Electric Banatti Green Falcon made of bamboo

Electric Banatti Green Falcon made of bamboo

Electric motorcycles provide designers with a whole new set of possibilities such including different materials such as this Phillipines-made Banatti Green Falcon made with bamboo. The designers also took advantage of the electric bike’s quiet drive to install a JBL sound system in the bike that they call a “Rocking raptor”. The Banatti Green Falcon …

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Harley plans adventure, streetfighters and electric bicycles

Harley-Davidson electric LiveWire adds range

Harley-Davidson unveiled its LiveWire electric prototype in 2014 with 100km of range, but will deliver a slightly different production model next year with a bigger battery that goes further. The new LiveWire was unveiled on Monday along with a bold new model line-up for the future including smaller electrics, electric bicycles, and new petrol-powered bikes …

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Harley plans adventure, streetfighters and electric bicycles

Harley plans adventure, streetfighters & electrics

Harley-Davidson has announced its most diverse range of motorcycles yet, including an adventure bike (pictured above), streetfighters, electric bikes and bicycles, and small-capacity motorbikes. It’s part of a bold $US275 million investment plan to generate more than $1 billion in extra sales, particularly in India and China, and meet CEO Matt Levitch’s promise last year …

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City Slicker CSC Motorcycles

Electric City Slicker eyes our market

American company CSC Motorcycles is considering exporting its Chinese-made City Slicker electric motorcycle costing just $US2500. Landed here the City Slicker would cost closer to $4000, but would still be one of the cheapest full-sized electric motorcycles available. The bike will be available in the US in September. It’s built as an urban commuter and fun …

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Ethec electric cruiser has two motors

Ethec electric cruiser has two motors

This “Ethec electric cruiser“,  designed and built by Swiss university students, is the first electric motorcycle with two hub motors in the wheels. While the Ethec has hub motors in each wheel, it isn’t two-wheel-drive. Drive mainly comes from the rear wheel motor while the front wheel motor provides regenerative braking power. Several car companies …

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Mugen isle of Man TT Zero tt electric motorcycle record fast

How fast are electric motorcycles?

This week an electric motorcycle tore around the 60.72km (37.73 mile) Isle of Man TT circuit in 18:34.956mins for an average speed of 196.056km/h (121.824mph) which is pretty fast. However, Team Mugen’s (pictured above) Zero TT electric class record is still a long way from the fastest motorcycles on the circuit. The current outright record …

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Mankame Motors EP-1 electric motorcycle with a claimed 480km range

Electric motorcycle claims 480km range

An Indian startup claims it can make an affordable electric motorcycle capable of 250km/h and 480km range, beating the current (pun intended) longest range record of 360km by Zero Motorcycles. Mankame Motors is launching an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign on July 1 to take their project into prototype stage with production in 2022. They say their …

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Curtiss Zeus Prototype electric motorcycle

Curtiss launches electric Zeus prototype

American motorcycle company Curtiss Motorcycles is moving quickly from their old-school Confederate Motorcycles past into an electric future with this Zeus prototype. Last year, Alabama motorcycle company Confederate decided to ditch its now-controversial name after race riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one person was killed and 26 injured when a car has slammed into a crowd …

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Solar power Cake Kalk electric motorcycles

Solar power coming for electric motorcycles

A Swedish partnership is being forged to build small portable solar power chargers for electric adventure motorcycles that can be used in remote areas where there are no mains charging points. A portable solar charger would be a great advantage in Australia with our vast distances and plenty of sunshine. It’s a great step forward, …

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eRoad Arlanda electric vehicle motorcycle charge

eRoad charges electric vehicles like slot cars

Sweden has developed an eroad that will charge electric vehicles like a Scalextric slot car set, including two-wheelers. The project, called eRoad Arlanda, so far consists of a 2km stretch of electrified road. It includes embedded electric rails in the surface to power electric vehicles through a contact arm hanging down under the vehicle.  The eroad …

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