Avionics electric board tracker tough

Electric board tracker moped unveiled

Since batteries and electric motors can take just about any shape, designers are free to create all sorts of strange vehicles, even this board tracker from European company Avionics. They have unveiled their electric board-tracker-style moped made of wood and steel with orders from September, but no prices announced yet. It’s not the first old-style …

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2017 Zero motorcycles have increased range

Zero electric motorcycles pulls plug

The biggest electric motorcycle company, Zero of California, has pulled out of Australia and Asia, citing unfavourable exchange rates and taxes. However, they promise to continue owner support through distributor GBT Imports who took over in 2013 after the first importer pulled out in 2010. Current (‘scuse the pun) Australian Zero dealers are: Euro Bikes, Noosaville, …

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2017 Zero motorcycles have increased range

Zero Motorcycles claims 320km range

Zero Motorcycles has announced their 2017 models will have increased range up to 200 miles (320km), seemingly kicking down one of the barriers for buyers. However, the extended range only comes with the purchase of an optional $4790 ($US2700) Power Tank. Interestingly, only one power tank has been sold in Australia over the past few years. Over the past …

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Zero DSR electric motorcycle

Zero adds 2 models and super charger

Electric bikes have received a jolt from Zero Motorcycles with the addition of two new models and an optional Super Charger that will charge the bike in under an hour. The compact 8kW Super Charger ($US2499) was developed by DigiNow and eMotorWerks to fit in the “tank” area of the new or previous model Zero S …

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Sine Cycles electric chopper cruisers

Cruisers finally get electric power

The infant electric motorcycle market has been dominated by naked, sports and off-road machines and even Harley-Davidson and Victory Motorcycles have gone electric without a cruiser model. But electric cruisers may not be too far away. Switzerland-based Sine Cycles has produced an electric chopper by taking a Tha Heist frame from Cleveland Cyclewerks and a 2013 …

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Thomas Tomczyk sets electric motorcycle record

Longest electric motorcycle ride recorded

https://youtu.be/27ydMrnOwJM A solo rider has set a Guinness world record for the longest electric motorcycle ride at 12,644km (7856 miles) – and he’s still going! Magazine journalist Thomas Tomczyk set off from Philadelphia in March on his “Electric Powered Odyssey” and last week surpassed the previous record of 11,000km (6835 miles) in Colombia. However, he …

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Zec00 electric motorcycle

Low rider electric motorcycle revealed

Japanese designer Kota Nezu has created a low-riding electric motorcycle that challenges some of the conventions of new-era zero-emission bikes. For a start the zec00 has hub centre steering which is an old concept that still has some advantages (read about one new concept here) and has belt drive rather than direct drive like most …

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Zero DS electric motorcycle

Funds boost for electric motorcycles

Research and development is the most important – and expensive – ingredient for any electric motorcycle company to grow. And now the  California California Energy Commission (CEC) has just granted the Zero Motorcycles company a $US1 million grant for research and development. Even better, the company’s backers have agreed to match the grant, giving Zero …

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Zero motorcycles electric motorcycles

Zero electric motorcycles on track

The full range of 2015 Zero Motorcycles electric bikes is heading for Australia. Zero Motorcycles Asia Pacific sales director Phillip Wilkinson says they will have four dealers in three states with bikes on the showroom floor by the end of May, 2015. The American electric motorcycle company has been without a dealer for a few …

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Zero electric motorcycle customised by Bruno

Zero electric motorcycle customised

Electric bikes are moving ever closer to public acceptance with the latest step being this customised Zero electric motorcycle. Once customisers realise how clean they can make an electric bike because of its lack of plumbing and cables, they will become a popular platform for bobbers, trackers, cafe racers, etc. This custom job was performed by Pasadena …

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