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An electric chopper? What Dennis Hopper think?

from the reality TV show Chopper’ has invented a zero-emission It’s ‘Easy Rider’ the ear-splitting roar (and gases).

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Well, County Choppers (OCC), the bike shop in Newburgh, that has its own TV reality show, has a new on the genre: no noise.

No, it’s not a muffler developed by NASA. what OCC is calling the first electric motorcycle.

Yes, it’s a chopper can keep up with a Harley-Davidson at 100 miles per hour without waking up a baby. And, the machine is electric, it has zero compared with most which pollute the air at about the level as a car built in the 1980s.

As Teutul Sr.. the driving behind the bike shop, it around New York ’s Circle on Wednesday, the only was the sound of truck drivers their horns in admiration of the futuristic bike. Mr. Teutul, his trademark red sleeveless T-shirt, that driving the machine is

Known as “Senior” on the show, built the machine over the month for Siemens. the German company. It wanted an “ecobike” looked “real cool,” in the of a Siemens company official.

To the environmental request, OCC used materials, water-based paint machine is white with trim), Siemens’s LED lights, and 12-volt batteries. The bike go 60 miles before it needs to be in for a charge, OCC estimates. Most built by OCC get about 35 to 40 miles per

“When you need a charge, you can pull in to a McDonald’s,” says It’s not clear, however, McDonald’s does battery-charging in to burgers.

In July, a company in Ore.. Brammo. announced it was an electric motorcycle that the estimates gets 378 miles per The machines cost $11,995.

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Teutul says his company is the to make an electric chopper.

Siemens and OCC were reluctant to how much the bike cost. Jim an engineer at OCC, says a chopper built by the company between $70,000 and $150,000, on the amount of work. But Siemens special arrangements to have of its products used on the bike, and it has rights.

Also, it is paying special fees.

Siemens, calling the the “Smart Chopper,” plans to it at energy and industrial trade and conferences over the next In 2010, the motorcycle will be off, with the proceeds to a charitable cause that the environment.

This episode of the OCC called American Chopper , air on TLC on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 9 p.m. time. But don’t look for a lot of between Senior and his son, Jr.

Often sparks fly as the two spar the construction of a machine. But, says, “Junior was not involved.”

Oh, and buys the bike at auction, want to add some vroom to it. The bike company has added a to generate sound so other can hear the motorcycle coming.

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