Thursday, June 15, 2006

Presenting THE Electric Rat Bike!

The Jackal, is the latest contestant in our pagent of electric two-wheeled transportation, and I think the most "rattable" of the herd. Featuring a Briggs and Stratton Etek engine (sadly now discontinued, this engine was a favorite of DIY alternative propolsion freaks, it has been used in everything from electric scooters to 30' electric sailboats) and the Alltrax controller (also a favorite of DIYers, it is fully programmable, and hooks up to a Win XP box!)
Thunderstruck Motors will sell you a base model (30-45mph with 15-35 mi range) fully assembled for $3.4K, a performance model (45mph with 15-25 mi range) for $3.7K, or you can build your own, they sell all the pieces individually (though if you're gonna go that route, you gotta be the type who'll want do some customization!)
I hope Thunderstruck has a stash of Eteks, and this isn't just a case of them not updating their website for awhile, because this puppy really could be come the bare-bones of many an electric dream.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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punkelf said...

um...
are you on crack?
Electric motorcycle?
Voice Over work?
My mind can jump from subject to subject and find connections in between like an ADHD kid on a Red Bull Drip, but YOU my friend have lost me.
and that's saying something.

mark said...

Electric Bicycles and Electric Scooters

Elmo The Electric Bike and Electric Scooter Guy

This is an excellent blog for electric bicycles. There are not too many around like this. Thanks for making this such an interesting subject. Oh, by the way, Wired Magazine has a great article on hybrid cars this month. (Jan 2008 issue).

God Bless,
Elmo