Ben Rich

Ben comes from a background in physics and a love of adventure. As soon as electric motorcycles were available, he went out and got a motorcycle license and hasn\'t looked back since. He used to ride a Vectrix VX-1 and now rides a 2012 Zero-S Electric Motorcycle. It makes getting around the metro NYC area more fun and environmentally friendly. He recently traveled 100+ miles on it in a single charge.

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Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

Energica Eva: test ride of electric motorcycle with DC fast charging (video)

The evolving electric motorcycle industry continues to expand and impress, including the latest addition to the Energica lineup, the company's Eva model. The Italian company first impressed me with a test ride on the Energica Ego, and now I've had a chance to sling a leg over the Eva and see how...

February 2, 2017
 
Blue Ridge Parkways, Four Corners of US road trip [photo: Ben Rich]

Touring the four corners of the US by electric motorcycle: trip report, lessons learned

Riding long distances on an electric motorcycle has gotten significantly easier over the past three years. Each summer over that time, I've traveled 4,500 miles or more on a... read more October 7, 2016


 
Hollywood Electrics Racing motorcycle, 2014 class winner at Pikes Peak

Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race into the clouds

Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The peak is 14,115 feet (4,300 meters) high, and the road to the top is 12.42... read more June 21, 2016


 
Map of electric motorcycle rider Ben Rich's Summer 2016 'four corners of the U.S.' road trip

To the four corners of the USA on an electric motorcycle

Seattle, Los Angeles, Florida, and Maine: the four corners of the continental U.S. Those points are where I intend to ride my 2014 Zero SR electric motorcycle this summer... read more June 6, 2016


 
Energica Eva at Golden Gate Bridge on California 1 tour from LA to San Francisco

Energica Electric Motorcycle road trip uses only DC fast-charging

Italian superbike company Energica has come out with a second model, the Eva, and shown that electric motorcycle road trips are possible—even easy—with DC fast... read more June 1, 2016


 
Electric motorcycle at 2016 Isle of Man TT Race: Sarolea

2016 Isle of Man TT Zero Race: Electric Motorcycles Pushing the Boundaries

The Isle of Man TT Zero race is one of the annual highlights of electric motorcycle racing, conducted on a 37.7-mile loop on the public roads on Britain's Isle of Man. This... read more May 25, 2016


 
Electric-vehicle charging during cross-country 'Ride The Future' tour, Summer 2013

Long-distance rides on electric motorcycles: here's how they do it

Lately there have been more and more stories of people riding electric motorcycles long distances. As one of the few people who have gone on a 1,000-plus-mile ride on an... read more April 6, 2016


 

 
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