Browsing the "International Motorcycle Show" Tag

Zero is the Hero of Electric Motorcycle Manufacturing

December 10th, 2012 | by Susanna Schick

After a record year in sales, where they sold more bikes in January than in all of 2011, Zero motorcycles debuted their 2013 line with major upgrades to their entire line, and a new model, the FX. Zero now makes their own motor, a direct drive brushless motor with almost double the available horsepower of their 2012 models

Yamaha's Zuma 50: 132 mpg of fun!

December 13th, 2011 | by Susanna Schick

I spoke with Yamaha's Tim Olsen about their Zuma 50 and Zuma 125, both excellent scooters for new riders and young urban commuters. The 50 gets a mind-boggling 132 mpg, and must be loads of fun to ride. I only say this because I haven't ridden one yet, but I know of at least one very talented racer whose preferred mode of commuting 60 miles to work is on his Zuma

BMW: Scooters Can Be Fun AND Efficient

December 13th, 2011 | by Susanna Schick

At the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA I spoke with BMW Mottorad Vice President Pieter de Waal about where scooters fit into their lineup. He explained that scooters are an important part of their global strategy. They recognize that in megacities, scooters are the most sensible choice for transportation

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