Well, no. Not at all. Tons of motorcyclists who RACE don't use engine braking. It's up to rider style, and not all bikes even offer engine braking, like many 2 strokes.
True, true. I just personally could not imagine street riding without engine braking. OTOH, my trail bike is a two stroke and I love that it has almost no engine braking at all. But on a track, there is just something special about banging down from filth gear into second as you enter the turn, the slipper clutch feeding in the right input as the tire steps out.
5% ENERGY overall recovered. Some independent tests (i.e. Justin's) have shown a similar result. You get that 5% with aggressive regen.
The Sabvoton controllers, at least the newish ones, have both a motor kill brake input (so the motor loses power and spins freely/cogs) when you apply power to the input. But it also has an analog brake regen input. So you could put a thumb throttle on your handlebars and apply as much or as little regen as you want.spectastic wrote: ↑Jun 17, 2018 12:24 amone thing about my gas motorcycle is that i can use my throttle to slow down around corners. I don't think you can really do this on an electric motorcycle, unless you have regen braking. So for those with electric bikes, is going around corners harder, because you have to pay a lot more attention to your entry speed?
on the note of regen braking, how easy is it to implement? and how much energy does it actually save in city traffic? I've read that in most cases, it's not even worth it.