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2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire | First Ride Review

Imagine telling the average Harley-Davidson or American V-twin enthusiast a few years ago that not only would the Motor Company produce and sell a naked sportbike...

BMW Unveils “Boxer” Electric Motorcycle Concept

As most of the major motorcycle manufacturers in the U.S., Europe and Japan continue to pursue battery-powered electric propulsion, BMW found itself asking, "What...

2020 Zero SR/F | First Look Review

Zero Motorcycles has released its first new model since 2016, the 2020 SR/F, and with its streetfighter look and steel trellis frame it's blurring...

The Best Bikes for Smaller Riders (and Budgets): 2019 Edition!

Bigger doesn’t always mean better, and fortunately for those of us looking for a fun, affordable motorcycle there are more choices than ever. Nearly...

Harley-Davidson Announces LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Pricing

Harley-Davidson today announced pricing for the 2020 LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle, which is now available for U.S. dealer preorder. MSRP on the LiveWire...

2019 Zero DSR | First Ride Review

Sometimes, I can be such a sucker. Apparently, the good folks at Zero Motorcycles know this and jumped on my weakness. While unveiling the...

Rider’s Guide to New/Updated Street Motorcycles for 2019

This handy guide includes all new or significantly updated street-legal motorcycles for the 2019 model year. Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, it includes...

Zero Motorcycles Announces Updates for 2019 Lineup

Santa Cruz, California-based Zero Motorcycles has announced details on its updated 2019 model lineup, which focuses on its popular DS and DSR dual-sport line. 2019...

Harley-Davidson Goes High-Tech for 2019

Ten years ago if you’d have said Harley-Davidson would be one of the first major manufacturers to launch an electric motorcycle, people would have...

2017 Zero SR | Long-Term Ride Report

MSRP: $18,690 (as tested) Mileage: 2,190 Living with an electric bike at this relatively early stage in their development requires a willingness to accept certain limitations....

Harley-Davidson Invests in Electric Bike Maker Alta Motors

  Harley-Davidson announced today that it has made an equity investment in Alta Motors, a manufacturer of lightweight electric motorcycles, and that the two companies...

Long-Term Ride: 2017 Zero SR

What’s it like to live with an electric motorcycle long-term? Fully electric vehicles gather more attention than ever nowadays, so we are setting out...

2018 Zero Motorcycles | First Look Review

California-based Zero Motorcycles has announced its 2018 lineup, with faster charging, greater range, increased power and new colors. Read our Road Test Review of the...

Zero DSR E-Tour | Tour Test

Ongoing improvements in range, reduced charging time and falling price tags are making electric bikes more appealing to riders seeking convenient and efficient personal...

2017 Zero Electric Motorcycles | First Look Review

Zero Motorcycles revealed its 2017 lineup at the big Milan, Italy EICMA show on the evening of November 8. The California-based electric motorcycle company...

2016 Zero DSR | Road Test Review

Pondering Zero Motorcycles’ 10-year evolution, from primitive early models that were essentially motorized mountain bikes to today’s lineup of six motorcycles boasting excellent fit...

2016 Victory Empulse TT vs. 2015 Zero SR | Comparison Review

Motorcycling is often compared to flying, since riders and pilots both enjoy a special blend of freedom, maneuverability and grace. But motorcycles and airplanes...

Zero Motorcycles Adds New Models and Extends Range for 2016

California-based Zero Motorcycles, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, enjoyed record sales of its electric motorcycles in 2015. At the American International...

Victory Unveils the All-Electric Empulse TT

Building on the innovative design and engineering that produced the fastest U.S. electric motorcycle at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Zero race, Victory...

Polaris Acquires Electric Motorcycle Business from Brammo

Polaris Industries Inc. today announced it has acquired the electric motorcycle business of Brammo Inc. In addition, Polaris is acting as a leading investor...

Energica Ego Electric Motorcycle | First Ride Review

photography by Royce Rumsey & courtesy Energica Over the past several years, electric motorcycle manufacturers have popped up all over the place, like mushrooms on...

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire | First Ride Review

Harley-Davidson’s 21st century vision that began with Project Rushmore’s liquid-cooled V-twin and then carried over with the recent introduction of the world-friendly Street 750...

Harley-Davidson Unveils an Electric Motorcycle

No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, and as far as we know, hell hasn’t frozen over. That headline is true: Harley-Davidson has unveiled an...

2013 Zero S | Road Test Review

Hey, now we’re talking! The last time we tested Zero Motorcycle’s pure-street electric motorcycle, the Zero S (Rider, September 2011), we could only squeeze...

2014 Zero Motorcycles First Look Review

In a very short time, Zero Motorcycles has come a long way. When we first tested a Zero S—the company’s “streetfighter” model, which was sold...

Moto-Electra Sets Coast-to-Coast Record

Moto-Electra LLC set a coast-to-coast world record for electric vehicles by crossing the United States in 3.5 days (84.5 hours).  There was no battery swapping, and the vehicle...

Moto-Electra Racing to Attempt Coast-to-Coast Record for Electric Vehicles

Moto-Electra recently announced that is set to challenge the world record for electric vehicles in a cross-continent ride that is planned to cover 2,500...

Zero Motorcycles Announces New 2013 Zero MMX Military Motorcycle

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced the arrival of its all-new 2013 Zero MMX military motorcycle. The MMX was...

Zero Motorcycles Delivers 2013 Line With Double Horsepower and Over 130 Miles Range

Zero Motorcycles recently announced its 2013 model line which features an average power increase of 99 percent (claimed) and the what is said to...

Vectrix VX-1 Li Electric Police Bikes on Patrol at NYC 9/11 Memorial



Vectrix, a leader in two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles, motorcycles, and scooters, announces the deployment of new all-electric VX-1 Law Enforcement Model bikes for...

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