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Bastien Hyete Wins French Trials Championship With Electric Motion

Electric motorcycles have yet to really make their mark in the competitive world. However, the recent domination of the French Championship's Senior 2 class by Bastien Hyete aboard an Electric Motion 5.7 may prove to be a bellwether for the trials sport. This is, after all, the first series in which an electric bike beat out its gas-powered brethren on a level playing field under corresponding conditions.

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If trials riding is an art, then a certain uninhabited property on Billionaire's Row (actually, Kensington Palace Gardens) in London makes for one heck of a canvas for a performance piece video. But, if you want to perpetrate this kind of act in a high-security neighborhood, it's probably best to leave the gas-burner at home and go for something more stealthy. Something more electric. An Oset 20.0 48v trials bike, perhaps.