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    Exclusive: We go inside BRD Motorcycles for more on the RedShift
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    The Internet address of BRD Motorcycles is faster-faster.com, and while the expression also serves the startup as a motto, its would-be customers repeat it like a mantra. You see, they've been waiting for the company's first production bikes to be delivered for some time now – it's been ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Lightweight introduces magnetic e-bike concept, NV utility embraces EVs
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    Lightweight showed off its Velocité electric bike concept at the Eurobike show in Germany. The Velocité pedelec features a rear rim with magnets mounted in it, and coils inside the seat tube (which wraps around the top of the wheel) to propel it magnetically. The battery is hidden ...

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    Electric Terry dominates Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge
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    The Vetter Fuel Economy Challenges are events in which participants try to cover a large amount of distance using the least amount of money for fuel. The latest involved a 172-mile trip through the hills and highways of Northern Utah and was won, nay, dominated by Terry Hershner aboard his ...

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    Two Wheels: Sales of electric motorcycles, scooters will reach 55 million in next decade
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    Current and future electric motorcycle and e-scooter makers are hoping that global sales of the two-wheeled plug-ins take off as quickly as their electric-powered bikes. Numbers collected by Navigant Research should give those companies a bit of hope. The research firm says the e-motorcycle and ...

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    Two Wheels: Brammo offers massive price drop on electric motorcycles
    Enertia Plus Now At $6,995, Down From $10,995 1409162280

    The sun may be setting on summer, but it's just rising on the best electric motorcycle deal ever. Brammo has just launched an end-of-summer promotion that chops thousands of dollars off the price tags of several of its models. If you've been mulling a move to a two-wheeled electric vehicle, this ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: Venturi to break electric world record, app shows where bike lanes are needed
    Roger Penske, Rick Hendrick Among First BMW i8 Customers; Uber Ban Lifted In Berlin 1408461240

    Electric automaker Venturi hopes to post a new electric land speed record this week, despite Bonneville Speed Week being cancelled. The VBB-3, developed with Ohio State University, is powered by two 1,500-hp electric motors. If the salt flats are sufficiently dry, the team hopes to set a new ...

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    Recharge Wrap-up: U of M wins Solar Challenge, family attempts record-breaking e-bike ride
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    The University of Michigan Solar Car Team has won the 2014 American Solar Challenge. It is the team's eighth national championship, its fifth in a row, and its first using Siemens' product lifecycle management (PLM) software. The race took place over 1,722 miles and seven days traveling across ...

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    Video: Energica Ego electric motorcycle conquers hearts on US tour
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    Veni, vidi, vici. If electric motorcycles could talk, that's just what the Energica Ego would be saying to itself as it makes its way back to its Italian birthplace. As foretold, the "Where is my Ego" tour brought several bikes to our shores, along with a few company officials, crossing the land ...

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    Two Wheels: When trouble hits, Portland will turn to bikes for disaster relief
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    Forget FEMA. Portland, Oregon's relief – if and when the Big One hits – might just come in the form of an army of bike riders. Most likely fueled by caffeine rations. The city recently conducted its Disaster Relieve Trials program, which involved rounding up a group of about 40 ...

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    Recharge Wrap-Up: LAPD gets Zero MMX, Chevy's new inverter, Hyundai Tucson's new powertrains
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    Some police in Los Angeles will be riding Zero MMX electric motorcycles on duty. The LAPD is adding the fully electric police/military all-terrain bikes to its patrol fleet. According to Officer Steve Carbajal of the department's off-road unit, "It costs less than 50 cents to charge compared to ...

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    Video: Maine politician uses 'Chinese version' Segway to meet voters
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    Maine freshman state Rep. Brian Mannal, a Democrat from Barnstable, knows how to make an entrance: by Segway. Okay, fine, his vehicle of choice when going door-to-door as part of his re-election campaign isn't technically a Segway but the "Chinese version" of the self-balancing, two-wheeled ...

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    Report: The unexpected connection between Chevy Volt and electric Harley LiveWire
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    It's approximately 385 miles from Detroit to Milwaukee. With former General Motors executive Jim Federico helping to lead Harley-Davidson's rather quiet trek into the electric-vehicle age, that distance theoretically just got quite a bit shorter. Now, if we only knew how many full charges it will ...

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    Two Wheels: Brutus V2 Rocket electric motorcycle set to go ballistic on Pikes Peak [w/video]
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    The V2 Rocket from Brutus Electric Motorcycles is on the launch pad, ready to go ballistic on Pikes Peak. Though it just turned a wheel for the first time a week ago, the custom-built, battery-powered bike is now on the mountain and hopes to turn some heads during the Race to the Clouds, aka the ...

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    Two Wheels: Visiobike is an e-bike with a smartphone's brains [w/video]
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    Bicycling is a great, environmentally friendly way to get around town, but, let's face it, sometimes pedaling sucks. E-bikes are a wonderful compromise, especially for those uphill climbs, offering a bit of electronic assistance when you need it. Combine that with smart technology, a rear-view ...

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    Two Wheels: 'Where is my Ego' tour brings Italian electric motorcycle stateside [w/video]
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    The Energica Ego is the awesome Italian electric sports bike that we've been dying to see stateside since the concept was first revealed at the Milan International Motorcycle Show (EICMA) back in 2011. Thankfully, that's about to happen as the company's "Where is My Ego" tour brings bikes across ...

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    Video: John McGuinness makes record-breaking poetry aboard Mugen Shinden San
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    John McGuinness is a poet like no other. Invoking passion like Neruda using only the twisty, timeworn vocabulary of the Snaefell Mountain Course, the Morecambe Missile can best be heard crafting his boisterous verse during the annual TT races when standing alongside the 37.7-mile asphalt ribbon ...

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    Motorsports: John McGuinness destroys TT Zero record at 117.366 mph
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    Tuesday morning on the Isle of Man, John McGuinness didn't merely raise the bar by circling the 37.7-mile Snaefell Mountain Course in 19:17.3 minutes at an average of 117.366 miles per hour during the running of the annual TT Zero. Despite an ailing wrist, he snatched the bar from its moorings ...

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    Two Wheels: Skylock brings your bike into the 21st sharing century
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    Keys and combinations are for your old man. Skylock brings your bike lock into the digital age, which actually is more exciting and practical than it sounds. This solar-powered U-lock claims to be "as strong as any lock on the market," and features levels of connectivity that add a lot of ...

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    Official: Annual e-motorcycle, e-scooter sales will reach 6 million by 2023
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    When it comes to two-wheeled electric-vehicle sales, North America and Europe giveth while China taketh away. According to new numbers from Navigant Research, global annual e-scooter sales will increase 12 percent to 4.6 million in 2023, while global annual e-motorcycle sales will rise 17 percent ...

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    Two Wheels: Lightning Motorcycles drops shadowy electric superbike teaser, we turn up the lights
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    This weekend, the sun will shed light on a long-promised electric superbike at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, CA. In advance of this auspicious occasion, Lightning Motorcycles has sent out a teaser photo of the machine in question, which gives us a shadowy idea of what to expect. Being ...

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