Bikes

Expedition Unplugged: 2500 miles, 19 countries, 7 months

Expedition Unplugged Plans Epic (Electric) Journey

Put this under the category of “unfolding adventure” stories, but we just found out about this caper and started following the progress.  Here’s what it’s about. Expedition Unplugged is a TV/film/video venture that is planning a monumental trans-continental trip, all on electric motorcycles converted from KTM 950 Adventures.  The route…

1 day ago by Ted Dillard 2

Kawasaki H2 top speed?

Lightning LS218 – Fastest Production Motorcycle? Still?

Lightning’s claim of “Fastest Production Motorcycle” may be about ready to fall, regardless of arguments about the claim of being a “Production” motorcycle at all.  Though we’re not in the business of promoting gas-burners, we are in the business of separating fact from fiction, and it looks to us like…

2 days ago by Ted Dillard 6

Bicyclist Collides With Nissan LEAF

Bicyclist Collides With Nissan LEAF – Video

“Bicycle runs a red light at S 9th Street and Snyder Avenue in Philadelphia PA, then gets hit by a Nissan LEAF.” States the video description. These bicycle/car incidents are all too common, which makes a vehicle’s pedestrian safety score all the more important. The LEAF scores 65% in pedestrian…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 31

The EV Grin, Crimean-style

Electric Leaning Crimean Trike (video)

Titled (via Google Translate) Electric car with his hands. Elektrotrayk project 2 “Brand”, and described with: “Elektrovnedorozhnik gives complete freedom of movement on any Crimean landscapes and roads. Environmentally friendly, silent, practical and reliable. Made in Sevastopol)“, we bring you a trick, dual motor, fully suspensioned leaning all-terrain cruiser trike…

4 days ago by Ted Dillard 3

Energica Ego45

Energica Ego45 Color Choices

Time to start thinking seriously about what colors you want your Energica Ego45 to come in, right?  Lucky for you, Energica has posted a sweet color/finish page, here. If you’ll remember, one of the benefits of going with the (hugely) more expensive Ego45 is the ability to customize a lot…

2 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 2

Mission Motorcycles in Daly City, CA is closed for business

Mission Motorcycles Has Closed

Via our friend Richard Harmon we learned Mission Motorcycles, a 45-year + independent motorcycle dealer, and the second-largest Zero Motorcycles dealer behind Hollywood Electrics, has closed: “In other news, my Zero dealer has gone out of business. Their store (which had been at that location first as a Yamaha dealer…

2 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 8

Brammo.com's new look

Brammo Launches New Website Featuring Powertrain Business Model

Somewhere around the start of the business day yesterday, Brammo launched a new site on www.brammo.com featuring the company’s new focus on powertrain development, resulting from the recent purchase of the motorcycle production by Polaris.  Besides a snappy new-generation web look, and one of the slowest loads we’ve suffered through…

2 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 7

Zero motorcycles ready to ship

Zero Motorcycles Adds to North American Sales Network

Right on cue, following up our story the other day, Zero announced that it’s adding to its North American network.  By “network” Zero means its regional sales team, specifically Eric Gallion (based in New York and responsible for Zero’s eastern region), Ron Luttrell in Atlanta, and responsible for the South,…

3 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 6