2017 Supercross Discussion

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2017 Supercross Discussion

Postby TeamHavocRacing » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:12 pm

It's the new contract year again and moves are being made to prepare for A1. I was excited to hear Roczen talking up the new wheels he's on and also for Hill debuting the Alta ShredShift at RBSR.

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Postby scheeve3 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:26 pm

FINALLY an electric bike that looks decent and shows some great power. Apparently in supermoto it already has proven his worth. But MX/SX is a different kind of animal.
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Re: 2017 Supercross Discussion

Postby TeamHavocRacing » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:35 pm

Remember they had the Space-X challenge? Why don't they have something like that for increasing power density in batteries? Carrying around 100+ pounds of batteries just to run 20 mins or whatever really sucks. We'll see major improvements as demand and production ramps up. This is still in it's infancy. Too bad so many moto spodes think it's "gay".
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Postby ShackAttack12 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:27 am

Check out the fork travel data logger HRC is using on Roczen's bike. So trick:

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Postby Jay » Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:00 am

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Postby yzmxer608 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:04 am

I understand they probably were just using it for testing but is it legal to race with? I wonder if that's similar to what RT uses, I thought they did data stuff like that too (Chex?).
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Postby John23 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:46 am

Anyone gonna be livestreaming Monster Cup? No FS2 and can't pay the $15 international stream fee because it won't let me
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Postby SMR 510RR » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:34 am

John23 wrote:Anyone gonna be livestreaming Monster Cup? No FS2 and can't pay the $15 international stream fee because it won't let me


Have you tried going through the fox sports go website or app? It isn't on FS1 on my TV but it is on the website, I don't get FS2 either.

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Postby motokid499 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:16 pm

The alta is an electric bike that is supposed to compete with 250f's, yet it weighs more than a 450. The weight of an electric bike is the only thing i dont like.
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Postby Rayvenator » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:20 pm

motokid499 wrote:The alta is an electric bike that is supposed to compete with 250f's, yet it weighs more than a 450. The weight of an electric bike is the only thing i dont like.


It will probably be a niche bike to ride where sound or pullution is an issue. It could even be viable in anything but top level competition.
From the little I understand from electric motors is that its very hard to gain much more power out of it without changing the battery, which in turn makes it weigh even more.

It´s on the other hand extremely impressive what they have accomplished with this bike and it will be fun to watch how it develops.
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Re: 2017 Supercross Discussion

Postby MX|VISUALS » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:40 pm

i read somewhere it lasts around 5 hours in hard mx, don't quote me on it, but it sounds good to me

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Re: 2017 Supercross Discussion

Postby Wahlamt » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:12 pm

5h, that's crazy if it's correct! Remember briefly riding a 85cc equivalent electric bike in 2008 in Denmark. This they said it lasted around 30 minutes back then. Felt awesome to ride, looking forward until the next time I get to ride one.

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Postby Ddavis » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:18 pm

I can't remember exactly but I think my brother said it's 2 hours, which lasts longer than a tank of gas on a 450.
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Re: 2017 Supercross Discussion

Postby ShackAttack12 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:32 pm

Even 2 hours is crazy. The mx race bikes should only need 1 hour of power maximum; about 40 minutes of motoing + a couple minutes of riding the pits/etc.

Hell, for straight rhythm they could run a smaller, lighter battery pack that lasts maybe 2 runs, and then swap out separate charged packs between races.

Either way, its really cool, and I hope Josh at least beats 1 person this weekend.
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