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Awesome but creepy--No MOTOR noise!!!
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Couple that with steam and Bam, game over folks...petro based fuel is ovah!
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'Coarse there is the Ion drive...soon to be a bi wheeled vehicle near you.
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when it comes to taxes, we lose everytime!
shoot, i am retired, wife is retired but not medicare age so obamacare.
we have zero taxable income and yet, i still have to pay uncle sam 700 dollars. i can earn all the money i want and not be taxed, just do not get it, as it is , trump's cut hasn't help much of anyone.
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That's one of the challenges to integrating e-vehicles. I never thought of it until my brother told me of nearly being run over by an e-car. Looked into it and apparently it's a HUGE problem! Without sound, people just walk in front of them. Aside from people who should know better and who can at least be taught to pay more attention, just think of the deer!
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I was a tram driver, people were always walking in front of them!
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I suspect the price is as high as it is so they don't sell thousands of them because the production line could not support that many. As was said, this is the start and they want to get some bikes out into the publics hands and at the same time improve the production process so it is more efficient.

Also, look at the price of any new technology when it is introduced, it is always high. How many spent thousands for the first LED TV that came out? In December I bought a 43" LED TV for around $250.

Another thought, the Livewire is a sportbike, not a cruiser like the rest of the bikes. Perhaps it is a lead to get people looking at a HD sportbike to drive interest in the coming street fighter.

The biggest flaw I see is the proprietary charging stations. My understanding is they will be tied to the ones at the dealers. To be efficient all electric vehicles need a standard charging station.

And lastly range. I've seen much complaining online from many people of the 110 mile mixed riding and 70 mile highway riding range. How many riders truly ride that far on every ride?
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