Not a great start for Stark…

5/11/2022 8:40am Edited Date/Time 9/9/2022 12:23am
Just got an email from them… Over promised on delivery dates

“ Due to the current situation in Europe we will be postponing the delivery dates of the Stark VARG for orders originally scheduled for delivery between September and January by one to three months. In the coming days an updated delivery date will be shown on the order confirmation page of the Stark Future website for those affected. Stark Future is working hard to keep the delivery delays as minimal as possible.”
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Johnny Ringo
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5/11/2022 8:42am
This is only the beginning of the disappointments I’m afraid. Buckle up.
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KurtJ99
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5/11/2022 8:50am
Not unique to Stark. Everything in my work and personal supply chain (dirt bikes/bicycles) was getting worse and impacted before the Ukraine war, now it's going to be worse.
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Bman_145
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5/11/2022 8:51am
This happens all the time in many different marketplaces. PS5, Steam Deck, Cybertruck, F-150 Lightning, etc. It doesn't ,mean much. I hope this bike can deliver on the track and is the next step in the future of E-MX.
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LungButter
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5/11/2022 8:52am
Has the media ridden it yet? Wasn't that supposed to be happening?
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5/11/2022 8:54am
Bman_145 wrote:
This happens all the time in many different marketplaces. PS5, Steam Deck, Cybertruck, F-150 Lightning, etc. It doesn't ,mean much. I hope this bike can deliver...
This happens all the time in many different marketplaces. PS5, Steam Deck, Cybertruck, F-150 Lightning, etc. It doesn't ,mean much. I hope this bike can deliver on the track and is the next step in the future of E-MX.
I agree the future is Electric 100%. Difference between stark and the other companies you mentioned, is that stark is brand new. The others are established companies with other products to keep the company running. Stark is just bleeding cash until the bikes are delivered
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5/11/2022 8:59am
Bman_145 wrote:
This happens all the time in many different marketplaces. PS5, Steam Deck, Cybertruck, F-150 Lightning, etc. It doesn't ,mean much. I hope this bike can deliver...
This happens all the time in many different marketplaces. PS5, Steam Deck, Cybertruck, F-150 Lightning, etc. It doesn't ,mean much. I hope this bike can deliver on the track and is the next step in the future of E-MX.
You left off the Bronco.... Wink
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Bman_145
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5/11/2022 9:01am
Tesla was a new company once and it took them years for their first car to come out. Amazon was bleeding cash for 20 years before turning a profit. I don't know if Stark will make it or not, but I'd rather try to be positive about a new brand coming into our small sport.
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5/11/2022 9:01am
LungButter wrote:
Has the media ridden it yet? Wasn't that supposed to be happening?
I think JT is headed to Spain this week for press event and ride.
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5/11/2022 9:03am
LungButter wrote:
Has the media ridden it yet? Wasn't that supposed to be happening?
I believe that starts next week or this weekend.
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5/11/2022 9:03am
Bman_145 wrote:
Tesla was a new company once and it took them years for their first car to come out. Amazon was bleeding cash for 20 years before...
Tesla was a new company once and it took them years for their first car to come out. Amazon was bleeding cash for 20 years before turning a profit. I don't know if Stark will make it or not, but I'd rather try to be positive about a new brand coming into our small sport.
I’ve got an order in so obviously I hope they make it work as well.
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5/11/2022 9:04am
LungButter wrote:
Has the media ridden it yet? Wasn't that supposed to be happening?
USA wrote:
I believe that starts next week or this weekend.
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Stewyeww
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5/11/2022 10:55am
Have you been living under a rock for the past couple of years?
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5/11/2022 11:24am
Procuring parts/materials for the builds are looking stark.....







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5/11/2022 11:34am
Bear in mind the costs of the raw materials for the bike will have at least doubled, and the battery stuff has gone up 6 fold.

When (if) they come , they arent going to be cheap , when they wernt cheap anyway .
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5/11/2022 11:35am
The future looks stark for Stark
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5/11/2022 11:40am
JazzyJJ wrote:
The future looks stark for Stark
That’s so stupid. It’s FUNNY. LOL
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5/11/2022 11:41am
KurtJ99 wrote:
Not unique to Stark. Everything in my work and personal supply chain (dirt bikes/bicycles) was getting worse and impacted before the Ukraine war, now it's going...
Not unique to Stark. Everything in my work and personal supply chain (dirt bikes/bicycles) was getting worse and impacted before the Ukraine war, now it's going to be worse.
Yep. Its taken me 9 months to get 3 Rangers for our fleet, still don't have them, just the VIN's which means they are close now.
No eta on F150's and F250's.
The Class 8 truck I have on order is minimum 52 weeks out and the 6 stationary genset I am going to order on July 1st in the kVA we need are 90 to 120 weeks out.
This morning, I read that Tesla may stop taking orders for a while due to supply chain issues.

