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Quickest electric bike

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Dustin_m, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Dustin_m

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    An electric motor is very torquey at 0 rpm. At 1 rpm it drops off heavily. The nice thing about this is that it CAN get a very heavy fly wheel to start turning.
     
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    we have electric warehouse tractors here, simmilar to the tugs used in airports. we switched over from disel to electric a year and a half ago (diesel fumes boo hoo crybabies) and I nearly hit a wall starting out in the electric. I was used to the diesel, which were sluggish to say the least. Mashed the "gas" down on the electric and I wasn't ready for how quick it took off, and well nearly hit the wall.
     
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    In further thought, at 0 rpm we're talking about potential energy. In a belljar, if you took everyone off the power grid and dedicated generation to this motor, then you could have billions of lbs ft "available"

    So the batteries, at 750,000 watts will have about 1,000 hp, at 0 rpm. At 1 rpm it drops off dramatically, but still may be high enough to do some damage.
     
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    I just posted a battery powered bike at the drag strip, I wonder if it's the same bike.

    As always stuff like this happens with out helmets, he was very lucky he didn't smack his head into the ground.
     
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