Mugen Shinden San Electric Motorcycle Gets Revealed

Japanese company M-TEC Co., Ltd. confirmed it will make an appearance in this year’s Isle of Man TT Zero Challenge class, which will be the third for M-TEC. Two previouse races gave M-TEC two second place finishes with John McGuinness on board as the driver. This year, for the first…

21 hours ago by Mark Kane 2

2014 Zeros

60% Of Zero Motorcycles Sales Come From Outside U.S.

A Santa Cruz Sentinel article on Zero Motorcycles revealed that approximately 60% of total sales of Zero electric motorcycles comes from abroad. From foundation in 2006, California start-up has grown to 100 employees in Scotts Valley, from which 85 are permanent and 15 temporary. An additional 20 employees work in other…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 2

Brammo Empulse Cutaway Shows Off Tech Within

Video: Brammo Empulse Cutaway Shows Off Tech Within

After introducing the 2014 Model Year of Empulse and Empulse R, Brammo now shows us a tech overview of the bike. Brian Wismann describes the main components on the cutaway demonstrator – from battery cell to the drivetrain. The 252-cell battery pack has 9.3 kWh and can be charged via…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 6

Qoros eBIQE Concept

Qoros eBIQE Concept Debuts in Geneva (w/videos)

On the Qoros stand at the Geneva Motor Show we found an EV – but not what we are normally accustomed to. The Qoros eBIQE Concept bike is based on Greyp G12, which we covered half a year ago.  The new version (seen above) has a different design in the style of…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 3

Kia Electric Bicycle

Kia Debuts 2 Electric Bikes in Geneva

The Soul EV wasn’t the only EV on display by Kia at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Kia displayed to two electric bikes – KEBs. Why electric bicycles? Well… bikes belong to Kia’s heritage since 1944, when 70 years ago Kia produced them on mass scale. “Back to the Basics…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 2

2014 Empulse R

Brammo Launches 2014 Empulse and Empulse R

Oregon-based Brammo announced the launch of the 2014 Empulse and Empulse R electric motorcycles. The new Empulse is an evolution, so don’t expect to see any major changes here. The manufacturer describes the changes as follows: “The 2014 Empulse embodies many new and improved components, making it an EV technology…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 1

Zero Motorcycles 2014 Lineup

Zero Motorcycles Announces Australian Distribution Partner

With Brammo expanding into the UK,  Zero Motorcycles is trying to expand sales into Australia. The Californian start-up announced a new Australian distribution partnership deal with Cento Per Cento, which will make Cento Per Cento the official Australian distributor for Zero Motorcycles. First 2014 model lineup deliveries are expected to…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 0