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Electric Motorcycle

Against all odds, the electric motorcycle industry is on the rise. With mainstream manufacturers like Harley Davidson releasing their Livewire, it's only a matter of time before others follow suit. In the lead up to the impending two-wheeled electric revolution many startups, custom workshops and clever backyard builders have been tinkering with electric technology. These are the latest electric motorcycles to have piqued our interest by embracing the future of motorcycle design and engineering.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Electric Dreams – Yatri Motorcycles Electric Cafe Racer

Electric Dreams – Yatri Motorcycles Electric Cafe Racer

When I think of Nepal I picture mountain ranges that touch the sky and vast, baron landscapes. Nepal is after all home to part of the Himalayas and their highest peak, Mt Everest. What I don’t think about is cutting edge electric motorcycle technology, but as it turns out, one Nepalese company…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Electric Motorcycles – Power and the Passion

Electric Motorcycles – Power and the Passion

“HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE“ Alright, you grumpy old bastards on social media – no one is trying to pry your classic bike from your cold, diabeetus-riddled hands. No men in Tesla shirts are going to kick over your Norton Commando and tip your fuel down…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Untitled MC Zero XP – Interview with the builder

Untitled MC Zero XP – Interview with the builder

For the past 11 years, Portland has played host to some of the country’s best custom builders. Created by See See Motorcycles founder Thor Drake, the ‘One Motorcycle Show’ is a melting pot of all manner of custom motorcycle. With hundreds of modified motorcycles on display this year, there was literally something…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bright Spark – Savic Electric Motorcycles

Bright Spark – Savic Electric Motorcycles

The motorcycle industry is finally starting to embrace electric technology after the rest of the automotive world left them behind. With companies like Harley Davidson now producing their Livewire electric motorcycle it won’t be long before other major manufacturers follow suit. Harley can’t take all the credit for that though. Before the…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 2019 Harley Davidson Livewire Specifications

2019 Harley Davidson Livewire Specifications

It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since Harley Davidson unveiled their Livewire electric motorcycle concept. A lot has changed since then in the world of electric vehicles and with the Livewire itself. Now we’re only 1 month away from the all-electric Hog going on sale to customers in the United…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Current Classic – Tarform Electric Cafe Racer

Current Classic – Tarform Electric Cafe Racer

Earlier this year was a landmark event in the global motorcycle scene. It was the debut of the world’s first all-electric motorcycle exhibition. The aptly named ‘Electric Revolution‘ was held at the Los Angeles Petersen Museum and showcased around two dozen battery powered custom, racing and production motorcycles. What interests me most…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Mighty Machines – Sarolea N60 emotorcycle

Mighty Machines – Sarolea N60 emotorcycle

The Mighty Machines are a team of designers, engineers, software developers and marketers working together to create limited edition products. Since 2017 they’ve been developing their first collaborative release with Belgian electric motorcycle company, Saroléa. Our regular readers will recognise the Saroléa name. They’ve appeared here several times before for obvious reasons.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Sunday Screening – DeBolex Energica Eva

Sunday Screening – DeBolex Energica Eva

Today’s edition of Sunday Screening is brought to you by the chaps at The Bike Shed London. In this film, Ross from BSMC chats with  Calum Pryce-Tidd about the latest project to roll out of the DeBolex Engineering workshop. Built on an Energica Eva electric motorcycle platform the bike was created to…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bright Sparks – 3 New Electric Motorcycles

Bright Sparks – 3 New Electric Motorcycles

With many of the major car manufacturers now developing electric vehicles it was only a matter of time before motorcycle makers followed suit. The biggest surprise for me is that Harley-Davidson seems to be leading the way. At EICMA 2018 they unveiled an updated, production-ready version of their much anticipated ‘Livewire’, but…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Power Packed – Manx7 Electric Motorcycle

Power Packed – Manx7 Electric Motorcycle

An electric motorcycle with a 330km range and a 25 minute charge time. The game is quickly changing in the world of electric bikes. Thinking back to when Harley unveiled their LiveWire concept in 2014 it had a dismal range of 85km. In just 4 short years battery technology has advanced enough…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Battery Powered Belgian – Sarolea Manx7

Battery Powered Belgian – Sarolea Manx7

In 1850 a Belgian weapons manufacturer by the name of Joseph Saroléa directed his attention toward motorcycle manufacturing. His company hand-built motorcycles that proved their ability by competing in arduous long distance, reliability and hill climb competitions. By the early 1920’s his sons had expanded the business and Saroléa Motorcycle’s future was…

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