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    KTM considering swappable batteries

    KTM wants to collaborate with Honda, Yamaha, and Piaggio regarding standardizing swappable batteries. But will the big guys actually be interested in using the idea for anything but city bikes? https://electricmotorcycles.news/ktm...r-and-piaggio/
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    Makes great sense for trailies and trials - waste of time outside of that.

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    I think it would be awesome in mx and roadracing.... the guy with the best batts wins the race. The standardized mounting doesnt mean al the batts have to be identicle.... just the mounting hardware and interface
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    I think it would be awesome in mx and roadracing.... the guy with the best batts wins the race. The standardized mounting doesn't mean that all the batts have to be identicle.... just the mounting hardware or interface
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    Can you imagine the e-racer going into the pits and instead of fast filling the fuel tank, the old battery was yanked out of the chassis and a new battery was stuffed into the bike, before it entered the race again? That would make for an interesting bit of retraining for your typical pit crew.
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    In many places in the world, where motorcycles and scooters are the main vehicle of city dwellers, it is brilliant. These folks live in apartments, and can't charge at home.

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    It would be akin to long endurance 24 hr le Mans type races where tires are swapped routinely, drivers switch out and batteries would be swapped out. It makes more sense with motorcycles than cars.
    Not to mention that apartment livers can pop off the battery to help prevent theft of their bike.
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    Just to hijack the thread for a moment, I found this fun photo that I took at the 2012 EV show in Santa Clara, CA. Perfect for around town travel.
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