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    Quote Originally Posted by podolefsky View Post
    I'm almost sure that picture is Photoshop. The lighting doesn't look right, and there's no shadow from the kickstand.
    (you gets an "A"!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by chef View Post
    BTW - anyone else notice this: "A powerful electric motor and CVT transmission."
    Yeah, I noticed the CVT transmission. That along with this:
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    I know a bunch of us would love to see 12kwh take a bike 180 miles.
    Makes me wonder if it is for real or just another web site for a fantasy machine.

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    hi guys, picture on the site (except those from modeling!) are rendering!
    First live presentation of the bike will be at the F1 GP of Montreal.
    Bike is now on dyno testing and videos will be added on the next few weeks!
    This bike is for real and first delivery are planned for october 2011!
    As you can see on the web site, many partners, R&D centers and University was involved in the development.

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    Mr. Tsora,

    Looks like an interesting proposal, but you will have to forgive our collective skepticism. Over the last few years we have seen many of these cool, "Worlds First" concepts, only to have them never materialize. Unfortunately, The EV realm is full of poseurs looking for suckers/investors to drop a bunch of cash.

    We look forward to some real pictures and videos soon.

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    12kWh / 185mile range = 65 Wh per mile........ That would be an incredible drive system even at steady-state driving.

    Significant Regen on a belted CVT is (unfortunately) very unlikely. TSORA, feel free to contact me on how I know. ewing.124@osu.edu

    In my ignorant opinion, drop the CVT for more batteries. Beautiful ideas and rendering though, I wish you the best.

    Cheers
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    Nice looking bike.... but skeptical of numbers, they seem overinflated. Not a lot of technical data yet.

    FYI, It's NOT the first time a touchscreen bas been integrated into a bike. Ever hear of Mavizen? Mission 1?

    It's NOT the first CVT electric motorcycle, Square Wave Racing put one on their bike last year.

    It's NOT the first keyless electric motorcycle either, Jake did that last year too.
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    Just talked to some people from Detroit that saw the Sora at a recent show. This does indeed exist beyond CAD drawings, but they are still claiming all of their specs. Regardless of their claims, the real world pictures are very nice.

    http://www.litogreenmotion.com/gallery-sora

    Note: They are stating significant capital investments and expect to ramp up to a few hundred in production this year or early next year with the goal of selling several thousand. Stay Tuned!
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    Nice! A lot can happen from prototype to production - but still cool to see it get this far. It's a beautiful machine - will definitely have the cycle mags scratching their heads.
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    a few hundred? for that much money? good luck....
    Travis

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    New video of the Sora is now out. (Post on AutoblogGreen) Bike is on its way to Monaco for the Top Marques show. One article I read from late 2011 says they have 10 customers with deposits down. Not bad, considering the price tag and new company etc...


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