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The Cake Ösa Is A Modular Utilitarian Electric Bike In A Sea Of Boring Mobility

Tuesday in concurrent events at SEMA in Vegas and EICMA in Milan, quirky Swedish electric motorcycle company Cake unveiled its second all-new electric two wheeler in the new Ösa. It is billed as a modular utilitarian commuter mobile which can provide power to your devices once you arrive to your destination. It is…Read more… Continue […]

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Harley-Davidson Already Pausing Electric Motorcycle Production: Report

Harley-Davidson’s all-electric LiveWire bike, an attempt to attract a younger audience to its two-wheeled legacy, has been having one hell of a struggle just keeping its head above water. The numbers haven’t been great, but now there’s an even bigger problem: charging equipment. Harley-Davidson is ceasing both…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Revel’s Electric Mopeds Might Be The Best ‘Mobility’ Solution For Gearheads

This past summer I was minding my own business at a local establishment when a friend of a friend approached me somewhat hesitantly, looking as if he wanted to confess a dark, shameful secret that he had buried inside his soul for years. I figured whatever was troubling his mind had to be somewhat…Read more… […]

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Revel’s Electric Mopeds Might Be The Best ‘Mobility’ Solution For Gearheads

This past summer I was minding my own business at a local establishment when a friend of a friend approached me somewhat hesitantly, looking as if he wanted to confess a dark, shameful secret that he had buried inside his soul for years. I figured whatever was troubling his mind had to be somewhat…Read more… […]

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The 2020 Zero SR/F Electric Sportbike Isn’t A Compromise Motorcycle

The 2020 Zero SR/F fires up in total silence—it’s a trip. There’s no exhaust rumble or clattering pistons, just a few lights on the TFT dash. “Are you sure it’s on,” more than one person asked. But when you twist the throttle, you finally hear something. And more importantly–you feel something.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Electric Vehicle Makers Are Figuring Out ‘Engine’ Noise

Sound is a huge part of a vehicle’s personality, especially when it comes to motorcycles. As electric bikes and cars become bigger parts of the transportation ecosystem, figuring out what they’ll sound like is a big deal. Not only do electric vehicles have to be distinctive, there are safety and regulatory factors…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Do You Want to Know About the 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire?

The LiveWire is Harley’s revolutionary look to the future of motorcycles. In stark contrast to the company’s entire history, the LiveWire is all electric. The just-under-500-pound EV bike is expensive, some might say far too expensive, at $29,799. It’s also ridiculously quick with a 3-second 0-60 time, and can manage…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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An Abandoned Water Park is an Excellent Playground for an Electric MX Rider

While it’s still sad that Alta Motors is dead, it’s pretty great that these bikes are still being used to their full potential. Josh Hill invades and absolutely dominates an old water park in Palm Springs, California to lay down the hoon gauntlet. And he rides atop an Alta MX. With a mix of bravery, […]

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Honda Looks Ready for an Electric Bike Future

Two new production-ready electric bikes were given display space at Honda’s booth during the Tokyo Motorcycle Show today. While Honda has shown off a few electric car concepts lately, it has largely been quiet on the electric two-wheeler scene. That these two bikes are based on existing architecture and look mostly…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire Performance Numbers Are Better Than Expected

When Harley unveiled the production-ready LiveWire electric bike at CES in early January, we were all focused on the Wisconsin brand’s pricing strategy. With an MSRP of $29,799, and a whole lot of estimates, question marks, and TBAs when it came to the bike’s ultimate performance, we were forced to assume the worst.…Read more… Continue […]

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Erik Buell’s New Company Fuell Jumping Into The Electric Bike Market

That’s not a joke, they really called the company Fuell. Buell has partnered with Sauber team principle and owner of Formula E chassis-builder Spark Racing Technology Frédéric Vasseur, as well as entrepreneur Francois-Xavier Terny, to launch the electric bike company.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Bombardier Bought Up Alta Motors Assets To Kickstart Electric Production

Bombardier Recreational Products recently purchased select assets from the now-defunct electric motorcycle brand Alta Motors, including intellectual property, patents, and limited physical items. BRP is the parent company for Can-Am, Ski Doo, Sea Doo, Evinrude, and Rotax.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The FIM Wants to Add an Electric Trials Bike Race to The Paris Olympics in 2024

There are a number of new sports, classes, and segments being added to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, and if the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme has its way, Trial-E will be added to the Parisian Olympic Games in 2024. Riding up a rocky hill on an electric bike takes a lot […]

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The 2019 Harley-Davidson LiveWire Is Far Too Expensive

Struggling motorcycle company Harley-Davidson’s vision for embracing the future is offering a full line of electric motorcycles by 2022. The first of these electrified bikes will be the 2019 LiveWire and, like all other Harley motorcycles, it’s expensive.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Harley-Davidson Invests More Into Electric Motorcycles As Tariff Threats Loom

Harley-Davidson has been stuck in a bit of a rut lately thanks to reporting 82 percent less profit between 2016 and 2017, a big recall and the looming threat of tariffs on its products in Europe. In a (likely) attempt to calm its shareholders, the company recently announced an investment in Alta Motors, an electric…Read […]

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