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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Electric Bike Race at Pike’s Peak June 26

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The peak is 14,115 feet (4,300 meters) high, and the road to the top is 12.42 miles of pavement, with no fewer than 156 turns. This year, the mountain will be the setting for the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb car and motorcycle race. Electric motorcycles have had some exemplary performances at…

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Anstey Wins Isle of Man Electric Race

Kawasaki Motorcycle History Report

Bruce Anstey won the 2016 SES TT Zero after his Mugen teammate and last year’s winner, John McGuinness suffered technical issues. Meanwhile, William Dunlop finished second on the Victory RR electric prototype. McGuinness took the early lead but began to slow down as he approached the Sulby Straight. It took a while to restart his Mugen Shinden Go, leaving Anstey and Dunlop to battle for the lead. Dunlop trailed Anstey…

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New Battery Design in Victory Electric Bike

Victory

If the motorcycle industry follows a well-ridden road of advancements coming from the race track, the world of electric motorcycles are getting faster with the new Victory RR bike delivering amazing numbers for the upcoming TT Zero race. Being used by Victory Racing, the electric racing motorcycle has hit the tracks in the first of three practice sessions ahead of the TT Zero race, beating the fastest lap speed set…

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Victory and Dunlop Partner for Isle of Man

 William Dunlop has been having great road racing results all season and the 30-year-old is making his ambition very clear for this year’s Isle of Man TT; he’s looking for a win, in particular on-board the all-new electric Victory RR. “I’m very happy that Victory has decided to return to the TT,” said William, who was part of Victory’s inaugural TT Zero race team with Lee Johnston in 2015. “I…

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