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1st Completely New EV From Polaris Is… Different

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 […]

August 26th

Do The Electric Slide With The MTT-136 Electric Sled.

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 […]

February 21st

Argo 8×8 XTI Teaches You to Love Nature by Being in Nature

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 […]

October 18th

DIY Motoped Kit Combines Mountain Bike With XR50

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.

August 6th

Video: Van Eko's New Bio-composite Electric Scooter is GORGEOUS

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.

July 19th

ZBee Electric Tuk Tuk Begins Series Production (w/ video)

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!

July 18th

Forbidden Fruit: New-for-2014 Honda Cross Cub 110

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?

May 26th

Video: Corpses From Hell Moped Gang vs. Ruby X

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.

May 26th

Someone Buy Me a 2014 Honda Grom NOW (w/ video)

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.

May 18th