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    Zero Motorcycles gives $2,500 extra for gas-powered trade-ins
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    We'll deliver the facts and leave it up to math whizzes to figure out how far an electric-powered Zero Motorcycle can go on an extra $2,500 worth of juice. We suspect it's a real long way. Taking a page from the old "Cash for Clunkers" playbook, the California-based electric-motorcycle maker is ...

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    Motorsports: Scooter Land Speed Federation announces cross-country scooter dash
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    Classic and modern scooters, and a few motorcycles, will be racing coast-to-coast next May in the 2013 Real Cannonball Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. The rally starts May 4 and will cover 2,926 miles between the famed Red Ball Garage in Manhattan, NY and the Portofino Hotel in Redondo ...

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    Report: CARB: It will take years for California to decide on E15
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    The controversial E15 – the fuel that blends 15 percent ethanol in gasoline – is still waiting approval for use in California, and it's going to take a few years for the decision to be made. That's the statement sent to the American Motorcyclist Association by the California Air ...

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    Electric motorcycles Evolve with Titanium, Neon and Helium unveiling
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    Evolve motorcycles has unveiled its trio of upcoming two-wheeled electric scooters motorcycles in The Big Apple. The two-wheeling firm says its motorcycle are an affordable solution to urban transportation. Evolve's fall unveiling showcases its three upcoming electric two-wheelers – ...

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    Here's how to tell how efficient your motorcycle is, all the way back to 1934 models
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    As oil prices rise, the cost of a gallon of gas keeps rocketing up too. As consumers look to save money on fuel, there's at least one way to ensure your mode of transportation is both frugal and a blast to drive: buy a motorcycle! No matter what car you compare them to, motorcycles are usually ...

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    European Parliament calling for Euro 5-, 6-compliant motorcycles
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    Europe could benefit from more stringent emissions regulations for motorcycles, according to views expressed at the European Parliament's hearing last week. Proposed legislation presented at the hearing calls for updates to Europe's emissions standards for "L" category vehicles, which includes ...

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    Trade groups call on EPA to mandate continued availability of E10
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    Here we go again. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of E15 (a fuel consisting of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) has prompted diverse trade groups – those representing automotive, marine, motorcycle, outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft and snowmobile ...

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    M-Org Chopper Concept is green, organic, hard to describe
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    M-Org Custom Motorcycle Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honestly, we don't know what it means to have a "frame, suspension and steering grown from organic substances," but whatever it is, you can see it in the image above. Looks kinda cool, no? Designer Michael Smolyanov ...

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    Greenlings: Which is greener, having two wheels or four?
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    Vespa S 50 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    So, you want to go green. There are many obvious ways to reduce your environmental impact, and one of them is by driving a cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicle. But that raises a number of questions, doesn't it? What are your choices when ...

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    Motorcycle Industry Council: Two-wheelers are green
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    2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 - Click above to enlarge
    We often hear debates about the merits of riding motorcycles and scooters for environmental reasons. For sure, older bikes manufactured before emissions equipment were prevalent are significantly more polluting than most modern automobiles. On ...

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    Honda to launch first-ever dual clutch gearbox for motorcycles with new VFR
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    Honda Dual Clutch Transmission - Click above to enlarge
    When Honda's upcoming VFR1200 hits the American and European markets in 2010, the new sports tourer will be equipped with the first dual clutch transmission designed for the two-wheeled market. Like the highly-regarded DSG transmissions from ...

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    Pennsylvania senator introduces bill to add motorcycles to Cash for Clunkers
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    Harley-Davidson Nightster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    US Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-PA) has introduced legislation into the Senate that would add motorcycles to the controversial Cash for Clunkers program that was recently passed by both the US House and Senate, though with ...

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    Motorcycles soon to be allowed in UK bus lanes
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    After a three-year study by Transport for London was completed and showed that opening London's bus lanes to motorcyclists would improve safety for the two-wheelers without having any effect on the safety of anyone else, Mayor Boris Johnson announced that he'd allow motorcycles access to the red ...

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    California changes the definition of a motorcycle
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    Click above for a gallery of the Aptera 2e
    We've taken an in-depth look into what it takes to create a road-legal three-wheeled motorcycle in the past, and California has just made it even easier to enter the market in that far-left State. As noted before, it's a constantly evolving set of rules ...

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    Kawasaki highlights fuel efficiency on new site
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    Starting with the KLX 250S, which scores an excellent 70 miles per gallon, Kawasaki has 23 motorcycles that get 33 miles per gallon or better. In case you were wondering, that is every single bike that the manufacturer makes, including beasts such as the Ninja ZX-10R and the 1.4-liter ZX-14. To ...

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    Consumer Reports investigating motorcycle testing procedures
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    Click on the image above for high-resolution shots of the Aprilia Scarabeo 200There's no arguing with the fact that high gas prices have fueled an increase in motorcycle and scooter sales. As Consumer Reports shows, the overall scooter market in particular is up a whopping twenty-four percent. ...

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    Motorcycles owners report average of 56 miles per gallon
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    While scanning the news for important green automotive information, we ran across a note from Allstate Insurance which mentions that the average motorcycle rider reports fuel consumption of just over fifty-six miles per gallon. For comparisons sake, automobile drivers report an average of 22.4 ...

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    Ken Livingstone might have "doctored" bus lane report
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    Lately, London Mayor Ken Livingstone has seen a great deal of press coverage regarding his efforts to increase the congestion charges in London, which caused Porsche to vehemently disagree with said charges. This is not Livingstone's only legislative issue these days, though, as he is also opposed ...

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    Lane splitting in California - for or against?
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    California residents are likely quite familiar with the act of lane splitting, when a motorcycle passes through the flow of traffic in-between slowly moving cars. Lane splitting is only allowed when lanes are divided by dotted white lines, and traffic has to be moving very slowly or stopped. ...

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    The Kneeslider: Are motorcycles the future of performance?
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    We feel like we're ahead of the curve on this one, but Paul Crowe over at The Kneeslider has posted an editorial questioning whether or not performance cars are an endangered species. Considering that CAFE rules are becoming ever more stringent, cars like the Corvette are likely to move to smaller, ...

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