General Varg Beater


Philip

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The Stark Varg is not out yet, but I think I have come up with an idea for a better bike. Who is it going to be who will make a better bike? A Varg beater. Read on...

You know what the major limitation of an ICE bike is (besides the noise and the maintenance requirements)? It's its hardware. The weight and the cost of various powertrain things that make 125 - 250 - 350 - 450 - 500cc motocross or enduro bikes with small 2-gallon or large 5-gallon fuel tanks. You buy one of them for your preferred riding, and them buy a bigger fuel tank if you want to ride all day, or put 1/2 a gallon into a small tank if you want to get a top-4 finish in a 5-minute LCQ.

You know what the major limitation on the Alta and the Varg is? Pretty much the same -- its heavy and expensive hardware.

Except you can't buy a bigger tank. And charging the battery to just 33% won't make your bike any lighter.

The 60hp Varg is not any lighter and not much cheaper than the 80hp Varg. And the battery is still probably not large enough for Tomac to win at Southwick or for Healing to win at Lommel.

How would the Stark Varg successor overcome this limitation?
 

Matt

E-Rider
The Stark Varg is not out yet, but I think I have come up with an idea for a better bike. Who is it going to be who will make a better bike? A Varg beater. Read on...

You know what the major limitation of an ICE bike is (besides the noise and the maintenance requirements)? It's its hardware. The weight and the cost of various powertrain things that make 125 - 250 - 350 - 450 - 500cc motocross or enduro bikes with small 2-gallon or large 5-gallon fuel tanks. You buy one of them for your preferred riding, and them buy a bigger fuel tank if you want to ride all day, or put 1/2 a gallon into a small tank if you want to get a top-4 finish in a 5-minute LCQ.

You know what the major limitation on the Alta and the Varg is? Pretty much the same -- its heavy and expensive hardware.

Except you can't buy a bigger tank. And charging the battery to just 33% won't make your bike any lighter.

The 60hp Varg is not any lighter and not much cheaper than the 80hp Varg. And the battery is still probably not large enough for Tomac to win at Southwick or for Healing to win at Lommel.

How would the Stark Varg successor overcome this limitation?
A hydrogen fuel cell MX bike is possible and could be better. Practically from a consumer perspective would be hard to pull off but a one off could be better. Light, a lot more energy capacity, same electric drivetrain benefits we all love.
 

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