THE “UN-SOUND FU­TURE”

Cycle World - - Intake -

As a for­mer op­er­a­tor of a Zap mo­tor­cy­cle some 17 years ago, I can state that while there is a lack of sound on these EVS (Wan­der­ing Eye, Oc­to­ber), the sen­sa­tion of in­stan­ta­neous torque re­mains al­lur­ing. With in­ter­na­tional leg­is­la­tion com­ing into fo­cus bar­ring the in­ter­nal com­bus­tion en­gine, we'll un­doubt­edly be see­ing per­for­mance vari­ants of EVS. That said, here in the US, in the not-so-dis­tant fu­ture, we mo­tor­cy­clists may be the sole rem­nant of op­er­a­tor-con­trolled ve­hi­cles, given the ex­pec­ta­tion that cars and trucks will be self-driving or robotic. A more elite sta­tus of sorts, per­haps. MARK MERAT SAN FRAN­CISCO, CA

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