Are electric motorcycles silent?
A couple of video clips I posted on Twitter.
I don't get your point but it is a good place to put one observation. My TCmax rides pretty silent. But I used for a few days demo one (nice move of my dealer - they left me demo when my TCmax was taken for obligatory 1000 km service) and demo one was much more loud. It sounded like a noisy interrupter or sparkling motor brushes. Pretty annoying. However I think it was a bit more dynamic.
But I like silent electric sound when I ride. 🙂
Keep in mind that location of engine is also important. In TCmax you hear drive belt. In TC/TS - there is none as their engine was mounted in the wheel hub (if I am right with terms in English). So for them there is no noise made by belt. Pretty important difference if we talk about details and sources of sound in electric motorcycles.
I find that mine is inconsistent with the sound it makes, sometimes it feels like the drive belt is binding on something.
This can also be felt in vibrations through the pegs. Other times it can run really smooth this inconsistent noise and vibration does concern me
@FCFanBoy Mine sounds the same as yours in those vids.
BTW, where did you buy yours? I'm in Southampton and I had to come over your way to Dorchester Collection. None of the dealers near me had a TCMax, and were vague and "I'll get back to you".
Ben at D.C. was really helpful - pointed me at https://twitter.com/evopinion review of Evo3, and let me test ride the same scooter, to find out what 3KW felt like, as the nearest comparison to a TCMax that I could actually take on the road. He had 2 TCMaxes in the showroom but couldn't register them until they were sold because of the gov grant thing. I bought one of them 🙂