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    TT Zero - Yawn, yawn - WHY
    on: Jun 07, 2018, 11.55 pm
    Jun 07, 2018, 11.55 pm
    Just watched the ITV 4 TT highlights show which included the TT Zero “race” for electric bikes and it begs the question - WHY.....!

    Only one lap - that’s not a race.  :087:
    Some didn’t even manage a lap, ran out of battery.  :004:
    They weigh a ton.  :012: (not unlike a CT  :001:)
    They sound of......nothing, YAWN. :027:
    Do people REALLY think that these god awful things are the future of motorcycling - god forbid.  :230:
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    Re: TT Zero - Yawn, yawn - WHY
    Reply #1 on: Jun 08, 2018, 06.25 am
    Jun 08, 2018, 06.25 am
    Like it or not theyre coming Dave.

    Im no Eco warrior but there's definitely a place for electric vehicles, battery technology is moving at a very fast pace. There's obviously limitations with range and charging time at the moment but ive been hearing of some interesting solutions just recently.

    I don't think anyone whos ever looked at the stats or been in a Tesla would call it boring and a few year back I spoke to a guy with a Zero, way that thing took of was like someone had sped the film up, was staggering.

    The days off low taxation on there supposedly environmentally friendly vehicles will soon be over though.


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    Re: TT Zero - Yawn, yawn - WHY
    Reply #2 on: Jun 08, 2018, 07.41 am
    Jun 08, 2018, 07.41 am
    I remember the old milk floats in London when I was saucepan lid I think it was something like 50% of the float and contents were battery's. The milkman used to leave his money satchel hanging inside the float and it was never nicked. Battery power may be making a comeback but at least I won't be around for it  :008: I wonder how much pollution China, India etc will be making then :084:
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    Re: TT Zero - Yawn, yawn - WHY
    Reply #3 on: Jun 08, 2018, 09.41 am
    Jun 08, 2018, 09.41 am
    It will never happen, leccy is a dead end tech', regarding Zero bikes, don't make me laugh, there's a vid of a road test, think it's Bike World, creeping along in urban traffic the range was about 100 miles I think,  but reaching the open road and giving it a bit of welly in 5 mins of normal riding the range had dropped by over 50% and left the rider thinking he'l not make it back to base, the TT race, utter rubbish, sounds like food mixers, as for the leccy racing cars F1 looky likes, they cannot get any reasonable crowds to watch.
    The BIG prob' with any battery powered transport is , 1. you can have a reasonable range if you haul half a ton of batt's around, 2. you can have great performance on acceleration, 3. BUT you can't have both together, use performance a lot and range drops dramatically.  :008: :008: :008:

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    Re: TT Zero - Yawn, yawn - WHY
    Reply #4 on: Jun 08, 2018, 09.58 am
    Jun 08, 2018, 09.58 am
    Should not be included as a TT win/victory. A nonsense.

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    Re: TT Zero - Yawn, yawn - WHY
    Reply #5 on: Jun 08, 2018, 04.09 pm
    Jun 08, 2018, 04.09 pm
    *Originally Posted by Dave56 [+]
    Just watched the ITV 4 TT highlights show which included the TT Zero “race” for electric bikes and it begs the question - WHY.....!

    Only one lap - that’s not a race.  :087:
    Some didn’t even manage a lap, ran out of battery.  :004:
    They weigh a ton.  :012: (not unlike a CT  :001:)
    They sound of......nothing, YAWN. :027:
    Do people REALLY think that these god awful things are the future of motorcycling - god forbid.  :230:

    Not to every ones taste I'll admit, but a lap at over 120mph isn't to shabby As for being only one lap, not exactly like one lap of  any of the BSB rounds, I know the battery  only lasts one lap but the petrol bikes can only do two on a tankfull. 

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    Re: TT Zero - Yawn, yawn - WHY
    Reply #6 on: Jun 08, 2018, 07.33 pm
    Jun 08, 2018, 07.33 pm
    .....and as to the carbon footprint created in producing these abomination’s....!  :232:

    Why spend millions in trying to produce an extremely limiting technology when there are numerous viable and proven alternatives to petrol & diesel.  :033:

    Another issue is, on what and how are the government going to replace the tax revenue currently collected on fuel.
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    Re: TT Zero - Yawn, yawn - WHY
    Reply #7 on: Jun 09, 2018, 03.24 am
    Jun 09, 2018, 03.24 am
    Having been a passenger in a Tesla when driven in anger these are the future, sure there is no vroom vroom, but the torque on these things is incredible