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(The Verge)   Harley Davidson introduces its version of a mobility scooter. Rascal seen furiously taking notes   (theverge.com) divider line
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2020-10-27 11:14:28 PM  
5 votes:
"gorgeous"?  Really?  That thing looks like a $100 Walmart beach cruiser that had an unfortunate run-in with a can of black Krylon.
 
2020-10-27 10:56:55 PM  
3 votes:
Better headline: "Harley Davidson develops new product to follow its aging demographic."
 
2020-10-28 11:43:15 AM  
2 votes:
thats okay... after running Sturgis during a farking lethal pandemic...anyone left alive who wants a "REAL" Harley Davidson will have plenty of used models available fairly soon... might have to use some goo gone to remove the Trump stickers, and some bleach on the seats though
 
2020-10-28 11:30:45 AM  
2 votes:
Harley Davidson - You can get better but you can't pay more!
 
2020-10-28 8:24:11 AM  
2 votes:
Where are the loud ass pipes?  What about the oversized american flag?  How will I know it's a Harley if it doesn't leak oil? Inquiring minds need to know.
 
2020-10-29 3:23:19 AM  
1 vote:
TwowheelinTim:
You've been drinking haven't you.

No, I don't drink at all.

In the meantime, I've farkled you so I remember never to engage with you in the future.

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Have a nice day.
 
2020-10-28 10:30:24 PM  
1 vote:

moike: TwowheelinTim:
Gear boxes in the bottom bracket are a thing in case you were wondering. Or not.

The complete lack of any type of gear selector on either bar should be a clear indication that it's a single speed.  I don't even see any pushbuttons for a powered gear selector.

Gearbox bicycle transmissions are pretty advanced, but I'm pretty sure there are not any 'automatic' bicycle gearbox transmissions even in the prototype stages right now.


I didn't take a close look at the grips. Grip shifting is a thing you know. And wireless shifting is too. Check out Shimano DI2. There's some cool sh*t out there.

And yeah, automatic bicycle transmissions have been developed. The cost and weight are prohibitive so they haven't been employed in any practical sense. I can see Hardly Riders soaking this kind of sh*t up so they have another dust collector in their garage they can brag about.
 
2020-10-28 10:00:05 PM  
1 vote:

TwowheelinTim: Ed Grubermann: Alphax: No splash guards on the wheels.  Avoid puddles.

I see pedals.. so I'm not sure what's electric about it.  (clicks through a slideshow)  Is it the gear shifting?  Cause I don't see any normal way to shift gears.

It's got a mid-drive motor at the bottom bracket. In a Class 1 electric bike the motor provides assistance to pedaling, anywhere from 20% to 100% boost. In a Class 2 electric bike there is also a throttle so the bike can do all of the work for you, which is nice for getting going after a stop. Don't see a throttle, though. Or even a speedometer, which suggest it's probably a Class 1 and limited to 20MPH. I like the belt drive, but there is no gearing. That hub is too narrow to hold any gears.

Gear boxes in the bottom bracket are a thing in case you were wondering. Or not.


Not with a motor. No room.
 
2020-10-28 7:29:10 PM  
1 vote:

Ed Grubermann: Alphax: No splash guards on the wheels.  Avoid puddles.

I see pedals.. so I'm not sure what's electric about it.  (clicks through a slideshow)  Is it the gear shifting?  Cause I don't see any normal way to shift gears.

It's got a mid-drive motor at the bottom bracket. In a Class 1 electric bike the motor provides assistance to pedaling, anywhere from 20% to 100% boost. In a Class 2 electric bike there is also a throttle so the bike can do all of the work for you, which is nice for getting going after a stop. Don't see a throttle, though. Or even a speedometer, which suggest it's probably a Class 1 and limited to 20MPH. I like the belt drive, but there is no gearing. That hub is too narrow to hold any gears.


Gear boxes in the bottom bracket are a thing in case you were wondering. Or not.
 
2020-10-28 11:31:22 AM  
1 vote:

TwowheelinTim: Well they're clearly not making any money selling motorcycles so they need to try something. But this isn't it; I sincerely doubt their motoring clientele would want to be caught dead riding one of these.


Not until they come up with a "bad ass" costume to go with it.

brum brum brum
 
2020-10-28 9:08:54 AM  
1 vote:

TwowheelinTim: Well they're clearly not making any money selling motorcycles so they need to try something. But this isn't it; I sincerely doubt their motoring clientele would want to be caught dead riding one of these.


I have two Harleys and am interested in this eBike.  Depends on the price and range.
 
2020-10-28 6:13:21 AM  
1 vote:
As a current Harley owner all I can say is "do not want."
 
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