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Electric bikes continue to evolve and find their way. From throttle controlled to pedal assisted there is something for everyone. Price points, batteries, motors, and component options mean that prices are all over the price. The Sur-Ron (LightBee) is just $3,500. If you have been following the electric dirt bike market you know that this price is pretty hard to beat There is a $150 pedal option, but is more of an electric motorcycle aimed squarely at the 80cc dirt bikes.

The Sur Ron is perfect for having a blast while not assaulting your ears or annoying your neighbors. It makes the normal “electric” noises but compared to a two-stroke motorcycle it is positively whisper quiet. The Sur-Ron weighs in at just 110 lbs, has a 6-kW (8 hp) mid-drive axial-flux motor, 200 Nm of torque at the rear wheel, and a single-speed powertrain.

The battery pack is removable (and lockable) and is made up of 176 Panasonic 18650 cells for a total of 33 Ah at 60 volts. Wheels are 19-inches with four-piston hydraulic brakes with Intersect TR shocks and Fastace forks. These parts are more like heavy duty mountain bike parts than actual dirt bike parts but they do help to keep weight down. Speaking of weight, the frame is a forged aluminum cradle style that weighs 17.2 lbs.

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Whether you are learning to ride or racing in the small-capacity CC learner class the KTM RC390 is a great choice. Or, it was. As the small-capacity learner class race series is gaining popularity worldwide manufactures are stepping up their game. KTM has just announced the limited edition RC390R which looks similar to the RC390, but includes the following updates; shorter intake funnels for a wider powerband fully-adjustable...

Posted on Jan 10 2018 - 1:32pm by Adam E
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This electric pocket bike is a ready to carve up the city streets. The design is clearly a copy of the Ducati Monster. Not a bad looking bike to copy I suppose. The Daymak Rogue ($2,300) is a 72V electric scooter that comes with a Bluetooth controller for locking the scooter and adjusting acceleration. There is a large 1021 cubic inch locking storage compartment, cruise control, and 3-speeds.   

If the Honda Grom is too lowbrow or isn’t fast enough for you, check out BMW’s latest Scooter. The BMW C400X is the little brother to the C650 GT and C650 Sport scooters. The C400X has plenty of power for city and highway use and has some cool electronic bits and storage. The BMW C400X starts off with a new 350-cc single-cylinder engine with a single overhead cam and a balancing shaft. Single cylinder engines can often have vibrations and a thumping sensation, maybe this balancing shaft will smooth things out. Horsepower...

François Gissy had a dream. He built that dream. His trike is powered by 35 gallons of water in a carbon fiber wrapped tank with a pressure of 6,000PSI. Uncork this bad boy and it gets to 62MPH in 0.55 seconds. Top speed on the water pressure trike is 162.2MPH before it runs out of pressure. Keep going for video. ...

The Honda 150SS Racer is a new concept bike, not a Honda Grom with mods. The Honda 150SS Racer was unveiled, as a concept (for now), at the Bangkok Motor Show this year. From the looks of it, the engine is from a Honda CBR150R which is a much sportier beast than the Grom’s motor. It is half retro and half modern/futuristic. Some key features of yesterday include disc style wheels, solid brake rotors, and a round headlight. On the modern side of things there is a rear mounted gyroscopic camera, a clear race number holder, and a under-body...

The Energica Ego is a good looking electric motorcycle, mainly because it doesn’t look like an electric motorcycle. “The green heart of the electric motorcycle is a synchronous oil-cooled motor with permanent magnets. It has 100kW (136 hp c.ca) of instantaneous power reaching from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and a torque of 195 Nm ranging from 0 rpm to 4700 rpm.” The Energica Ego has some decent specs to back up the...

Honda showed off their latest motorcycle tech dubbed Riding Assist. Honda Riding Assist has a self-balancing technology that greatly reduces the chance of falling over while the motorcycle is at rest. AKA getting on/off while stopped. It can also articulate the front fork to raise and lower the front of the motorcycle. I assume this is for easier mount/dismounts. If that isn’t enough to impress you, the bike can even follow you around with the touch of a button. Seriously. This self-balancing motorcycle will follow you perfectly...

HJC continues to add new designs including superhero themed helmets. Some of the latest designs include Boba Fett, Spider Man, Venom, Skyrym, and more. More pictures and video after the break. ...

Motorcycle gear continues to improve. One piece of gear which, in my opinion, hasn’t improved much is the motorcycle helmet. Sure, they have improved the aerodynamics and aesthetics but they are still quite loud on the inside. Wind and engine noise are still quite loud whether I wear my Arai or Shoei. Both brands aren’t cheap and I have to wear earplugs to make my rides bearable. Well the folks at Sena have come out with a helmet that claims to control the noise. First, a bit about Sena. They make some great Bluetooth systems...