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ALYI finally reveals electric motorcycle and it looks nothing like expected

Alternet Systems (ALYI) has finally released the first video of its BMW R71-inspired electric motorcycle, and it looks exactly nothing like what we had expected. If there’s a BMW R71 in its roots, then it is deep down there.

First, a bit of background here: Alternet has been threatening to produce an electric motorcycle for years now.

In fact, I first covered the announcement of the plans almost three years ago. That was when the company first declared it would build a retro-inspired electric motorcycle based on the 1930’s BMW R71 motorcycle.

The only problem is that ever since that day, we’ve only ever heard fluff pieces from the company. The bike was the very definition of vaporware: We heard all about how great it would be but never actually saw it.

Despite somehow sending out a new press release practically weekly, the company wasn’t providing any real news

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300,000 expected to attend Florida motorcycle rally amid worries it could become superspreader event

About 300,000 people are expected to attend a motorcycle rally in Florida this week amid worries that it could evolve into a superspreader event similar to last year’s Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota. 

This year, Daytona Beach is hosting the 80th anniversary of Bike Week, one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the country that started on March 5 and will continue through Sunday, The New York Times reported.  

But due to the pandemic and its economic effects, city officials expect the usual half a million attendees to drop to about 300,000 people. Janet Kersey, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, confirmed the expected number of visitors to The Hill on Wednesday. 

“This year we know because of continued COVID concerns and the loss of income many have had over this past year, it will be less,” she told

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Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend Daytona Bike Week in Florida

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Biker Week Is a Sick Joke for the Unvaccinated in Florida

Phelan M. Ebenhack/APMIAMI—Over the weekend, Sean Doyle was in his backyard in Daytona Beach, Florida, when he spotted hundreds of motorcycles roaring across Seabreeze Bridge. The procession of two-wheeled iron machines signaled that the annual gathering of motorcyclists known as Daytona Beach Bike Week was in full swing. While Doyle has soaked in the biker festivities the last six years he’s lived in town, the 56-year-old New York City transplant is sitting out the 2021 edition.“I love Bike Week, but I won’t go near it this year,” Doyle told The Daily Beast. “I just think it’s going to be a superspreader event, so I am staying away.”On social media pages of local news outlets, dozens of Daytona Beach denizens like Doyle are expressing their own intentions to avoid the motorcycle parades, races, concerts, parties, and street

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Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders expected in Florida for Bike Week

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, around 300,000 people are expected to descend on Florida for a motorcycle rally this week, Daytona Beach city officials said.

Bike Week lasts from March 5 to March 14. The event is estimated to generate $75 million for Daytona Beach, according to the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

PHOTO: Bikers cruise Main St on the first day of Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., March 5, 2021. (Nigel Cook/News-Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

PHOTO: Bikers cruise Main St on the first day of Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., March 5, 2021. (Nigel Cook/News-Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

Most years, about 400,000 to 500,000 people attend, but this year a “reasonable estimate would be around 300,000 +,” Janet Kersey, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, told ABC News via email Monday.

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“With good weather and the vaccine now in distribution that could improve,” Kersey continued. “We know our hotels are doing well with strong

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