View Full Version : The Detonator: Electric Motorcycle Quieter Than Name Suggests

01 November 2011, 0803
By Antony Ingram Antony Ingram
Posted on Green Car Reports (http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1068031_the-detonator-electric-motorcycle-quieter-than-name-suggests) on November 1, 2011

If you were to come up with a list of characteristics of your average chopper bike, "near silence" probably wouldn't feature on it.

Electric motors are great at doing "near silence" so to find one forming an integral part of The Detonator seems slightly incongruous.

Built by Parker Brothers Choppers in Florida, who were also responsible for the replica Tron Light Cycle and are soon to star in a reality TV show on the SyFy network, The Detonator is now on sale to customers wanting something a little different from their motorcycling.

Read more HERE (http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1068031_the-detonator-electric-motorcycle-quieter-than-name-suggests)

01 November 2011, 0814
Looks pretty wild. I'd hate to slide too far back in the seat.

01 November 2011, 0833
Looks pretty wild. I'd hate to slide too far back in the seat.
There's a seat? :)

Wild is one way to describe it, I might use a different term. I am impressed by the work that has gone in to it though.

01 November 2011, 0911
There's a seat? :)

I think that's the rubber like bit just in front of the rear wheel.. not much protecting your from some serious skidmarks..

01 November 2011, 1030
Art on wheels
The motor

01 November 2011, 1044

Another image from another article HERE (http://www.allaboutbikes.com/motorcyle-news/industry-news/6252-the-worlds-most-expensive-electric-motorcycle-the-detonator)

01 November 2011, 1123
Either that woman is really small, or the motorcycle is 3x larger than I realized :O

01 November 2011, 1159
"At 11.5 feet it's also very long, but Jeff Halverson from Parker Brothers told Wired it's rideable, if not easily. With the rear wheel spinning inches from your rear-end, we're not surprised." (quote from the article)
Innovation aside, being that close to the rear wheel and that far from the front seems less than desirable to me, not to mention finding space to put it :) applaud Parker Brothers for seriously thinking outside the box though.