Christini Hybrid Dirtbike

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10/3/2018 6:27 PM

This is neat. Gas and electric together plus it has their awd.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlYbAWJlfsK/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1t9sydq5tr7d2

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10/3/2018 6:35 PM

Rotary? Mazda is that you?

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10/3/2018 6:37 PM

Steve Christini does some really cool things

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10/3/2018 6:38 PM

My boss at my engineering research firm asked me to come up with 'passion project' to do some research/developement on. I was wondering if there was a hybrid dirtbike/motorcycle in the works.... guess I'll have to keep brainstorming sad

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10/3/2018 6:42 PM

That's pretty damn cool. Biggest turnoff to Christini is that the core bike is a second gen crf ripoff and it's still half Chinese. They upgrade the suspension and whatnot, so that's good, but the US military contracts for these half Chinese bikes still hurts my insides.

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10/3/2018 6:43 PM

That is pretty rad. I’d love to try one out

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10/3/2018 6:45 PM

That's...... pretty f'n cool!!! Wow...

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10/3/2018 6:48 PM

Looks like the electric motor sits above the SI motor and drives it with a belt like many P0 entry level hybrid cars. I assume it has regen. I wonder if you could make a direct drive electric motor worth while. I also wonder what their end goal is with this machine.

With the plethora of power in a 450, I wonder if you could use a cvt to make a better mx bike to compete with the alta. Just thinking outloud...awaiting smarter/more sober minds than mine to chime in. The new goldwing has a DCT fwiw.

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10/3/2018 6:52 PM

that is kool!!!

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10/3/2018 7:12 PM

That thing needs a chainguard, I could see it taking some toes! I think Alta was working in a hybrid bike for the military also, I bet a certain range of electric "stealth" capability is a requirement. 239lbs is unbelievable, super cool!

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10/3/2018 7:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/3/2018 10:51 PM

A guy builds a 2wd, hybrid electric dirt bike. Vitards reply by complaining that it’s a two generation old Chinese knock-off that needs a chain guard. FFS, I hope there’s not a scratch in the swingarm! SMH

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10/3/2018 8:56 PM

And the thuper kewl vitards are down with other companies stealing the designs of the brands that put in the work. We get it, it's all just like, free in the universe maaaaaaan.

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1/16/2019 6:37 PM

I have a 07 prototype Christini built on a 250 crf 07.
The bike was so good that I ended up adding a ktm Awd 300 to the mix.
Anyone interested in a deal on the ol Honda?
8283122973 located in NC

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1/17/2019 2:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/17/2019 2:06 AM

How he‘s able to get that awd to work is beyond me.
But if you have a hybrid bike, why not skip the mechanical awd and built the electic motor into the front wheel hub. You would have a front wheel drive only electic mode but the whole bike would be so much less complicated.

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1/17/2019 6:02 AM

ktmdan wrote:

My boss at my engineering research firm asked me to come up with 'passion project' to do some research/developement on. I was ...more

ktmdan, sent you a pm

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3/31/2020 11:05 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/31/2020 11:05 PM

#434 wrote:

How he‘s able to get that awd to work is beyond me.
But if you have a hybrid bike, why not skip the mechanical awd and built ...more

A hub motor would add a metric fuck-ton of unsprung weight. Unsprung weight is the enemy of super-responsive suspension designs, and why (expensive) companies like Jitsie can sell lightweight, aluminum rims to the trials crowd, for example.

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3/31/2020 11:53 PM

Thumb throttle!?!?!

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4/1/2020 4:09 AM

Cool, kind of interesting he had to fire up the gas engine himself. Shouldn't the gas engine fire automatically when it reaches a certain power demand? Although that might be kind of scary getting half way up a jump face and having the engine fire off.

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