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In 2009, I got an electric scooter. It goes 50 mph, carries two people and groceries, and gets the equivalent of about 400 mpg. Zero emissions. I just plug it in at night, get up the next day and it's ready to go. No more gas.
After I got the electric scooter, I almost immediately wanted an electric motorcycle. From the beginning, I wanted it to be a cool custom motorcycle first, and an electric motorcycle second. I wanted a great looking, eye catching bike that showed off that it was electric.
Much like the Tesla roadster, I wanted this to be a way for people to see that green vehicles don't have to be slow and ugly. They can be as bad ass as any custom bike out there.
I looked and looked on Craigslist and E-bay and finally found a rolling chassis from a 1994 Suzuki GSX-R 1100. This frame is actually pretty good for electric conversions because it has a nice big open area for batteries (with the engine removed). It's also a very nice bike.
Long story short, this is what arrived in the mail from the E-bay seller. This is where I started.