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LA’s most iconic electric bike brand wowed us earlier this year with a new concept electric motorcycle known as the SUPER73 C1X. At the time, we only had the chance to look at a full-scale mock-up of the eye-catching design. But now the company appears to have a functional prototype at their disposal.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories September 27

Jochen Zeitz rang the opening bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange this morning, marking the start of trading and the official listing of LiveWire on the NYSE. The all-electric motorcycle company formed by Harley-Davidson will now be traded on the NYSE under the LVWR ticker.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories September 25

Huck Cycles, a North Carolina electric moped maker, is finding that its off-road-optimized electric moped is actually proving quite popular for city riders as well.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories September 13

Honda revealed its plans Tuesday to release ten new electric motorcycles by the end of 2025 to help the Japanese automaker reach its sustainability goals, yet Honda has been relatively slow rolling out a full-size EV. When exactly can we expect a fully electric vehicle from Honda in North America?

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Zero Motorcycles has just unveiled its latest electric motorcycle, the Zero DSR/X. The new electric adventure bike builds upon the same platform used in the SR/F and SR/S, but with some major updates designed to make this the company’s most capable electric motorcycle yet.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories September 2

The Azusa, California-based motorcycle dealer CSC Motorcycles has just unveiled its latest electric motorcycle: the CSC RX1E.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories September 1

Police departments have been flocking to two-wheeled electric vehicles over the last few years thanks to an influx of new models. Now the low-cost Kollter ES1 electric motorcycle is getting its first ever police use in the US.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories August 31

I’ve had the pleasure of testing a wide range of interesting non-car electric vehicles. From three-wheeled Fun Utility Vehicles that can hit 75 mph to flying electric boats to Harley-Davidson’s flagship electric motorcycle, it’s been a wild few years.

But this summer has been especially jam-packed with fun electric vehicles ranging from electric watercraft to e-bikes and long range electric motorcycles. These are the top five wildest EVs that I’ve tested this summer.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories August 30

The commuter-class electric motorcycle market is heating up quickly, with the Kollter RS1 set to become the next mid-power bike hitting US roads.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories August 29

Italian electric motorcycle maker Energica is chalking up impressive sales numbers around the world and in the US market. The company’s rosy figures were just announced as part of a lead up to Energica Week 2022, a yearly gathering in the company’s home country.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories August 14

Last month we broke the news of the Ryvid Anthem’s unveiling, watching as the designers finally took the innovative electric motorcycle out of stealth mode. Now the novel bike is officially launching with pre-orders opening today.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories August 8

Back in the glory days of the 1980s, Can-Am was as hot as it gets, scooping up championships left and right on the track and trails. But just because the sun once set on this storied brand doesn’t mean it can’t rise again. And the unveiling of two new Can-Am electric motorcycles is trying to do just that.

Say hello to the Can-Am Origin and the Can-Am Pulse.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories August 4

Kawasaki may have taken its sweet time to get into the electric motorcycle game, but the company appears to be making up for lost years. New VIN filings in the US point to two electric motorcycles that could be unveiled later this year.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories August 3

This isn’t the first time we’ve reported that SONDORS is ready to deliver its Metacycle electric motorcycle to pre-order customers. But to be fair, it’s not the first time the Southern California-based company has said it was ready for deliveries. But now with photos of Metacycles purportedly in SONDORS’ domestic logistics facilities, the first bikes could finally be heading on their way to riders.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories July 25

Two of the most cited reasons for car commuters shunning smaller vehicles like bikes, scooters and motorcycles are safety and weather. But the Nimbus One with its fully-enclosed design and car-like safety features is trying to solve both of those issues at once.

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With rising fuel costs and shortages across Cuba, the island nation has turned to electric motorcycles en masse. Nowhere is that more apparent than on the streets of Havana.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories July 20

Swedish-Kenyan mobility company ROAM has launched its first production-intent model of electric motorcycles designed for both urban and rural terrain in Africa. The ROAM Air arrives as the first fully adapted electric motorcycle for the commercial market in all of Africa and hopes to create a new standard in clean transport across Nairobi and beyond.

