I am a long time member of this forum, and the previous (hacked) one. Ever since I have been on this forum I found it fascinating to see everyone enthusiastically exchange a plethora of opinions and technical data of the various electric rides discussed here, but I felt there is a lack of a shared place on the web where we can systematically keep and accumulate all this information for us and newbie voltage geeks to reference. This again became apparent in jdh2550_1's comparative review post a couple days ago where lots of great data was gathered but then there seemed to be no really good place to put it.
So to a great part inspired by you guys' dedication, I've been working over the past two years in my spare time on a web site that does exactly that (and more). The humble beginnings can be found here:
WikiPik is a in essence a review site but stands out by allowing users to define custom rating criteria, and these can be subjective opinions (such as ease of use or durability), or measured physical quantities (such as top speed or range). Data entered by multiple users can then be combined, ranked and displayed in a grid view, sorted or filtered by any column, columns can be shown or hidden as desired and units can be converted between US and SI. I began entering an Electric Motorcycles, Mopeds & Scooters category which currently looks like this:
At the moment there are only a few contributions, but I hope you guys contribute more data to make this page a comprehensive overview of the electric motorbike market with data from actual owners! I know a lot of you guys have in essence reviewed most of these bikes in the past so it would be awesome if you would enter your findings into WikiPik. Just create an account as you would on any web site, click on the bike you want to review then click on the "Review this product" link. As I mentioned, you can totally customize the database, add new bikes, new criteria or new choices to existing criteria such as new, not yet existing battery types.
You can also create new categories (e.g. hub motors or anything else that makes sense), specify criteria and add your data right away! You can also specify specs for products and upload images. And, WikiPik is open licensed (Creative Commons), multilingual (with some glitches still) and ad free!
WikiPik has an expert editor that allows browsing the entire database and making more sophisticated edits which is hidden from newbie users. If you are interested, send me a private mail on Visforvoltage with your WikiPik user name, and I'll bump up your privilege so you can use the editor.
If the site is confusing to use, let me know, and I'll help (and in the long run improve usability of course).
To learn more about WikiPik, read WikiPik's about page!
It's an early Alpha release and still has some glitches, so please be patient with me as things get improved over time! If you find a bug just use the "Report a Problem" link to let me know.
So please check it out and let me know what you think!!!
Voloci, XM-2000, custom power assisted bicycle
Founder of WikiPik