Bikes

TTXGP and the IOM, ca 2009

The Complete TTXGP Summary

For most of us, the not-so-long-lived saga of the TTXGP, (the all-electric motorcycle road racing series founded by Azhar Hussein), was almost impossible to follow.  Through it’s initial concept, fits and starts and sanctioning drama throughout each season, along with posts and discussions online flavored with generous doses of, uh,…

1 day ago by Ted Dillard 0

Mission Motorcycles' Facebook page

Time to Kiss Mission Motorcycles Goodbye?

Well, we just don’t know what to think of this.  Back a few months ago, the Mission Motorcycles Facebook page said “something big is happening, coming soon.”. We were promised an update, back in what, February, but it was being held due to NDA concerns.  Here’s what we were told:…

3 days ago by Ted Dillard 4

Superbike?

The Zero Superbike That’s Coming (Op-Ed)

Over the years, I’ve gotten to know a bunch of the guys at Zero.  Some of them personally, some of them through email conversations and forum discussions and a some through the mutual consumption of malty beverages.  There’s one common thread.  They love their bikes.  They love speed.  And they’re…

5 days ago by Ted Dillard 15

Got Tron?

TRON Lightcycle Sells For $77,000 At Auction

Well, you missed it.  Unless you’re the lucky guy who bought this $77k work of art at the RM Auctions/Sotheby’s auction on May 2. Described as a “96 volt, direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries and a computer-controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear…

6 days ago by Ted Dillard 5

Maxwell Motorbikes - not your average e-bike

Maxwell Motorbikes Launches, Offers EP-0

Maxwell Motorbikes is now a thing.  Remember The Adventures of Troy Rank?  Well, Rank and team have been hard at work putting together a product that’s just about as different from his extended-cargo-carrying-multi-state-record-setting-prototype-“ADV-1″ as any bicycle could be.  You’re probably looking at the photo above thinking, where’s the battery?  Where’s…

1 week ago by Ted Dillard 26

The Zero Italy website

Zero Announces Breaking Into Italian Market

Zero just launched its Italian website and announced it finalized its plans for sales in Italy: Zero has been laying the groundwork for its expansion into what export.gov cites as Europe’s largest market for motorcycles over 50cc. “This is a vital step forward in our plans to expand global availability…

2 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 5

California Energy Commissioner Janea Scott with a 2015 Zero SR

Zero Motorcycles Gets $1 Million CEC Grant

Zero Motorcycles just announced an award of $1 million from the California Energy Commission.  Here’s the text of the release: SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (May 14, 2015) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that it has been awarded a grant of $1,009,220 from the…

2 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 12

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50th Anniversary Honda Super 90 (Electric) Concept

We all know and love “The greatest motorcycle ever“, the Honda Super Cub, right?  Well, to commemorate the 2008 50th anniversary of the bike, industrial designer Igor Chak submitted a fairly remarkable electric concept to celebrate the milestone. Back in the 60’s Honda has been focusing on more stylish lightweight…

2 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 14

James and his ('16) ride

2016 Zero DSR (Test Mule?) Spotted in the Wild

On MotoZero Racing’s Facebook page, we caught sight of a nice group ride with the caption “Jim did 225 miles of dual sport riding last weekend in the sierras on a 2015 DS. Good action.” What followed that was a link to Jim’s SmugMug page, with a ton of photos…

3 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 13