Small Cars Now Deliver Fuel Efficiency of Big Motorcycles: How'd That Happen?

Small Cars Now Deliver Fuel Efficiency of Big Motorcycles: How'd That Happen?

How are fuel-efficient are some of today's smaller cars? It turns out that they now actually equal the fuel economy of larger motorcycles--which is pretty amazing for a four-seat vehicle weighing more than a ton. Especially since the motorcycles returning comparable gas-mileage figures weigh about... read more

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Snapshot from road trip through N Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia on 2012 Zero S electric motorcycle

Electric Motorcycle Road Trip: What I Learned, What You Need To Know

Last summer I took a cross-country road trip with a group of people driving different types of electric vehicles. It was an amazing experience, and our trip, our adventures... read more July 8, 2014 by 

Johammer electric motorcycle

Johammer Electric Motorcycle: World's Weirdest Way To Go Green

There are two types of green vehicle fans in this world: Those who wish you to know they've picked the latest green vehicle, and those that don't. Anyone who chooses Austrian... read more April 13, 2014 by 

2014 Brammo Empulse R electric motorcycle

Naked Brammo Empulse Amps Up Electric Motorcycle Sex Appeal (Video)

Electric motorcycle maker Brammo knows how to attraction attention: Get naked. Or, more specifically, strip down one of your hottest electric motorcycle to show off what it's... read more March 23, 2014 by 

Hero RNT diesel commuter motorcycle (Image: MotorBeam)

Indian Maker Hero Unveils Diesel-Engined Motorcycle Concept

Diesel-engined cars are nothing new these days, even if sales in the U.S. are yet to catch up to ever-popular gasoline vehicles. But little is ever heard of diesel-engined... read more January 30, 2014 by 

Lit Motors C-1, electric gyroscopic motorcycle [Image: Lit Motors]

Lit Motors C-1: Electric Motorcycle That Won't Fall Over

The trouble with motorcycles, as anyone who has ever suffered road rash will tell you, is that falling off is actually rather painful. You have to try much harder to fall off... read more December 13, 2012 by  17

Custom-Built Electric Superbicycle

Zero Motorcycle Engineer’s Bicycle Is Quicker Than Porsche GT3 RS

When we visited Zero Motorcycles’ headquarters in Scotts Valley, California to test-ride its 2011 2001 model year electric motorcycles, we got to meet some of the... read more January 13, 2012 by  3

2012 Zero electric motorcycle range

Zero Announces Faster, Longer-Range Electric Motorcycles For 2012

Californian electric motorcycle firm Zero Motorcycles has just announced its 2012 range of all-electric motorcycles at the 2012 International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan... read more November 9, 2011 by  1

Motorcycle exhaust pipe, courtesy of Discovery Channel Mythbusters

Motorcycles Are More Polluting Than Cars, New Device Shows

When cable TV’s “MythBusters” program recently investigated the idea that emissions from motorcycles are gentler on the environment than emissions from... read more October 28, 2011 by  5

Engage Electric Dirt Bike

Brammo Electric Motorcycles Bring Off-Road Playground To The U.S.

Brammo Motorcycles -- the Oregon-based electric motorcycle company -- has concentrated for several years on bringing electric motorcycles to the masses with its Enertia... read more September 22, 2011 by  2

John Petsche with his record-setting homebrew 350cc diesel motorcycle running on vegetable oil

Homebrew 6-HP Motorcycle Sets Biodiesel World Speed Record

Combine a whole bunch of parts from motorcycles, go-karts, industrial machinery, and even generators, and what do you get? In John Petsche's case, he not only built a... read more September 21, 2011 by  2

Mission Motors Mission One electric motorcycle prototype

Electric Powertrain Manufacturer Mission Motors Nets $9 Million

Mission Motors, a manufacturer of electric powertrains that go in electric cars and motorcycles, announced today that it has raised $9 million in its second round of funding... read more August 18, 2011 by  1

Vespanomics infographic, brought to you by Vespa and Mint (detail)

Can Scooters Save The Planet? We Have Our Doubts

You don't need to be a mathematician or a fortune-teller to figure out that most modern scooters are more eco-friendly than their four-wheeled kin. But can they really save... read more April 27, 2011 by  1

2011 Zero XU Motorcycle

Charge Anywhere: Zero Launches 2011 XU Electric Motorcycle

Imagine the scenario. You want to ride an electric motorcycle but your apartment is on the 28th floor, there are no power sockets or reserved parking in your apartment garage... read more March 2, 2011 by  4

Citroen Survolt Concept at Le Mans

EVs On Track: Electric Car Versus Electric Bike

We've speculated before on the future of hot rodding in the world of electric cars, but one aspect that's already taking off is electric vehicle racing. We've seen Think... read more September 22, 2010 by  1

Eko ET-120 hybrid two-wheeler, from Bangalore, India

World's First Hybrid Motorcycle To Launch In India

We don't cover electric two-wheelers much here at They're not cars, and while millions are sold each year in China, we don't see many of them in the... read more December 21, 2009 by  10


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