Episode 51: Free, and worth every penny

Episode 51
October 31, 2010
This week, the show ran long and was rife with technical difficulties. Please try be patient with the audio quality. 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 Pike’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. That’s talent and patience. After talking with Bill and Eva, Chris & James talk about the newly announced CBR250R - Honda’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 Bostrom’s place in racing in 2010 and 2011. Remember, we’re looking for more voice mails about your planned trips for Spring of 2011! Tell us what you have planned - 484-748-0042.