Despite those issues with varying internet connections, Skype and audio equipment we interview electric drive experts Eva Hakansson and Bill Dube. Eva & Bill are the designers, builders and owners of ElectroCat, KillaJoule and KillaCycle. ElectroCat is the only fully electric bike to finish the Pikeâ€™s Peak climb. Bill & Eva give us insights on some of the newer battery technologies, charging and discharge rates and costs to operate the various types of e-drive vehicles. They also talk a bit about their plans for the future with their current bikes, and new and updated machines, including taking a run at several Bonneville records in the coming season. And they do all this while reconnecting dropped Skype calls. Thatâ€™s talent and patience.
After talking with Bill and Eva, Chris & James talk about the newly announced CBR250R – Hondaâ€™s entry into either the beginner bike market, or the lightweight sport bike market… or something. Price will have a huge impact on the success or failure of this bike, and on what market segment it seems to fit into best. Bottom line – time will tell.
Scott Bolton weighs in on email to clarify Ben and Erik Bostromâ€™s place in racing in 2010 and 2011.
Remember, weâ€™re looking for more voice mails about your planned trips for Spring of 2011! Tell us what you have planned – 484-748-0042.
- Interview with e-bike expert and racer, Eva Hakansson and her partner and husband, Bill Dube.
- Honda announces the CBR250R
- Follow up from Scott Bolton: Eric Bostrom was racing for Attack Performance, teamed with Cycle World, in 2010 AMA. This article is from May of 2010 and thatâ€™s about when I remember hearing it.
- Music, No Way by Kunk, and courtesy of MusicAlley.com