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    Lit Motors Kubo

    Lit Motors are back and with a new product. No gyros in this vehicle, just a big hole. Guess what? They are looking for financing. See the video and article here:


    http://rideapart.com/2013/11/lit-mot...For+Leather%29
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    They're not doing themselves any favours in the 'Looking for financing' department by publishing that terrible 'here's us with the prototype' photo. Serious investors are looking for professionals, not 3 scruffy bros in a garage.

    I wish them good luck though, it's actually a pretty cool urban transport concept.
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    I think it's a fantastic idea. I also like the name of the company, and the grass-roots development crew picture. I've got a friend with an electric cargo bicycle that is a similar concept, but rather than a big square cut-out for cargo, it's more like a giant wheel-barrow tub that can also seat passengers.

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    City Bike magazine finally got to visit the Lit Motors HQ where they interviewed Lit's Chief Marketing Manager, Ryan James. They saw and photographed their $100K C1 "prop", which was made by the same Hollywood company that makes props for movies like Tron and Oblivion and is designed to "create a showroom experience". Lit claims that the C1 will weigh 800 pounds, have a top speed of 100 mph and will travel 200 miles on a charge from its 8 kWh battery pack. The price of the C1 will be $24,000 and deliveries are expected to commence in late 2014.

    Lit expects to manufacture and sell 1000 C1's a year. They say that they don't plan to make any money on the vehicle during the initial years of production. They have leased a building for their proposed factory somewhere in San Francisco and have selected a Li-ion battery supplier, but there is currently no battery delivery date. They don't know if the monocoque body will be made of steel or some other material, like hand-formed fiberglass. City Bike notes that 12 months isn't lot of time to set up a factory, order tooling, train workers, work out the supply chain and a thousand other details". The magazine says that they wouldn't invest in the company, but if they produce a working production prototype they are willing to give it a try. To date, Lit has filed for 14 patents and has been granted 3.
    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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