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By clasqm | Observing the evolution of the electric motorcycle

Get Amped: Shanghai Custom’s electrifying street tracker

Despite a mind-boggling population of 24 million, Shanghai seems like a questionable location for a custom bike shop. Chinese laws make it expensive to register imported vehicles, and the bigger the capacity, the harder it gets.<p>Still, this hasn’t deterred Kiwi Matthew Waddick and his crew at …

Electric Vehicles

Lightning Motorcycles working on electric bike that could go 500 miles per charge

Why it matters to you<p>Electric vehicles like the ones Lightning Motorcycles produces need to go farther on a single charge if they want to become a …

Electric Vehicles

The 9 best electric motorcycles you can buy

You don't have to settle on power when it comes to buying an electric motorcycle.<p>For those looking to go the environmentally-friendly route, there are several electric motorcycle options that don't compromise on speed or performance.<p>Scroll down for the 9 best electric motorcycle options out there:

Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles break range barriers

The biggest barriers for electric motorcycles are range and recharging times, but now a couple of achievements are set to break those barriers.<p>A …

Electric Vehicles

Alta Motors Redshift ST street tracker concept

I’m in two minds about electric motorcycles. The instantaneous torque and low maintenance is appealing, for sure—but I also love the character and intangible ‘soul’ that internal combustion engines have.<p>Styling is also an issue. Tesla has it easy, because bodywork hides the powertrain in a car. But …

Wearable Tech

Tesla founders-backed Alta Motors unveils new electric motorcycle

While not as popular as Zero Motorcycle, Alta Motors is an up-and-coming electric motorcycle manufacturer and it unveiled a new version of its flagship Redshift last week that could broaden their market.<p>Alta’s Redshift was only offered as an all-electric supermoto/motocross, but the latest version …

Tesla

Alta Motors flirts with road-legal electric Street Tracker

Just a few months since its first motorcycle, the Redshift, became available to the US market, Alta Motors is set to roll out a new concept model. …

Gear & Gadgets

Alta Motors Redshift ST Street Tracker Concept

The One Moto Show in Portland, Oregon is just a couple weeks away, an event where hipsters and custom bike builder will come together to celebrate …

Prototyping

Apache Customs X Energica Midnight Runner: Electric Cafe Racer

Apache Custom Motorcycles of Verona and Energica Motor Company of Modena have combined to create a one-off custom electric-powered Italian café …

Apache Custom X Energica - Midnight Runner 2k17

Giveaway – Monday Motorbikes M1

Monday Motorbikes (you may remember as them Bolt) is trying to spread the word about their “crossover motorbike” by…giving one away. Here’s how you …

Commuting

End of Victory Motorcycles is end of Empulse electric bike too

The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially …

Electric bike honours Burt Munro

A Chinese company is about to launch a small electric motorcycle with retro styling and a retro named to honour world record holder Burt Munro.<p>Munro …

Munro Motor launches retro-style e-moped

Munro Motor is about to make a big splash in the world of small electric motorcycles. The Chinese company has developed one of the coolest-looking e-bikes around, called the Munro 2.0. The bike is styled after the iconic Indian motorbikes, and its name is in honor of Burt Munro, who set a land …

Somewhere between e-bike and electric motorcycle lies the sassy and stylish M-1

<b>Can't decide whether you want to buy an electric bike or an electric motorcycle? The M-1 may be the answer.</b><p>When it comes to electric mobility …

Who Says Electric Bikes Don't Make Any Noise?

Read the comments section of any electric motorcycle we test and you’re bound to hear the haters. You know, the ones who say, “I hate electric bikes …

Electric Vehicles

Monday Motorbikes reveals first crossover electric bike M1

Monday Motorbikes reveals latest model M1<p>Brisbane’s Monday Motorbikes has unveiled their latest electric bicycle, M1 and such a bike does not require …

Emission-free, two-wheeled mobility

A plug-in grant for electric scooters and motorcycles was announced in October. Stevie Muir from the Motorcycle Industry Association explains how the …

Kawasaki's Electric Motorcycle Patent Images Leaked

Kawasaki's Electric Motorcycle Patent Images Leaked<p>By |<p>According to a set of recently leaked patent images, Kawasaki appears to have started working …

Night Shift Custom Electric Motorcycle

Weird but why not?<p>What you are looking at is an electric-drive conversion of a 2003 Suzuki Savage.<p>Where the motor used to be is a battery pack of …

Motorcycles

Thrustcycle Unveils GyroCycle, a Self-Balancing Motorcycle

Thrustcycle, based out of Honolulu, has unveiled its new self-balancing electric motorcycle prototype, the GyroCycle.<p>Not only is the GyroCycle self …

The 7 best electric motorcycles you can buy

You don't have to settle on power when it comes to buying an electric motorcycle.<p>For those looking to go the environmentally-friendly route, there are several electric motorcycle options that don't compromise on speed or performance.<p>Scroll down for the 7 best electric motorcycle options out there:

Engineering

Johammer J1 e-bike functions like a Tesla Powerwall

Electric motorcycles (e-bikes) are looking to be the wave of the future, with even major manufacturers like Honda and Yamaha putting e-bikes on the …

Motorcycles

Union Motion Unveils Akira-Inspired Phase Type 1 Electric Bike

Union Motion has officially unveiled their first prototype, the Phase Type 1, an electric motorcycle inspired by Akira.<p>In a message from Union, the …

Aero E-Racer Motorcycle

Looking much more like a traditional motorcycle than many all-electric options, the Aero E-Racer Motorcycle is a sleek compromise between a …

union motion unveils the 'phaser type 1' electric motorcycle

union motion unveils the akira inspired 'phaser type 1' electric motorcycle<p><b>responding to the growing environmental need for an increase in</b> …

Electric Vehicles

No Mandatory Noises for Electric Motorcycles, Yet...

In a world with increasingly stringent emission and noise standards, vehicle OEMs are continuously tasked with making their automobiles and …

Hot new Energica electric stays cool

Italian electric sports bike company Energica has unveiled a scrambler concept that finally shows how their patent-pending battery avoids overheating …

Batteries