Weighing in at 251 lbs. and packing 40 HP from its 13,750 RPM electric motor, the Alta RedShift MotoX electric motorcycle seemed destined for greatness as soon as it debuted. A lot of electric startups look great on paper, though. It remained to be seen whether or not the RedShift could deliver on the track. […]
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On national drive electric day, September 10th, Zero motorcycles celebrated their 10th anniversary. We’ve been covering their progress since the beginning. In fact, my first article for gas2 was a review of the 2009 Zero S. They’ve certainly come a long way since I first reviewed one here, and I was very excited to celebrate with them.
Mark Seeger, the CEO of Mission, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on October 15, 2015. Neither Mission Electric nor Mission Motorcycles remains in business.
Zero will be presenting their new models at the AIM Expo in Orlando today, and we got to peek behind the curtain so you could be the first to read about it. On Monday we joined a call with Zero’s Scot Harden to find out what’s coming for 2016. They’ve made a lot of exciting improvements to the lineup and are introducing two customer-designed bikes, the FXS and DSR.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Mike Barnard What is the fastest production motorcycle in the world? What bike beat every other motorcycle and most cars up Pike’s Peak in 2013? What motorcycle had massive brake and shock upgrades while getting almost $2,000 cheaper in the past two years? What motorcycle is cheapest to own and […]
Susanna Schick got to ride Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric concept bike, getting a firsthand look at Harley’s first electric vehicle. Would you buy it?
Electric cars may have finally reached the tipping point where society en masse begins moving towards them, at least in America and Europe. In the developing world though, another kind of EV revolution is taking place, albeit on two wheels instead of four. The latest study from Navigant Research says that in the next ten […]
Iran wants bring some 400,000 electric motorcycles and 120,000 hybrid taxis to the streets of Tehran, and eventually only EVs will be allowed on in the city
Hollywood Electrics, the world’s leading electric motorcycle dealership, takes on Brammo and announces a grand opening party to be held August 16th.
We ride the Ducati of electric motorcycles, the Energica Ego, through the canyons of Malibu. It’s love at first twist as the bike handles beautifully.
The 2014 Zero SR with a Power Tank has the most range of any electric bike. But what’s it like to ride? I rode it everywhere, and these are my thoughts.
This morning the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle broke cover. Yup, Harley Davidson is building and electric motorcycle.
Last week John McGuinness rode a Mugen electric motorcycle to a new record at the annual TT Zero race on the Isle of Man…and now we have the video.
Since 1907, competitors have flocked to a tiny British island called the Isle of Man. This is what the island looks like to on of them, riding a Honda CBR600 to podium.
Next year’s Isle of Man motorcycle race will once again feature electric motorcycles. This year, though- and, for the first time!- the electric bikes will be competing with the internal-combustion machines in the same category with Darvill Racing bringing a Brammo electric motorcycle to the big leagues. In the past, motorcycles from makes like Brammo […]
Zero had a massive showing again this year, with a central spot on the show floor at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA. As press entered the show we were greeted by a pair of ladies handing us Zero brochures and reminding us not to miss their presentation. Judging by how late most of the paper magazines were to report on these bikes, some even reporting on 2013 models when they’re all sold out, you’d have think they missed it last year.
Martin Eberhard, the former co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, has just announced his addition to the board of directors of San Francisco-based electric motorcycle maker BRD.
RideApart editor Wes Siler is the first journalist invited to ride CRP’s latest electric superbike, the Energica Ego.
Unlike the Laguna Seca round, all bikes that started were able to complete this race. Shane Turpin was fastest from start to finish, leading on every lap. No matter how he hard he tried, Bostrom could not get much closer than a few seconds behind Turpin. They’re on equal machines, ~$200,000 Brammo RR factory prototypes, simply the fastest, most powerful machines out there this weekend. Coming up in third place was Kenyon Kluge, with a gap that started at about 45 seconds after the first lap and grew with each lap until he finished 2 minutes 11 seconds behind leader Shane Turpin.
In case you’re wondering why we’re not covering the German round of eRoadRacing also being held this weekend, well, there’s only so many live events we can cover at once. At least until we get a European correspondent. In the meantime, you can read all the news on eRoadRacing.com. Last night the Indy crew held their qualifying session, right after race one of the Vance & Hines XR1200 race in which Shelina Moreda was also competing. I interviewed her after qualifying to find out what that was like.