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Model S versus a Motorcycle

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Gynob001, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Gynob001

    Gynob001 Member

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    I used to ride motorcycle and was always amazed by the tremendous acceleration of heavy bikes. Has anyone raced a Tesla Model S against a decent street bike? I was shamed by a mere 400-500 CC bike in the next lane last week.
     
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    It's all about the weight difference... a 500 lb bike vs a 4 ton car!
     
  3. qwertzy

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    #3 qwertzy, Jun 4, 2015
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    Here's the Tesla vs the zero motorcycle



    And the Ego

     
  4. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    over 2 tons, not 4.
     
  5. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Darn Qwertzy, beat me to it.
     
  6. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Put that boy on a diet! :biggrin:

     
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    wow. that ego is fast... made the S1KRR look silly.
     
  8. HebrHmr

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    Just about any liter bike is going to out-accelerate it and destroy it on top end. Some more recent smaller engines probably can too. A cruiser would need some heavy modifications but they're out there.
     
  9. Usatyke

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    My best Tesla moment, so far, was to take a Harley at a green light. Once I showed down and dropped down to the speed limit he passed me with a big thumbs up and a smile
     
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    With my $7,500 Federal Tax Credit, I bought a 100 year anniversary edition Harley VROD and I have a Honda CBR 600RR. Completely different animals, but so much fun and so much speed.

    To me, THAT is what we need to use gas for. There is nothing like going through the gears up to 100 MPH or so . . .
     
  11. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I dunno. I don't ride a motorcycle, but I do like the idea of the Zero. I think having a Tesla and a Zero would be neat.
     
  12. robby

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    I'm hoping to be in this boat by the end of the month! Sadly, the used market for Zeros is a hundredfold scarcer than that for Teslas.
     
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    I rode the zero when I bought the CBR. There is nothing like shifting through the gears. Sorry.
     
  14. Gynob001

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    How do the electrical motorbikes compare (I am not talking about scooters) but at least 250CC.
     
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    Take a look at the video on this thread:
    The Ultimate Drag Race!!
     
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    What kind of Harley? If it was a standard air cooled one, successfully dragracing one would be like bragging about beating up a three-year old ...
     
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    I am proud to say I once beat a 3 year old..... when I was two.
     

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