Alta Motors Redshift ST street tracker concept

Alta Motors Redshift ST street tracker concept

I’m in two minds about electric motorcycles. The instantaneous torque and low maintenance is appealing, for sure—but I also love the character and intangible ‘soul’ that internal combustion engines have. Styling is also an issue. Tesla has it easy, because bodywork hides the powertrain in a car. But the battery packs on unfaired electric bikes…

When the pavement runs out: Vintage Electric’s scrambler

When the pavement runs out: Vintage Electric’s scrambler

Four years ago, designer Andrew Davidge started building electric bikes in his parents’ garage in California, helped by a couple of friends. Today, he runs a Silicon Valley company with 15 employees, a permanent factory in Santa Clara, and a global dealer network stretching from England to New Zealand. In the tumultuous world of electric…

Watt The—: An Electric chopper by Sine Cycles

Are we ready for an electric chopper?

Are electric bikes the future? We’re not sure—but with EU regulations getting progressively more restrictive, it’s not completely unfathomable. If that day ever comes, put us down for one of these. Yes, you’re looking at an electric chopper—and a damn pretty one at that.

zecOO electric motorcycle

The Tokyo Motorcycle Show is always a treasure trove of custom bikes. At the most recent show, one of the stars was this extraordinary electric…

Tron Motorcycle

Believe it or not, this is a Tron motorcycle that you can buy. It’ll cost you at least $55,000 but it’s electric, so you’ll save…

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle

I’m ambivalent about most electric motorcycles, but this new design from a Dutch company ticks the box for me. In fact, it’s the first electric…

Mavizen TTX02

Take a KTM RC8 superbike. Whip out the powertrain and replace it with a battery pack and web-connected electronics. What have you got? The Mavizen…

Mission motorcycles

This is the Mission One electric sportbike prototype. The styling was certainly electrifying, with shades of the KTM RC8. Top speed is reportedly 150 mph,…