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    Two Wheels: FIM announces 'first ever' electric motocross race, E-MX, forgets own previous event
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    Institutional memory can be a funny thing. Sometimes short, sometimes selective, it always makes us wonder just how much effort was put in looking backwards before sending out press releases trumpeting a "first ever" product or event. Case in point, the FIM has just announced the "first ever ...

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    Two Wheels: Hollywood EMX bringing more than just electric motocross experience to Vegas
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    Hollywood Electrics is coming to Vegas, baby! What started as a retail outlet for electric bicycles and motorcycles in Hollywood, California is crossing borders and boundaries with the opening of Hollywood EMX: an electric motocross-centered entertainment complex located in Las Vegas, just off ...

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    Two Wheels: EV Drive offers up monster e-Moto-CRF250R for pre-order
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    If you've been itching for an electric motocross bike with performance to crush competitors, we've got an interesting package for you to check out. EVDrive, the folks responsible for the range-extended drivetrain in the Gitano from Michel Motorsports, have plans to produce what they are calling ...

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    Official: Charge On with the new 2012 lineup from Zero Motorcycles
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    The 69th Milan International Motorcycle Show (EICMA) is now officially underway and the first order of business for electric motorcycle enthusiasts is the reveal of the 2012 line up from Zero Motorcycles. If you were hoping for better looks, better performance and better range from each and every ...

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    Two Wheels: BRD Redshift gets price tag, now available for pre-order
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    When BRD launched its RedShift electric motorcycle back in August, it didn't mention the price or when someone could actually order one. Apparently, the company wanted to first be sure that the bike could best its performance benchmark – a top-end 250cc four-stroke race machine. Now, ...

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    Video: Zen and the art of building the BRD Redshift
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    Having a tough day? Stressed and not sure you can finish what you need to get done? Here, maybe this will help. A brief cinematic interlude as therapy, featuring folks following their hearts and taking that first step on the green vehicle start-up highway. When BRD started the process of putting ...

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    BrammoParx brings branding to electric motocross rent-and-ride, will come Stateside
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    With the decision by Brammo to get into the dirtier (yet clean!) side of motorcycling with its Engage and Encite line up came the question of how to effectively expand existing electric motocross markets and build new ones. Rather than steal a page from Quantya, with its partnership to open ...

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    Two Wheels: BRD Motorcycles RedShift supermoto catches our eye, performance promise takes our breath
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    The expansion of the electric motorcycle universe is accelerating and the resultant RedShift is a brilliant supermoto from BRD Motorcycles. Beautiful with its two-piece aluminum monocoque chassis in natural and blue finish, and contrasted by an exposed battery pack in orange, the pre-production ...

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    Brammo Engage and Encite race off road with mechatronic 6-speed transmission [w/VIDEO]
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    When the all-new Brammo Engage MX and Encite MMX PRO electric dirt bikes take to the bumps and jumps of the Mini Moto SX Energy Crisiscross 2011 on Friday, they will be launching themselves both into the air and onto the market. The Ashland, OR company has just taken the wraps off four motocross ...

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    Brammo to challenge other electrics, gassers in MiniMoto SX Energy Crisiscross 2011
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    Electric motocross machines will face off against both each other and gas-powered bikes again this year at the 2011 MiniMoto SX Energy Crisiscross in Las Vegas, and a new manufacturer will be in the mix looking for some respect in the dirt. Brammo is throwing its hat in the motocross ring that ...

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    Zero Motorcycles 2011 lineup reveals dramatic changes [w/video]
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    2011 Zero S pulls a stoppie on a pier – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Zero Motorcycles has just unveiled its lineup for 2011, and while the model names remain the same, the changes in each are striking. The company seems to have done a good job of listening to customer ...

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    Writing on the Wall: Yamaha raising funds for alternative engine development
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    Yamaha Gen-Ryu concept bike
    In traditional Yamaha fashion, the company has announced a move that may finally allow it to stake a claim as the first "big player" in the breakout electric motorcycle category. By putting the For Sale sign on 63.25 million corporate stock shares, the tuning fork ...

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    Evolt puts Italy on the electric motocross map [w/VIDEO]
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    Evolt Bull1- Click above to watch the video after the break
    It looks as though Italy will be the latest country to be able to boast of an electric motocross manufacturer when Evolt (Electric Vehicle Oriented) brings its muscular Bull1 to the market. The bike is the brainchild of Bruno Greppi who ...

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    Zero X vs Quantya Track electric off-road shoot out
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    While we have had the opportunity to ride both the Zero X and the Quantya Track, our time and terrain with the electric motocross machines were relatively limited. Not so for Dirt Rider Magazine. The publication had both bikes in their possession for an extended period and thoroughly put the pair ...

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    Zero Motorcycles launches new MX model [w/VIDEO]
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    2009 Zero MX electric motorcycle - Click above to watch a video after the break
    Zero Motorcycles has just released another new electric bike for 2009, and this one's meant specifically for the track. While we found the standard-issue Zero X to be a solid performer in most situations, the demands ...

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    Zero Motorcycles plans full-scale European invasion
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    Zero S electric motorcycle - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Now that Zero Motorcycles has shown America its new Zero S electric street bike, company founder Neil Saiki has taken his baby across the pond on a European tour. England was the first stop and London provided a great back drop ...

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    VIDEO: Jay Leno gets the Zero X in his garage
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    Jay Leno often gets to try some pretty sweet rides but this week's featured machine was cool AND green. It's not the first electric two-wheeler to drop by the the late-night comedian's automotive haunt but the Zero X electric off-road motorcycle is arguably the coolest. As Jay explains in the ...

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    Many motocross tracks planned for Quantya
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    There used to be lots of motocross parks in Europe where you could ride your dirt bike around banked turns and over carefully crafted jumps to your heart's content. In recent years, though,the issue of noise pollution has really taken the air out of the knobby-tire fun. With the advent of clean and ...

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    Quantya, a Swiss company making electric motorcycles that I really, really want
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    Let me just say... I want one of these Quantya electric bikes really, really badly. I would not blame you one bit if you stopped reading right now and went past the break to see a video of this machine in action... it made me want to get up from behind my computer and head on outside for a ride - ...

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    Editorial: Fossil fuel's guilty pleasures and their green alternatives
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    Flight. Drag racing. Radio controlled vehicles. Monster trucks, motocross... the list goes on and on. What list am I making? A list of activities or hobbies that could be considered by some to be environmentally irresponsible. Why? Let's examine some of them, starting with flight. Much has been ...

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