Dennis Savic with electric Cafe racer motorcycle orders

Savic confirms electric motorcycle prices

Prices and some technical specifications have been confirmed for the Savic C-Series, Australia’s first electric motorcycle. Savic Motorcycles will make 49 C-Series cafe racer electric motorcycles available from November in three variants. Specification Alpha Delta Omega Power 60kW 40kW 25kW Torque 190Nm TBC TBC Range 200km TBC TBC Charge time 4-6 hours TBC TBC 0-100km/h 3s …

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HET electric motor

HET electric motor doubles output

In a major advance for electric vehicles, in particular motorcycles, a Texas company has produced the Hunstable Electric Turbine (HET) motor that is quieter, cooler, cheaper, smaller yet has double the torque output. HET claims Linear Labs’ HET motor is named after founders CEO Brad Hunstable and his father and CTO Fred. The Hunstables claim their …

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Tryal kookier

Electric motorcycle designs get kookier!

Electric motorcycles don’t have the design constraints of a petrol-powered bike with its bulky engine, fuel tank, driveline and exhaust pipe, so the designs are getting kookier and kookier. Premium Italian bike accessories company Rizoma recently held a Design Challenge to demonstrate the “Future of Motorcycling”. Fittingly it was won by an electric motorcycle. It’s …

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Curtiss Psyche electric motorcycle

Curtiss Psyche aims at Harley LiveWire electric

Esoteric American motorcycle company Curtiss Motorcycles has unveiled a third electric motorcycle concept called Psyche to compete against Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire. The company is already taking orders for the wild Zeus electric motorcycle with radial “V8” batteries and has released plans for the even wilder Hades with a bullet-shaped battery and motor. They say these will go into …

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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle soundtrack

Harley-Davidson launches new soundtrack

The famous Harley-Davidson “potato-potato” soundtrack now has a sister act with the electric LiveWire introducing a turbine whine. Check out our video from the recent global media launch in Portland, Oregon. You can get more details on the LiveWire, including price, tech specs, ride impressions and technology by clicking here for our full review. Riding …

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Curtiss offers wild Zeus and Hades EVs

Curtiss Motorcycles is now taking orders for the wild Zeus electric motorcycle with radial “V8” batteries and has released plans for the even wilder Hades with a bullet-shaped battery and motor. They say both will go into production next year and cost $US75,000 (about $A106,000). They are now taking “reservations of interest”. That’s much cheaper than …

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Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle specs incentives unique

Unique launch for Harley’s electric LiveWire

As you read this I am flying to Portland, Oregon, for a unique media launch of the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. There are many things that make this launch unique. Unique bike For a start, this is the first full-size electric road motorcycle from a traditional motorcycle manufacturer. The now-axed Victory Motorcycles slapped their brand name on …

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Dennis Savic Orders accepted for Aussie electric motorcycle

Orders accepted for Aussie electric motorcycle

Orders for Australia’s first electric motorcycle will be taken at the Australian Motorcycle Festival in Wollongong in November. Savic Motorcycles founder, Dennis Savic, tells us they will be accepting orders for the first 50 production bikes of all three C-Series variants (Alpha, Delta, Omega). “We will be at the festival this year launching our production prototype,” he says, …

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Storedot battery charges in 5 minutes

Battery charges electric scooter in 5 minutes

Israel company StoreDot has produced a lithium-ion battery that charges an electric scooter in five minutes. It is one of the latest developments, along with battery swap technology, that could accelerate the acceptance of electric motorcycles and scooters in coming years. The StoreDot batteries do not contain graphite, a form of carbon. Instead, they use tin, …

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