Energica EsseEsse9 electric motorcycle benefits

Benefits of an electric motorcycle

Electric motorcycles are coming sooner than we think and the benefits could outweigh the drawbacks such as high purchase price, charging time and battery range. Several specialist electric motorcycle companies and several traditional motorcycle manufacturers have electric bikes or scooters in the market or concepts waiting in the wings to hit the showroom. Purchase prices …

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Norton Dominator California - 650cc

Norton to make 650cc bikes in India

Norton Motorcycles has launched their new Dominator California (pictured above), signed a deal with India’s Kinetic Group to build 650cc motorcycles and plans on a scrambler and off-roader. Norton is one of many motorcycle manufacturers looking to do business in the world’s biggest motorcycle market. However, the latest move has many purists concerned that it …

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Energica EsseEsse9 electric motorcycle

Energica Eva EsseEsse9 goes retro

Often called the “Tesla of motorbikes”, Italian firm Energica has unveiled its third model, the retro Eva EsseEsse9. Unlike most electric bikes which look modern or even futuristic, this looks quite classy and could almost be mistaken for one of the new breed of retro bikes. It seems retro is the new cool. There has …

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Benelli 752S doppelganger

Benelli unveils Ducati doppelganger models

Chinese-made and former Italian brand Benelli has introduced a range of new models that seem to be Ducati doppelganger models. It’s not unknown that Chinese manufacturers copy the intellectual property of other manufacturers, but Benelli has not been so blatant in the past. Doppelganger models The new 402S looks like a small-capacity doppelganger of the …

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Keanu Reeves Arch 1s

Keanu Reeves introduces sports bike

Hollywood heavyweight Keanu Reeves began Arch Motorcycles in 2015 with a muscle cruiser and now he’s adding a sports bike. But hold on to your wallet for a moment. The KRGT-1 muscle cruiser cost from $US78,000 ($A108,500) and the new Arch 1s shouldn’t be any cheaper. The bike was launched at the EICNA motorcycle show …

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2018 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR now quieter

Quieter MV Agusta Dragster RR

The 2018 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR will be 50% quieter and 48% cleaner thanks to an engine that is now compliant with Euro4 pollution requirements. All 2018 MV Agusta triples will get the new 798cc engine tweaks which include new ECU algorithms and a smoother ride-by-wire throttle. The first to get the quieter engine …

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Moto Guzzi V85 scrambler concept

Moto Guzzi V85 scrambler concept

Moto Guzzi has unveiled a V85 scrambler concept at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, but it’s not their first scrambler venture. The Mandello del Lario company is no stranger to scramblers. It already has produced the limited-edition V7 Stornello scrambler and previously released scrambler kits for the V7 which is also updated for 2018. …

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