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What size motor would be the best for a dirt bike conversion?
Which controller?
And should I go AC or DC motor?

Basically I got an old Suzuki DRZ 450 dirt bike laying around for 10+ years.

Watched Top Gear and Matt LeBlanc was riding Alta motors in the woods.
The motors are 42HP and 50HP (from the website) with 120-135ft.lbs, which translates to 31-37kw - Can assume that is peak right?

So its really around 18kw cont, does that seem right?


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