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SilentHawk hybrid-electric motorcycle gets DARPA push

Got stealth? Alta Motors and Logos Technologies have won a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award to further development of the SilentHawk, a two-wheel-drive electric-hybrid motorcycle with military ambitions.

Prius 'trucker' tows Harley motorcycles across U.S.

It's been said that God rides a Harley. Now we have a Toyota Prius that tows them.

Toshiba to build electric motors in Texas for Ford hybrids and plug-ins

Ford Escape PHEV prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery

Eko Vehicles claims ET-120 is first production hybrid motorcycle

The World's First Production Hybrid Motorcycle (really more like a noped – a moped sans pedals, if you ask us) is about to go on sale in India, and it will return about 280 miles per gallon with a top speed of 40 miles per hour. If that top speed seems a bit on the slow side, well, that's what you get for the low, low price of $855.

Orange County Choppers to build hybrid motorcycle

Following custom motorcycles that run on ethanol, compressed natural gas and electricity, Orange County Choppers has signed a deal with Schneider Electric to produce the

Ducati "extremely interested" in electrics and hybrids

Ducati 1098R - Click above for high-res image gallery

Yamaha files patents for hybrid motorcycle based on Gen-Ryu, LUXAIR concepts

2005 Yamaha Gen-Ryu patent filing - Click above for high-res image gallery

CAF-E: Tim Cameron designs a supercharged hybrid motorcycle concept

Click above for a high-res image gallery of the CAF-E from Tim Cameron Designs

Hybrid motorcycles come to America

If you happen to be in Indianapolis for the Dealer Expo 2009 powersports show you should be able to check out a trio of hybrid motorcycles on display there. The bikes, said to be developed jointly by Advanced Battery Technologies (ABAT) and Wuxi Angell Autocycle Co., Ltd are outfitted with lithium ion batteries that supply the power for electric-only operation at low speeds. A computer control switches on the gas engine at higher spee

KTM files patent for hybrid-powered 2WD motorcycle

Click above for more patent drawings of the KTM 2WD hybrid motorcycle

Honda working on hybrid motorcycles

Honda is one of those companies with its hands in nearly everything. Not that this is a bad thing, mind you, as Honda always seems to be able to add something unique to the design of any given product, incrementally improving it along the way. Big Red's next pet-project may well be hybrid motorcycles. Anybody following these pages is well aware that Honda helped kick off the whole hybrid car thing

Tokyo 2007 Preview: Yamaha on two-wheels - LUXAIR - Part 1 of 6

Yamaha's staging a full-on blitz of the Tokyo Motor Show which is right around the corner. Of the 19 total "exhibition" models that they intend to show, 6 of them could be classified as motorcycles or scooters featuring electric drive, hybrid or fuel cell power. We'll take a look at each one of them in a series, starting with the LUXAIR.