We have brought you electric motorcycles in the past (even the Mission One) but it looks like the electric motorcycles are finally...

We have all seen the Electric Dirt Bike by Zero Motorcycles… but this electric street bike by Mission...

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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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Posted on Dec 9 2015 - 10:01am by Pete M
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The ultimate bug-out vehicle has to be the Russian ATV Tarus 2M. Not only does it have huge balloon tires but it is has a 2×2 drive system. And, if there happens to be an obstacle that you can’t get over you can just pick it up and carry it as it weighs just 103-pounds. There is a 3-speed transmission which will get you up to 37mph. Video of the Tarus 2M after the break. ...

Posted on Mar 27 2015 - 10:09am by Ty G
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The Honda Bulldog Motorcycle is still in concept phase but fingers are crossed it becomes a reality. The Honda Bulldog wants to be a “Lovable Touring Partner”. Not sure exactly what that means, but it looks like it would be just as comfortable on the highway as on a dirt trail. The rugged Honda Bulldog has a 400cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC inline 2-cylinder engine, a six-speed transmission, dual headlights (like the Ruckus), thick 15-inch tires, a low seat, storage compartments on both sides of the fuel tank, and a built-in...

Posted on Sep 1 2014 - 11:06am by Lew
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Inspired by classic European bikes and cars from the 30’s and 50’s, the Midual Type 1 Motorcycle is a thing of beauty. Check out the gauges on the gas tank. The 1036cc engine puts out 106 horsepower. Power is put to the road via a 6-speed multi-plate clutch. Will have to wait for some ride reviews to see how the Midual Type 1 Motorcycle actually performs, but it certainly looks good. Oh yeah… it costs about $185,000.  Specs and pictures...

Posted on Jul 28 2014 - 10:20am by Pete M
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While the Polaris Slingshot is legally classified as a motorcycle, because it has just 3 wheels, it certainly looks more like a roadster. I guess it is a bit of both. The 2015 Polaris Slingshot ($24,000) is built for handling. It can pull (almost .88G) 1-G in corners, has a 77.6-inch wheelbase, sport-tuned aluminum double wishbone suspension, gas-filled coil-over shocks, electronic stability control, ABS brakes, and sway bars. The Polaris Slingshot makes the driver feel like they are driving a go-kart as the riders butt is around 6-inches...

Posted on May 31 2013 - 10:14am by Russ
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If you happened to watch the 2011 FIM/TTXGP Laguna Seca races, then you saw the Mission Motorcycles race version of this bike smash the competition.  This bike, the Mission RS Motorcycle, is made to be a serious competitor on the street.  The Mission RS Motorcycle will only see 40 production...

The Janus Halcyon 50 Motorcycle is a modern classic built to look like bikes of the 1920's era.  The Halcyon 50 has a 3 gallon polished aluminum fuel tank, spring suspension leather seat, leather panniers, and a tiny 49.9cc 2-stroke motor with a top speed of 55 MPH. More details on the Janus Halcyon 50 Motorcycle after the break.

At first glance the Brutus Motorcycle looks like a cross between a Ducati Hypermotard and the Rokon.  Either way, the Brutus Motorcycle is one tough looking bike.  Granted it is better suited for life...