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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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Arranged in a Boxer Fashion Soriano Motori is an Italian motorcycle company, and it now hs its first electric motorcycle. The bike features two electric motors that are situated in a boxer orientation. The unveiling will happen at EICMA 2020, but since that’s still a ways off, some details are coming out now, including the …

A Small Commuter? The Indian scooter company Gemopai will release a new electric scooter for the Indian market in June. This scooter is a little different than some of the other options out there. It will be designed specifically for the Indian market and be a low-speed option, according to Express Drives. When I say …

Electric Bike Maker Is Moving Forward Savic has a production version of its C-Series electric motorcycle lineup ready, and it was showcased at the Australian Motorcycle Festival in Wollongong in November 2019. Recently, the company founder Dennis Savic told MotorbikeWriter the company lost investors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he said customer orders continue …

Perfect for Beginners? The Spanish company Ebroh has a new motorcycle called the Bravo GLE. It’s a smaller electric motorcycle and is the equivalent to a 125cc gas-powered bike. This makes the electric motorcycle great for beginners or relatively new riders. It’s a bike that’s reasonably priced and offers pretty good performance. The motorcycle gets …

The Swedish Electric Vehicle Companies Work Together Cake seems to be rolling right along, and the company has just announced a brand partnership with Polestar, which is the electric car arm of Volvo. While this partnership opens up some interesting options for both brands, the key takeaway from the partnership is that Cake will sell …

Formerly RMK Vehicles, Verge Is Almost Ready The small Finnish electric motorcycle startup Verge Motrocycles—recently rebranded from RMK Vehicles—is taking its TS production model around for another showing and press outreach before it will start to produce the motorcycle, according to RideApart. The motorcycle has a hubless rear-wheel-mounted motor. That motor is good for 107 …

The Bikes Will be Delivered Several Markets The innovative electric motorcycle company Cake has some interesting machines. The workhorse of the lineup is the Ösa model. Cake sells an Ösa+ and Ösa Lite, and I recently received word from the Cake team that the new model will now be delivered to United States customers. Europe, …

A Cool Electric Bike Most electric bikes fit into a few different categories it’s they’re either small commuter machines or they offer something on the complete another end of the spectrum and usually a sportbike. The Trevor FTR Stella is a little different. This bike is an electric flat track racer. Coming from Trevor Motorcycles, …

A New Electric Scooter Age Could Dawn KTM and Bajaj have a partnership and a big focus of that partnership will be electric bikes. Now, new info has come out that says electric scooters will be a major focus for the future of the companies. In a report from the Pierer Mobility Group, the company …

The Kalk INK SL Recently, Cake released a new version of its bike that was a little less expensive and still featured good performance. It was called the Kalk INK and it was for off-road riding only. Now the company is offering a street-legal version of that bike called the Kalk INK SL.  This is …

Seeking to Change the Motorcycle Industry Damon Motorcycles revealed its new electric motorcycle, the Damon Hypersport, at CES. The model caused quite a stir, and rightfully so. It’s a vehicle that is not only one of the most impressive electric vehicles created this far, but the Shift system and Co-Pilot safety system are unlike any …

That’s About as Long as I Want to Wait Filling up a gas tank is quick and easy. Recharging a battery … not so much. One of the biggest hurdles for electric motorcycles has been charge times. That could change. Enevate claims its batteries will be able to recharge in as little as five minutes …

Trademark Applications Show the New Logos Harley-Davidson will be going full-bore after electric bikes in the future, and part of that means it will need to properly market itself and its bikes. The company seems to be doing just that. It recently filed patent applications for two new logos for electric bikes.  The first is …

Good News From CCW I reported a while back that Cleveland CycleWerks is going to have an electric bike reveal on March 20th in Cleveland. I’ll be going to the event and covering it. While I wait in anticipation, CCW has released some information about the motorcycle. The bike will feature removable and swappable batteries, …

An Interesting Take From an Interesting Company You’ve probably seen Curtiss Motorcycles’ machines at some point. The guys running Curtiss used to run Confederate Motorcycles and put out some seriously amazing V-twin machines. Confederate Motorcycles was sold to a new owner in 2018, and still produces amazing V-twin motorcycles. Curtiss Motorcycles has shifted its focus …

An Urban Electric from BMW Electric motorcycles will be an important part of the future of motorcycling. While I have my reservations about owning one as they are right now, I’m very interested in seeing where things go in the future. My guess is that more and more riders will hear the whine of an …

80 Percent of New Vehicles to be Electric by 2028 The electric vehicle movement is now in full swing. It’s not just electric motorcycles that are included in this, but they are an important part of the equation. According to RideApart, Los Angeles has an ambitious new goal for electric vehicles. The new Zero Emissions …

