and much work to spare the funds, here i am proud owner fo a 1991 Honda transalp, didn't cost a lot compared to what they usually go for, i will start by dismantling it to pieces and clean/repaint/restore rusty and old parts, here is a pic of the bike:

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    Don't mind the treadmill motor.

    Motorside, i am really hesitating, i'll go either with Motenergy ME1003, or a QS motor kw hub motor (this one), i still need to learn more about unsuspended weight, how much does it affect the bike handling, especially that i go in some country side roads, and even in normal roads there is a lot of potholes overhere.

    Controller wise, i'll probably need something with regen, i'd like to the engine brake effect, i didn't choose yet, but it seems the sigma and kelly have this option, battery wise i would love to go for some 18650, but there is so much chemistry options and sizes out there, i still need to learn more about it.

    I would like to have at least a 100km range, i will mainly be using the bike in the city, but i have a 60km commute every day (split in 2*15*2, i go back home midday and return later, so i still can charge), i wonder if a 2 speed transmission of some kind wouldn't come handy in this situation...

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    Welcome mate!
    Having the motor in the wheel makes the ride a little bumpier over potholes, but not significantly so. I switched from mid to hub because a higher-powered "kit" became available near me so I can actually tell.
    Lower COG makes the bike feel more stable, the additional space is actually now a feature of the bike and I noticed braking on wet surfaces improves due to the additional weight on the rear wheel - a solid net positive in my opinion. Mounting is easy as well, depending on the bike.
    I'm not too impressed by the performance of the Kelly, a sine-wave version might be better, though. QS has APTs as well, LUKA EV seems to do OK with them. Sabvotons seem to be another option.
    My Suzuki RF400 build over at ES: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/vie...p?f=12&t=35865
    (Enertrac MHM602, Kelly KHB14301, 6kWh AESC modules (Renault, Nissan))
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    both motor are way too small to move a Transalp , I think the best option is to look for a borken Zero DS and use the whole Zero powertrain ( Battery, motor controller and electronic)

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    There are double/12kW and watercooled versions as well.

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    That is all very nice, but what we would like to know is when will Honda start marketing a production highway-legal electric motorcycle? Since you seem to know so much about the Honda Corporation and its history, do you have an insight on that aspect of their future?
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena01 View Post
    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment.
    Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind Toyota, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2015.
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    In 2013, Honda invested about 5.7% (US$6.8 billion) of its revenues in research and development. Also in 2013, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to be a net exporter from the United States, exporting 108,705 Honda and Acura models, while importing only 88,357.
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