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400 miles of range with Vigo electric motorcycle

Is it real, or is it vaporware?

While electric motorcycles offer amazing performance, the major strike against them is their limited range. It’s usually too short to be used for anything more than short trips, and it takes hours to recharge for another go. Vigo promises to change that, if only it can find the funding.  – says RideApart.com

It will also deliver a 0 to 60 time of 3.2 seconds, a top speed of 180 mph, and weigh just 350 pounds. That’s true sportbike performance with a greater range than many gas-powered motorcycles provide. Vigo doesn’t reveal the secret sauce behind its batteries but does say it uses “a new battery technology which gives much higher battery density, lower weight, and higher loading and unloading speeds.”

There’s one big problem with Vigo, though: funding. The IndieGoGo campaign set a goal of raising just over $300,000 to fund building a prototype and putting the bike into production. It raised $267. No, I didn’t forget any zeros—two hundred sixty-seven dollars. Campaigns to fund potato salad or launching a TARDIS into space raised far more money than Vigo did.

Undaunted by financial woes and failed partnerships, the company is trying once again to fund the production of its electric sportbike that seems to tick all the boxes. This time Vigo is asking people to spread the word far and wide that it is seeking investors in the project. Unfortunately, the response has not been entirely positive.

 

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