It's a beautiful thing. There are lots of things that probably need to be worked out that wont get worked out till it's in production, but it's a great idea. If we can take steps towards eliminating pollution and dependence on fossil fuel that's all to the good. Performance will eventually be up there. Kawasaki is not the only one working on this, just the biggest. They probably wont replace sportbikes anytine soon, but for basic transportation, I'd love to have one and love to see them in general use.
"eCycle is developing a 150mpg motorcycle. The motorcycle will feature a 125cc advanced 2-stroke, direct injected engine and a 10kW electric motor. The projected weight of the motorcycle is 230lbs, with a top speed of 80mph and acceleration of 0-60 mph in 6 seconds. The target retail price is $5,000."
Shotimer and shaft (shaft, no need to get agressive, I'm open to different opinions), you are probably right. I didn't remember that little detail (bateries).
Still, it looks great, as does their motogp bike!
The absence of exhaust makes it look even better (in my opinion!).
Is it just me or does the rear wheel seem to be smaller in diameter than the front one? Strange ...