Tacita T-Race Rally

Electric Tacita launches at Dakar Rally

Italian electric motorcycle company Tacita will launch their rally edition at the Dakar Rally which moves from South America to Saudi Arabia in January 2020. But the Tacita T-Race Rally won’t be competing in the 7500km rally, 75% of which will be in power-sapping sand. How could it with just 220km of range in eco …

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Harley-Davidson HD350

Harley-Davidson ready for HD350 motorcycle

Harley-Davidson announced in June 2019 that it would build small-capacity bikes in China for the Asian market and now they are ready to go into production with the HD350 project. Harley isn’t the only company downsizing, mainly for the Asian market. A month after the Harley bombshell, Italian manufacturer MV Agusta confirmed they would make …

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BMW E-Power Roadster electric

BMW reveals E-Power Roadster prototype

BMW Motorrad has been toying with the idea of an electric motorcycle for some time and has now revealed the working E-Power Roadster prototype at a small media event. For now it’s called the E-Power Roadster and it is the first time an electric BMW motorcycle has been ridden by journalists. However, it’s still a long …

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle short circuit minutes

Recharge electric motorbike in 5 minutes

A Canadian company is working on battery technology that will recharge an electric motorcycle in about five minutes without reducing battery life. The discovery by GBatteries is a potential boost for electric motorcycles and other vehicles as recharging time, not range anxiety, is the biggest hurdle. Harley-Davidson claims its LiveWire electric motorcycle can be recharged …

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Combined braking systems

Honda patent suggests Blackbird return

Patent drawings seem to suggest Honda may be reviving its high-speed Blackbird sports bike with eight aerodynamic winglets. In September, patent drawings of winglets that automatically deployed above a certain speed were accompanied by drawings of the Africa Twin and Fireblade. When both were unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last month, neither …

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2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

Triumph unveil 2020 Tiger 900 range

Triumph has put more “tiger” into their 2020 Tiger 900 range with 10% more torque, LED lighting, a quickshifter, Brembo brakes, a bigger tank and more electronic aids. They’ve also made the model names more common sense than the Tiger 800 XRX, XCX, XRT and XCA. The new models are: Tiger 900 Rally and Rally …

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bmw serious about electric motorcycle

BMW serious about electric motorcycle

BMW Motorrad seems to be getting serious about an electric motorcycle, judging by their latest patent application for a frameless motorbike. The patent drawing, published by Electrek, shows the motor and battery making up the book of the frame, linked via upside down forks and a single 45-degree mono shock to the swingarm. The Bavarian company already …

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Jawa Perak bobber

Jawa launch Perak bobber, but not for us!

One year ago Jawa Motorcycles returned to production with two neo-classic models in India and now they have released a third, the Perak bobber. Owners Mahindra Motorcycles are only licensed by the original Czech Jawa company to make and sell the bikes in India. The bike has been a roaring success and put a dent in …

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