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What a fascinating story. Takes some seriously stubborn people to undertake that. However it did mention they zigzagged on their way up which may have reduced the steepness.
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Grandsons of the 'experts' who in 1895 said London would be 4 foot deep in horse poo by 1920I still remember them saying we would run out of Petrol by 1980 !!!!,
I was worried !,
Lets hope these Clowns can see sense, Before it's too late,
And before we runout of FOOD !!.
Your forgetting thisOne of the pitfalls of the Model T Ford was that it had to reverse up steep hills due to the gravity feed tank. That got fixed.
BSA is mentioning that an electric model is being planned. Tesla will probably be among the first with a practical electric motorcycle in a few years and then every other bike manufacturer will follow suit.
Perhaps that will finally stop me buying new bikes, (maybe even old ones!)When it was announced, back in December 2020, that combustion-fuelled cars and vans would be banned from sale in the UK from 2030, motorcycles appeared to have dodged a bullet.
Alas, last week’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan has sealed their fate, with the Department for Transport announcing that from 2035, “all new L-category vehicles to be fully zero emissions at the tailpipe”. L-category vehicles, or Powered Light Vehicles, comprise powered two and three-wheelers (motorbikes, mopeds etc), quadricycles and 'micro cars'.
Read more HERE…
I've been fortunate to ride many Zero electric bikes and I can assure you they are very refined to ride. They have ABS and traction control as standard as well as three different 'power modes.One of the several pitfalls of electric bikes is their range. Say you wanted to go on a trip to Scotland from the South East, you’d have to stop at least 3 times to recharge and they aren’t as efficient on faster roads as they are in towns/cities.
The cost is massively expensive too - the cheapest A2 compliant bike I could find was just over £10k.
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Not to mention accidentally ‘blipping’ the throttle; it could become very uncontrollable very quickly due to the high torque and response of the electric motor.
Internal combustion engines will never be matched!
They have a long way to go BillI've been fortunate to ride many Zero electric bikes and I can assure you they are very refined to ride. They have ABS and traction control as standard as well as three different 'power modes.
The first I rode was an A2 legal "S" model and the acceleration embarrassed a ZZR1100!
Range for touring is definitely an issue but the experience of riding them is nothing like normal bikes but probably more addictive.