Husqvarna go green with E-Pilen concept
Don’t panic, they’re not throwing all their eggs in to the zero-emissions basket just yet. In fact, Husqvarna aren’t putting many in the basket at all with the E-Pilen concept, but it’s a start. Details about the new concept are scarce as yet, but judging by the picture (and... Read more
Motorcycles of the future; what will they be like?
Since the invention of the very first motorcycle, nearly 150 years ago, they’ve been getting better and better and better. And although there’s liable to be a few flat-cap wearing coffin-dodgers that reckon the 60s, the 70s or the 80s were the golden age of motorcycles, I think most... Read more
Triumph TE-1; the electric bike we’ve been waiting for?
You may or may not have heard of Project Triumph TE-1. It’s a project that was publicised a little bit a few years ago, but since then, it’s been all quiet on the western front. Until today. That’s because the project, led by Triumph Motorcycles, in partnership with Williams... Read more
Electric bikes; Honda, Yamaha, KTM, and Piaggio change the game
This just in. Honda, Yamaha, KTM and Piaggio have all signed a ‘letter of intent’ for the creation of a Swappable Battery Consortium for Motorcycles and Light Electric Vehicles. This means four of the main motorcycle manufacturers will standardise batteries in their electric bikes, so that which ever bike... Read more
Electric motorcycles; is this the future?
I can remember standing at the start line of the 2011 IOM TT waiting for the start of the inaugural TT Zero race. It was the first ever TT for electric motorcycles. Although, I use the term ‘motorcycles’ loosely. You should have seen them; there were one or two... Read more
Husqvarna launches electric balance bikes
A ‘balance bike’ if you’re wondering, tends to be one of those little two wheeled wooden things that you see kids whizzing around Butlin’s on. They don’t have pedals or anywhere to put your feet, so they’re a great way to ruin a new pair of shoes. Until now.... Read more
2017 Zero SR Review | First Ride
Es are good. Unlike The Shamen’s 1992 smash hit, I’m not claiming ecstasy pills are good. No, I’m talking electric bikes, having recently sampled Zero’s SR at a cosy little press gathering in Surrey. Celebrating 11 years of existence and a resurgence in the UK with new dealers, Zero... Read more
KTM Freeride E Review
You don’t realise just how much rear brake is used when off-roading, until there isn’t one. That’s what was going through my mind as I hurtled towards a fence out of control on the KTM Freeride E-SX, legs flailing, right foot reaching for the absent lever, with a little... Read more
Some Es are Good…
Is electric power really the future? EU suits and tree-hugging activists across the globe have been trying to ensure the transition happens a lot sooner, with manufacturers also attempting to look like they’re making the effort to save the planet in prototype form or token showcase models. Having sampled... Read more