Arc Vector electric motorcycle cleanest damon

ARC Vector electric bike claimed cleanest

British company Arc Vehicle will next month unveil the Arc Vector electric cafe racer which they claim will be the “most fulfilling, safest and cleanest bike on the road”. Those are pretty far-fetched claims and there are no details yet to substantiate their claim. However, all will be revealed at the EICMA motorcycle show on …

Read more

(Image: Intermot) E-Scooter electric scooter women female plug

Europeans plug into electric motorcycles

Motorcycle sales in Europe are finally on the rise again, up 7.2%, but it seems Europeans are more keen to plug into electric bikes with registrations up a massive 49%. Two of every three electric two wheelers sold are urban-oriented electric pedal-assisted mopeds and scooters. Electric motorcycles are still only one in four, but growing. The …

Read more

Fly Free Smart Desert

Steve McQueen inspires Smart Desert electric

A Steve McQueen inspired Smart Desert from Californian company Fly Free is the latest in a long list of electric motorcycles about to hit the showrooms. Next year will be a pivotal year for electric bikes when Harley-Davidson make their electric LiveWire available for sale in North America and Europe with the rest of the …

Read more

Five of the Cagivas on display 11 John Kocinski, 5 Doug Chandler, 7 Eddie Lawson, I Marco Papa, 18 Randy Mamola grand prix cagiva

Cagiva set to launch electric bikes?

An electric Cagiva could be on show when MV Agusta celebrates the 40th anniversary of the famous Italian brand on Sunday (16 September 2018) at their Varese factory. An official MV Agusta press release doesn’t mention the electric bike, but the company has been working an electric Cagiva for some time and it would be …

Read more

Electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire leads parade smart desert

Up close with sporty Harley-Davidson LiveWire

The electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire arrives next year with more sporty components than the Livewire prototype unveiled in 2014.  Sporty features It features, fully-adjustable Showa suspension and massive dual discs with four-piston Brembo callipers on a 17-inch front wheel instead of a single disc on an 18-inch wheel. That sounds like a recipe for a quick …

Read more

Electric motorcycle with world’s first V8 battery

Curtiss Motorcycles unveiled their first electric motorcycle prototype Zeus in May with the world’s first twin motors; now they say their second electric bike will have the world’s first “V8” battery. An image of the stretched-out Hera electric motorcycle was released at Pebble Beach with the company claiming the bike will be available in 2020. …

Read more

Electric Banatti Green Falcon made of bamboo

Electric Banatti Green Falcon made of bamboo

Electric motorcycles provide designers with a whole new set of possibilities such including different materials such as this Phillipines-made Banatti Green Falcon made with bamboo. The designers also took advantage of the electric bike’s quiet drive to install a JBL sound system in the bike that they call a “Rocking raptor”. The Banatti Green Falcon …

Read more

City Slicker CSC Motorcycles

Electric City Slicker eyes our market

American company CSC Motorcycles is considering exporting its Chinese-made City Slicker electric motorcycle costing just $US2500. Landed here the City Slicker would cost closer to $4000, but would still be one of the cheapest full-sized electric motorcycles available. The bike will be available in the US in September. It’s built as an urban commuter and fun …

Read more

Ethec electric cruiser has two motors

Ethec electric cruiser has two motors

This “Ethec electric cruiser“,  designed and built by Swiss university students, is the first electric motorcycle with two hub motors in the wheels. While the Ethec has hub motors in each wheel, it isn’t two-wheel-drive. Drive mainly comes from the rear wheel motor while the front wheel motor provides regenerative braking power. Several car companies …

Read more