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.

Articles

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

San Francisco to LA on one charge? Lightning Motorcycles to give it a go

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. Now Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single...

May 17, 2017
 
2016 Victory Empulse TT

Is end of Victory Motorcycles the end of Empulse electric bike too? (updated)

The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has long been the “other” mainstream electric motorcycle—but its days now appear to be officially numbered. Polaris... read more January 17, 2017


 
2017 Zero electric motorcycle lineup

2017 Zero electric motorcycles: more range, more power, better options

Autumn is here, the leaves are changing and as the riding season winds down we continue our annual tradition of discussing what’s new for the Zero Motorcycles lineup of... read more November 26, 2016


 
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


 

 
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