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Europeans plug into electric motorcycles

Motorcycle sales in Europe are finally on the rise again, up 7.2%, but it seems Europeans are more keen to plug into electric bikes with registrations up a massive 49%. Two of every three electric two wheelers sold are urban-oriented electric pedal-assisted mopeds and scooters. Electric motorcycles are still only one in four, but growing. The …

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Fly Free Smart Desert

Steve McQueen inspires Smart Desert electric

A Steve McQueen inspired Smart Desert from Californian company Fly Free is the latest in a long list of electric motorcycles about to hit the showrooms. Next year will be a pivotal year for electric bikes when Harley-Davidson make their electric LiveWire available for sale in North America and Europe with the rest of the …

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Cagiva set to launch electric bikes?

An electric Cagiva could be on show when MV Agusta celebrates the 40th anniversary of the famous Italian brand on Sunday (16 September 2018) at their Varese factory. An official MV Agusta press release doesn’t mention the electric bike, but the company has been working an electric Cagiva for some time and it would be …

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Electric Royal Enfield stars in documentary

A British engineer is planning to ride his electric-powered Royal Enfield Bullet the length of Britain to film a documentary called Charging Bullet to promote sustainable transport. The film project is a collaboration between engineer Fred Spaven and filmmaker Finn Varney who met in their local Yorkshire pub 10 years ago. Fred has converted a …

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Harley-Davidson adds Silicon Valley R&D

Harley-Davidson is certainly serious about electric motorcycles with the announcement of a new research and development facility in California’s Silicon Valley for its coming line of electric motorcycles and bicycles. The new facility, serving as a satellite of the Willie G. Davidson Product Development Facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is expected to open in the fourth …

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Electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire leads parade smart desert

Up close with sporty Harley-Davidson LiveWire

The electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire arrives next year with more sporty components than the Livewire prototype unveiled in 2014.  Sporty features It features, fully-adjustable Showa suspension and massive dual discs with four-piston Brembo callipers on a 17-inch front wheel instead of a single disc on an 18-inch wheel. That sounds like a recipe for a quick …

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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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MV Agusta boss Giovanni Castiglioni classic cagiva

MV Agusta plans neo classic bike

MV Agusta is working on a neo classic model and a 1000cc Brutale, but not an electric bike says boss Giovanni Castiglioni. We caught up with the erudite and suave boss of MV Agusta at the factory on the shores of beautiful Lake Varese in northern Italy this week. In the wide-ranging interview, Giovanni also …

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