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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Motorcycling at turning point: Erik Buell

Motorcycling at turning point: Erik Buell

Innovative motorcycle engineer Erik Buell has turned his back on fossil fuels and says motorcycling is at a turning point. Last year Erik launched the Fuell Flow electric motorcycle and Fluid e-bike that he claims is virtually future proof with a replaceable and updatable battery, motor and charger. It also has a connected dashboard that …

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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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Solar power Cake Kalk electric motorcycles

Motorcycle tours become electrified

Range and recharging times may still be an issue for electric motorcycles, yet it looks like the motorcycle travel industry may become electrified. A few years ago, Eidelweiss Motorcycle Tours in Europe started hiring electric Zero motorcycles, although it appears that is no longer the case. Perhaps they had too many customers running out of …

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Voxan Wattman

Fastest electric motorcycle challenge

In 2013, French bespoke motorcycle company Voxan unveiled the Wattman which was then the world’s fastest and most powerful electric motorcycle. The Voxan Wattman had a 150kW (200hp) motor capable of a 170km/h top speed and 0-100km/h acceleration time of 3.4 seconds which was faster than a Porsche 911. However, it did not retain its …

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Vienna

Vienna plans motorcycle CBD ban

Vienna plans to ban motorcycles from the CBD in a disconcerting move that is spreading around the world to curb traffic congestion. This is despite Vienna being ranked the eighth best city in the world for commuting, according to German automotive website, Kfzteile24. The study looked at traffic jams, parking, road rage crashes and fuel costs. …

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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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