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    Motoczysz..... ZAP!



    At the Isle of Man....

    Michael Czysz is a genius... the Steve Jobs of motorcycles.

    I sure hope they're shooting an HD Theater show on this...

    (and I wish he'd do a 2wd electric GS.... now THAT would be unstoppable!)

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    Neat stuff.
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    Whatever happened to the conventional (i.e., gas-powered) racer MotoCzysz was developing? Did they just abandon it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    Whatever happened to the conventional (i.e., gas-powered) racer MotoCzysz was developing? Did they just abandon it?
    i have no info, but it looks like they did. very interesting concept, looks like they were having a TON of development problems with it, and imo, the realities of today's market just are not going to support an effort like that.

    all i wish is that they'd change their name... it's damned near impossible to spell.

    found this....


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    I just saw this somewhere else...read a little aobut it. This guy is an innovator indeed. Looks like last year he had a major failure early on. Maybe he has it worked out this year. Cool stuff!
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    He takes a different view on things and will be very successful one of these days.

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    It looks like his bike won today (Thursday) and was narrowly short of the 100mph average required to claim the big prize.

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    No offense intended, but if motorcycles go electric, I will look for a different form of recreation

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    yeah, but

    doesn't the electric company burn oil to generate the electricity to charge the batteries?
    i would be willing to guess that the oil required is a lot more than the gas required to drive the other machines.
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    "10 times the battery capacity of a Toyota Prius and 2.5 times the torque of a Ducati 1198"

    With that kind of power, one might be willing to give up on exhaust fumes and sound.

    This thing is cool looking, it has monster power and it is pushing the boundary of technology by miles. Remember when Andy Granateli ran turbines at Indy and almost won twice?

    Whether or not this technology moves into consumer transportation/sport it is something to be supported, if for no other reason than to give Oregon a claim to fame other than Tanya Harding, strip clubs (highest per capita in the country), poverty striken hipsters and microbrew beers (oh yeah and the 2010 rally)
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    doesn't the electric company burn oil to generate the electricity to charge the batteries?
    i would be willing to guess that the oil required is a lot more than the gas required to drive the other machines.
    In some cases this may be true, or the electricity might come from coal or hydro power...in any case, developing good electric application technology as soon as possible is a good thing, should generation methods catch up. And who knows what other great things might result from this technological development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    doesn't the electric company burn oil to generate the electricity to charge the batteries?
    i would be willing to guess that the oil required is a lot more than the gas required to drive the other machines.

    sweet avatar, even though your assumption may or may not have any factual validity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    doesn't the electric company burn oil to generate the electricity to charge the batteries?
    i would be willing to guess that the oil required is a lot more than the gas required to drive the other machines.
    No, economics of scale is involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ima4nr View Post
    No offense intended, but if motorcycles go electric, I will look for a different form of recreation
    Some day, in the not so distant future, internal combustion powered cars and motos will be collectible old school playthings for the wealthy, as will the gasoline required to power them.

    I remember modifying electric slot car motors when I was a kid by rewindng the armatures. Don't worry, motor sports will still be fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIENHITCHHIKER View Post
    Some day, in the not so distant future, internal combustion powered cars and motos will be collectible old school playthings for the wealthy, as will the gasoline required to power them.
    Know any of those guys? I've got a van I'll sell 'em. I want a new GS.

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