Posts Tagged electric motorcycles

All-Electric MotoGP Class Considered For 2019

Apparently the effects of electrification are now being felt across all racing segments, as Carmelo Ezpeleta, the CEO of Dorna – the commercial rights holder for the motorcycling sport of MotoGP, has revealed that an electric class could be launched as early as 2019. According to an¬†interview, the project is…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 6

Electric Motorcycle Legend Michael Czysz Passes

Sad news comes from Asphalt & Rubber, which being closely affiliated with Michael Czysz, reported this month that Michael¬†passed away. We had noted¬†a couple years ago that Michael was¬†battling with a rare form of cancer:¬† pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma. In years 2009-2013 MotoCzysz was developing electric motorcycles and racing them at the…

2 years ago by Mark Kane 8

Zero FX Rides Rubicon Trail – Video

The Rubicon Trail is no match for the electric Zero FX. According to Zero, these are most likely the first electric vehicles to ever complete the rugged Rubicon! Video description: “Five riders from the Zero Motorcycles R&D crew tackled the famous Rubicon Trail in October. All five completed the rugged…

2 years ago by Electric CarsTV 10

The Electric Superbike: The End of the Beginning?

In a fairly strident story for Canada Motor Guide, Michael Uhlarik (of Amarok motorcycle fame) gives a pretty interesting and brutally frank picture of the electric motorcycle history since 2009 or so. ¬†A quick browse through the comments will give you an idea of the response from the community, as…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 12

Translogic Rides Lightning LS-218

What is it about this bike that makes reviewers giggle like schoolgirls when they’re road testing it?¬† Have you ever heard anyone giggle driving a Veyron?¬† It must have something to do with being astoundingly fun or something… At any rate, giggling aside, Translogic (somehow affiliated with Autoblog) has posted…

2 years ago by Ted Dillard 9