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    Military toy

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/vi...nn.html?c=tech

    Runs off multiple fuels and can charge anything electric while getting 100 miles between charges! 00-60 in 3.3 seconds. 70 mph top speed. Your tax dollars at work.
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    The military already has a version of the Zero FX. The bike shown in this video is very unlikely to ever be adopted by the Specs Ops community. Bottom line is anything with an ICE can not be made quiet enough. There is only so much you can do with mufflers before you start effecting performance.

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    Here is my idea of a Military toy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultrarnr2 View Post
    The military already has a version of the Zero FX. The bike shown in this video is very unlikely to ever be adopted by the Specs Ops community. Bottom line is anything with an ICE can not be made quiet enough. There is only so much you can do with mufflers before you start effecting performance.
    I'm not sure you watched the same video as me. My impression is that the bike is a series hybrid. The generator runs on various liquid fuels and can extend the range a lot. The bike can be driven on pure electricity in "stealth mode".

    I suspect that the pure electric range is not enough for army use. I feel the same for my own needs.

    I own an electric car, and I can never go on a trip without careful planning of when/where to charge. It would be a lot easier if I could just push a button when the battery needs a small charge to reach the destination.

    I'm interested in the full specs of this hybrid bike, and especially the generator unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
    Here is my idea of a Military toy.
    That's a very interesting front brake system on that scooter!! LOL

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    I'll see your antitank gun and raise you some gatlings:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/31290196@N06/5993797363/

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    bjn,

    And as soon as you run the generator you have a noise problem. That was my point. Another piece of this is in confined spaces. You run that generator and your air quality just went to crap. That is another benefit of the electric.

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    More about the Alta Motors (formally BRD) SilentHawk (catchy name, huh?) hybrid motorcycle concept: http://www.autoblog.com/2015/01/09/s...orcycle-darpa/
    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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