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Rockntractor
07-13-2009, 08:29 PM
When inventor Stefan Gulas rides his eROCKIT around Berlin, he still turns lots of heads. Is it a motorcycle, a weird scooter, a souped-up bike? People don't seem to know. For eROCKIT is not only fast, going at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, it's also pretty - a skinny, streamlined electric motorcycle or a thoroughly decked-out e-bike. Electric assist bikes are popular on TreeHugger, and most of them run between $1,000 to $5,000 - electric motorcycles are around $15,000. ERockiT plans to build just 10 machines in 2009, for the pretty-penny price tag of $44,000 ($35,000 down)! So O.K. maybe not for the masses, but still cool.

eROCKIT's electric assist is made to zip through city traffic
eROCKIT's inventors call it the human-hybrid machine. That sounds like hyperbole until you watch the eROCKIT in motion. The cyclist's pedaling motions assist the motor, which multiplies the rider's effort by a factor of 50, the company says. The faster you pedal, the faster you go.

Continuous 'muscle deployment' to power the motor
eROCKIT said this is the first time that the driver's physical power is just as relevant for driving dynamics and speed as the vehicle's technical properties and engine power. You pedal to get going and pedal to accelerate - hand brakes slow you down. Pedaling also helps to charge up the bike's battery. The bike has no separate acceleration pedal or handle as a motorcycle would.

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/10/erockit-electric-assisted-bike.php
Something else to clog up the roads. Wait till the king of spandex see's this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahr9sUnqfeM&feature=fvw

megimoo
07-13-2009, 09:03 PM
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/10/erockit-electric-assisted-bike.php
Something else to clog up the roads. Wait till the king of spandex see's this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahr9sUnqfeM&feature=fvwLets take up a collection and buy one for that annoying kid from Chicago .Maybe he'll break his neck and leave us in peace !

Rockntractor
07-13-2009, 09:06 PM
Lets take up a collection and buy one for that annoying kid from Chicago .Maybe he'll break his neck and leave us in peace !


Good thinking Mr. Moo!

Bubba Dawg
07-13-2009, 09:06 PM
I want to ride it.

Wouldn't spend 40 thousand euros on it even if I had 40 thousand euros but i would absolutely love to ride it.

PoliCon
07-14-2009, 01:17 AM
queer. That is all.