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First Delivery Window Announced

We recount a number of firsts for the RedShift SM electric motorcycle from Alta Motors. First races, first wins, and first announcement of customer deliveries.


Get A Closer Look At The PES2 And PED2

The Yamaha PES2 and PED2 electric motorcycles, just revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, are both functioning machines, and we've got the videos to prove it.


Getting Close To Production Form

Yamaha continues down the path from concept to production electric motorcycles with its second iteration of the PES (Passion, Electric, Street) and PED (Passion, Electric, Dirt) series.


Bigger Batteries, Redesigned Motor, Lower Price On Base S and DS

Bigger batteries, more efficient motor, and two new models are the big news for the 2016 Zero Motorcycle lineup.


It Wasn't Supposed To End Like This.

The long, rambling journey of Mission Electric – formerly Mission Motorcycles, formerly Mission Motors, originally Hum Cycles – has come to a quiet end with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing.


'Big Air' Specialist Has Been X Games Competitor Since 2000

X Games' icon Bob Burnquist will help promote Zero Motorcycles' electric two-wheelers.


Newfangled Machine Created With Age Old Processes

This Expemotion E-Raw conjures the most modern of drivetrains, but its creation is definitely old school.


Electric Motocross Bike Almost Ready To Throwdown

Motocross racer Kevin Butler rides the electric Alta RedShift and tells us what he likes about it. We also get an update from Alta CEO Marc Fenigstein.


Electric Motorcycles Are Now At Over 50 Agencies

Over at Motorcycle.com, they explain how Zero Motorcycles helps police adopt to the life electric, giving them the right to remain silent.


Sets New Record Average Speed Of 119.279 MPH

John McGuinness shows why he's one of the top motorcycle racers in the world with a win in the SES TT Zero Challenge on the Isle Of Man. His 22nd-TT win breaks his own electric-motorcycle record with an average speed of 119.279 miles per hour from a standing start.


Guy Martin Rides For Victory Racing In Place Of Dunlop

The Isle of Man is abuzz with the chatter of visitors and the blatting of motorcycles at the annual TT (Tourist Trophy) race. Crowds have gathered from around the world to watch races being run and records being beaten. They have not been disappointed.


Book Will Detail History And Its Affect On Motorsports Today

Electric motorcycles have come a long way in the past 45 years. A new book by Ted Dillard will tell the story of their rise, and how it intersects with technological innovation, renewable energy and motorsports. At least, it will if the Kickstarter campaign supporting it continues down a successful path.


Offers Previous Buyers Free Quick Charger, Riding Apparel

The batteries in Zero Motorcycles are becoming better and cheaper, and so the electric vehicle manufacturer has decided to pass some savings along to its customers, chopping $1,350 from the price of all its 2015 models.


Rumor Says He Loved It Enough To Consider Doing An Electric Duc

What happens if you put the CEO of a famous Italian brand on an electric conversion of one of its motorcycles? If rumors are to be believed, there may be an battery-powered Ducati sometime in the future.


Bringing Its First Battery-Powered Bikes To Isle Of Man

Victory Motorcycles, known for making heavy-weight cruisers, shows its forward-looking face with the announcement of its entry of two electric race bikes in the SES TT Zero Challenge on the Isle of Man.


Takes On Tesla P85D, Ferrari 458 Italia, Others

The Energica Ego electric motorcycle from Italy has just finished jumping through all the NHTSA and EPA hoops necessary to make it available to US consumers. It has also just faced down a handful of high-performance competitors in an informal set of drag races. You can see how well it stacks up against some formidable performers in the following video.


But Will Bike be Branded Brammo Or Victory?

UK-based motorcycle racer Lee Johnston has posted a photo on Twitter that points to his participation in the 2015 TT Zero aboard an electric motorcycle developed by Brammo. We can only wonder which brand the bike will wear if it makes it to the historic Mountain Course – Brammo or Victory?


The Return Of The Dark Horse

Last year the Saroléa SP7 electric motorcycle missed the TT Zero podium by a fraction of a second. Now, the resurrected Belgian brand is back with a bettered black beauty in another bid for bragging rights.


Will Return To TT Zero With John McGuinness And Bruce Anstey

Mugen has lifted the sheet from its new Shinden Yon electric motorcycle. It boasts more horsepower than the bike it used to take the top two TT Zero podium steps last year, but it's also heavier. Will it be good enough to repeat that result in the face of stiffer competition?


New Hint Comes From Trademark Registration

Polaris has tipped its electric-motorcycle hand with the trademark "Victory Charger" being registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


But you should read it. Now!

Getting a grip on the whys and wherefores of electric motorcycles will help you understand electric vehicles in general, and battery bikes in particular. Check out this five-part primer and see how this quickly-evolving technology might affect the wheels that move you.

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