Can an eco-friendly bike roar too?

 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 15:04:34 
 
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Can an eco-friendly bike roar too? Can an eco-friendly bike roar too? Can an eco-friendly bike roar too? Can an eco-friendly bike roar too? Can an eco-friendly bike roar too?
Motorcycles are things every man dreams of owning. Maybe because of some movie, or because the passion truly comes from within, a bike is always something to long for. The wind through the hair, the roaring engine and an endless highway are all elements closely associated with bikes.

Putting aside the romanticism, a bike is also a handy means of transportation in heavy traffic zones. They are also cheaper than a car and have similar ranges. The two things that work in favor of cars are safety and lower emissions. While you cant do much the safety part, you can do a lot concerning the emissions chapter.

According to Green Car Reports, an engineering team in Nevada is working hard on creating the Brutus 2. Contrary to what the name might indicate, this is actually a fully electric motorcycle. So, the emission part is done with completely.

The first time you look at it, you certainly do not think about anything electric. The Brutus 2 looks every bit as mean and real as any American classic bike does. Amateurs might even confuse it for a Harley Davidson. Even at a second look, it will not seem evident you are looking at something electric. This thing can appeal directly to every bike enthusiast regardless of where they live.

Created from scratch, the whole idea behind it was delivering an authentic sports cruiser. In fact, you might even say it is a chameleon. It blends that well with its surroundings when parking it near other gas powered bikes.

So far, we got a cool image and a fitting name. What else is there? Well, performance, or course. After all, that is what makes a real bike, not looks. The boys behind the Brutus 2 claim that that department has been cleared.

Even if, official third party numbers have not been communicated yet, the builders claim that 0-60 mph are reached in 4.7 seconds. The top speed in over 100 mph and the batteries last for 100 miles on one charge. These figures are made possible courtesy of a DC motor, a liquid-cooled Zilla controller (drag racing anyone?), and a 5 speed clutchless transmission.

The battery pack should be able to be completely refilled in about 3 hours from any 110 volt outlet. At least, that is what Chris Bell, original designer and owner of Brutus Electric Motorcycles, claims the 144 volt lithium-ion requires.

Everything seems pretty juicy until now, doesnt it? If you are already looking at you bank account for any spare pennies, hold that off. And that is because the bike not due to enter production anytime soon.

If everything works well with parts suppliers, and other manufacturing companies, this year the bike might see production. But, as we all know very well, things never go as smoothly as we want them.

Hopefully, this project will see a happy end, because the Brutus 2 proves that bikes can look good, have brilliant performances, and be a good friend of nature at the same time.
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