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Apr 10th 2020, 05:21 PM   #1
 TimberMoto's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

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Interesting electric motorcycle...

They're claiming 200hp, 200mph top speed and 200 highway, 300 city range. Plus a 3 second 0-60 time and plenty of electronic goodies. Though they are pretty spendy @ $25 to $39k.

https://damonmotorcycles.com/

https://advrider.com/damon-motorcycl...ent=04_08_2020


Edited by TimberMoto on Apr 10th 2020 at 05:23 PM
Apr 10th 2020, 05:37 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
that's the future today...there's a disclaimer on the range..steady 60mph 201 miles..steady 70mph 161 miles...3 hour charging time so eat a long lunch...the changeable riding position is neat and something sport bike riders would like a lot...
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Apr 10th 2020, 05:56 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Supermoto Dreaming...
The charge time depends on the type of charger. A level 1 dc fast charger claims 40 minutes. I figured the range would vary depending on how you ride it. Personally, I'd be on the throttle pretty often if I rode one.
I think range is only going to increase over time, battery tech is just keeps getting better and better. A 300+ highway range is likely to happen within a few years.
I'd also like to see a "naked" version and well as a dual-sport/sumo. So much fun with very low maintenance and nice and quiet when you want to behave badly.
Apr 10th 2020, 06:55 PM   #4
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Yeah pretty awesome. Thanks for posting, hadn’t seen this one.
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Apr 10th 2020, 07:41 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Bellevue, WA

  Daytona 675R
$25k for those specs isn't unreasonable, but those "safety features" sound like obnoxious distractions. Riders don't text, eat or do our makeup while riding. Save the money on pointless gadgets and let us pay attention on our own.

I'm still waiting for an electric sportbike from a mainstream brand. I don't mind being an early adopter with electric, but it's not going to be with an unheard of startup that may not be around with dealer support in a year.
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Apr 10th 2020, 08:51 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Wait......This must only be a track bike, especially if it can do "200 mph." Right? So who cares how many miles you can get on a charge. The specs should tell us how many laps it would do, before you have to take it into the pits for recharge..........Right?

I mean.............This bike is WAY too fast for the public road...........

You could get in a lot of trouble going over the speed limit........Right?
Apr 11th 2020, 06:24 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

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Originally Posted by mgfchapin
$25k for those specs isn't unreasonable, but those "safety features" sound like obnoxious distractions. Riders don't text, eat or do our makeup while riding.
I have seen a sport rider text. On a corner after a stoplight, shifting without his clutch with his phone in his left hand. I am pretty sure my mouth dropped open.
Pretty hard to say car people shouldn't use phones and drive if our own do it on display to everyone.

Neat bike. While I don't think combustion engines are going away any time soon electrics would be a fun novelty 'toy' if you want to put that kind of cash out.

Edited by Parilla125 on Apr 11th 2020 at 06:26 AM
Apr 11th 2020, 08:22 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Sounds like another unrealistic marketware exercise. Will be happy to be proven wrong...
Apr 11th 2020, 10:40 AM   #9
 
  May 2016
  PDX

  Aprilia Futura
That movable bars and footpegs would be perfect for something like a BMW S1000XR. They should license it to other manufacturers.
Apr 12th 2020, 06:33 AM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

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Originally Posted by TimberMoto
A level 1 dc fast charger claims 40 minutes.
DC fast charging is referred to as Level 3. Level 1 is plugging into a standard 120V wall outlet.

The specs on this bike are so much above everything else it's hard to believe it's not vaporware, but I hope it does what they say it will.
May 3rd 2020, 08:30 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Supermoto Dreaming...
Quote:
Originally Posted by alienbogey
DC fast charging is referred to as Level 3. Level 1 is plugging into a standard 120V wall outlet.



The specs on this bike are so much above everything else it's hard to believe it's not vaporware, but I hope it does what they say it will.
I was just stating what I read on the website. That's what I get for trusting a journalist, lol.

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