D-Fly's Dragonfly is a true hyperscooter in every sense of the word

Shawn Knight

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The luxury personal recreational vehicle maker’s Dragonfly scooter certainly looks the part. According to The Verge, the electric scooter is built from high-end materials like carbon fiber, 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminum and paulownia wood. It packs dual motors with traction control that’s apparently needed to put the power to the pavement.

And power it has, too, as the scooter can hit a top speed of 38 mph with a range of up to 28.5 miles.

As an automotive enthusiast, I’m all about speed and power. But really, is a scooter that can reach nearly 40 mph all that safe? Hit a surprise pothole or have to swerve unexpectedly at top speed and you’re in for a very serious crash. Just saying.

Elsewhere, you’ll find a 4.5-inch 4K screen for displaying turn-by-turn GPS-based directions and a “high quality” sound system. There’s even a specialized “Full-Tilt Technology” turning system that utilizes three-dimensional tilt and twist controls on a central pillar.

Interested parties can pre-order the Dragonfly from today but take note, it won’t come cheap. A refundable $100 deposit gets your name on the list but the full cost will be closer to the $5,000 to $6,000 range depending on which model you go with.

The first units are expected to ship out to buyers next summer.

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Uncle Al

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"And power it has, too, as the scooter can hit a top speed of 38 mph with a range of up to 28.5 miles."

Excellent speed / range but a cost of $5000-6,000 is more than a little outrageous, especially when you can buy a fueled scooter for less than that!
 

captaincranky

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Just think, with a bunch of those sitting around the school parking lot, how much less likely it is for your bicycle to be stolen.

Excellent speed / range but a cost of $5000-6,000 is more than a little outrageous, especially when you can buy a fueled scooter for less than that!
Shame on you, advocating for a "vehicle" with an ICE power plant.

Parents should teach their children, "electric vehicle awareness", no matter how many $6,000. electric scooters are stolen in the process.....or whatever crushing burden of medical expenses they are obligated to take on.

Try and remember, electric power is better for the planet, and we must be prepared to allow manufacturers of electric vehicles whatever profit margin to which they feel entitled, to keep out planet habitable for populations in excess if ten billions or more.
 

red1776

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Just think, with a bunch of those sitting around the school parking lot, how much less likely it is for your bicycle to be stolen.

Shame on you, advocating for a "vehicle" with an ICE power plant.

Parents should teach their children, "electric vehicle awareness", no matter how many $6,000. electric scooters are stolen in the process.....or whatever crushing burden of medical expenses they are obligated to take on.

Try and remember, electric power is better for the planet, and we must be prepared to allow manufacturers of electric vehicles whatever profit margin to which they feel entitled, to keep out planet habitable for populations in excess if ten billions or more.
I want the diesel version so I can coal roll Tesla drivers.
 
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red1776

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Yeah, Like a Harrier jump jet is going to hover over me at an intersection....Cap..now you're being ridiculous.
 

captaincranky

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Yeah, Like a Harrier jump jet is going to hover over me at an intersection....Cap..now you're being ridiculous.
So you really are Tesla1776. That's actually sort of disappointing, but I suppose I'll get over it. I had you pegged as a pre-1974 427 cid something or other.
 

red1776

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So you really are Tesla1776. That's actually sort of disappointing, but I suppose I'll get over it. I had you pegged as a pre-1974 427 cid something or other.
? Tesla is my sons middle name, after Nikola Tesla, believe me it has nothing to do with Elon.
...and my preference was the 426 hemi.?
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mmmmm….displacement

you could coal roll the hell out of a few Prius's's with that bad boy
 
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willhen50

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"And power it has, too, as the scooter can hit a top speed of 38 mph with a range of up to 28.5 miles."

Excellent speed / range but a cost of $5000-6,000 is more than a little outrageous, especially when you can buy a fueled scooter for less than that!
Good point, however, the speed versus range presents a bigger problem; it cannot be STREET LEGAL except at old folks retirement villages where Golf Carts are more plentiful than cars. And you are right, the price is too steep for just jaunting up the street.