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Old 10-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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I Ride: Versys 650
Zero motorcycles and the like.
Has anyone test rode or in other was dealt with some. Of the electric motorcycles that have come out recently? I was just thinking that as a commuter they would work well, and you get a tax credit on it... But from what I can see they are still expensive.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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From: Olympia, WA

I Ride: FJR1300AE, BMW, DL650K4,TY250,CT-90,HD Sprint 350
Funny! - We test rode the Zeros in Stevenson during Rallies in the Gorge this summer. Should have stopped by!
Rode real nice and strong -VERY quiet. Felt like a bike of small displacement in handling not power. I think it would make a good commuting bike. Had no trouble with speed.
They were also on display and available for test rides at Sound Rider's Wind Farm days in the spring.
Find a test ride place and give it a try.

Steve


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Has anyone test rode or in other was dealt with some. Of the electric motorcycles that have come out recently? I was just thinking that as a commuter they would work well, and you get a tax credit on it... But from what I can see they are still expensive.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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I think it has to be built by union labor to qualify for a tax credit. If I were to buy one, I would make sure of that first.

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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I Ride: Triumph Tiger 800
Expensive, well, yes. Fun, yes. I had no problems reaching a speed that would earn me a performance award on the highway. Acceleration was not like my bike, but it dd not suck.

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Old 10-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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I Ride: '05 HD XL1200C, '08 Yamaha XT250, and an '04 TT-R 125 when the kid lets me.
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Expensive, well, yes. Fun, yes. I had no problems reaching a speed that would earn me a performance award on the highway. Acceleration was not like my bike, but it dd not suck.
Yeah, what they said. I'm short, so the Zero is bit of a stretch to the ground for me, otherwise much fun! It sort of felt like riding a DR or some other tall dual sport even though it was the S model.

I'm waiting for the opportunity to ride the Brammo Empulse. I know of a guy who was recently hired to do final assembly and test ride on them. Lucky bugger!

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