No functional range. No "fueling" infrastructure.I think culture shock will very much depend on your age. Lots of us have been waiting for this.
No exhaust heat and pipe routing. No cat. No valve adjustments. No oil changes. No emissions testing, clogged injectors, malfunctioning butterfly valves, or fouled plugs.
Sounds just about like heaven.
I usually end up pissing myself laughing at your Harley-Davidson posts emmvee. Another good one. Alternative clothing line! :laughing:Surprised but interesting. I like the Lightning myself. We'll see how far this one goes.
Meanwhile, a couple of questions...
Do they offer a boom box option to make the potato-potato-potato sound?
Since an electric motor doesn't vibrate very much, how are they're going to get things to fall off so they can keep their sales of spare parts at a high level?
As it's so high-tech, will there be an "auto-revving throttle" for those times when the bike is stopped or will the rider still have to do this himself?
If there is an auto rev feature, will it sense the absence of bystanders and defeat the throttle revving to save energy when there is no one there to notice?
Will there be an accessory line of clothes more in keeping with the (potentially) new audience? Assless spandex, perhaps?
Seriously, though, folks, this should be interesting.
I'm a brand whore. For many brands.I usually end up pissing myself laughing at your Harley-Davidson posts emmvee. Another good one. Alternative clothing line! :laughing:
In all seriousness though, Harley riders are the biggest brand whores in the world.
I watched the reveal video this morning and all I can really say is Meh. I think that most people that buy Harleys won't dig this motorcycle.
Ya... I'm sure the makers of buggies said about the same thing. I also seem to remember an old newspaper article saying that trains would never be anything but a fad because they went too fast and the noise would kill people. Also, people would never be able to fly in space because rockets would have nothing for the rocket exhaust to push against. Also also we'll never be able to fly faster than sound!No functional range. No "fueling" infrastructure.
Internal combustion is heaven. This is not the viable future yet.