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    Recalls: Zero Motorcycles announces small recall for potentially catastrophic motor failure
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    Bad news for those rooting for electric motorcycle manufacturer Zero - the brand is recalling 94 bikes built between December 26, 2013 and February 18, 2014. This is the second recall for the small-scale manufacturer in the past year, following a larger, 268-unit recall in August. More ...

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    Read This: Wired editor to live with EV bike for six months
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    Wired Autopia honcho and Autoblog alum Damon Lavrinc is finished with the internal combustion engine. And four wheels. And a closed cabin in which to commute. For the next six months, Lavrinc will be staring Range Anxiety right in its cold, dead (battery) eyes, while splitting lanes and commuting ...

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    Video: Translogic goes two-wheeling with the electric Brammo Empulse R motorcycle
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    The Translogic crew has trekked northward to Ashland, OR, to ride the epically electrified Brammo Empulse R motorcycle. With a six-speed transmission that enables both huge accelerative potential and 100+ mile per hour top speeds, as well as a maximum range of 121 miles, the Empulse R case on ...

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    Report: How Washington's fiscal cliff deal helps NASCAR and electric motorcycles
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    With the so-called fiscal cliff looming like a New Year's Day hangover, US lawmakers were able to strike an eleventh-hour deal that should prove beneficial to couples making less than $450,000 a year. Like any piece of US legislation, though, there was enough pork stuffed inside to ensure ...

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    Official: 2012 Zero XU approved for use in MSF training courses
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    The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has officially approved the electric Zero XU for use in the organization's rider training courses. The electron-powered XU offers a number of advantages for novice riders, including a low seat height, quiet operation and a direct-drive system that eliminates ...

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    Video: Mission Motors Mission-R electric motorcycle checks in to Jay Leno's Garage
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    The crew from Mission Motors took the time to stop by Jay Leno's Garage to give the comedian a peek at the Mission-R electric motorcycle. The machine uses 14-kWh lithium-ion batteries paired with a 120-kilowatt motor, which means there's around 161 horsepower on hand. Mission says the combination ...

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    Official: Honda previews Small Sports EV and AC-X plug-in concepts for Tokyo
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    Honda plans to take to the Tokyo Motor Show this December with the largest display of any automaker in attendance. The company will show off a range of production and concept vehicles, including a slew of motorcycles.

    The car side of the line will offer visitors the chance to get cozy with a ...

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    Video: Watch Chip Yates blow away electric motorcycle record at Pikes Peak
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    This past weekend, Chip Yates checked off "make an amazing run up Pikes Peak" from his list of things to do to demonstrate the potential of electric-powered transportation. Coming second in the Exhibition Powersport class, his time of 12:50.094 bests the first-ever electric motorcycle effort ...

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    Video: Brammo Enertia and Icon Motorsports visit Rose City Rollers
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    The kids at Icon Motorsports are hitting this whole viral marketing thing square on the money these days. The bike apparel company has just turned out a new video to hawk its wares, and the clip features a trifecta of awesome that the world isn't likely to see again anytime soon. The clip ...

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    Agility Saietta electric motorcycle revealed, can't be unseen [w/video]
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    Agility Saietta – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Designed in London and christened with the phonetic spelling of "thunderbolt" in an Italian Apennine dialect, the Agility Saietta has just been revealed at the Carole Nash/MCN London Motorcycle Show. This newest debutante on ...

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    Mission Motors reveals race-ready Mission R
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    Mission Motors Mission R – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Mission R cut a seductive silhouette in a teaser shot from Mission Motors that presaged its arrival. Now, with its public debut scheduled for later today at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, the lights have ...

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    2011 Brammo Enertia Plus doubles down on distance with 80-mile range [w/video]
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    2011 Brammo Enertia Plus – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The 2011 Brammo Enertia Plus doesn't just raise the bar – it hoists it high and threatens to go all Jackie Chan on everything within its newfound extended reach. It takes the 40-mile range of the original Enertia and ...

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    FIM e-Power 2010: Last lap lead change at Mazda Raceway
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    Michael Czysz at the FIM e-Power International Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
    In racing, planning is everything. This point was proven once again as the bright yellow (Flying Banana, if you will) race machine from Lightning Motors held the lead of the e-Power International Championship ...

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    Mark Miller wins TT Zero on awesome MotoCzysz E1pc [w/videos]
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    MotoCzysz E1pc wins the TT Zero – Click above to watch video after the jump
    After a day-long weather delay, eight all-electric motorcycles took to the starting grid to compete in the Isle of Man TT Zero yesterday. The game was much the same as last year when TTXGP began what will likely be ...

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    Secrets Revealed: Germany's Das Neue Motorrad set to release all new production motorcycle
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    Germany's "new motorcycle" – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Emerging from behind a veil of secrecy, we were recently introduced to a new motorcycle manufacturer based out of the über cool home of Oktoberfest. With the promise of German engineering galore, this little-known ...

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    Writing on the Wall: Yamaha raising funds for alternative engine development
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    Yamaha Gen-Ryu concept bike
    In traditional Yamaha fashion, the company announced a move that may finally allow it to stake a claim as the first big player in the breakout electric motorcycle category. By putting the For Sale Sign on 63.25 million corporate stock shares, the tuning fork company ...

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    First look at the KTM Freeride: Electric motorcycle photos leak from Germany
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    KTM Freeride electric motorcycle concept – Click above for image gallery
    We first brought you news of KTM's planned debut of two new electric motorcycle only days ago. It appeared as if the world would have to wait for the Tokyo Motorcycle Show and the official March 26th release date to ...

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    Roehr announces electric superbike, plans to contest US TTXGP *UPDATE
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    It seems that the promise of recognition through electric motorcycle racing is bringing out an increasing number of unlikely competitors to the racing fray. Add newly-born American motorcycle manufacturer Roehr to that growing list as the company has just announced its intentions to offer both ...

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    SEMA 2009: Mavizen introduces 130-mph TTX02 electric racebike
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    Mavizen TTX02 - Click above to enlarge
    Right on schedule, Mavizen has released its TTX02 electric motorcycle at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Well, if you listen to Azhar Hussain, TTXGP founder and the entrepreneur behind this racebike, the TTX02 is a "laptop on wheels." How so? For starters, each ...

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    VIDEO: Brammo rides Detroit to Washington, 40 miles at a time
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    Brian Wismann on the Brammo Enertia - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Earlier this week, Brammo's director of product development Brian Wismann along with Dave Schiff of Crispin Porter Bugosky, began a ten-day journey meant to take them to Washington, DC. The trip, which is being ...

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