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Aprilia Enjoy?

Post by brownma30 » Jul 07 2007 10:42am

Has anyone here tried one of these? And would could it be upgraded without a lot of fuss?http://www.gizmag.com/go/1285/
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Post by xyster » Jul 07 2007 12:11pm

200 watts for over $2500 AUD? Even if the price were right, the extra weight of the electrical components makes it hardly worthwhile. Stock, my $300 Currie is over 800 watts (24v 35a). With all the modding required, why not choose a kit or cheaper base ebike?
Ebike: 5304/20", 72V 35A controller, 33AH 80V 20s15p (18650 sized cells) DIY lithium-ion pack
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 47&start=0
Scooter: '06 Stealth s1000, 48V 30A, 4x10ah SLA
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=148
Ebike: '06 Currie Mongoose, 32V 35A, 32V 22AH hybrid SLA/Li-ion pack
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1010

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Post by brownma30 » Jul 07 2007 12:26pm

You're right. I'm surprised that Aprilia brings in such a low-powered unit, except the motorcycle enthusiasts like their kids to experience motorcycles at low speeds first.
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Post by safe » Jul 08 2007 1:03pm

xyster wrote:200 watts for over $2500 AUD?
Aprilia has been in the Road Racing market for a long time. They've won countless Road Racing titles mostly in the smaller bike classes. This bike appears to be very well built... sort of the "dream bike" in many ways. However, Aprilia is based in Europe where their laws limit their bikes to 250 watts. So this is a case of America vs. European Electric Bike Laws.

:arrow: Imagine if you used the same kind of technical expertise and did one in America where 750 watts is legal? Even better, what if you also offered a "Missouri Legal" version that pumped out three horsepower? :wink:

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Post by deecanio » Jul 08 2007 4:43pm

the enertia motorbike looks pretty cool on that link though 8)

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