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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Honda EV-Cub concept - hitachi

Honda and Hitachi electric bike?

Honda has signed a deal with Hitachi Automotive Systems to develop and make motors for electric vehicles. While the Memorandum of Understanding doesn’t specify electric motorcycles, Honda has already confirmed it will have the EV-CUB electric scooter (pictured above) available from 2018. The move by the world’s largest motorcycle company could be a significant spark …

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Ducati Zero electric concept

Ducati Zero electric design concept

If Ducati ever builds an electric motorcycle, it could look like this Ducati Zero futuristic design concept from the Milano Scuola Politecnica di Design (Design Polytechnic School). Design students Bart Heijt, Fernando Pastre and Raquel Villani came up with this design for an electric-powered Ducati in a collaborative project with the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. What we …

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Energica EsseEsse9 electric

Hot new Energica electric stays cool

Italian electric sports bike company Energica has unveiled a scrambler concept that finally shows how their patent-pending battery avoids overheating and losing power. Designer Paolo Iemmi says the concept (pictured above) is named after the EsseEsse9 road that snakes through the Italian motor valley where the company is situated. “We melded the future of mobility …

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2016 Xero DSR

Electric Zero DSR celebrates decade

It’s been a long time since Zero Motorcycles started its journey and now they have released a new DSR to celebrate a decade. With the name of Electricross, Zero was founded in 2006 in Scotts Valley, California, by the innovator and aeronautical engineer Neal Saiki. It all began with the “Drift”, an incredible motorbike that …

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Australia ready for electric LiveWire

Harley-Davidson is tipped to start producing their electric LiveWire motorcycle in five years and a Harley executive believes Australians are ready. The American company’s senior vice-president of global demand, Sean Cummings, was reported by the Milwaukee Business Journals as saying they would start production of an electric motorcycle within five years. However, Harley-Davidson Australia marketing director …

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