Harley-Davidson Scooter small

Harley-Davidson goes small in 2020

The world’s most iconic big-bike manufacturer, Harley-Davidson, is thinking small for 2020 with the launch of a small-capacity motorbike in China, electric bicycles and an electric scooter. Baby Hog Last June Harley-Davidson announced plans for a joint venture with China’s Qianjiang to produce a motorcycle under their HD350 project, indicating a 350cc engine. However, it …

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Niu RQi Carry battery inside to charge

Carry electric bike battery inside to charge

One of the problems with electric motorcycles is finding somewhere to charge the battery, but a Chinese company believes the answer is in removable batteries you can carry inside to a power point for charging. Removable batteries could be a way forward for electric motorcycles and scooters with several Japanese and Chinese companies now using …

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Cleveland Cyclewerks electric

Cleveland CycleWerks goes electric

American fun bike manufacturer Cleveland CycleWerks is the latest to join in the electric motorcycle trend that will define Whirring Twenties decade. For years now, the Ohio-based company has been designing small-capacity fun machines that have been built in China and retail for less than $50000. However, in March 2020 they plan to unveil their first American-built bike …

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2019 Savic electric motorcycle prototype orders whirring

10 unexpected benefits of Whirring Twenties

Rather than a return to the Roaring Twenties, this decade could see an abundance of electric vehicles creating a Whirring Twenties. Let’s do the disadvantages first: Expensive; Limited range; Dubious whole-of-life environmental impact (mining, production, energy source and recycling); Slow charging; Scant charging infrastructure; No common batteries across the industry; and They lack soul. There is …

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BMW R 18/2 cruiser

2020 vision: Bikes you most want to ride

There is a host of exciting motorcycles being released in 2020 that have caught the attention of our more than 300,000 readers a month. We have gone over the reader statistics for our motorcycle stories, assessing multiple entries about particular bikes and also considered your comments. The statistical analysis arrives at what we think are …

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BMW sidestand charger patent drawing

BMW Motorrad plans sidestand charger

BMW Motorrad has filed a patent for a sidestand charger that looks like it belongs to an electric motorcycle, lending more weight to an electric future. It follows a patent application last month for a frameless electric motorbike with the motor and battery making up the bulk of the frame. These patent applications seem to give a …

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Drag race Tesla Model 3 and Zero SR/F InsideEVs Italia

Electric drag race goes ho-hummmm

There is no doubt that electric vehicles are fast with 100% of torque available from go, but this drag race between a Tesla Model 3 Performance and Zero SR/F is all a bit ho-hummm. Pointless drag race Apart from the lack of earth-shattering noise usually associated with a drag race, it’s a pretty pointless exercise. …

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Bike of the Year

What is our 2019 Bike of the Year?

You will be stunned by our choice for the 2019 Bike of the Year! Read on. Unlike previous years, I have not ridden a lot of the new bikes this year. Manufacturers don’t seem to like what I have to say, so they don’t readily supply them. Reviewing new bikes is getting fairly pointless, anyway. …

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Nepal Yatri electric motorcycle

Nepal electric bike shows savings

A giant tablet-sized touchscreen on the first electric motorcycle from Nepal shows environmentally conscious riders how much fuel they are saving and their carbon offset. The Project Zero from Yatri Motorcycles is expected to be released in March 2020, but there are no details on where it will be available. There are also no details …

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