Electric vehicles, bikes included, supposed to be the future of transportation and therefore, it is only natural that they also sports rather over-the-top futuristic looks. Obviously, futuristic look is not everyone’s cuppa and you are one of them, and still wanted an eco-conscious two-wheeler, the Eva EsseEsse9 from Italian high performance electric motorcycle maker, Energica, could be right up your old school alley. Aesthetically, the Eva EsseEsse9 looks just like the sports bike you have grown to love over the decades, but it is anything but ancient. Continue reading Energica Eva EsseEsse9 Combines “Old School” Look With Electric Motor
Kalashnikov Group, better known for its AK-47 assault rifle, is venturing into an entirely new military segment. The Russia’s largest arms manufacturer is making electric bikes, designed specifically for use by the Russian military and law enforcement agency. According to Kalashnikov, 50 units will be deployed by Russian Police at the 2018 World Cup. Subsequently, the bikes are expected to be used in events like parades, as well as deploying to part and nature reserve such as VDNKh, Tsaritsyno and Poklonnaya Hill. Not a lot is known about this recently announced surprise product from the company who is synonymous with guns. Continue reading Maker Of AK-47 Is Now Making Electric Bikes For Russian Military Too
What you see here is not a half-baked electric maxi-scooter C Evolution from BMW Motorrad. It is just Rolf Reick of Krautmotors giving the C Evolution the art of omission, which means it is intentionally left bare. That’s another level of industrial look there that gives it an apocalypse vibe. I like! The multidisciplinary customizer has taken the road less traveled when whipping his magic on the BMW Motorrad’s e-scooter, removing the original cladding and adding an old-school casing which leaves half of the bike’s internals in all its glory. Yes, only half, but that’s dope enough. Man, the old-school casing in matte black kind of add to the futuristic apocalypse look. Continue reading Custom BMW C Evolution Scooter Looks Like A Ride From Apocalypse
At this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW’s two-wheel division, BMW Motorrad, also has something to show off and it is a scooter-like electric two-wheeler called BMW Motorrad Concept Link Urban Mobility. It is, well, how do I say? Futuristic? I mean, it is nothing like somewhat Tron-ish BMW Vision Next 100, it is futuristic enough – lend to it by angular lines, electric drive, well connected, a windscreen that doubles as a display, and touch functionalities. Continue reading Concept Link Is A BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100-inspired, Ermmm, Scooter?
We don’t dismiss the possibility that future motorcycles could hover, but for practicality’s sake, bikes of the future could look something more like the one in Tron – the reboot version, that is, or it could be look something like this, the Vultran Type 3 Concept Electric Motorcycle dreamed up by Orlando, Florida-based creative mind Lee Rosario. One feature, if you could call it a feature, that draws us to the Vultran Type 3 is how ridiculously long it is and also the fact that being an obvious motorcycle of the future, it still has graphics of flame decorating it. Ok, the latter is a joke. Continue reading Designer Dreamed Up A Gorgeous Bike Of The Future And It Is Lengthy!
Good news, tree-hugging Vespa lovers, or rather, tree-huggers who was denied loving Vespa for the fuel it guzzles and smog it kicks out because Piaggio Group, the company behind the ever-loveable Vespa, has written a new future for this iconic scooter and it is an electric concept called Vespa Elettrica. You heard that right. Vespa is going electric and that’s a good news and a sign of the Italian scooter maker keeping up times. Finally, right? Cos’ if there’s any bike maker who has the financial to flex, it would be Piaggio, isn’t it? While going on the green route, the Italian bike maker isn’t sacrificing its iconic look; in fact, Piaggio promised it will still be a true Vespa and going so far to claim that the “style, agility, ease of use and riding please,” will not sway. Continue reading Vespa Goes Green With Planned Electrified Vespa, Arriving In 2017
We have seen a fair number of creative electric motorcycles, but the Leafy Savage Custom Electric Motorcycle you see here tops all that we have see thus far. For starter, the bike was created mostly by one man, Matt Candler under his outfit called Night Shift Bikes, and perhaps more amazingly, it is a creation of a person who has no real background or whatsoever in bike building until 2006. Matt’s second ground up (and third) custom build is a serious head turner – thanks in part for the skeletal look and also the unmissable bulk at the center of the frame (not exactly idea, but looks cool anyways). What makes this Night Shift Bikes custom electric two-wheeler so unique is, it is essentially a mash up of an electric car and a fuel-guzzling motorcycle. Continue reading Leafy Savage Electric Motorcycle Is Juiced By Nissan Leaf’s Batteries
When electric motorcycles first come onto the market, they are pretty vibrant but through the years, it kind of become less inspiring. And if you look at Zero SR, you are looking at one of the not-so-inspiring examples. Don’t get me wrong. The spec is desirable and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the bike’s aesthetic. But, it is just another bike and does not ooze with the kind of look that would turn heads. An Indonesia bike builder, who obviously thought the same, took matters into his own hands and stripped a Zero SR to its battery, drivetrain and chassis, and completely reworked everything else to arrive to what you see here: a Zero SR that’s heavy on retro superbike aesthetic that had us drooling all over. Thank goodness that we aren’t with the actual bike, if not we will have a hard time explain the fluids that covers the entire bike. Continue reading Part Time Bike Builder Makes Electric Motorcycle Looks Great Again
A car serves as a macro mode of transportation and your legs cover the rest of the micro part. We are talking about overcoming the last mile in situations such as parking too far away from your intended destination. There are many ways to do this, including skateboarding or cycling, or if you prefer, walk the rest of the way but risk breaking out in perspiration. That’s the current situation. But Ford has other fabulous idea and that’s to pluck out the back wheel of the car and turn that very wheel into a RYNO-like monocycle – well, at least, that’s what the patent filed by Ford recently proposed to do so. The above image pretty much tells it all. Continue reading Ford Proposed Turning The Car’s Rear Wheel Into A Monocycle
After proving itself that it can make good electric cars and also dabbled in electric scooter, BMW is ready to take the wholesome power of electric to sport bike, starting with the experimental vehicle eRR. As the lower cap on the model name suggests, eRR is the electric iteration of the Bavarian company’s super bike, the S 1000 RR. Technical details are still scarce at this point in time, but we do know that it has the design and chassis technology of the supersport motorcycle. eRR electric super bike was created as a project with the Technical University of Munich and it is BMW’s first foray into an all-electric drive supersport motorcycle. Continue reading This Is BMW’s First Foray Into Creating A Zero-Emission Super Bike