Mugen Is Going Racing with its Electric Dirt Bike

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1/19/2022 6:35am Edited Date/Time 1/21/2022 8:27am
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1/19/2022 6:38am
Dig the look... except the eyeball? Lol
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1/19/2022 6:39am
Is it made of sporks?
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1/19/2022 6:45am
It’s coming!!! And it’s right around the corner!!!
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1/19/2022 6:53am
Talisker wrote:
It’s coming!!! And it’s right around the corner!!!
That's what she said.
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1/19/2022 6:55am
davis224 wrote:
Is it made of sporks?
LMAO...thanks for that!
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1/19/2022 6:56am Edited Date/Time 1/19/2022 6:58am
The plastics look significantly more ridiculous than the previous times they rolled that bike out...

I'd be interested to know what weight is like, as their 450 is still very slightly chunky and they are using a full frame instead of using the motor assembly as a stressed member like Stark chose to.
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1/19/2022 7:10am
Talisker wrote:
It’s coming!!! And it’s right around the corner!!!
but do they have to look like sporkmobiles?
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Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter by not including radiators and having the engine as part of the frame.
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1/19/2022 8:19am
Hopefully they go with this version. Much better.

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1/19/2022 8:38am
Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter...
Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter by not including radiators and having the engine as part of the frame.
Stark hasn’t built shit yet, and no one knows anything other than what the brochure says
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gt80rider wrote:
Dig the look... except the eyeball? Lol
I think it looks horrible but just my opinion.

First time I saw it years back and it looked like Roczen's race bike but electric I thought "Alta's days are numbered if this comes out". Things have changed...
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Definitely need a new designer...what's with the rear number plates???
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1/19/2022 9:19am
yak651 wrote:
Definitely need a new designer...what's with the rear number plates???
It looks like they designed it to appeal to 12 year old youtubers.
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1/19/2022 9:43am
FGR01 wrote:
Hopefully they go with this version. Much better. [img]https://p.vitalmx.com/photos/forums/2019/03/22/333486/s1200_Mugen_E.Rex_Electric_MXer_RH_side.jpg[/img]
Hopefully they go with this version. Much better.

Does that version, give you wood? TongueLaughingGrinningWoohoo
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1/19/2022 9:43am
Nice ; when that thing is pinned due to a crash on the right, you can now shave your legs regularly on the side panels.
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1/19/2022 9:51am
I think Honda is fine with someone else coming to market first, just like the 450. Let somebody else find out if it's just new Coke or will the market embrace it. Don't imagine it would take them long to get one to market. They sure as hell won't need a deposit.
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Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter...
Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter by not including radiators and having the engine as part of the frame.
I mean they’re gonna end up needing some kind of water cooling, electric motors get hot too
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It's all good but for the love of mankind can you electric bike guys at least put some baseball cards in your spokes so can hear you coming up to lap me
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1/19/2022 2:25pm Edited Date/Time 1/19/2022 2:25pm
I liked their e-CRF concept much better than the "Dinosaur" one they are going with. Clearly the same bike underneath, but still...

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1/19/2022 2:36pm Edited Date/Time 1/19/2022 2:36pm
Richy wrote:
The plastics look significantly more ridiculous than the previous times they rolled that bike out... I'd be interested to know what weight is like, as their...
The plastics look significantly more ridiculous than the previous times they rolled that bike out...

I'd be interested to know what weight is like, as their 450 is still very slightly chunky and they are using a full frame instead of using the motor assembly as a stressed member like Stark chose to.
The CRF450 is one of the slimmest 450's plus is the lightest Japanese 450, so I would hardly call it chunky at all
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1/19/2022 2:39pm
Falcon wrote:
I liked their e-CRF concept much better than the "Dinosaur" one they are going with. Clearly the same bike underneath, but still... [img]https://dirtbiketest.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/crf450E.jpg[/img]
I liked their e-CRF concept much better than the "Dinosaur" one they are going with. Clearly the same bike underneath, but still...

To be fair the OP's post is for the Mugen version, not the Honda factory/production version ...Mugen's 'look' doesn't necessarily mean that is what Honda will go for when they eventually roll it out
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1/19/2022 4:02pm Edited Date/Time 1/19/2022 4:04pm
What a peculiar attempt at making a bike look "racy." It looks more like a bike built for a Marvel Comics superhero movie. Mugen ain't what it once was, that's for damn sure.

Strike one!

Next batter: Yamaha or KTM, I'd guess. Meanwhile, Stark sits contentedly in the dugout on top of a huge stack of orders after having hit an out of-the-park home run. Apparently, it's not as easy to conceptualize an E-bike motocrosser as they made it look.
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1/19/2022 4:08pm
Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter...
Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter by not including radiators and having the engine as part of the frame.
So you're thinking a brand new company can develop a moto chassis better than Honda? I agree the Stark is interesting, but discounting Honda's standards and commitment to quality over the last 40+ years is likely a bad call.
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1/19/2022 6:47pm
That’s not so bad as long as you can still bolt regular CRF plastics on it, if you’re stuck with the skeletal shit that would be unfortunate.
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1/19/2022 7:12pm
“We have an electric bike at home.”

*the electric bike at home
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1/19/2022 7:15pm
Falcon wrote:
I liked their e-CRF concept much better than the "Dinosaur" one they are going with. Clearly the same bike underneath, but still... [img]https://dirtbiketest.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/crf450E.jpg[/img]
I liked their e-CRF concept much better than the "Dinosaur" one they are going with. Clearly the same bike underneath, but still...

This right here, except for the tricolor electric motor or battery or whatever that is….
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1/19/2022 7:21pm
Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter...
Seems far behind the Stark. They just shoved an electric motor inside an ICE bike. Stark clearly built theirs from the ground up, making it lighter by not including radiators and having the engine as part of the frame.
So you're thinking a brand new company can develop a moto chassis better than Honda? I agree the Stark is interesting, but discounting Honda's standards and...
So you're thinking a brand new company can develop a moto chassis better than Honda? I agree the Stark is interesting, but discounting Honda's standards and commitment to quality over the last 40+ years is likely a bad call.
I love Hondas. I have a Ridgeline and CRF. This isn’t from Honda directly. A Honda electric bike should have a chassis for the electronic motor, not just shoving a battery in the previous generation’s chassis.
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Stark hasn’t built shit yet, and no one knows anything other than what the brochure says

Didn't Josh Hill say it was better than the Alta?

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