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Offline DynaGlide

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Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« on: November 26, 2021, 07:52 AM »
These electric motorcycles were unveiled this week for last mile delivers and tradesmen:



https://ridecake.com/en/shop/bikes/osa-flex-work/

As a motorcycle enthusiast I appreciate what they're doing, but I'll be darned if I'll ever strap a Kapex, or any miter saw, to the back of a motorcycle  :o

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Offline notenoughcash

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2021, 08:26 AM »
if i put my miter saw on it without a font weight it would be inclined to wheelie [eek]

otherwise i can see it being used in cities
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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2021, 09:52 AM »
I would be very scared of rain with such a setup.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2021, 10:08 AM »
There's a lot to pick apart but:

1) In an accident, how would insurance treat this weighting of a motorcycle
2) This bike is presumably intended for the european market, where its main use case is navigating to harder to reach areas, which most likely means bad roads or cobblestone etc. Those tools would be destroyed over that kind of terrain.
3) Better take all of that off when you reach your destination or it's going to be gone.
4) Guaranteed theft. I follow a couple groups of tradesmen in the UK and it's common to see a guys van stripped clean in under 2 minutes by thieves following them waiting for them to stop.

It's a neat marketing image, though.
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Offline Alex

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2021, 11:50 AM »
As a motorcycle enthusiast I appreciate what they're doing, but I'll be darned if I'll ever strap a Kapex, or any miter saw, to the back of a motorcycle  :o

I have strapped my CS70 behind my bicycle on a cart.  [tongue]

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2021, 06:25 AM »
you cant have many pikeys in the netherlands then alex.

but that said a cs70 is probably quite hard to conseal in tracky bottoms
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Offline Gregor

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2022, 10:14 AM »
An interesting concept, top speed and range makes it usable, being able to pull a 'trailer' makes it suitable for things which are complete out of the question for a normal motorcycle.

Price is a bit steep though, IMHO.

Offline JINRO

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2022, 10:24 AM »
Surgery is ready anytime when an accident happens darn~ [eek]

Offline Chainring

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2022, 12:14 PM »
Super Tradesman, to the rescue! A Kapex on a motorized two wheeler is sketchy enough. A Kapex on a motorized two wheeler with the blade still attached is a whole other level of sketchy. Guard or no, that's just asking for nice little carbide bits to bite somewhere on fleshy bits.

Then, there's all the other stuff.

Nope!

Offline Mortiser

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2022, 01:52 PM »
True definition of a "Donor-cycle."
But it looks cool!

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2022, 01:57 PM »
Methinks it would get VERY expensive if one tipped over.   [scared]   In any case, don't even think of stopping for supplies or a cuppa with a Kapex strapped on the back.  It likely will be in someone else's Sprinter when you come out. 
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2022, 02:01 PM »
I would be very scared of rain with such a setup.

Agree. The CG is so high it would be very difficult to handle.
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Offline woodbutcherbower

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2022, 03:54 PM »
What a pity the photographer couldn't find some lumber which wasn't warped to high heaven and dripping with resin sap. That piece nearest the camera is like a banana !!!
« Last Edit: September 28, 2022, 03:56 PM by woodbutcherbower »

Offline squall_line

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2022, 04:14 PM »
What a pity the photographer couldn't find some lumber which wasn't warped to high heaven and dripping with resin sap. That piece nearest the camera is like a banana !!!

I think they were going for the "authentic big box store experience"  [wink]

Offline rst

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Re: Electric motorcycle featured with a Kapex mounted
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2022, 11:01 AM »
I looked at their website some time ago after seeing an article on Core 77.  There are various models and even two different trailer attachments.  When we had our tile work done the installer had been one man contractor moved from NYC and he had used a motorcycle for all his remodeling jobs due to the parking problems endemic to large cities.  He had all materials delivered putting the onus on venders to deal with that.  He was very pleased to be able to now van all his jobs.