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Table of Contents Introduction I wanted to state my primary reason for writing this article. As much as I searched, I could find little to nothing about the actual ownership of CAKE bikes. Sure, there are tons of videos produced by CAKE or created by those who have done demo rides. I’m wise enough to …

For Its Electric Scooter Vespa’s Elettrica is the company’s electric scooter and recently it received an honorable mention in the 2020 Compasso d’Oro design awards. The prestigious awards started in 1954 and continue to be an important recognition for design projects that are Italian-made.  Only 18 products made the cut. The Vespa was the only …

Making Getting an Energica Easier Energica Motor Company signed an agreement with FreedomRoad Financial to offer loans to customers through the electric motorcycle manufacturer’s U.S. dealer network. This will greatly help the dealers because the availability of financing is extremely important. According to a press release from Energica shared on Motorcycle.com, around 65 percent of …

A Better Electric Scoot The future is likely electric, or at least that’s what the Germany based scooter company Kumpan is hoping. The company just released two new versions of its electric scooter. In the company’s 54i range, it now has a 54 Impulse and the 54 Ignite. Both utilize a similar design to the …

Fans of adventure riding, motorcycle documentaries, or two friends having wild adventures will love to know that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman have once again thrown their legs over a pair of bikes and set off to do some crazy adventuring. However, this time around, they’re adding a lot to the challenge of their trip …

Electric bikes are here, and they are growing in market share year to year, sometimes even month to month. Manufacturers big and small are involved, all the way from BMW and KTM down to Zero and Energica. And then you have tiny little companies like Australia’s Ed Motorcycles that come out with some awesome concepts. …

As reported by MoreBikes in the UK, BMW has recently filed for 11 patents in Germany, all of them related to electric bikes. 9 of the 11 patents also contain the word, or tags, related to DC. The biggest implication of this is that the BMW Vision DC Roadster concept from 2019 might actually be …

Electric Super Sized The Super Soco CPx Maxi Scooter is no small scooter, it’s a rather large machine that has been referred to as super-sized. It’s also electric. This maxi scooter is a 125cc equivalent machine and sounds like it could be a real winner. The CPx offers a comfortable riding position with room to …

New Bikes? Zero Motorcycles has recently filed some new trademarks, which hints at a few new models. According to Motorcycle.com, the company filed Zero DSR/X and Zero FXE trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for use with “Electric motorcycles; Motorcycles and structural parts therefor; Motorcycles for motocross.” This is the same language used …

It’s a 125cc Equivalent The Spanish scooter company Urbet has a new electric motorcycle called the Nura. The bike isn’t some high-powered crazy machine. It’s actually pretty mild, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  The bike is a 125cc equivalent. It is manufactured by Wuxi Dongma in China for Urbet. The bike features a …

Here Comes RE’s EV There has been some speculation about whether or not Royal Enfield would build an electric motorcycle anytime soon. The CEO of the company Vinod Dasari recently made the situation clear in an interview with the publication Moneycontrol.  In that interview, Dasari said that an electric bike is certainly a possibility for …

An E-Bike for the Dirt I’ve written about Delfast’s electric bikes before. These bikes come out of Ukraine and pretend to be electric bicycles, but they’re really far more like a small electric motorcycle. The stats are impressive and they look well-made. Now the company is expanding its lineup with the Delfast Cross Dirt.  This …

And Shares a Video I’ve reported on the 2electron McFly technology and electric bike before. The system basically enables an electric bike to sound, feel, and ride like a wide variety of gas-powered motorcycles. The system can emulate anything from a 250cc two-stroke to a 1,000cc sportbike. Through powertrain controls and large speakers, you get …

Building a Better Electric Motorcycle The two Dutch companies Dohms and Spike Technologies are now working together on a new electric motocross prototype. The two companies recently teamed up with the Dutch motorcycle riders’ association KNMV. That connection likely means this project is a big deal, according to MoreBikes. The companies are using a Yamaha …

For the Youths If you’re a teen in Italy and you need to get around, there’s a couple of new electric scooters that you should check out. The FD Motors F3-E and F5-E. These scooters can be ridden by anyone 14 years old or older, according to RideApart, and they offer folks a good way …

Co-Written by Jim Pruner and Greg Phillips The First Electric Harley Davidson Was Born in 2019 If you can name a more controversial motorcycle than the Harley Davidson LiveWire I would be shocked. Mention it on any social media platform and prepare to read dozens of strong opinions with most of them being on the …

Long Time Coming I’d already reported that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman’s new show Long Way Up would be coming to Apple TV+. At that time I didn’t have a date for it. Now, it has been officially announced that the air date for the show is September 18, 2020, according to Motorcycle News. So, …

Top Speed 60 MPH! Electric scooters keep getting better and better. This is the Horwin EK3, and it’s one of the better ones that I’ve seen. The bike is sold by a company in Austria, but the scooters are made at factories in China.  The Horwin EK3 features a classic-looking design with modern elements. It …

They’re Out There Cake revealed the more affordable version of its electric motorcycle a while back. It’s called the Kalk INK and the Kalk INK SL (street legal). It looks like a killer ride, and now the bikes are officially shipping worldwide.  The announcements of the Kalk INK and the Kalk INK SL were staggered …

Yes, Yes Honda revealed an electric Super Cub concept in 2015, and now it seems the company is still working on that possibility. According to a published patent that was filed back in 2016 but just recently got published, the Super Cub could be closer than we think. The patent is actually for the battery …

