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The new Goldwing?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:59 pm



Recognize this bike?



At first glance you'd think "a Goldwing." Same engine covers, a few differences here and there, but no question it's a Goldwing.

Except it's electric. No motor, no gas, this is a 100% electric motorcycle.



Oh, and one other thing: It's not a Goldwing. It's not even a Honda. This is a new electric bike from Chinese manufacturer Jiangsu Xinri.

The "valve covers" actually cover up batteries and an electric motor. It's a pretty blatant rip-off - I know China is fairly well known for ripping off products, but this one is just crazy!



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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby trike lady » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:25 pm

Yikes! At least it's not a sport-bike style electric motorcycle. That should really get Honda ticked off.
Is it as big as a GL1800?
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:09 pm

trike lady wrote:Yikes! At least it's not a sport-bike style electric motorcycle. That should really get Honda ticked off.
Is it as big as a GL1800?


It looks about the same size, based on the seat, handlebars, spacing, etc.

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Postby trike lady » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:01 pm

I wonder how much it costs and how long it will last, something like that would have people doing double takes in the parking lot. :lol:
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby Sidcar » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:17 am

Electric bikes are lapping the Isle of Man TT course at nearly 120 mph but one lap is all you get.

I wonder if this Chinese rip off has the bells and whistles that the latest Goldwing lacks, but thinking about it operating a power screen might knock 20 mph off your speed.

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby FM-USA » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:26 am

Fuel tank nears empty, stop and fill it up.
Time spent, about 10 minutes.

Electric bike needs a charge, stop (where?) to fill it up.
Time spent, about 2 hours. (unless it's a fast charge, 20-40 minutes)
Now "IF" said batteries were always at the ready like gas, it's a battery exchange.
Time spent, maybe 5 minutes. BUT!!! are those batteries usable, safe, starting to have problems?

I'll stick to the fuel type for now. Batteries for electric vehicles still have a loooOOOoong way to go.
Besides, battery replacement is WAY-WAY to expensive.
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:03 pm

Good idea.
Wrong country.
China? Really? :shock:
Something you'd buy at Pep Boys instead of a dealership.
Now if it were made by Tesla, I'd think twice about one.

I wonder if anyone makes a steam powered Wing? :lol:

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby BillyBarcode » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:15 pm

I just went to the cmpany's website, and guess what? No Electric Wing....wonder if Honda had a little chat with them.

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:24 pm

BillyBarcode wrote:I just went to the cmpany's website, and guess what? No Electric Wing....wonder if Honda had a little chat with them.


Hey Billy Barcode.
I don't think they'd care but I would think that if anyone would do it first it would be Honda. Although it probably wouldn't last long. Kinda like the Honda-matic. It only lasted, what, 3 years before they scrapped that idea.

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby Sidcar » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:12 pm

Did somebody want steam?
I've seen this one out and about a few times but it never seems to get very far.

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:16 pm

Ha ha ha, that's perfect! :lol:

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby geo steinke » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:18 am

Did some one say Hondamatic. I had one in 1976 and I got rid of it now I wish I had one. Still enjoy riding but I would love a Hondamatic in a trike form even. Had both knees replaced and the legs are not what they use to be but I still enjoy riding. I would love to have an electric bike also I would ride it back and forth to work and keep old gas motor bike for longer rides.

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby c5cruiser » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:04 am

I'm sure the Honda Hydomatic would be worth big bucks buy now. I think they made it for only 3 years but I'm not sure.
Sorry about the replacement parts geo steinke but the electric bike is a nice idea even if it is only going to and from work. 8-)

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby tomos » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:00 am

Hi every one,it is shame that we have to see something like this offered by anyone else but Honda.I think that Honda must take this as serious as it comes ! !
China is on the rise in every aspect and world should not be dismissive towards Chinese products that they have to offer now and in the future ,rip off or not .
Personally I am very interested in bike like this one and we should be very careful about what we as generation are going to leave for future generations ?
Some of us may lough nowadays but table will turn around .
Good luck to everyone .
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby FM-USA » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:51 am

ALWAYS A BRAINYACK in the bunch.
Just kid'n.
Good point though.
SOMEONE has to start the ball rolling, if not Honda then (I guess it has to be) china.
china does have the largest resource of natural Earth Magnets and the worlds future seems to be heading in that direction.

I've read so many different propulsion systems, I've always wondered why the PEP & SME systems haven't married. :geek:
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby redial » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:44 am

This is from an Australian site, but I would imagine that it would be available elsewhere. There was no indication of price until you give them your name, so I didnt bother with that. Range is 298Km (about 200 miles) in city traffic.

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=204&zenid=phdgb157484negmc8a3db71232

So there are some out there that challenge the establishment.
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby FM-USA » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:23 am

Any electric vehicle can be a great thing but there's one really HUGE HINDRANCE...
..replacement battery cost.
Batteries will eventually wear out and need replacement and the cost of these newer exotic materials are not cheap.
Also something to think about... "what if" your new electric car is kept in a garage and babied for 20-30-40 years?

When electric drills came out they were WELL OVER $200 (today's price around $700), corded one's were around $20.00, the drill was just barely average quality and that high cost was all battery. When those batteries went out you could not afford its replacement and if you did they were replaced about every one to two years.
Today's batteries do last a bit longer, maybe 3 - 5 years "IF" properly maintained.

IMO, since today's batteries are so specialized I think they should come with a lifetime replacement warranty... ya-ya, dreaming again.
JUST THOUGHTS :mrgreen:

OH then an afterthought.
IF aliens were visiting us and they used batteries, they would have a means to manufacture them on the fly, and I'm sure it be a simple process.
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby FM-USA » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:30 am

"IF" one of your riding buddies had that ZERO SR, be sure to take along a rope. :lol:
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby c5cruiser » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:12 pm

Hey electric fans. Check this out.

http://soraelectricsuperbike.com/#wp-video-lightbox/0/

Who knows, maybe they'll merge but 77k for the SORA is pricy.

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby FM-USA » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:07 pm

c5cruiser wrote:Hey electric fans. Check this out.

http://soraelectricsuperbike.com/#wp-video-lightbox/0/

Who knows, maybe they'll merge but 77k for the SORA is pricy.

HOLLY CHRISTmas that's a huge battery.
No doubt it's 80% the cost of that $77K!!!
I'd love to hear its replacement cost, I need a good laugh. :roll:
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.. .. .. and that website SUX in my opinion. All glitz, .. .. .. .. that's about it, just glitz.
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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby Sidcar » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:09 am

Can anyone find any technical details on this website? Such as how far the thing will go on a charged battery, or any tech' details at all for that matter. A lot of glitz and bullshine but not much else.

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby c5cruiser » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:15 am

120 miles per charge.
Quick charge is 3 hrs but a full charge is 9 hrs.
That's a long time for a 120 miles ride.

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby Sidcar » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:29 am

Found what I wanted on another website:
Top speed. 118mph
Range. 124 mls
Charge time. 9 hrs
No mention of battery life or replacement cost.

UK price £25000 much the same as a new Goldwing"....nuff said!

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Re: The new Goldwing?

Postby FM-USA » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:43 am

Ya that poor range and recharge time is there Achilles heel. (not to mention that "HUGE Pimple" between your knees)

Having precharged quick change batteries at service stations isn't going to work either, WAY-WAY to many different types.

Still a very long way to go before battery power can replace combustion power.

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