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    Video: Jay Leno rides the Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle
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    Electric motorcycles are fairly proven tech at this point, with multiple options available to riders. The real challenge now is continuing to improve performance to add range, cut weight and boost power. Jay Leno is back on two-wheels again this week for a ride on the Lightning Motorcycles LS-218 ...

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    First Ride: Energica Ego
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    Throw EV enthusiasts into a room with diehard motorcyclists, and prepare to see sparks fly. The perfect storm of oil and water famously struck when electric bikes first competed at the Isle of Man TT, and the conflict continues every time a battery-powered two-wheeler crosses swords with one of ...

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    First Ride: Harley-Davidson LiveWire [w/video]
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    Days before Harley-Davidson shocked the world with news that after 111 years of building increasingly larger, gas-powered V-twins, it was going all Tesla with its plug-in electric LiveWire, I had the chance to ride it. The country's largest and most iconic motorcycle maker had set up shop on a ...

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    Official: Harley-Davidson shows Project Livewire electric motorcycle [w/video]
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    When Bob Dylan dropped his acoustic in the 1960s and switched to an electric guitar the stodgy world of folk music lost its collective mind. Now, another native son of the Midwest is making a similar shift. Harley-Davidson a brand best known for rumbling V-twin engines and loud chrome pipes is ...

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    Translogic: Translogic 151: Mission Motorcycles
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    Translogic's new host Jonathon Buckley heads to La Honda, CA for the chance to ride the Mission RS electric motorcycle. Can this plug-in superbike from Mission Motorcycles keep up with the gas-powered competition? Jonathon puts the RS to the test, then sits down with Mission Motorcycles' founder ...

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    Report: Johammer EV motorcycle promises wild style [w/video] [UPDATE]
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    This is the Johammer electric motorcycle, which for at least six years prior to now has been known as the "biiista" - you can still make out that word stamped into the fluted aluminum fairing behind the front footpeg in the image above. We're not sure what's behind the rebranding, but the ...

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    Report: Yamaha PES1 and PED1 electric motorcycles headed for production
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    A big player in the two-wheeled world is hopping into the electric market. Yamaha's PES1 (pictured above) and PED1 (pictured right) battery-powered concepts are going into production in the near future, the company announced. Both bikes originally debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. According ...

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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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