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The electric motorcycle market in the US will soon welcome a fascinating startup that plans to shake up the industry with a radical new electric motorcycle: the Ryvid Anthem. And the company is planning to do it at a price that won’t have riders running to the hills, but rather carving them.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories July 12

The Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle project has been progressing steadily ever since the company began testing the e-motorcycle market waters back in early 2019 and then proceeded to officially announce an in-house electric motorcycle development program.

Now Triumph has made enough progress that it is finally ready to spill the beans on the most important performance specs on consumers’ minds.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories July 1

Ducati appears to have made quick progress on its electric motorcycle development, especially considering that the program was first unveiled last October.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories June 26

When the SONDORS Metacycle was unveiled in Los Angeles in early 2021, its highway-ready performance and low initial price of US $5,000 sent shock waves around the internet. After navigating a roller coaster of design changes, production delays, and price hikes, the bike is finally preparing to ship to the first reservation holders this month.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories June 19

Electric motorcycles for police use is nothing new, and the more efficient two-wheelers solve a number of issues related to high fuel costs and improved routine maintenance. Now we’re getting a first look at a particular new model known as the CFMoto 300 GT-E that is destined for use by police in China.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories June 6

Every time I think I’ve seen the electric scooter envelope pushed as far as it can go, someone comes along and builds a bigger envelope. This time that someone is California-based electric scooter company Voro Motors, which is prepared to break the internet (and perhaps a few bones) with a pint-size 65 mph (105 km/h) seated electric scooter known as the Voro Motors RoadRunner Tronic.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories May 31

Energica, known for its sport-inspired electric motorcycles that offer all three levels of charging speeds, has just unveiled its newest model known as the Energica Experia Green Tourer. The comfort-oriented electric motorcycle combines a large battery with fast charging to create a bike that can go the distance and then keep on going.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories May 25

When Harley-Davidson first unveiled its original LiveWire electric motorcycle and began taking orders nearly four years ago, the industry was largely in consensus about the bike itself. It scored impressive marks and high acclaim for performance and style, but its sales suffered due to the original lofty price of nearly $30,000 (though the price did drop to $22,000 after entering the LiveWire sub-brand). And so it’s no surprise that ever since the original launch, significant hype has been building for Harley-Davidson’s next lower-cost electric motorcycle.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories May 24

I’ve been calling for an electric-only division of motorcycle licenses for years, now that e-motos are gaining in popularity. We aren’t there yet, but at least now some new riders can learn to ride and get their motorcycle license entirely on an electric two-wheeler.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories May 21

Milwaukee-based motorcycle company Harley-Davidson is feeling the sting of supply chain issues that have plagued major manufacturers for years. Now the company has been forced to pause production across all of its various motorcycles, with the exception of its LiveWire electric motorcycles.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories May 19

Kawasaki is a bit late to the electric motorcycle game, especially when compared to American motorcycle companies like Zero and Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire. That’s why the company’s promise late last year of three new electric motorcycles to be launched in 2022 was received with such excitement. But now we’re getting word that the first of those models may be a bit underwhelming, at least if you’re old enough to lace your own boots.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories May 12

Electric bikes and motorcycles have been seeing increased military use for several years. So it should come as no surprise that Ukrainian forces have found them to be an effective tactical vehicle to fight back against Russian aggression.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories May 10

Harley-Davidson’s electric label LiveWire just announced its second electric motorcycle model, known as the Del Mar. The bike is a middleweight class motorcycle designed to be more affordable to a younger customer base.

[Note: This is a developing story. More details will follow as this article is updated.]

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Electric Motorcycles Stories May 1

Two electric motorcycles and their determined riders recently set off to strike a new cannonball run record, racing in opposing directions across the US in a bid to reach the opposite coast first. Just 111 hours later, rider Steven Day set that new record and demonstrated the possibilities offered by high-performance electric motorcycles and distributed quick charging networks.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 27

The Miku Max electric motorbike has been a controversial design ever since we first began covering it in 2018. Now the Miku Super has improved the bike’s performance as it expands into the European market.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 20

CAKE’s new Ready, Steady, Go line of bikes has just launched today, ushering in three new models of two-wheelers to help kids build two-wheeler skills from a young age. 

