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    BMW continues to come up with an electric motorcycle design that their customers will love. This is a nice try, but does seem to be a work in progress. Not quite up to Energica's production electric motorcycle standards, though: https://riders.drivemag.com/news/mee...0-nm-of-torque
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    I didn't look at all the pics but with a bit of fairing it looks like the old K bikes from the 80's.
    The mechanicals are not particularly attractive.

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    this concept bike weighs a lot, it's about 300 kg, maybe more. this is one of the main problem of the electric bikes, usually their weight is a lot more than bikes with thermal engine that can compared with them. the energica ego, for example, weighs more than 270 kg, it has a brutal acceleration, maybe more than any other 1000 cc sport bike, but its weight don't let it to reach the same maximum speed of the other sport bikes which weigh about 70 kg less. the maneuvering of these heavy electric bikes maybe is quite simple because they have the reverse gear and a sort of parking assistance (I think that every bike which weight is more than 160 kg should have this kind of assistance, but...), anyway riding such heavy bikes at low speed can be very difficult. it has no sense, because one of the purpose of an electric bike is to stop the dangerous emissions of the thermal engines and the place where it's more needed to do it is just inside the city traffic where you need bikes that can be handled easily at low speed.
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    the frame of this concept bike recalls the one of the KTM Super Duke, the engine looks to heavy for this frame, but I suppose that the BMW engineers know what they have to do, in truth this kind of structure is very strong and resistant.
    "putenza du gibbiuni!" dissi u sceccu quannu vitti u mari... ("what a big pool!" said the donkey when has seen the sea...) 

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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/31/cars/...les/index.html

    DIdn't know where to put this but if places like Hanoi want to ban motorcycles by 2030, except maybe electric bikes, other cities may consider the same.
    Seems Rome and Paris are restricting some traffic already?
    Electric cars and bikes, no noise and atmospheric pollution. Whoda thunk it.

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