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My friend and I decided to head out to Hollister for a 4th July ride and see what Corbin has for display and there is two electric motorcycle companies out there energicamotor and Lighting.

I got to talk to both manufactor lead designer and I think CEO, the first one is Energicamotor

this electric MC wt about 500+ lbs, does 115mph, range about 100 miles, I sat on it and it felt like a ZX6R in size.


this one felt like the size of a Hayabusa


Lighting electric LS-218, has top speed 218mph, range 100 miles+, HP 200hp, price $38,888, there is a smaller model which is priced between $12K-16K depending on your options

here is the smaller lightning which is the size of a ZX6R, top speed is 150mph, range 100+miles






I met the design engineer of the frame and suspension unit and talked to him about the setup and so far the less expensive one fits my style of riding around the bay area.

The owner of Lighting MC said he noticed me riding up on my grom so he showed me their really smaller electric motorcycle using a 40hp electric engine and it was a Grom using their motor and electronics and already tested at 100mph.

The owner of Lighting MC, I asked him about their shop-manufactoring location in Redwood City and he said they moved to San Jose in the old Mercury newspaper building about 2 miles from my house and he invited me to visit his company.


So far I learned a lot on how to prep my house to setup the electric hookup to charge a electric car or motorcycle and what to buy for the hookup.
 

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Honda has been working on a fuel cell for the home/hybrid. Don't know where it's development is at these days but I remember reading about it.

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Taking to the energica guys they told me that this Sunday ESPN or some sport TV show will televise the first e-motorcycle GP race. They also showed me a video of a e-motorcycle on fire when they were doing track day testing of their e-race motorcycle and they said the motorcycle that was on fire was using a Chinese made battery pack that failed causing the fire.

I guess it's sort of like the fake electric scooter riding Hoover board that the kids were buying that were Chinese made and caught fire when trying to charge the battery.
 

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Taking to the energica guys they told me that this Sunday ESPN or some sport TV show will televise the first e-motorcycle GP race. They also showed me a video of a e-motorcycle on fire when they were doing track day testing of their e-race motorcycle and they said the motorcycle that was on fire was using a Chinese made battery pack that failed causing the fire.

I guess it's sort of like the fake electric scooter riding Hoover board that the kids were buying that were Chinese made and caught fire when trying to charge the battery.
Every bike will always have inherent risks, and ebikes are certainly no different. Their risks will just have different causes. There is no energy free ride. The energy to run a bike has to come from somewhere. Ebikes get theirs from stationary sources.
 

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There was an open house at the factory in San Jose 2 weeks ago.

Unfortunately they had no test rides and we didn't even get to see the bikes powered on.
 

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There was an open house at the factory in San Jose 2 weeks ago.

Unfortunately they had no test rides and we didn't even get to see the bikes powered on.
Yep my plans have changed on getting a new electric motorcycle since I pre-ordered the new C8 mid-engine corvette.
 

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Electric bikes aren't ready to be mainstream yet. Range is still a bit short, they are too heavy, and not enough choices.

I love EVs, been driving electric cars since 2016 but not ready for an electric bike yet.

The C8 is probably the most exciting new car after the Tesla Model S.

The fact that people are comparing it with Ferraris, the new NSX, and Maclarens speaks for itself. It's awesome that American manufacturers are making cars now that aren't shit.

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Electric bikes aren't ready to be mainstream yet. Range is still a bit short, they are too heavy, and not enough choices.

I love EVs, been driving electric cars since 2016 but not ready for an electric bike yet.

The C8 is probably the most exciting new car after the Tesla Model S.

The fact that people are comparing it with Ferraris, the new NSX, and Maclarens speaks for itself. It's awesome that American manufacturers are making cars now that aren't shit.

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this is the color I'm getting with the Z51 package and ride height adjustment
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If you are going to the races post lots of pictures and if you can stop by the paddock area ask lots of question on what battery pack the bikes are using.

I hope there are some privateers racing also, I seen one youtube video of a guy with a R1 electric bike that was running pretty good on the track.

One of the e-moto bike set itself on fire at the redbull ring on Saturday, they managed to sort another ot for the race. a few riders went down in damp conditions and were unable to pick the bikes back up they are so heavy. They were saying the bikes have a light on and can be picked up if its green but not red, they have a little crane which comes along and puts the bike into a sort of mobile fireproof room to take it back to the pits! it was a good race on Sunday but you get the impression the whole thing isn't quite properly ready at the moment.
 
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