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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #15 on: 16.11. 2020 23:15 »
Wonder what electric bikes are like to kick over? *conf*

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #16 on: 17.11. 2020 00:17 »
if these electric bikes catch on and have good old fashioned spoke wheels I hope people fix some stiff card to the fork leg so it contacts with the spokes when the wheel is turning..... the GT model could have a rear cardboard fitment as well *bash*

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #17 on: 17.11. 2020 01:49 »
At least, watch HD's ad video for Livewire.

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #18 on: 17.11. 2020 03:25 »
My problem is, being a "motorhead" for well over 50 years, I live for the sound, feel, smell and required tinkering of internal combustion engines. I can appreciate the advances in electric bikes, but they do not offer me anything that is appealing.
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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #19 on: 17.11. 2020 04:34 »
Seabee,

I'm really right there with you, but can't deny that the quiet speed of electrics has a mystique that will at least take me to a test ride, if just for the amusement.

Back to the original point, I said I thought it was good for Mahindra and no worse for the likes of us than an internal combustion engine in a Mahindra frame with which we have no emotional connection.

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #20 on: 17.11. 2020 05:07 »
well i'm not about to sell my smelly old oil-dripping bsa's, and plan to lane-split between the electric autonomous cars in the no-carbon zones of the future, knowing they'll never be GPS tracked on a 6 volt system.
but an electric bike with massive torque and 0-100km/h in under 3 seconds does sound appealing.
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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #21 on: 17.11. 2020 08:51 »
When I was a lad I used to accompany the milkman at weekends on his horse and cart. Now that's something I would like to see again. Ah, the clink of milk bottles, the waft of horse fart.
We've gone back to having our milk delivered, in glass bottles. No horse so we have to be content with the milkman's farts.

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #22 on: 17.11. 2020 09:00 »
What we have here is a company that has bought the BSA name and is going try to trade on the nostlagia of that name. If they were to produce a bike that had was something like the new Norton Commado then I for one could accept it. It would of course have to resemble in some way like a BSA. The new Commando to me is a modern version of the old Commando so is acceptable. In no way would I accept any electric bike with a BSA badge on it as a  BSA it is too far from reality.

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #23 on: 17.11. 2020 09:45 »
If Mahindra were to do what Triumph did I'd be happy

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #24 on: 17.11. 2020 09:54 »
Wonder what electric bikes are like to kick over? *conf*

Shocking obviously  *countdown*
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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #25 on: 17.11. 2020 11:14 »
It seems porsche are going their own way.
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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #26 on: 17.11. 2020 12:08 »
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Wonder what electric bikes are like to kick over?

Probably got some airy-fairy futuristic nonsense like you just turn a switch - as if
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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #27 on: 17.11. 2020 12:21 »
When I was a lad I used to accompany the milkman at weekends on his horse and cart. Now that's something I would like to see again. Ah, the clink of milk bottles, the waft of horse fart.
We've gone back to having our milk delivered, in glass bottles. No horse so we have to be content with the milkman's farts.

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #28 on: 17.11. 2020 12:32 »
What we have here is a company that has bought the BSA name and is going try to trade on the nostlagia of that name. If they were to produce a bike that had was something like the new Norton Commado then I for one could accept it. It would of course have to resemble in some way like a BSA. The new Commando to me is a modern version of the old Commando so is acceptable. In no way would I accept any electric bike with a BSA badge on it as a  BSA it is too far from reality.

...bububut, Mahindra should get some respect if they go ahead with manufacturing in the Midlands nearby Small Heath and, though not stated, very possibly employing descendants of BSA workers. Also, it is not unreasonable to think that if BSA had survived as an economically healthy company, with motorcycles in continuous production, that they may well have logically evolved into electric bikes on their own. Just because we enjoy old school under the BSA name doesn't mean a couple of new generations can't develop their own appreciation for the name and it's, now quaint, history.

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Re: BSA Mahindra in the news
« Reply #29 on: 17.11. 2020 12:41 »
Personally I couldn't give two wossnames for some foreign conglomerate making electric bikes and sticking a name from the past on it.
I've never bought a new bike in my life and I can't see that changing any time soon.
I don't need a bike to be modern, reliable, green or anything else.
I like my old bikes for many reasons although none of those are among them, but then probably like my most of us, I'm not the target audience for a new electric BSA.