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Inaugural MotoE GP this weekend ( Electric MotoGP replacement )

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MotoE bikes – the facts ;

The MotoE motorcycles are fully electric and zero-emission.
The top speed is 155mph compared to 220mph for a MotoGP machine.
A MotoE bike can go 0-60mph in three seconds.
There is no gearbox or clutch.
MotoE motorcycles weigh nearly 60% more than MotoGP machines.
They take no more than an hour to charge, and for every hour there is 20 miles of maximum performance from that battery.

Race calendar

Race one: 5-7 July – Sachsenring, Germany
Race two: 9-11 August – Red Bull Ring, Austria
Races three and four: 13-15 September – Misano, Italy
Races five and six: 15-17 November 15 – Valencia, Spain

“Imagine what it would be like peddling a bicycle, without pedalling, and without it being a bicycle”

“The roar of an akrapovic exhaust at 100mph filtering down the M50 being replaced by the whirring spin of a playstation console within the speed limits and all controlled by a government App which must be kept up to date.”

“Birds have been doing just fine for years without propellers and jet engines polluting the atmosphere and melting the ice-caps leaving thousands of penguins stranded, homeless and in despair.”

“This sound of silence marks the beginning of a new era and the end of a chapter on antisocial internal combustion engines”

“MotoGP are at the forefront of this silent protest against historically noisy and wreckless motorcycles damaging our environment, and are leading by example towards a revolutionary new propulsion method to harmonise our carbon footprint and help create a much healthier environment for bees, butterflies and everyday sustainable living for the greater good of humanity”
Caoimhe Butterly, The Green Party

For MotoGP rider Bradley Smith this is now his reality as he prepares to compete in the MotoE World Cup.

The new event is part of the MotoGP series and is the equivalent of Formula E, as it features electric motorcycles powered by renewable energy.

Bike fans will have to be content with a new ‘silent’ alternative. MotoE machines have no engine, no gearbox and are charged by batteries.

“I can hear my knee slider touch the ground and I can hear my bike vibrate as it goes over the kerbs, and all of that is really strange,” says Smith, who will be racing for the One Energy Racing team.

“For me, it’s like something out of Star Wars – they’re not completely quiet, the bike still has character.”

The opening race gets under way on 7 July at the Sachsenring in Germany, but there were doubts the championship would ever go ahead this year after a fire at a test session a few months back destroyed every single bike.

The March 2019 fires engulfed a newly built ‘E-paddock’ causing almost 1.6 million metric tons of toxic hydrocarbon emissions to be released into the atmosphere, and while no-one was injured, an investigation is still underway.

However, MotoGP bosses confirmed that a ‘short circuit’ reference at a debriefing may have been the culprit and misinterpreted to mean something else. This will now be refereed to as ‘international nautical unit distances of measurement’ in order to avoid further confusion and the inadvertent loading of electrical charging units which sources say may have caused the batteries to overheat and self combust following much confusion and language misinterpretation surrounding the statement.

References to ‘International Circuit’ will remain the same.

The inaugural MotoE GP race was previously set to be held in Jerez on 5 May before the incident which claimed 1,600 Madagascar penguins and caused paddock wide power disruptions and outages for iphone users. British rider Bradley Smith, 28, was not sure if he could even ring home ;

“I was heartbroken – my battery was on 12% and twitter was pushing updates from people i don’t even know, bookface was serving russian ads for blowup dolls and the missus was wrecking me head about toilet seats”

“Just when I went looking for a charger, whamm, lights out – a total nightmare like independence day, I thought the world was about to end.

I missed the best episode of Strictly and had to sit there in total silence waiting for an update in my underpants which stank of wee. You see the films but you never imagine its going to be you, this was much worse – a real Hell on earth until the power got restored and I’m not ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been to several counselling groups since the outage which have really helped me come to terms with the total despair and isolation,. breathing exercises really helped “


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Kells camping

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Kells camping

Lads what’s the story with camping for kells is there anywhere or is that all gone now or what?


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Voting: Bike Pic of the Month May 2019

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Voting: Bike Pic of the Month May 2019

Choose your 5 favourite pics (does not have to be in any order) and list them like so:

Quote:





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2

3

4

5


Do not vote for your own picture !

Click the image to open in full size.


May’s winner will again receive a €50 voucher for Cotters – thanks lads :thumbsup2:

https://www.cottermc.com/


Source: Voting: Bike Pic of the Month May 2019

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Automatic renewal

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Automatic renewal

So I rang on the day my insurance was due to run out and was told it had already been auto-renewed. Grand, I was a bit lazy about ringing etc.. but now I’m thinking… how can they keep my bank details from the previous year? I only ever pay for the year by debit card. Do they not need permission to keep your details? Whats your thoughts? Is this the norm?


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Selling tips 1at time to sell a motorbike

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Selling tips 1at time to sell a motorbike

Hi lads just looking to get some information about selling a motorbike. I can’t seem to access the buy and sell part to look and see the tips. But just wondering in your experiences best place to meet things to look out for best to bring someone with me etc. By all means the bike is only a kawasaki ER 500 01 not a top of the range sports bike. Just don’t want to be caught out like a thick. Cheers lads.


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Guy Martin

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Guy Martin

Guy Martin at it again on the pushbike…?

https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-…t-be-tolerated


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Shop recommendations for performance upgrades

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Shop recommendations for performance upgrades

Anyone have shop / mechanic recommendations (Dublin ideally, but not necessarily) specifically for performance upgrades on a litre sports bike?


Things like:


* Suspension set up

* Upgrading brakes

* PC tuning / ECU mapping

*


I know any good garage can do it all, but I figured there may be some specialists of note.


Cheers. :thumbsup2:


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Who's insuring bikes these days

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Who’s insuring bikes these days

Just got my CN quote


Who’s insuring bikes in Ireland these days so I can do my call around:thumbsup2:


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