If Stark is only 3 months behind good for them, that's nothing these days.

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5/11/2022 11:45am
If FMF was(and still is) 6-10 months behind orders taken in and didnt even took new ones... 3 months is nothing.
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5/11/2022 11:46am
KurtJ99 wrote:
Not unique to Stark. Everything in my work and personal supply chain (dirt bikes/bicycles) was getting worse and impacted before the Ukraine war, now it's going...
Not unique to Stark. Everything in my work and personal supply chain (dirt bikes/bicycles) was getting worse and impacted before the Ukraine war, now it's going to be worse.
dnf736 wrote:
Yep. Its taken me 9 months to get 3 Rangers for our fleet, still don't have them, just the VIN's which means they are close now...
Yep. Its taken me 9 months to get 3 Rangers for our fleet, still don't have them, just the VIN's which means they are close now.
No eta on F150's and F250's.
The Class 8 truck I have on order is minimum 52 weeks out and the 6 stationary genset I am going to order on July 1st in the kVA we need are 90 to 120 weeks out.
This morning, I read that Tesla may stop taking orders for a while due to supply chain issues.

If Stark is only 3 months behind good for them, that's nothing these days.

Ford, Tesla...they can afford to be 52 weeks behind...can Stark afford to be 3 months behind? I don't know how deep their VC/owners pockets are?...I assume, like any start up, they were planning to run at a loss for some time in the beginning...but I don't think they anticipated not being able to deliver bikes on time...Stark may very well end up another casualty of the pandemic.
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5/11/2022 11:51am
How's it looking now e-children? E-bikes will never deliver on the track. It is NOT the future. Would Top Fuel dragsters go EV? HELL NO.
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5/11/2022 12:01pm
nrosso391 wrote:
How's it looking now e-children? E-bikes will never deliver on the track. It is NOT the future. Would Top Fuel dragsters go EV? HELL NO.
Now that is something i would like to see.

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5/11/2022 12:03pm Edited Date/Time 5/11/2022 12:05pm
Well, EMX is certainly helping the case for Stark. Just opened Pre-Orders for their Yamaha based E-Bike. 40HP, and $20,000!!

Edit, Thats 40 BHP. Which after a quick google, is the HP before any losses. So does that mean its actually less than 40??
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5/11/2022 12:05pm
Sounds like you have plenty of time to decide on which generator to buy. Maybe pool together with some buddies and get a wheeled diesel unit that can charge a bunch of them at once.
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5/11/2022 12:20pm
nrosso391 wrote:
How's it looking now e-children? E-bikes will never deliver on the track. It is NOT the future. Would Top Fuel dragsters go EV? HELL NO.
philG wrote:
Now that is something i would like to see.



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Larry450
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5/11/2022 12:27pm
1-3 months does sound kind of optimistic with the war on Ukraine and Chinas zero covid policy.
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5/11/2022 12:39pm
Trying to do electronics design right now without knowing what components your gonna be able to procure tomorrow has been a huge challenge for my industry
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5/11/2022 12:40pm Edited Date/Time 5/11/2022 12:41pm
nrosso391 wrote:
How's it looking now e-children? E-bikes will never deliver on the track. It is NOT the future. Would Top Fuel dragsters go EV? HELL NO.
philG wrote:
Now that is something i would like to see.

-MAVERICK- wrote:
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Hope stark pulls it off. The Kid in me thought how cool would it be if the electric dragster shot lightning bolts like the top fuel ones shoot flames. haha.
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5/11/2022 1:06pm
nrosso391 wrote:
How's it looking now e-children? E-bikes will never deliver on the track. It is NOT the future. Would Top Fuel dragsters go EV? HELL NO.
philG wrote:
Now that is something i would like to see.

-MAVERICK- wrote:
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OMG! Thank you for proving my point even better. hahaha
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5/11/2022 1:20pm
I work in a different field (furniture) and its difficult to find raw materials these days. Everything is getting delayed.
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5/11/2022 1:24pm
philG wrote:
Now that is something i would like to see.

-MAVERICK- wrote:
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nrosso391 wrote:
OMG! Thank you for proving my point even better. hahaha
this is the death of professional motorsports right here
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