Electric Rc Motorbikes
The idea of introducing Electric RC Motorbikes has been one of the greatest innovations in the radio controlled line of toys and models available today. Motorcycles are a regular part of our life and there is no doubt that there were limitations on the kind of tooling and machinery available in earlier days to give RC motorcycles the kind of attention they needed. What's more, there were limitations in the terms of the size and shape of the motors, which meant that if there were any Electric RC Motorcycles available out there, they would be quite big, bulky and nothing like the quality that RC cars presented to the hobby community.
In fact, Electric RC Motorbikes would never have gained any significance if it hadn't been for the kind of developments made, over time, in the hobby industry. From looking and feeling like cheap plastic toys that were made with garish paint and terrible stickers all over them, and a puny-battery running a punier engine, Electric RC Motorbikes have become one of the most popular forms of radio controlled toys and models available today.
Why are Electronic RC Motorbikes so different?
There are several things that hobbyists need to think about when choosing the line they want to tow and Electric RC Motorbikes are something that is relatively new to the community and requires a lot more thought and understanding. The simple reason for this extra-thought comes from just one thing - the difference between Electric RC Motorbikes and the rest of the RC vehicle category.
There is less space and, therefore, lesser room for gadgets and mechanical or electrical elements. As a result, the motors, servos, control surfaces, electronics and gyroscopes need to be smaller without losing any of the reliability that you normally expect from bigger models. This was a challenge for manufacturers as most RC enthusiasts and hobbyists think a lot about realism and if manufacturers were to try and emulate a real motorcycle in the form of Electric RC Motorcycles, there would be the issue of durability that they would need to consider.
A regular RC car can crash into things when you're running it, which makes damage a real threat to the longevity of the model. However, in the case of Electric RC Motorcycles, there is another threat that comes from the fact that the motorcycle, even under normal running conditions, can fall or break due to the presence of only two-wheels and, therefore, more room for error.
Ride it too slow and it could fall over on the turn. Turn it too hard and it could slip and slide across the surface. Basically, there were a lot of structural pitfalls that ensured a delay in the mass-manufacturing of Electric RC Motorcycles. Then, the models that were manufactured in Asian countries were, to a large extent, made very cheaply. They were all electric but the quality of the batteries, the control structures and the overall design of these Electric RC Motorcycles was terrible, especially when compared to the quality of RC cars being manufactured around the world.
The World of Electric RC Motorcycles today
If you are thinking about what kind of Electric RC Motorcycles you can get your hands on today, then you can rest assured knowing that there are extremely reliable models available in stores. Most Electric RC Motorcycles are Ready-to-Run (RTR), which means that you don't need to do much after buying them and getting out and hitting the road with your friends. Most of these models also come with a little rear-tyre stand for your model so that you can stand it up on a shelf or even use that stand as a starting block of sorts.
Design still remains somewhat of an issue in Electric RC Motorcycles as companies tend to focus more on their nitro-powered and gas-powered models rather than thinking about their electric versions. That said, there has been remarkable development in this area too and models, today, are a million-times better in terms of build-quality and design, as compared to what you got even a few years ago.
Today, you can walk into any toy and hobby store and find a number of different Electric RC Motorcycles produced by companies like Kyosho, Duratrax and other such internationally renowned RC toy and model manufacturers - all of which are of excellent quality and brilliant design. Normally considered as the lowest end of any model or toy, the electric versions tend to get the most stick.
However, with the way this industry is rolling along, its' won't be long before Electric RC Motorcycles become a part of every hobbyist's private collection!