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The $60,000 Essence e-raw electric motorcycle

Shock value: The $60,000 electric motorcycle

Love ’em or hate ’em, electric bikes are an opportunity to look at motorcycle design with fresh eyes. Sure, they still need wheels, suspension and handlebars—but they don’t need gas tanks or exhausts. We spend our days looking at ‘unconventional’ bikes, so we get excited when we see something completely new. And despite the eye-watering…

Electric street tracker motorcycle by Shanghai Customs

Get Amped: Shanghai Custom’s electrifying street tracker

Despite a mind-boggling population of 24 million, Shanghai seems like a questionable location for a custom bike shop. Chinese laws make it expensive to register imported vehicles, and the bigger the capacity, the harder it gets. Still, this hasn’t deterred Kiwi Matthew Waddick and his crew at Shanghai Customs. When they launched three years ago,…

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…

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…

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,…