Tag: electric motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles recently created a special model of its electric bike specifically for the U.S. military. The machine, the 2013 Zero MMX, was made for U.S. Special Operations Forces and will be used in situations where the silence, long range, minimal heat signature, speed and agility could benefit the group. “The military needed a very specific [...]
Riders and bike manufacturers alike are beginning to embrace the idea of gas-free, electric motorcycles as one possible direction for the future of two-wheeled machines. Zero Motorcycles, a California-based company that exclusively produces electric motorcycles, has opened the door for other brands to enter the electric market. Now, it looks as though Yamaha and Husqvarna are [...]
There has been a boom in interest for electric bikes recently, which has helped propel Zero Motorcycles to new heights. In fact, demand for the environmentally friendly bikes and accessories is so great that Zero had to move into a new, 47,000-square-foot headquarters in Scotts Valley, California, to expand its operations. The space will allow engineering [...]
Although KTM recently reported that it would scale back production of its electric bikes, the brand has confirmed the launch of two new machines. The Freeride E and E-Speed scooters will be introduced in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and aim to provide another environmentally friendly dimension to the motorsports market. “We believe in the electro-mobility [...]
Brammo Electric Motorcycles has received the go-ahead from the AFM, the country’s oldest motorcycle road racing organization, to race against gas-powered machines in a motorsports series. Models like the Brammo Empulse R, Empulse TTX and Empulse RR will be eligible to race for a championship in 2013. While the AFM has not decided which classes the electric bikes can [...]
Zero Motorcycles, one of the leading manufacturers of electric bikes, recently released a smartphone app that allows users to personalize their riding experience. When a bike is parked, users can access lifetime information for the machine, allowing them to keep track of things like wear and tear on tires, battery life and even how much gas money [...]
Electric motorcycles have become a popular option for riders in the market for a street bike, and soon the machines could start making their way further into motorsports as well. The M1-Grand Prix series will welcome these fuel-efficient bikes with open arms. The league recently teamed up with the Hollywood Electrics dealerships to set up [...]
Zero Motorcycles is known for its electric bikes, but its latest offerings are bringing a new level of safety to the streets. In 2013, the manufacturer will be providing a new lineup of Police and Security machines – both the S and DS will be available for the police. Developed specifically with security workers in mind, [...]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed setting a federal standard that would require all electric vehicles to have minimum sound levels in order to alert pedestrians of their approach.
The nation breathed a sigh of relief when the news broke that the U.S. government had passed legislation avoiding the dreaded “fiscal cliff,” but motorcycle riders may have rejoiced for another reason.