Skip to comments.Yamaha electric motorcycle to debut on market in Sept.
Posted on 07/14/2010 2:08:59 PM PDT by Willie Green
Yamaha Motor Co. said Wednesday it will start selling its "EC-03" electric motorcycle on Sept. 1.
The company projects annual sales of 10 million units of the model, priced at 252,000 yen. The bike is scheduled to be released in Taiwan and Europe begining next year, the company said.
As Honda Motor Co. plans to begin leasing its new electric motorcycle to domestic companies and other entities in December, eco-friendly motorcycles could become widely used.
According to Yamaha, the EC-03 model is powered by lithium-ion batteries and does not emit carbon dioxide. As the size of its body is nearly the same as a 50cc scooter, the model will cater to people with 50cc motorcycle driver's licenses.
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50cc’s is a scooter, not a motorcycle.
“runs on lithium-ion batteries and does not emit carbon dioxide”
Just ignore the coal that is burned to produce the electric for the battery.
Loud pipes, do indeed, save lives.
Sounds like something you would ride around in the mall rather than to the mall.
I love, “the EC-03 model is powered by lithium-ion batteries and does not emit carbon dioxide.” I’m quite sure that Lithium-ion batteries are made without creating CO2; just as I am sure that the electricity used to charge the battery causes no emissions. Obama must have switched all generation to wind, hydro-electric, and Atomic while I slept. And we all know that the hardware for those is made without petroleum, CO2 or any thing but unicorn breath.
comes with a used vuvuzela at no additional charge
That’s a scooter. A girl’s scooter to boot.
Perfect for Libtard Greenies!
Don’t tell people where the “holes” lead. It may wake them from a stupid slumber.
“BORN to be WIIIILLLLDDD!!!”
dun DUN dun dun dun dudududoooo
Don’t these fools think anything through?
Sorry. Unicorns exhale CO2.
“Just ignore the coal that is burned to produce the electric for the battery.”
Don’t sweat the rolling brown outs, either.
Also, you can take the expired batteries and throw them in the trash, right?
The Smart ED has (conservatively) an 84 mile range between charges & you won't get wet when it rains!
They already have these...there’s always 4-5 of them charging up near the door at Wal-Mart.
I've seen more meat on 10-speeds.
Are you sure what kind of gas do Unicorns pass?
What do motorcycles have to do with Jesus? That makes about as much sense as middle-ages white guys with long hair.
THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS and you have to give it back!? ($599/mo for a 4 year lease)
Are they completely insane?
I had an opportunity to ride an electric motorcycle about two years ago. It was awesome...0 to 60 in like 5 seconds. It was a beast. Wish I could remember the name of it. It was definitely no scooter.
I LOVE the BV500 ! Its very competant. As far as being blown over, thats not how it works.
I too ride both motorcycles and scooters. My Vespa 200gt is definately a machine for pros. Not an easy ride.
I plan to have a 750 in my garage before the year is out.
I have a friend at work who's from India. He's also a motorcyclist. He's telling me about riding in India and what they pay for a new bike. I started flirting with the wild-hair idea of flying there for a couple of weeks, just buying a bike, riding the hell out of it while I'm there, then just giving it to someone there as a parting gift.
Haven't thought it all the way through yet, and right now it's just a half-baked idea, but I smell an adventure in the offing.
Yes that’s true generally. However, when I was 11 I got a Honda Z50A. That was definitely a motorcycle.
We just use the Oxygen scooter here in the neighborhood (north Richland). It is fun to ride and that torque off zero rpm is kind of a different feeling. I was sitting on it talking to a Richland police officer who was interested in it and he didn’t notice I had an expired tab (is current now).
On the kid’s front, the Yamaha TTR-90 is ready to go again after replacing the front tube. The Slime didn’t work this time because the valve stem tore off (no rim lock).
We will head to the Morrow ORV Park now that I replaced the throttle position sensor on the pickup yesterday. We use just a Harbor Freight Tools utility trailer to haul the bikes. I have been refining (modifying) that trailer for the last 10 years.
I can make it down to Pocatello say the end of July to exercise your Roadster so it doesn’t seize up.
Lucky Fart, Do it in a heartbeat.
Loud pipes, do indeed, save lives.
But I never have heard it from any reputable research report.
Tell ya’ what: Why not be real safe, and go around with your horn blaring all the time?
I suppose when a crash is imminent, you open the throttle, instead of using your horn (and maybe brakes - how do those pipes help you when you are braking).
I guess you’ll show me the data that shows how those modern, well-made bikes from Germany and japan are killing their riders with their well-tuned and muffled engine noises? (Crickets...)
I’ll bet the Garbage truck on tuesdays gives you fits of rage.
agreed. how many people will say “I never heard them coming” ?
In the meantime, I'll continue to converse with the adults.
I used to feel the same way until I had an accident on one.
You DOG...I want a Rocket...I’ve got a 95 Thunderbird that’s fun as all get out, but those Rocket’s are sweeeeeeeet.
Nice. Petroleum is used in virtually every part of that scooter. 25% of all oil use is non-fuel in nature.
A range of what...10 ft?
It’s surprisingly cheap- about seven bills for a brand-new Hero Honda Dawn (Standard type) off the showroom floor. It’s a LOT lighter than what I ride, but it’s only for a couple of weeks or so. New buys me some reliability. Bike, rather than riding the rails, buys me spontaneity and fun. My friend is talking about going with, so no communications or guidance problems. Plus, he seriously knows people.
This is starting to sound like an idea.
I’ve got an idea...why don’t you spend the next eight hours searching the internet for a “reputable research report”...then get back to me with the information...
I assume you have a reason for believing what you claim, or do just accept what all the other mid-life geezers say at face value?
Or do people who pay a premium for “noise vibration and harshness” also lack judgment or other matters of reasoning?
I’ll await the evidence for your absurd claim.
(How am I doing at being only half as much of an annoyance that you Harley boomers are? ;-)
Well, ya better be ready to meet Jesus if your’re counting on the loud pipes to save your life, at least here in Il right now (heat index 110 F). Everybody is driving around with the a/c on, and probably listening to something on the radio, OR yapping/texting on their cell phones.
To better warn those ahead, the loud pipes need to be aimed forward, and maybe one aimed up at the rider(s) to let them enjoy the sound too.
The above rider wearing a red shirt and riding the pink scooter is more like it. I know the black leather makes the riders look B-B-B-BAD, but it helps get them d-d-d-dead.
I’ve riden mostly with dark jackets, but almost always with a white helmet, and nearly all of my riding was rural, with little traffic to deal with.
City biking and wearing black.......you’re probably safer to go fight the Taliban.
BTW, my white hair is only long enough to cover the bald spot, per my wife’s instructions.
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