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Posted: 6/18/2014 3:59:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 8:10:24 AM EDT by KA3B]
http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/18/5822094/harley-davidson-electric-motorcycle-teaser-video

Harley-Davidson appears to be just a day away from unveiling an electric motorcycle, and it's teasing the new bike on YouTube.

No more "Loud Pipes Save Lives"?

Unveiled!!

http://news.yahoo.com/harley-davidson-introduces-electric-motorcycle-115943100.html
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:00:41 PM EDT
It will have speakers and a motor soundtrack
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:02:20 PM EDT
Bound to be a great success...
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:02:21 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By phatmax:
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Will it leak electrolytes?
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:03:01 PM EDT
The batteries will leak and the out of balance motor will shake random parts off the bike.

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:04:02 PM EDT
Wont work out because the wannabee bikers cant rev the motor 2,000 times at every stoplight.

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:04:37 PM EDT
How bad will it leak?
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The batteries will leak and the out of balance motor will shake random parts off the bike.

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UNVEILED!!!

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:04:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GIVEMEMYTOYS:
Wont work out because the wannabee bikers cant rev the motor 2,000 times at every stoplight.

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Or for 45 minutes in their driveway at 6:00 on a Sunday morning under the pretense of working on it.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:05:40 PM EDT
Will it be 90's technology and get 20 miles to the charge
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Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:07:08 PM EDT
I hope it automatically makes revving sounds at stop lights.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:09:41 PM EDT
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And it will completely flop. Can't be self described billy bad ass if their is no annoying noise.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:09:56 PM EDT
Won't sell

It will be shunned at dealerships
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:10:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GIVEMEMYTOYS:
Wont work out because the wannabee bikers cant rev the motor 2,000 times at every stoplight.

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There are plenty of things about the Harley experience that annoy me but the worst is the constant blipping of the throttle, look at me I'm cool.
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Even as a kid I thought those things were gay as fuck.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:14:26 PM EDT
Good for them!
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:14:51 PM EDT
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I heard one of the new BMWs is so quiet that fake engine noise is piped in through the speakers.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:16:18 PM EDT
Like anything else Harley it will come in overweight and every single component fixed to the bike will under perform its contemporaries.

Hordes of mid-life crisis men will flock to bike, and every Weekend they will lace up their moccasins pull up their thigh high khakis and hit the slab to pose among the finest pirates this side of the Atlantic.

A lot of merchandise will be purchased, resale value will be lost, and hopefully it's not coloring books for daddy's Christmas when he eats shit
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:17:20 PM EDT
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Or for 45 minutes in their driveway at 6:00 on a Sunday morning under the pretense of working on it.
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Originally Posted By redoubt:
Originally Posted By GIVEMEMYTOYS:
Wont work out because the wannabee bikers cant rev the motor 2,000 times at every stoplight.



Or for 45 minutes in their driveway at 6:00 on a Sunday morning under the pretense of working on it.


Oh I see that you must have met my neighbor. Doesn't drive it, just makes fucktons of noise.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:17:48 PM EDT
Lead acid batteries and uses power wheel motors.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:17:56 PM EDT
Looks like a Buell

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:20:14 PM EDT
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Will it leak electrolytes?
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Originally Posted By phatmax:
It will have speakers and a motor soundtrack

Will it leak electrolytes?


It's what plants crave!

Let's see,

Wooden brakes?

Leaks oil?

Vibrates?

Makes a shit ton of noise?

Bad handling?

Over weight?

Every piece in it chromed?

Over priced?

Under performs?

If any of these are checked it could be a electric harley.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:20:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B:
http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/18/5822094/harley-davidson-electric-motorcycle-teaser-video

Harley-Davidson appears to be just a day away from unveiling an electric motorcycle, and it's teasing the new bike on YouTube.

No more "Loud Pipes Save Lives"?
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Needs this.
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Nope, not even close. It does have some things Buell on it though.
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Originally Posted By MCBallpeen:


Nope, not even close. It does have some things Buell on it though.
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Nope, not even close. It does have some things Buell on it though.



So did the call Eric Buell to unfuck it and make it work..

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Will it leak electrolytes?
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Originally Posted By AnalogKid:
Originally Posted By phatmax:
It will have speakers and a motor soundtrack

Will it leak electrolytes?


It's got what plants crave?
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:32:38 PM EDT
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as an option for free states
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:33:30 PM EDT
So now you will have to not only keep a pan under it but one with battery acid kill solution in it.
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Loud speakers save lives
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WTF is that riding it?
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I look forward to the peace and quiet
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:37:31 PM EDT
Haters going to hate.

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:40:40 PM EDT
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Loud speakers save lives
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Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Originally Posted By phatmax:
It will have speakers and a motor soundtrack


Loud speakers save lives


Plug and play.

Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:43:13 PM EDT
I don't currently own a bike; I guess I would ride a Harley if you gave me one.. But an ELECTRIC FUCKING HARLEY DAVIDSON????!!! Are you fucking kidding me? That would be equivalent to Glock coming out with a fucking single action revolver!!! Goddamned blasphemy is what this is.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:44:28 PM EDT
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Yep and haters get shit done.

Let's hope this electric bitch puts out. It's possible but not likely.
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WTF is that riding it?
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Originally Posted By uxo2:
Looks like a Buell

WTF is that riding it?


And is that a Bat-Utility-Belt he's wearing?
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:56:59 PM EDT
It will come with a soundtrack.

It's amazing you can trademark a sound.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:57:20 PM EDT
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And is that a Bat-Utility-Belt he's wearing?
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Originally Posted By helmutlent:
WTF is that riding it?


And is that a Bat-Utility-Belt he's wearing?


Mandatory gear for break downs.

And I THINK that's a "she."
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 4:58:33 PM EDT
No thanks.
Link Posted: 6/18/2014 5:16:05 PM EDT
I would like to ride one. And considering I've been working in H-D dealerships for 25 years, I may get the chance. I thought it looked like a Buell/Rocker hybrid.

AB
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And is that a Bat-Utility-Belt he's wearing?
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Originally Posted By Brownie63:
Originally Posted By helmutlent:
WTF is that riding it?


And is that a Bat-Utility-Belt he's wearing?



It's Scarlett Johansson....















's stunt double. That's from the set of the next Avengers / Captain America movie.


I think electric bikes would be great for commuting and short trip get-just-your-ass-from-point-A-to-point-B work... but being HD, it will be overly heavy and expensive. It'll be a novelty, not a realistic bike that people can and want to own.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:10:35 AM EDT
Today is the day!
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Not bad but people don't buy Harley's for a green bike.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:14:10 AM EDT
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Yeah but it will be playing on the HD/Harmon Kardon radio that will break in a few months.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:15:49 AM EDT
I'm find this to be extremely shocking. Seriously, of all major motorcycle companies to mass produce the first electric motorcycle, Harley?
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:21:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Chairborne:
I'm find this to be extremely shocking. Seriously, of all major motorcycle companies to mass produce the first electric motorcycle, Harley?
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Really thought one of the Japanese firms would do it first.
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I'd buy it, if it's not outrageously priced.

It's good to see H-D innovating again.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:22:07 AM EDT
I ride an Electra Glide Ultra Classic CVO. No bad boy image with me, too old for all that shit, I wear full protection when I ride too so I am somewhat of a Harley misfit. I want to ride one of the electric bikes, I understand they are wicked fast to speed, looks like it will need better brakes though.

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 8:25:15 AM EDT
Death trap. Everyone knows loud pipes save lives. The death rate on this will be near 100%.
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