motorcycles

 
Harleys with no emission controls: a much bigger problem than you know?

Harleys with no emission controls: a much bigger problem than you know?

Like cars, new motorcycles leave the factory with emissions-control equipment that radically reduce the volume of various pollutants released through their exhaust. Those emission-control systems are only effective if they remain unmolested. However, a subset of both car and motorcycle owners... read more

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Crossing the state line into Maryland on a recent electric-motorcycle road trip  [photo: Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Ride From Mexico To Canada: My Summer Road Trip

Summertime is upon us: barbecues, beaches ... and electric-vehicle road trips! As electric cars and motorcycles gain popularity, more and more people can venture farther... read more June 12, 2015 by


 
Gathering of electric motorcycle riders  [photo via author Ben Rich]

Electric Motorcycle Gangs: You'll Never Hear Them Coming

Bikers are pack animals by nature. They like to ride in groups and enjoy the open road with a few friends. Biker gangs are well known to ride together wearing the same... read more November 21, 2014 by


 
Energica Ego electric motorcycle, test ride, Bear Mountain, NY, July 2014

Energica Ego: Test Ride Of New Electric Superbike

Increasing numbers of electric motorcycles are coming into the market--but now Energica has upped the ante with its Ego electric superbike. This is a high-performance machine... read more August 8, 2014 by


 
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


 

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