BlueShift Motorcycles to Make Electric Cruiser

06/24/2009 @ 3:37 am, by Jensen Beeler12 COMMENTS

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Michigan based BlueShift Motorcycles is entering into the electric motorcycle business, but instead of the track bred entries we saw for the TTXGP, BlueShift is focusing on the cruiser end of the market. BlueShift describes the bike as a heavyweight and street fighter. At over 600lbs, we’ll agree with the heavyweight part of that statement.

All that mass doesn’t come for nothing though. BlueShift is claiming 200 lb•ft of torque, and a 0 to 60 time of 3 seconds. Beyond the brawn, BlueShift if claiming some brain too. The cruiser has a special design that will allow for easy rider (A-OH!) customization, and also includes what BlueShift calls “special communications systems and location awareness” features.

All of these details sound very vague to us, and so far only a few CAD renders of the bike exist, yet BlueShift will let you pre-order a bike for $1,000. If you like buying things before they’ve ever been made, neon lights, and electricity, you can go to their website and lay your money down.

Source: BlueShift

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  • Digitsu

    Heavy, crazy torque, and silent running. Gonna be as fun as riding a crazed hippo through a deaf convention. Recipe for disaster.
    Doomed to failure.
    I think they are seriously misjudging the market if they think cruiser buyers are into silent bikes.

  • http://www.environmoto.com cWINFIELD

    I can’t say I’m a cruiser guy, but the renderings look pretty cool.

    ““Battery technology has finally reached a point where we can match or exceed what gasoline
    motorcycles can do.”, claims CEO Tommy Hills.”

    I think a lot of people would question that statement, but maybe they’ve got something no one else has figured out yet. It will be interesting to keep tabs on these guys. I just hope it doesn’t go wrong and they become known as BS Motorcycles…

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  • http://twitter.com/nathanleach/status/2310775634 Nathan Leach

    0-60 in 3 seconds on your electric cruiser bike? http://ping.fm/VcsEe

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    RT @EatSleepRide: The first electric cruiser? http://is.gd/1d19K

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  • rashmin

    Heavy weight OK!…. 0-60 in 3S Good…… Silent Street fighter……….Whats the Use!

  • Wayne

    There’s something to be said for stealth tech… while a noisy bike may keep the cagers at bay, blowing by them before they even know you’re there works too. Of course, the only real safety a biker has is eternal vigilance…