An Electrifying New KTM KTM and Bajaj have been working on a new electric mobility platform called EMotion. Actually, it’s KTM and about eleven different partners, but the project started in March 2020 and is continuing to move forward. The list of partners includes AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, KTM Technologies GmbH, Kiska GmbH, …

Liquid-Metal to the Rescue Right now batteries use hard metal material to store power. There are also things called flow batteries, which use liquid-state electrodes. These batteries can’t be used right now in applications where there’s movement. They have to be stationary. However, a team of University of Texas at Austin researchers in the Cockrell …

Want to Build and Electric Bike? I’ve often wondered how hard it would be to convert an internal combustion engine motorcycle over to an electric bike. Yamaha wants to make it easier and has now showcased some electric crate motors.  The video went up on the company’s YouTube channel and shows some killer looking electric …

Thicc Have you always want the electric equivalent to the Fat Cat? Then Velocifero has electric bikes for you. The company revealed its latest bikes at the 41st annual Bangkok International Motor Show. They have some wonderfully fat tires, and I love them for it. There are three new bikes. The first is essentially a …

It Looks Cool The company called Black Tea has a new Moped. That bike is designed to transform the way people think of bikes and transportation in general. While there are multiple generations discussed on the company website. Black Tea is really just getting around to putting out its first version of the bike. The …

A High-Speed Electric Electric motorcycles will continue to make up an ever more impressive portion of the motorcycle industry. The technology is simply getting better and better, and it will likely surpass gas engines one day. The Warwick Moto Aurora is a bike that makes me think this new electric motorcycle future could come sooner …

Zero Wants Your Gas Bike Zero Motorcycles is one of the many electric motorcycle companies out there, but it’s the one that stands out as a killer option and offers some of the best bikes. Now you have an even bigger incentive to switch to an electric bike thanks to Zero’s Cash for Carbon trade-in …

Seeking to Set a Record I recently posted about the Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle, but now the whole bike has been revealed fully. The motorcycle looks like a giant rocket. Max Biaggi will take this bike and attempt to set a new electric motorcycle high-speed record. In order to do it, the bike will have …

From Minsk The weird motorcycle you see here is from a company in Minsk, Belarus. It has a simplistic design with moderate power and is made by a company called Punch Moto. According to New Atlas, the motorcycle was designed and built by the Belarusian company to be a simple commuter electric motorcycle with a …

367 Horsepower Voxan Motors showcased the first Wattman electric superbike in 2013. It was a 203 hp electric bike and crazy. Now the company has a new version and it will come out soon with 367 hp according to the company. This will help the company break the record for the fastest electric motorcycle. To …

A New Way To Get Around on a Triumph Electric motorcycles are going to become more prevalent with major manufacturers, but before we see those, many seem to be turning to e-bikes, as in bicycles. Triumph recently revealed its first e-bike ever, the Trekker GT. This marks the first of what could be a new …

Weird Looking, Questionable Origins There are many electric motorcycle companies out there right now, and we’re only going to be seeing more of them in the future. Urbet is one of them. The company makes electric scooters and the Ego is its motorcycle. Oddly enough, RideApart points out that the bike looks almost exactly like …

Getting The Feeling of an Internal Combustion Engine Electric bikes offer a different experience than an internal combustion engine motorcycle does. 2electron, which came to be from the automotive technology company Zener, just put out the Emula Concept motorcycle. The goal is the make an electric feel like a gas-powered motorcycle. The technology is called …

Speedy and With Good Range Electric bicycle manufacturer Delfast has a new bike called the Top 3.0, but it’s not really much of a bicycle. It’s really more of an electric motorcycle. The bicycle company has created an electric bike that challenged or bests many of the electric motorcycles out there. The new Top 3.0 …

Kawasaki’s Electric Bike Project Continues Kawasaki has teased the EV Endeavor project several times now, but this is the 10th time, according to Motorcycle News. The company put out a 20-second teaser video on its YouTube channel showing the bike in action and without all its body panels on it. When it’s all wrapped up, …

Small and Ready to Go The funky little supermoto you see here is the Nito N4. The bike was revealed at EICMA last year, but somehow it slipped by me. Asphalt & Rubber recently brought the bike up and it’s a killer little machine. The electric motorcycle has supermoto style in a small 125cc comparable …

Coming Out of Brazil The Brazilian electric motorcycle company Voltz Motors could announce a new model soon. According to The Pack, the company has a smart electric motorcycle in the works. The bike looks to be a naked sportbike or sport-touring machine.  According to an unnamed source, “It will be a smart electric motorcycle due …

Retro Style, Modern Propulsion Do you want an electric scooter, but don’t want something that looks like it’s out of a sci-fi film? The Kumpan 54 Inspire and 54 Iconic might be perfect for you. The German company recently released these two new electric scooters, according to Motorrad. The Kumpan 54 Inspire is the company’s …

Cool Electric Motorbikes I’m not sure how you’d classify the Super73-R and RX. They’re a full-on mix of motorcycle and bicycle. They bring to mind the old Tomos LX mopeds, but with electric power. The Orange County-based company is now delivering these sweet electric motorbikes to customers.  The R and RX models will be shipped …

Is It a Copy? Honda and Hero have been linked up in the past, but now they’re on separate sides of a recently filed lawsuit. According to The Economic Times, Honda believes Hero Electric’s new Dash scooter infringes upon the registered design of the Honda Moove scooter that Honda sold in Thailand.  There are issues …