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Old 03-16-2013, 09:23 AM   #55
strongbad
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Location: Idaho Falls, ID
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Originally Posted by Wind_Rider View Post
... For the 2013 motorcycles Zero built their own motor which is an inside out design (Stators and magnets swapped from normal orientations). This was done to put the heat on the outside of the motor so that it is more efficiently air cooled and allows more current to flow through it giving it more power...
"Normal" motor design places the windings (the heat-producing part of a motor) on the outside and the rotor on the inside. I don't see how this design is different or inside-out. It's easy to make claims like this:

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...With nearly the same weight and volume as a typical brushless motor, the revolutionary Z-Force™ motor can produce 125% more power and 91% more torque...
when they don't supply complete specs (including weight) of their motor.
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