In 2012, I sat down with Michael Czysz at the launch of a new version of SolidWorks CAD software in Boston. The idea was to talk about SolidWorks and how he’d used it to design the electric superbike that was sitting in front of us, but we instead ended up in a 45-minute discussion of aerodynamics, rider psychology,…
I’m in Santa Cruz, California near the headquarters of electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero to ride their new electric dual sport/adventure bike and new electric supermoto. What do you want to know?
Have your eye on one of those lovely electric motorcycles we talked about yesterday? You should. If so, you’ll be glad to know Congress supports your decision and wants to help make buying electric a little easier on your bank account.
Electric motorcycles have been slow to take off, and rightfully so. Until now, they haven’t been able to offer riders the performance or range of gas bikes except bikes like the Energica Ego which come in over $30k. But with two manufacturers, Alta Motors and Zero Motorcycles, finally appealing to serious riders and…
This is the BMW eRR, an electric superbike built using the BMW S1000RR framework. This is the first electric sportbike from a major OEM, which is why it’s so surprising that it’s a little lackluster.
Zero Motorcycles came out swinging this year, with two new motorcycles and a whole suite of updated technologies. For the first time in my life, I can say that the want to ride an electric bike (that isn’t an electric super bike) is stroooooong.
Yamaha may not have a supercharged or turbocharged motorcycle to show at this year’s bike shows, but this PES2 Electric Concept certainly isn’t lacking in the cool department.
Electric motorcycles are supposed to be a huge part of the future of motorcycling, and Mission Motorcycles was at the forefront of the technology development and performance achievement... until they filed for bankruptcy this past week. Hopefully none of you guys had a deposit down.
You remember Brammo, right? The small Oregon-based maker of electric sportbikes got bought by Polaris this year and absorbed into its Victory Motorcycles brand. The good news is that the Brammo Empulse, a bike we once called “the future of hoonage,” is back under the Victory banner.
Will Harley-Davidson riders really warm up to the concept of an electric motorcycle? Harley's bikes are about as old-school (and just plain old) as you get, and that's how its customers like it. But now Harley wants to know what the faithful would expect from an electric bike. That's what this motorcycle is for.
The LAPD just added another electric motorcycle to its two-wheeled stable, and it's the same Zero MMX model designed for the U.S. Special Operation Forces. Baddies beware.
Isle Of Man TT videos are losing their shock value. Yes, it's fast. Yes, it's dangerous. Yes, we're in awe of their two-wheeled talents. But this run by TT legend John McGuinness is different. He's on an electric bike setting a new world record. And it's an odd combination of tranquil and terrifying.
Hey Al Qaeda, put this in your pipe and smoke it: America's Special Forces may soon be chasing you down on silent, stealthy electric motorcycles that YOU WILL NEVER SEE COMING. Get terrified, losers.
Chip Yates! The name oozes "adrenaline freak," doesn't it? Or maybe "a capella group alumni chairman." Regardless, the SWIGZ team's driver recently pushed a 241HP electric bike to 190MPH from a standing start in under 30 seconds—and strapped a camera to his helmet to prove it.