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Postby duke63 » 13 Oct 2021, 17:24

Not a supercharged bike but a EV/petrol hybrid.

https://www.44teeth.com/kawasaki-hybrid ... 675lestUZ4
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby D6Nutz » 13 Oct 2021, 21:56

I saw that on Facebook, the anti-electric brigade where out in force.

After owning a hybrid car, I'd give one a go.

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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby D41 » 13 Oct 2021, 21:57

It doesn't look that bad at all, does it??

The swingarm is certainly a "no frills" design, but the rest of it looks like any other sportbike, for the most part.
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby Kwacky » 13 Oct 2021, 21:58

Sounds like a good idea to me.
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby Cav » 14 Oct 2021, 07:09

I don't enjoy the prospect of a large weight penalty, that will definitely make a difference to fun BUT, so long as you can still ride on petrol in a town if the battery is flat then it's a good idea for any commuter or city liver.
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby duke63 » 14 Oct 2021, 07:34

Cav wrote:I don't enjoy the prospect of a large weight penalty, that will definitely make a difference to fun BUT, so long as you can still ride on petrol in a town if the battery is flat then it's a good idea for any commuter or city liver.


That isn't going to be allowed i suspect. Within 10 years i can see ICE's been banned from town and city centres.
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby Cav » 14 Oct 2021, 07:56

In which case, the small range available from mild hybrids (and even milder motorcycle hybrids) likely wouldn't be enough to do a return journey through London City Centre. Okay, they could go the long way round but all that does is displace and increase the problem to elsewhere.
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby Kwacky » 14 Oct 2021, 08:12

There's very little private traffic going through London now. People struggle to afford, keep and insure vehicles.

I don't think Kwak and other companies are too worried about a limited market like central London. They know that a lot of journeys are relatively short. Working habits are changing and we'll see vehicle ownership habits change as well. With more people working from home, public transport should start to be an option (where available) as it's going to be less crowded than we're used to.
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby duke63 » 14 Oct 2021, 08:15

Cav wrote:In which case, the small range available from mild hybrids (and even milder motorcycle hybrids) likely wouldn't be enough to do a return journey through London City Centre. Okay, they could go the long way round but all that does is displace and increase the problem to elsewhere.



MAG the motorcycle Action Group say that every major city does not include pirvately owned vehicles in their future transport plans,that includes electric vehicles. Whilst that appears to be only for the very centre of these cities, future generations are going to have to learn to live in a very different way.

The future is that the UK will be run on a more local basis ( as many other countries already are) with decisions made locally to suit what that area needs.

Birmingham City Council is asking for multi billions from Government to massively improve the rail and metro links into the city and its not alone. The privately owned car has a very limited lifespan IMHO.
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby D6Nutz » 14 Oct 2021, 08:17

I was reading an article just this morning about electric mopeds in London. There is a new style bike targeting short distance delivery riders like justeat, it combines capacitors and traditional batteries to give 10 or so miles in a couple of minutes charge time. Apparently it also removes the heat issue.

It won't be long before the major manufacturers come out with something like this but with a longer range.

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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby duke63 » 14 Oct 2021, 08:37

D6Nutz wrote:I was reading an article just this morning about electric mopeds in London. There is a new style bike targeting short distance delivery riders like justeat, it combines capacitors and traditional batteries to give 10 or so miles in a couple of minutes charge time. Apparently it also removes the heat issue.

It won't be long before the major manufacturers come out with something like this but with a longer range.

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This shows the potential. Some guy knocked this together 10 years ago in his own garage and it runs purely on capacitors. Now put the might of VW Group etc behibd the research and imagine what they can achieve.

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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby Kwacky » 14 Oct 2021, 08:43

What happens when he hits 88mph?
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby Cav » 14 Oct 2021, 09:00

It can't
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Re: Hybrid Kawasaki

Postby duke63 » 14 Oct 2021, 09:47

Kwacky wrote:What happens when he hits 88mph?


Bloke round the corner from us owns a De Lorean, i'll ask him. :D
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