I am now the cautiously-happy owner of a 2009 (I think?) Leaf-powered Vectrix VX-1! My troubles with the SR hopefully being over now, I'd like to start writing - but mainly reading! - about pleasant electric motorcycling experiences. I actually had my first one today, when I got to ride the VX-1 while the SR's new owner rode it. We took my electric bicycle route over paved country roads, and it was a nice ride. The seating position of the Vectrix will take some getting used to (think "sitting in a Barcolounger, with two wheels and handlebars, that goes 68MPH") but it's a nice smooth ride, with very adequate power. The bike also has a surprisingly loud turbine-like whine, especially at low speeds and while accelerating, but this is one EV that definitely sounds like what we expected EVs to sound like back in the Sixties! The variable-regen throttle and integrated Reverse function are fantastic, giving much more control over riding this roughly 450lb bike than I've had with lighter ones. I can't wait to get it registered here in NY, and to take some more back road rides. I'll add a photo when I get some uploaded to Photobucket.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.
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