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Old 03-12-2019, 01:17 PM   #1
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Anyone else excited about MotoE?

Iím curious to see how Sete Gibernauís whining has evolved
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:23 PM   #2
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Not sure I'm excited, but definitely interested.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:25 PM   #3
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:37 PM   #4
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:21 PM   #5
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I’m interested in how the instant torque will change riding styles
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Old 03-12-2019, 07:08 PM   #6
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:40 PM   #7
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No. I raced one E race several years ago in conjunction with AMA. Not enough battery to make it interesting.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:56 PM   #8
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:09 AM   #9
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:34 AM   #10
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Oh damn! My man DePuniet! Can't wait to see him toss that bike into the gravel trap.

I'm stoked to see the MotoE races. They will be fun and only a few laps. Good show.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:05 AM   #11
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I am interested.

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Three things:

Battery limitations will limit the distance. Ten lap races are sprints. So they will be "interesting", no tire strategy.

They make almost no sound. It's weird riding one. As a spectator you basically hear whishing sounds which are the sound of the tire flexing on the asphalt, it sounds like a giant bicycle race, same sound.

In order to make one fast enough to be interesting, they had to compromise. The current tech doesn't allow a big enough battery to last 45 minutes in a full race. There's not much on the future horizon that says this is going to change, other than insanely expensive regenerative LeMans/F1 tech. And that may happen in a future hybrid, which is what they should have done.
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:52 AM   #13
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:29 AM   #14
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Very excited to see. This is how we can get accelerated development just as ice bikes do from track experience.
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