Really depends, I build my bikes using high quality suspension, big brakes, powerful motor and batteries. I like to overbuild since I ride at high speeds and is my daily commuter.Thats really cool! Out of curiosity how much does it cost for a set up like that? also what is the recharge time like?
Definately, I want a electric motorcycle but they're way too expensive to justify the cost. It would, be cheaper to convert a gas motorcycle to electric. The homebrew electric motorcycles are growing. Heck, electric vehicle performance is advancing very rapidly, its like the 90's, when computer performance would leap every few months. Electric vehicle tech is the same way.Probably makes a lot more sense than an electric motorcycle.
What kind of range?
My current setup is heavy, 25lbs rear motor, but its able to put out more much torque and handle more power without burning up.Crazy! How much weight does everything add to the bike? Do your brakes actually keep up with the increases in speed or are you replacing pads frequently?
Pedaling does extend the range since it takes load off of the motor, but it there's no way it can recharge my batteries.Under the old "the stupid question is the one you didn't ask" theory, have you considered rigging the pedals so they re-charge the battery also?
I doubt that it would be much but it seems every little bit would help.
Got to fill dem gallons of 'lectriscity.:lgh2
Pedal crank charging systems are pretty much standard for a lot of military gear. Or they were back when I had teeth and hair.