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Solar power coming to motorcycles

Electric motorcycles charged from mains power are starting to make inroads into mainstream production, but an African university is already ahead of the pack with solar power. Three students from the University of Nairobi have built a system they call Ecotran, which captures the sun’s energy, stores it in batteries, and uses it to charge …

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Indian Motorcycles get hi-tech screens

Classic-styled Indian Motorcycles could soon have car-style LCD infotainment screens instead of traditional grandfather-clock-styled dials. Steve Menneto, vice president of motorcycles for Polaris Industries, Indian’s parent company, told an American business conference this week that the classic bikes could be going more futuristic with the infotainment screens.   How they manage to integrate the design …

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Yamaha PES1 electric motorcycles product standardise

Yamaha electric motorcycles a long way off

Yamaha has committed to producing two electric motorcycles next year, but Australians will have to wait for some time longer. The Japanese manufacturer unveiled six electric motorcycle concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show late last year, but recently committed to producing only the PES1 (Passion Electric Street) road bike and PED1 (Passion Electric Dirt). Yamaha Motor …

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Zero electric motorcycles coming

Electric motorcycles have just taken a step closer to reality in Australia with a new importer for Californian Zero electric motorcycles. While BMW will not import its C-Evolution electric scooter because they don’t believe it’s a good fit for the country, the Australia importers of MV Agusta have just been appointed as the national distributor …

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