GOGORO 2, ¿a good susbtitute of the vectrix in the city?

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Hall9000
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GOGORO 2, ¿a good susbtitute of the vectrix in the city?

Check this out:

https://youtu.be/YF0kktd1tpo

I would prefer they added two more battery bays, ¿but who need two more if you can stop and change the batteries in just seconds?

The price of the bike in Taiwan is just 1390 eur.I think that's fair.

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Re: GOGORO 2, ¿a good susbtitute of the vectrix in the city?

Chain drive? Yuck!

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Re: GOGORO 2, ¿a good susbtitute of the vectrix in the city?

Chain drive? Yuck!

That is REALLY weird - who would go from a virtually servicing-free toothed belt drive back to a chain drive that requries constant lubing and frequent retensioning???

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Re: GOGORO 2, ¿a good susbtitute of the vectrix in the city?

I can see why they'd want a chain for commercial rental use. Chains are very strong and, when lubed, very long-lived. They are also inexpensive. It should be possible to update chain drive technology with things like auto-tensioning and 180 day lube...and an enclosure!

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Re: GOGORO 2, ¿a good susbtitute of the vectrix in the city?

Yeah I agree, but it's strange that the previous model uses a polymer chain instead of a metal traditional chain.

Maybe you are right and the price is the key.

But there are also two more hypothesis that i can think of.

The first is the noise, a metal chain drive combined with that kind of induction motor generates a very clean sound that the planetary gear boxes can not provide.And also maybe in asia in very congested traffic and cities people is not prepared yet to completly noiseless motorbikes.

The second thing is about torque, there are a lot of cars and bikes that still use metal instead of polymer.Maybe the polymer chain that can transmit the same kind of torque and power as a metal chain is prohibitedbly expensive or just impractical.

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Re: GOGORO 2, ¿a good susbtitute of the vectrix in the city?

Just use a belt like a Harley. Cheap. Quiet. Strong. Maintenance free and clean. replacement time every few years.

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