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The Tesla Bike

Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by Bernhard, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. Bernhard

    Bernhard

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  2. Fast Eddie

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    Good grief... an "acquired taste" you say...
     
  3. grandpaul

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    The wireless front brake is cool...
     
  4. Hillbilly Bike

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    :D
     
  5. robs ss

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    The magnetically retractable centre-stand is a stand-out for me!
     
  6. robs ss

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    I'm obviously an ignorant person.
    Can someone enlighten me as to exactly where Nikola Tesla's genius is reflected in this "bike"?
    Other than the trite, bullshit intro, that is.
     
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  7. grandpaul

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    The wireless front brake.
     
  8. cliffa

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    What a waste!
     
  9. alan hodge

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    Batman's backup bike
     
  10. xbacksideslider

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    Was there a second link about the wireless brake? How can it have enough amperage to actually stop the bike. And then, I cant trust the reliability of anything wireless
     
  11. Fast Eddie

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    I think GP was joking... based on the absence of a brake cable...
     
  12. Britfan60

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    As soon as I opened the link, first reaction was..."eww", but then after a minute or 2....I like it.
     
  13. Fast Eddie

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    I like some of it too. I like the Triumph engine. The rest of it I’d throw in a skip...
     
  14. Pete Komarek

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    Very Steam punk- I like some of it. The proportions are off though. The rear end should be smaller than the tank. The little details and use of brass is creative. I'd hate to actually ride it.
     
  15. Peter R

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    A real waste of some useable parts.
     
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  16. mikeinidaho

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    One photo shows no brake cable attached to the front brake and another one shows the cable there, drooping dangerously close to getting snagged in the tire tread. Pretty obvious it can't be safely ridden. Shameful waste of a T120,OIF or not.
     

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