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FUELL FLOW-F1S Prototype

One of my friends Dave Wax is working on an incredible new electric bike and motorcycle project with Erik Buell, and they had a pop-up shop on the Lower East Side this week.

Now if you don't know, Erik Buell is the legendary engineer who's revolutionary brand Buell was acquired by Harley Davidson, and who has had numerous other incarnations, including EBR Racing.
Now, I had met Erik Buell at the IMS Motorcycle Show in 2016, and despite his celebrity,
Erik Buell of FUELL and Tigh Loughhead, President of Gotham Ducati Desmo Owners Club in New York City
he ended up talking my ear off about his ideas and designs, like putting the gas tank into the swingarm in his early models.
  • Engine: proprietary electric wheel motor (patent pending), two modes – Urban and Audacious
  • Power: 35kW (48hp) continuous
  • Torque: 750Nm (553lb-ft)
  • Speed: 90km/h sustained with up to 135km/h on demand
  • Range: 260km (150 miles) urban
  • Battery: 10 KwH, 400V Li-ION cylindrical cell array in structural magnesium housing, with rear wheel regenerative braking activated automatically by application of the linked
  • braking system (patent pending)
  • Recharging: Quick charge or home w/ Onboard or accessory Fast Chargers
  • Charge Port CCS Type 2 (adapters for Type 1 available)
  • Charging Rate 750W on board, 3.3kW & 6.6kW available accessory fast chargers
  • Recharging: 10 hours (onboard), ~2.5 hours (3.3 kW optional), ~1.25 hours (6.6kW
  • Optional), ~30 min (CCS Type 2, DC Supercharger/CCS)
  • Recharge Time Home
  • 100% Charge: ~10 hours (Onboard), ~2.5 hours (3.3 kW Optional), ~1.25 hours (6.6 kW
  • Optional)
  • Suspension: USD 40mm forks, single-sided swingarm, mono shock with adjustable preload
  • Brakes: Single hydraulic front disc, rear regenerative braking, ABS
  • Wheels: 2.50 x 17”; 4.00 x 17″
  • Tyres: 110/70-17; 140/70-17
  • Weight: 180kg (400lb)
  • Wheelbase: 1370mm (53.9”)
  • Seat: 30.1”
  • Warranty: Power pack 5 years/unlimited km; motorcycle 2 years/unlimited km

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