Kiwi army tests electric UBCO motorcycle

Kiwi army tests UBCO electric motorcycles

The New Zealand Army is now testing two-wheel-drive UBCO electric motorcycles with 120km of range and a top speed of 50km/h. What could possibly go wrong! Electric motorcycles are certainly coming, not just for commuters, but also for police forces, security services and even the military. We can see some advantages for the army in …

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Is Jawa developing long-range electric?

Is Jawa developing long-range electric?

Former Czech motorcycle company Jawa is now developing an electric motorcycle in India that could have the longest range yet. There is hardly a motorcycle company in the world that is not developing an electric motorcycle, so it comes as no surprise that rumours have surfaced that the now Indian manufacturer is also working on …

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Harley-Davidson electric LiveWire

Harley’s electric LiveWire available in September

Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire has arrived in Australia for testing ahead of its media launch in August and market release in early September. The Tesla Model 3 Australia Facebook Group has published the above photo of a LiveWire being charged in Australia. Harley-Davidson Australia/New Zealand marketing guru Keith Waddell confirms the photo was taken “while we …

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Tarform Luna

Tarform Luna is an electric pineapple express

The Tarform Luna electric motorcycle is claimed to be more environmentally sound as it uses non-toxic, biomaterials such as flax for body panels and pineapple material in the seat. It was unveiled last December with the special Founder Edition costing from $US42,000 (about $A61,200). Now the standard Racer and Scrambler models are available for pre-orders …

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Emula wll emulate traditional motorcycles

Electric Emula will emulate any motorcycle

Imagine an electric motorcycle that could emulate the sound and feel of any past or present sportsbike, whether thumper or multi-cylinder. It’s called the Emula (short for emulate) and it promises to be a thousand bikes in one. Emulate with McFly The prototype bike is the product of Italian company 2Electron. It uses what they call …

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Lightning enclosed electric motorcycle

Lightning develop enclosed electric bike

A fully enclosed electric motorcycle is being developed by American company Lightning Motorcycles to overcome the inherently poor aerodynamics of bikes. Recently the company applied for a patent for the design and now online electric vehicle site Electrek has pictured a model in a scaled-down wind tunnel and videoed a prototype on the street. Lightning …

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BMW electric outfit

Electric outfit for long-distance riding

Spanish design student Iago Valino imagines an electric future with a BMW outfit with a batteries house in the sidecar for long-distance riding. His BMW concept drawing is not sanctioned by BMW Motorrad, but they must surely be paying some attention. One of the biggest problems with electric motorcycles is fitting a big enough battery …

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Soriano EV Giaguaro V1S and V1R

Soriano electric has ‘boxer’ motors

Italian motorcycle company Soriano Motori is making its first electric motorcycle with twin motors arranged in a twin-opposed “boxer” fashion like BMW’s famous engines. The motors of the EV Giaguaro (Jaguar in English) work together for full power or independently for optimum range. Soriano Design and Product Development Director Sergio Moroni says the project is a …

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