Nikola Powersports Unveils All Electric UTV

Nikola Powersports Zero All Electric UTV

Nikola Powersports has finalized the specifications and design for an all electric four-seater UTV dubbed the Nikola Zero. The Nikola Zero UTV is an all-electric, 400-volt plug-in, off-road and potentially street-ready vehicle. Dealerships can begin reserving production units starting in January. Starting at $35,000, the UTV will come with two performance options: 415 hp and 3,675 ft. lbs. of torque and 555 hp and 4,900 ft. lbs. of torque. The…

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2017 Zero Motorcycles Turn Signal Recall

2017 Zero Motorcycle turn Signal Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles. In the event that a turn signal stops working, the turn signal flasher may not change its flash rate to alert the operator. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Remedy Zero will notify…

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SF to LA Non-Stop on a Lightning Electric Bike

Lightning Motorcycles Electric Prototype that can go from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a Single Charge

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. Now Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single charge, which would be a remarkable feat for an electric motorcycle. The current record, for longest distance traveled on one charge on…

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KTM Electric Duke 390 Spied in Testing

KTM Electric Duke 390 Spied Photos

The new 2017 390 Duke may have taken over from the previous generation model but wait till you find out what’s reportedly been spied at the Austrian headquarters.  A unit of the previous generation KTM 390 Duke was recently spied. This 390 Duke, however, wasn’t propelled by its standard 375cc single-cylinder gasoline engine. Instead, it was loaded with an electric motor, cocooned inside a modified chassis. The modified chassis is essentially…

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Polaris Developing Electric Indian Motorcycle

Polaris to introduce Indian Electric Motorcycle

After Polaris Industries Inc. announced in January that it would wind down the operations of its Victory motorcycle brand, the status of the company’s electric motorcycle program remained unclear. But now that has changed under Polaris’s Indian brand of Motorcycles. Polaris motorcycles division president Steve Menneto recently said that the Medina, Minn.-based company is planning to roll out electric motorcycles under the company’s growing Indian brand in the next four to five…

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Alta Motors Electric RedShift Motorcycle

Alta Motors Unveils New Electric Motorcycle for 2017

The electric revolution is fast catching up with numerous motorcycle manufacturers. We are already aware of the development in the four-wheeler space with the likes of Tesla and Faraday. The two-wheeler segment too is fast catching up. Alta Motors, a small electric motorcycle start-up, has unveiled an exciting-looking electric street legal motorcycle. The San Francisco based start-up had raised $17 million, and the investors include Tesla founders Marc Tarpenning and Martin…

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Zero’s New Motorcycles have a 200+ Mile Range

Zero Motorcycle 2017 Lineup

With some of the world’s biggest bike makers now dedicating time to electric models, Zero Motorcycles knows it has its work cut out. The company has spent the last 10 years refining its gas-free lineup, gradually adding more power and (more importantly) increasing the range, giving riders the incentive they need to make the jump. For its 2017 roster, Zero has done the same again, updating its Zero S, Zero…

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BMW’s Self Balancing Concept Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad Self-Balancing Concept Bike

In the distant future, motorcycle riders will have no need of helmets or padded clothing. They also won’t need to put their feet on the ground when they stop. That’s because, according to BMW, the motorcycle of the future will balance itself and will help the driver avoid crashes. BMW, which is famous for motorcycles as well as cars, unveiled a new concept motorcycle in California Tuesday. The BMW Motorrad…

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First EnduroCross Win for Alta Motorcyles

Alta Electric Motorcycle Endurocross national victory

Last week in Scottsdale, Arizona, Alta Motors earned their first national race victory with Kurt Nicoll at Round 4 of the EnduroCross series in the vet class. The win is a first for Alta on the national level, and the first for an electric motorcycle in the EnduroCross series. As a relatively young company, Alta Motors has been developing their Redshift electric motorcycle platform since 2010 and only just began serial…

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2015 Zero Motorcycles DC-DC Converter Recall

Zero Motorcycles AC DC Converter Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2015 SR, S, DS, and FX motorcycles. The affected motorcycles have a DC-DC converter that may have insufficient output power. During high power demand, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not function properly. CONSEQUENCE: If the converter power output is insufficient, during an ABS activated event, the ABS and all vehicle lights would temporarily stop functioning, increasing the risk of a…

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