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Harley-Davidson trademarks Rude Boy

Harley-Davidson trademarks often end up as names for their motorcycles, but in this case, Rude Boy will be used for their upcoming range of electric bicycles. The company has struck some trouble with the recent launch of their LiveWire electric motorcycle: The bike was delayed a month going into North America dealerships; Several dealerships refused to …

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Harley-Davidson future in electric bicycles?

The future looks electric for Harley-Davidson with their LiveWire electric motorcycle as well as three pedal-assisted electric bicycles, electric scooter and electric balance bikes for kids. Harley-Davidson revealed their electric bicycle and electric scooter concepts at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Last month they launched their LiveWire which arrives in Australia next …

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Should e-bikes be classed as motorcycles?

The real boom in electric vehicles is in pedal-assisted e-bikes which are being used as commuters. But are they bicycles or motorcycles? The question is now being asked by legislators, bicycle and motorcycle industry representatives. In fact, the Union Cycliste Internationale and FIM are fighting over who can race in cycling and motorised categories as …

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Ride sharing to dampen motorcycle sales

The love of motorcycle ownership could be replaced by the love of riding with an increase in ride sharing and rental expected in the next 10 years at the expense of motorcycle sales. A Fact.MR report has surprisingly found that increased traffic congestion and population is discouraging people from buying motorcycles. Perhaps they are finding …

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Kawasaki and Triumph patent electric bikes?

Kawasaki and Triumph are the latest motorcycle companies rumoured to be working on electric motorcycles, based on recent patent and trademark filings. Kawasaki patent The Kawasaki electric motorcycle rumour looks interesting because the patent filings show the big has a substantial cooling element with a radiator. Heat is one of the biggest impediments to performance …

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Harley-Davidson updates LiveWire specs

Harley-Davidson has now provided more detailed specs for its LiveWire electric motorcycle, together with plans for fast-charging devices at dealerships. We rode the first incarnation of the LiveWire in LA in 2014 and inspected the production model at Milwaukee last year. While some of the bike’s specs were provided, range was still a vague figure …

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StaCyc electric bicycle

Harley to sell children’s electric bicycles

Harley-Davidson wants children riding electric “Harley-Davidson” bicycles so they become “the next generation” of riders. They hope to achieve this by selling electric bicycles through selected US dealerships. The move follows their acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, of Californian children’s electric bicycle company StaCyc, which stands for “stability cycles”. StaCyc will continue to sell their bikes …

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Fuell Flow and Fluid electric motorcycle

Erik Buell unveils Fuell electric bikes

Innovative motorcycle engineer Erik Buell has unveiled his first electric machines, the Fuell Fluid e-bike and Flow electric motorcycle. Erik has had a rags-to-riches-to-rags story in motorcycling that keeps on surprising. The former Harley-Davidson engineer developed the Buell brand in 1983, sold 49% to Harley in 1993 and Harley took over in 2003. Harley axed …

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