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Tarheel
2018 Triumph Street Triple 765R
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Let's look at the payback for going with a $39,000 electric superbike versus a bike like a Ninja ZX10R.

First, let's subtract the cost of the Ninja to get the cost of going electric. $39,000 - $15,000 = $24,000.

Now, let's divide that by the cost of a gallon of premium gas @ $3.00 a gallon. That's 8,000 gallons to break even. A Ninja ZX10R averages 35 mpg so 8,000 x 35 = 280,000 miles is the break even mileage just figuring gas.

Now let's look at the practical side.

I ride about 5,000 miles per year. 280,000 divided by 5,000 miles per year = 56 years.

I'm currently 72 years old, so I'd be 128 years old when I break even.
 

Tarheel
2018 Triumph Street Triple 765R
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Any downside except price?

What about handling and acceleration?

I understand the range limits, but I usually ride under 30miles at a time.
And if I run low on power, there are lots of free charging stations in supermarkets around here.

I ride in Los Angeles traffic and the thought of not having to feather the clutch in traffic sounds really appealing and freeing.

The seat looks rather uncomfortable though. And the seat height isn't as friendly as my Ninja.

Come on people, tell other things that will make me give up this expensive dream.
Get your wallet out! The only downside is that it sounds like a forklift.

 
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