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KTM BRINGS THE FREERIDE E-XC ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE TO THE U.S.

KTM has officially started selling their electric motorcycle, called the Freeride E-XC, in the U.S. after a lot of R & D by American riders. It’s been for sale in Europe for a few years now. The U.S. KTM corporation and dealers have been working together and learning what will work for the American market. […]

SHANGHAI CUSTOMS ELECTRIC TRACKER FUNDING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES

Shanghai Customs, brainchild of Kiwi expat Matthew Waddick, is a great-looking electric Tracker motorcycle now roaming the streets of Shanghai. We covered this in a previous issue. The bike looks really cool, and with the great styling and retro-cool looks, the prototypes on the streets are surely turning heads. Their goal is to garner investment […]

ALTA REDSHIFT MX ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES AT SEA OTTER

Alta Motors is making a really exciting electric off-road motorcycle. The Redshift MX aims squarely at the 250cc motorcycle class, with 40 horsepower with 120 foot-pounds of torque. We have a full writeup of Josh Hill’s race against those very bikes at the Red Bull Straight Rhythm event that will publish shortly after this. Seeing these things […]

Zero Announces 2017 Line of Electric Motorcycles

    Zero Motorcycles has announced their 2017 line of electric motorcycles. They all offer more torque, increased power, and smoother delivery.   The new bikes feature Zero’s proprietary Z-Force interior permanent magnet (IPM) motor. It offers increased temperature thresholds and greater efficiency, and the IPM motor enables more aggressive riding and higher sustained top […]

Electric Motion E-Trials Motorcycles

EBA reader Bob Billyard sent a link to the Canadian Electric Motion web site. The company sells electric trials motorcycles, and they look pretty serious. The company claims that you can choose between power that matches a 125, 250 or 300cc gas-powered bike by using a switch. www.electricmotioncanada.ca See video of the bike in action […]

Test Ride a New Zero Electric Bike

Zero Motorcycles has announced that it will be at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) this October 15-18 at Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). Zero will have a full range of models available for test rides. If you get the chance to try a Zero, do it. They are amazingly quiet, smooth and […]

Polaris Buys Brammo

  It’s probably not big news that the American e-moto industry is now seeing it’s first major step in consolidation – this was apparent today with the announcement that Polaris has bought the Brammo electric motorcycle company. Unknown to many, over the years Polaris been a heavy investor in Brammo and with the quasi-arrival on […]

The Bultaco e-Moto and e-Bike Have Arrived

The Barcelona, Spain based Bultaco was founded in 1958 and closed in 1983. While most contemporary e-bike consumers won’t be familiar with the brand or their iconic “thumbs up” logo, every American motocross fan of old will know the brand started by Senor Bulto  and made famous by American motocross star Jim Pomeroy who rocked the […]