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Old 06-13-2019, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone pilot one of these?

I watched the video, pretty wimpy acceleration. And how accessible is electric power charging station's? I know Marty's in Danville VT has a station, but how would this work in Arroostuck Cry?


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I'd think those sleds will be more of a niche product for now, e.g as fleet sleds to take novice riders on shorter guided trips..
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I dont have any idea about it, dear.
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taking the 2 stroke sound away would not add up to more fun for me. i need range and couldn't take the chance of it not making it back. hard to believe -20f wouldn't kill the battery faster. but considering the performance of a tesla, it is possible to have electric power without major issues
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https://youtu.be/66bNu-grzlI

Looks like garbage to me.
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I, too, think it's a niche product. I can see ski resorts using them for ski patrol, transporting lift crews up the hill, etc.

Not sure if I could get used to the big hole in the sky created by an absence of the sound of a 2-stroke, but people ride 4-strokes and don't seem to mind.

The potential for torque at extremely low RPM from electric motors could be interesting, but with the significant limitations of battery power I don't think this sort of thing could ever become mainstream.

UNLESS, they could run off a 3,000-ft extension cord (kind of like a TOW missile) - that would be a wild drag racing sled.
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Last night I heard that the yamaha/polaris dealer (which is also one of the major rental operatorrs in town) just got 8 such electric sleds for testing/evaluation. Price was said to be around 40.000 Euros. Each. Ouch!
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Haven't heard or read much on the electric motocross bikes, or even the electric street motorcycles for that matter. Maybe due to cost vs range?
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Haven't heard or read much on the electric motocross bikes, or even the electric street motorcycles for that matter. Maybe due to cost vs range?
There are a lot of videos on YouTube of the stuff. It's all junk. Couple staged videos where an electronic dirt bike beats a 2 stroke dirt bike. The kicker, an old, tired 92'. Videos of Tesla's beating "modded" hot rods. One I just saw, was a 1968 1.6 litre Volvo "turbo" station wagon, it beat it by 6-8 car lengths in a short race. Let me pick the car. Those Taiga snowmobiles are junk too.
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dual motor s model with insane mode goes 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. better bring something fast

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