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Electric RTW

Now THIS is a challenge! RTW solo on an electric bike!

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looks like a KTM 690E with an electric donk ... correction 990
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Very cool, I like their thinking.

What about when you go to places in the world that don't have electricity though? Or only have a very limited supply for their own use a couple of hours a day?

I think some pedals would be a good back up system for these times.


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Great plan been thinking if this was possible myself for a while. Think he takes some sort of solar panel with him for emergency backup atleast thats what i would do when trying to cross russia on a electric bike. Wonder what the bikes range is.
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You can say a lot about Stalin but he electrified most of Russia. According to the rider, who's been in Russia along the route he's chosen a couple of times on bike already it's easier to find electricity than petrol. The range of the bike is approx 200 km per charge - if everything goes smooth. So to be on the safe side he's looking at 160 km per charge. He'll start in the morning, ride 160 kms, have a 3 hrs charge and a lunch, then do another 160 km. Approx 320 km per day. That's the initial idea, anyway. The rolling chassis is a KTM 990 Adv. It's being built (e.g. rigged with an electric motor and batteries) in the UK by Mavizen.
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so its 3 hours to charge up each time, is that right?
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You can say a lot about Stalin but he electrified most of Russia.
Understatement of the year!
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so its 3 hours to charge up each time, is that right?
That's right. So he'll have time to do maintenance and keep up a travel blog each day.
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Maintenance should be fairly minimal, there is no reason today that electric vehicles shouldn't be as reliable (or more) than petrol. This is a very interesting project. I hope they make it.
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looking good
are they using a lynch motor?
but that will be one heavy bike with all those batteries
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