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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Ducati Zero electric concept 2020

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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Tacita T-Cruise electric cruiser

Italian Tacita electric cruiser preview

Italian electric motorcycle company Tacita has launched an electric cruiser. It looks a lot like a Harley-Davidson Street 500 and has a turbine sound similar to the Harley electric Livewire. The T-Cruise was launched in the USA this week and is featured in this video where you can hear its turbine sound and see it performing …

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Roland Sands design

Electric motorcycle challenge for Roland Sands

Custom motorcycle designer Roland Sands is enthusiastic about the future of motorcycles powered by electric motors and batteries. Despite bringing back several retro themes and styles in his award-winning custom bikes, the enthusiastic boss of Roland Sands Design in LA says there is a bright future ahead with electric motorcycles. “I loved the (Harley-Davidson) Livewire,” …

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Yamaha to step up product development

Yamaha will be able to bring new models to market faster with the selection of Siemens to provide their product lifecycle management (PLM) software. In a joint statement, the companies say they will use Siemens’ Teamcenter digital lifecycle management software and NX computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering software. They say these will facilitate “efficient and …

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Braaap MotoE electric motorcycle

Braaap unveils first Aussie electric bike

Tasmanian motorcycle company Braaap believes it is the first company to make an electric motorcycle in Australia and is giving early adopters a special offer. The Braaap MotoE electric motorcycle has a claimed top speed of 165km/h and a two-hour or 200km battery range. MotoE will sell for $14,995 plus on-road costs, but Braaap is …

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