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 18

Sweden’s premier electric motorcycle manufacturer CAKE shared more images of the company’s upcoming new release and set the launch day for this Wednesday.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 16

When we first learned that Ducati would be taking over Energica’s role as the sole supplier of racing electric motorcycles for the FIM MotoE electric motorcycle racing series, the news came as a bit of a shock. At the time, Ducati didn’t even have any electric motorcycles – at least not that they were showing off. Now we’re getting our first look – and listen – to the company’s upcoming electric racing models.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 14

After electric vehicle company Ideanomics celebrated its successful acquiring of Italian electric motorcycle company Energica last month, the duo hosted an investor and analyst day at the Nasdaq this week. With Electrek in attendance, we heard first hand from the leaders of the two companies about how Energica’s industry-leading technology will now benefit Ideanomics other electric vehicle verticals, and vice versa. 

Oh, and we snagged a pretty awesome ride on a 150 hp electric motorcycle too.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 9

CAKE may be best known for its stylish and highly-designed electric motorcycles. But the company’s latest teaser today seems to imply that a lighter electric two-wheeler is in the cards for the brand’s next model.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 8

Japan’s heavyweight motorcycle manufacturers known as the Big Four have unveiled a new electric motorbike battery swapping program called Gachaco. But what Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki haven’t come right out and said is that instead of the highly anticipated innovative new motorcycle battery standard, it’s looking a lot like a blue version of Gogoro.

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We learned earlier this week that California-based electric moped manufacturer ONYX was rebooting the short-lived CTY electric moped. That lower-cost model, with half of the speed of its bigger brother, the RCR, was put on the back burner a few years ago in favor of the much higher-demanded and higher-performance model. But now ONYX has given it new life with the CTY2, and bumped its performance specs accordingly.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 7

Electric motorcycles have a wide range of advantages over their gas-powered counterparts. While most electric converts tout their low operation cost, lack of maintenance, and smoother power delivery, there’s one other big advantage that often goes unnoticed: the ability to essentially submerge in water and continue operating. A new video shows a series of Grunt electric motorcycles doing just that.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 5

ONYX Motorbikes, a California-based electric moped manufacturer, has just unveiled a new step-through bike known as the ONYX CTY2.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories April 4

When Alrendo first rolled onto the scene with its 135 km/h (84 mph) TS Bravo electric motorcycles, the commuter bikes looked ready to inflict some serious damage on the conventional gas-bike market. And now that the model has received new upgrades and the company is expanding its reach across Europe, Oceania, and Asia, the future is looking quite bright for a new era of high-performance commuter electric motorcycles.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories March 28

You may be more familiar with Energica’s 150 mph (240 km/h) electric motorcycles currently in use at the FIM MotoE electric motorcycle racing series. Energica’s run as the sole manufacturer for the series may be ending after this season, but the Italian motorcycle manufacturer already has even bigger plans for the future. And part of those plans include helping other manufacturers go electric by taking advantage of Energica’s EV technology.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories March 26

Cake, the Swedish company known for its electric dirt bikes, street motorcycles, and mopeds, has just announced a new partnership with PaperShell that could see the motorcycle manufacturer asking customers upon checkout, “Paper or plastic?”

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Electric Motorcycles Stories March 25

BRP, the parent company of the historic Can-Am brand, has just announced that the legacy motorcycle brand is returning to its roots with a new twist, coming back with two all-electric motorcycles.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories March 24

Electric bicycles have long been popular forms of transportation in Europe and Asia, but the last few years have seen sales skyrocket in the US. As Americans embrace these convenient personal electric vehicles with open arms, could a coming wave of new light electric motorcycles be the next step for Americans eager to cut their dependence on the pump?

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Electric Motorcycles Stories March 22

The Sur Ron Storm Bee electric dirt bike has seen a highly anticipated (and long-drawn-out) run up to its wider public release. Most of the models currently in existence are early production units sent to various dealers around the world. Luna Cycle, the US authorized dealer for Sur Ron, shared a video today showing the owner pushing the Sur Ron Storm Bee to its limit on a dyno.

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Electric Motorcycles Stories March 18

ARCH Motorcycle Company, founded by Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger, is known for its bespoke sport cruiser motorcycle production. But while those bikes have always featured internal combustion engines, the duo behind ARCH recently floated the possibility of adding electric power to their lineup.

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