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Harley-Davidson partners with electric Alta

Harley-Davidson is launching an electric bike in 2019 and has now acquired a stake in Alta Motors which makes electric off-road motorcycles (pictured above). In 2014, Harley revealed its Livewire Project electric sports bike which we rode later that year in LA. However, when the company recently announced it would launch an electric bike on …

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Emflux ONE electric motorcycle electric motorbike

Change mindset on electric motorcycles

If riders want to adopt the coming era of electric motorcycles they will have to develop a totally different mindset to how they ride and refuel. Recent developments show electric motorcycles are coming … and coming fast! In fact, there is even an electric MotoGP series coming next year. Harley-Davidson recently announced it will have …

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Suzuki automatics patents in Hayabusa

Suzuki joins push toward automatics

Suzuki Motorcycles seems to be joining the push toward automatics after filing multiple patent applications for a semi-automatic transmission. While most automatic two-wheelers are scooters with CVT, there is a growing list of motorcycles with auto or semi-auto clutchless transmissions. Honda leads the way with its dual-clutch transmission in the Africa Twin, NC700X, CTX700, VFR1200X …

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The state of the electric motorbike in 2018

There was supposed to have been an electric motorbike revolution by now, with every second rider on a green machine. Instead, what we’ve seen is a trickling in of technology from around the world, along with a gradual uptake. What we’re going to do in this article is take a fresh look at these kinds …

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Energica Ego race bike for electric MotoE World Cup adventure

Energica unveils MotoE race bike

Italian electric motorcycle company Energica has unveiled its race bike for the 2019 MotoE World Cup series to be run at select MotoGP rounds. The electric race series is expected to be run only at European rounds with 18 bikes from the seven privateer MotoGP teams running two bikes each and four teams from the …

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Energica Ego

Energica powers 2019 electric MotoGP

Electric bikes will race in support MotoGP races from 2019 and the Italian electric motorcycle company Energica will supply the bikes. The FIM Moto-e World Cup will run as a support event at select MotoGP rounds around the world. There is no word yet on which rounds will feature the electric races, but they expect …

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Electric Ducati and scooter by 2020?

A Ducati boss has been reported as claiming the Italian company will produce an electric bike and a scooter by 2020. The electric bike comments by Ducati Western Europe managing dress tor Edouard Lotthe to a French moto website come as no surprise. Ducati have already licensed two electric projects to other companies. In 2015, …

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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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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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Kalashnikov electric motorcycle

Kalashnikov fires into electric motorcycles

The famous maker of the Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle is now turning its attention to building electric motorcycles. It’s not uncommon for weapons and motorcycles to be made in the same factory. Doing World War 1, most British motorcycle companies also made munitions. BSA started life as the Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited. The Russian Kalashnikov conglomerate …

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