A Killer-Looking Electric Cafe Racer Savic Motorcycles is based in Australia, and I don’t know if they’re plans for the company to come to the U.S. but I hope so. It has one of the coolest electric motorcycles I’ve seen yet. I’m a sucker for cafe racer styling and this bike does a good job …

Impressive Range, Good-Looking Bike The Energica Eva Ribelle is the electric streetfighter you knew you always wanted but didn’t think you’d get. The bike just recently debuted. The bike looks fantastic for an electric motorcycle, shaking off any of the awkwardness that previous electric bikes have had. It’s also one of the most impressive motorcycles …

Yes, It Is Cheaper Right now electric motorcycles are more expensive to buy than gas-powered motorcycles. However, something people don’t think a ton about is the cost of ownership. Basically, how expensive is the bike to ride and own? The video below breaks down the cost of powering your motorcycle clearly. The YouTuber usmcsaxoki did …

Imported Bikes Could Be More Expensive There are plenty of companies selling electric bikes, specifical scooters outside of the U.S., some of them, like Niu Technologies would like to bring their scooters to the U.S. but the company is finding it harder to do so and be able to sell their products at an affordable …

There are hundreds of electric motorcycle and trike startups and real deal companies around the world right now. Electric motorcycle technology is booming, and there’s a lot to love about the technology and the possibilities for the future. With that said, there’s no way all of these companies will survive. According to Startup Genome, more …

Update: Readers pointed out some areas of the electric motorcycle market I failed to mention. I’ve updated the article accordingly. This further highlights the fact that electric bikes are a huge deal, and will continue to be as the technology continues to develop. As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve covered a lot of news about electric motorcycles …

This Could Move Electric Bikes Forward According to a recent press release, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha are all working together to develop battery swapping technology. It’s a unique consortium that would help drive electric motorcycle proliferation if the companies can come up with solutions that are effective. The goal is to combine forces and …

It Could Have a Large Selection of Electric Bikes If you thought the future of Harley-Davidson and the motorcycle industry, in general, was all about high-powered electric motorcycles, you were wrong. I see speedy electric motorcycles as part of the HD portfolio for sure, but it will only be one part, and likely not the …

Similar But Not the Same Mugen revealed an updated version of its E.Rex electric dirtbike at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show. We reported on the electric superbike Mugen showed off there. We thought it’d be best to highlight the E.Rex, too. The E.Rex appears to share much of its powertrain with the Honda CR Electric that …

Not the Best But Nothing to Sneeze At We recently reported on the Fuell electric motorcycle called the Flow. Fuell is a company put together by former Harley engineer Erik Buell and Francois-Xavier Terny. Together the two have created one of the more interesting electric motorcycle startups out there. There will be a mix of …

More Electrics and Possible Ride-Sharing Are Coming We all know what Harley-Davidson is focusing on a greener, electric future to help the brand pivot as it attracts a new customer base. A recent report from CNN suggests the company is seriously looking at electric scooter companies like Bird and Lime for its future.  “It’s a …

A Unique Motor for a Unique Bike We recently reported on the Fuell motorcycle and ebike. While the ebike is interesting, the electric motorcycle called the Flow is what really grabbed our attention. Erik Buell and Francois-Xavier Terny are two of the guys making this company happen, and Motorcyclist Magazine got to sit down with …

Is Kawasaki Getting Close? Kawasaki patents of an electric motorcycle have surfaced before. Now more details are coming out thanks to more recent patent filings. The latest patents focus on the actual cooling of the batteries that will be used on the bike. It seems that Kawasaki is focusing on some kind of liquid cooling …

Bad Name, Cool Idea Most people remember Buell. The company went limp in 2009 and has existed only to produce racing bikes recently. Now it’s back in the saddle thanks to a partnership with Sauber Motorsport to start making electric bikes. With Buell’s success in the two-wheeled world and Sauber Motorsports success in Formula E, …

75,000 Miles and Counting There are plenty of concerns with battery electric motorcycles. Range is probably the number one, but high on the list is the concern that batteries don’t last forever, and they’re expensive to replace. Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Tacita sought to show its batteries are designed for longevity. As a battery goes …

It’s an Impressive-Looking Bike The electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero has finally released the details of its new SR/F electric motorcycle. The company spent the last couple of months teasing little tidbits of information about its bike, and now with all of the stats in, we can say things look pretty good.  The Zero SR/F looks …

Battery Technology Isn’t Quite There Yet The future is electric. That’s what Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said at a University of Bologna event not too long ago. In an interview with Motorcycle.com, Domenicali clarified his remarks. He said that he still believes in what he said, but that the electric future may still be a little ways …