Recycled Hawtness: 1981 Yamaha Virago Resto-mod Motorcycle

The suspension, wheels, and brakes are readily available Yamaha R6 sportbike bits that can be found at many local salvage yards. You can find the tank, light, and handlebars at salvage yards, as well. The dash and instruments are all-digital, leaving the awkwardness of the factory original far, far behind.

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Electric Motorcycles Breaking Into the Big Leagues?

At the 2011 Tokyo Motorcycle Show, Honda showed an electric concept motorcycle. The RC-E is styled to win, echoing the look of a vintage café racer. Also at the Tokyo show is a concept from Yamaha that could make me not only cheat on my R1 but divorce her altogether. Yamaha has unveiled a number of electric mopeds, and other ICE manufacturers are getting in the electric game. It seems the major OEM’s are finally ready to consider adding battery-powered bikes to their product lines.

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A Week in the Life of Azhar Hussain, Godfather of Electric Motorcycle Racing

Gas2.0 Author Susanna Schick Hosts TTXGP Founder and CEO Azhar Hussain as he tours the Golden State spreading the gospel of electric motorcycle racing and having a blast along the way.

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