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Fast Bikes magazine: Kymco unveil a six-speed, 150mph electric superbike… but what did you lot think?
Alan Chapman: If electric motors have massive torque and linear power, does it really need a gearbox? Alan Denham: 150mph and a range of three miles???
Peadar Murphy: Not for me now but who knows maybe in 20 years there’ll be a decent bike that doesn’t run on petrol. At least they’re trying to make them fast and fun rather than just shit slow and boring.
Roger Quinn: 150mph for what, 25 miles? Batteries aren’t keeping up with demand, can’t get a day’s use out my phone let alone an electric motorbike, also get pulled out on by tw*ts not looking all the time, if they can’t hear you as well.
Ella Elliss: May well be fun for trackday use, plus the added bonus of being able to use it on tracks being threatened with closure, due to noise complaints from locals.
Wes Thompson: Range and weight are the issues not mentioned. It’s a start tho. But... How many ‘starts’ are we going to see before they can compare?
Matt Perry: Depends on range and how fast it is to charge. 200 mile range and charges to 80% in 30 minutes, now that could be a game changer.
Paul Stanton: Rather lick my own arse hole...
Geoff Moses: Electric bike with gears, isn’t that a bit pointless?