Originally published on EV Obsession. Following the acquisition earlier this year of the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo by Polaris, the company has finally gotten around to revealing its first all-new electric vehicle (building on/utilizing acquired technologies). That vehicle is the Ranger EV Lithium-Ion Polaris Pursuit Camo. (Good name, eh? /s) The reference above to “first […]
The Swincar E-Spider has 4 long, individually articulated legs with a wheel and an electric motor at the end of each one for superb traction in all terrain.
The ProGo 3000 is a purpose-built, propane-powered scooter that weighs 35 lbs. and a 275 carrying capacity, making it an ideal “last mile” commuter bike.
What do you get when you combine four electric motors, a 30,000 rpm fan and a bar? Why, a jet powered human of course.
Looking for the best way to do the electric slide? Apparently, it’s with an electric sled… the MTT-136, developed by Quebec’s Yvon Martel, to be exact. Well, I say sled but in reality it’s pretty much whatever you want it to be. The beauty of the MTT-136 (“My Track Technology”) is in its simplicity. In […]
This is the new Argo 8×8 XTI Utility Task Vehicle (UTV). If the brave marketers at Argo had any stones, however, UTV would stand for “Universal Terrain Vehicle”, because I’m pretty sure you could drop one of these on just about any planet and take it damned near everywhere. If you couldn’t tell: I like […]
To keep the US military mobile, Polaris has fitted non-pneumatic, airless tires to its MV850 ATV – standard issue to a number of soldiers in the US Special Forces.
The largest power company in the Philippines wants to put 100,000 electric tuk-tuk utility vehicles on the road by 2016 – which sounds like a big number, until you realize there are nearly 3.5 million tuk tuks on Philippine roads today and that 100,000 number represents less than 3% of the overall total. So, maybe […]
What you’re buying when you pick up a Motoped is actually a kit. It’s a frame, in other words, with all the difficult engineering like mounting points, swingarm, and the end result brings all the awesome action of a BMX downhill run to your morning commute.
This is Evan Villareal’s Gulf livery Yamaha Zuma 125 scooter, and if there was ever a pit-bike that was perfect for a LeMans race team, you are now looking at it. Find out what makes Evan’s 155 cc Yamaha Zuma 125 go after the jump.
Pro Golfer Bubba Watson wants to put you behind a different kind of “green vehicle” – his go-anywhere, ride-over-damn-near-anything BW1 Hovercraft … and, trust me, you want one.
The spec sheet on Van.Eko’s electric scooter reads like a scooterist’s wet dream, with a MASSIVE 70 lb-ft of torque coming from the Be.e’s 4 KW electric motor and high-end components like telescoping front forks and disc brakes front and rear (With that much power, you’ll certainly need them!). You can get a better sense of the electric scooter’s awesomeness, here.
As anyone who’s spent time in Southeast Asia will surely tell you: tuk tuks are a thing. In case you don’t know, a Tuk Tuk is, essentially, a 3-wheeled Vespa scooter with a utility/van body strapped to the back – and they are EVERYWHERE in Asia. This one isn’t a smoke-producing 2-stroker, though. It’s electric!
With more than 60 million sold, Honda’s Cub is a big deal, and it’s in need of a serious technical update. The new 2014 Honda Cross Cub is that update – and it promises to take the best of Honda’s Cub and mix in the best part’s of “my” generation’s Honda icon: the Ruckus. How does it stand up to those two?
My long-standing claims that the antics of a moped gang (club?) like the Hell’s Satans or Corpses From Hell constitutes “green” news rests on 2 things. First, their bikes get about 100 mpg, which seems like big news in an age when GM is touting 30 mpg cars in its ads. Second, these guys and gals have found a way to make the “green” aspect of their mopeds totally irrelevant – they’re just sweet rides.
With top-shelf suspension components, brakes, and high-end tires backing up the bikes diminutive 125 cc dirtbike engine and 4-speed semi-automatic transmission, this little Honda should be gobs of fun. Scratch that …
The new Honda Grom promises to deliver the most fun you can have without an overwhelming karmic retribution getting portioned out by the cosmos.
Scooters are fun, but hardly exciting, right? NASRA’s band of scooter racers is here to prove you dead wrong, with high-mpg commuters that have been tuned out of their minds and raced by real scooter-commuter enthusiasts. Check it out!
The Chicago Tribune recently published its “top 10” most fuel-efficient motorcycles list … but it was terrible, full of plot holes, and may have been translated from French. My list is better, because there’s 13 of them, and it’s 2013 now. Bam!
Before they became the de-facto European streetbike for guys who wear flat-brimmed hats bbut can’t afford a Ducati, KTM motorcycles were the stuff of off-road legend. With the introduction of the first Duke, they practically invented the idea of a roadworthy stunt bike. Now, KTM is going back to its crazy, road-terror roots with their […]
While scooters are gaining popularity in the U.S., few people are bold enough to attempt to take one farther than driving around the city. But for those who are brave enough, the Scooter Land Speed Federation (yes, there is such a thing) is sponsoring a cross-country scooter dash. Yup.