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By clasqm | Observing the evolution of the electric motorcycle

11 motorcycles that will make this summer awesome

Our friend JonB pinged us yesterday — “New job, new season, time for a new bike. What should I buy? HFL should do a buyer’s guide.” Good idea. Here’s …

Motorcycles

Captain America's Supercharged Electric Motorcycle

It might surprise you that the Harley-Davidson Motor Company—inventors of the asphalt-shaking V-Twin engine—is making an electric motorcycle. It might surprise you even more that the e-bike actually rides like, well, a Harley.

In order to achieve that feat, Harley-Davidson didn’t just add the …

Electric Vehicles

Inside Batteries

For as many benefits as electric motorcycles provide, to date there are still two areas preventing e-bikes from penetrating through to the masses: …

Batteries

Motorcycling — most-downloaded first

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Zero Motorcycles dials up the torque with the new SR

The new Zero.

You could make a pretty compelling argument that motorcycles are currently much better acceptors of electric power train technology than cars. That's especially true since the development of battery technology is still an on-going process. Bikes are less likely to be driven long …

Motorcycles

Energica Ego First Ride Review

CRP Racing, maker of the Energica Ego and Ego 45 all-electric superbikes, spent the first months of summer traveling the world and providing …

Batteries

VIDEO: Electric Royal Enfield motorcycle is a real thing

This is what a Royal Enfield motorcycle looks like when you remove its 500-cc single-cylinder gasoline engine and replace it with battery modules …

Motorcycles

Will the Asian Market Drive Electric Motorcycle Sales and Innovation?

Here in the U.S. motorcycles are largely used for pleasure rather than for utilitarian transportation. Sure, there are a few people out there that …

Motorcycles

This is how you refuel Zero's electric motorcycle

If there's one problem to racing a super-cool electric motorcycle, it's that pit stops tend to be a bit slow. After all, in the time it takes a regular hot rod to refuel, you've probably only gained one or two percent of charge. That's why Zero Motorcycles has created a patent pending hot-swappable …

Motorcycles

Buck Naked e-Bike

One of the things about motorcycles that keep riders coming back for more is the complete exposure to the world around you. The feel of the wind, …

Electric Vehicles

Mugen Shinden Yon Electric Contender to the Isle of Man TT Zero Revealed

Team Mugen revealed their 4th iteration of the Shinden electric motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show, with even higher tech specs and aiming at a new …

Electric Bikes

MOEA sets target to add 37,000 electric motorcycles in 4 years

(ChinaPost.com.tw) - The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has set a goal of pushing for a four-year plan to increase the number of electric motorcy …

Motorcycles

Awesome new electric motorcycle looks like something out of “Akira”‘s Neo Tokyo

Despite working a boring office job and having lived in Tokyo for long enough that not even schoolgirl uniforms, random cosplayers or the neon wash …

Tokyo

Zero SR: An electric motorcycle that flexes muscles without any roughness

It’s finally possible to experience superbike levels of performance while being a tree hugger at the same time.

After test-driving a Tesla Model S …

2015 Brammo Empulse R | FIRST RIDE

They say: The world’s fastest production eBike.We say: It’s fast, but will it get you all the way home?

Dropping a gear and diving into another corner, …

Batteries

Reader’s Choice Best Electric Motorcycle of 2015: Harley-Davidson LiveWire

When it comes to creating a splash in the moto world, perhaps no one in the past year did it better than Harley-Davidson when it unveiled an electric …

Motorcycles

Dutch University Making Electric Motorcycle To Race Around The World In 80 Days - 40,000 km

One of The Netherlands' top universities, Eindhoven University of Technology, will be riding a special made electric motorcycle around the world in …

Gizmag rides the electric Lightning LS-218: The world's fastest production motorcycle

Last May, when Gizmag first featured the "truly, horrifyingly fast" Lightning LS-218, I ended by saying: "If I could take any bike in the world out …

Motorcycles

Interview: Richard Hatfield, founder and CEO of Lightning Motorcycles

If you're as fascinated as we are with electric motorcycles, Richard Hatfield is a pretty special individual to sit down with. He's the founder and …

Motorcycles

Kawasaki’s electric Ninja plans

KAWASAKI has filed patents for a number of electric sports bike designs, revealing the direction of plans for future Ninja models.

The firm has filed …

MoCycl. The World’s Smallest and Lightest Self Balancing Unicycle

Have you noticed the many varieties of personal electrical vehicles suddenly hitting the street? Yes, Millenials want sustainable transportation and …

Electric Harley sounds killer in new Avengers trailer

The Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire sounds like the future, and this movie is going to be amazing.

The final trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has dropped ahead of its theatrical debut next month, and it is flabbergasting in its excellence.

Lots to like for fanboys, like mega comic-booky scenes …

Zero Motorcycles, suddenly dwarfed, responds with some bigger numbers

This time last year, Zero Motorcycles could comfortably claim to be the world's leading electric motorcycle maker.

Then Harley-Davidson unveiled its electric LiveWire concept bike, and Polaris Industries acquired Brammo Motorcycles, positioning itself to match Harley.

The suddenly dwarfed California …

Motorcycles

Electric Motorcycles: Nuts and Volts | DRAWING THE LINE

Show a new electric motorcycle, and you’ll immediately raise three questions: range, range, and range. That’s something of an exaggeration, of course, …

Motorcycles

More Porsche Than Prius—2015 Zero SR Electric Motorcycle Review

When I first moved to the West Coast I worked at a dealership that sold popular European motorcycles as well as electric bikes—this was my first …

Motorcycles

New range of Irish-built electric bikes

A RANGE of new Irish-built electric bikes is due to be unveiled at a motorcycle show in Dublin today, including a sports bike with a claimed range of …

Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire coming to UK

HARLEY-DAVIDSON will offer UK riders a go on its new electric bike when the firm's 'Project LiveWire' comes to the UK this summer.

Harley has already …

Simpson M30 Bandit Motorcycle Helmet

The Simpson M30 Bandit is the most intimidating helmet you’ll find this side of a Darth Vader costume – and unlike the Darth Vader helmet, the …

Motorcycles

Upping the Ante in the Electric Motorcycle World

In 2016 we might witness a first bold move in the electric area of the motorcycle industry. Namely, Polaris could take a firm step in the segment …