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    Are Electric Motorcycles Dangerous?

    What if they can't hear you coming when you pass them at 160 mph? .
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    a bug at that speed wouldn't feel good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    What if they can't hear you coming when you pass them at 160 mph? .
    You can't hear any motorcycle much coming upon you until it passes you especially at that speed. I nearly creamed a bike one day. He must have been doing about 120mph. I looked over my shoulder, nothing, started switching lanes and he was passing right by my front tire in less than about 2 seconds from when I looked over my shoulder to switch lanes. Then I thought I was surely going to see him die because brake lights were across every lane right after he passed me up. He managed somehow to stop. I guess that wasn't his day to die.
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    Because it’s electric, no.

    Because you are traveling at speed on pavement on an open metal machine around other metsl machines driven by idiots, absolutely!
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    And you must be properly grounded. (green/bare wire) Call before you dig. (your own grave)
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    This was just a spoof so as to show off some of the quiet performance of a pair of electrics on a mountainous section of the Isle Of Man TT course during the recent SES TT ZERO Race.
    Don't take the title seriously, I should have added something about needing playing cards in the spokes as a clue.
    The title was just to get you folks to watch so as to expose you to what the technology is evolving into. Maybe lead you down the rabbit hole of other thrilling Isle of ManTT videos.
    Surprising how much we normally hear is engine and exhaust noise. With the electrics I expected to hear more flow noise from aerodynamic turbulence as in general most bikes don't have that slippery a coefficient of drag.
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    "Are Electric Motorcycles Dangerous?"

    Hell yes...all motorcycles are dangerous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeband View Post
    a bug at that speed wouldn't feel good.
    At least it didn't rip his head off. That must have felt like a baseball hitting his helmet at that speed. Just think of the poor bug, oh no he's going up my aaaaaaaa..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    This was just a spoof so as to show off some of the quiet performance of a pair of electrics on a mountainous section of the Isle Of Man TT course during the recent SES TT ZERO Race.
    Don't take the title seriously, I should have added something about needing playing cards in the spokes as a clue.
    The title was just to get you folks to watch so as to expose you to what the technology is evolving into. Maybe lead you down the rabbit hole of other thrilling Isle of ManTT videos.
    Surprising how much we normally hear is engine and exhaust noise. With the electrics I expected to hear more flow noise from aerodynamic turbulence as in general most bikes don't have that slippery a coefficient of drag.
    Enjoy!
    We knew that. Those guys are fast. I have been reading The Total Motorcycling Manual by Mark Lindemann and read today there are 200 turns on that course. I can't believe the speeds they go on a course like that. Just call me a big chicken. I might would do the course at the Isle of Man on the TW but like them, oh no.

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    Are Electric Motorcycles Dangerous?

    Don't get it wet!!
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