3 Sep
Last year's sold-out bike gets a (still secretive) update

The first Icon E-flyer all-electric bike was clearly a hit, because it has long since sold out (although there were only 50 made). So what does that indicate to its manufacturers? It’s time to make a new one. Like its predecessor last year, the Icon E-flyer II is a retro-styled all-electric bike with various boasting points at bad-asserie. [...]


23 May
Famed Spanish motorcycle-maker returns, but in electric form

After shutting its doors in 1983, the beloved Bultaco is back. The resurgence comes by way of the Rapitán, an in-house built all-electric bike. Highlights of the Spanish EV motorcycle include brushed air-cooled electric motor with 54 horsepower that gets up to 90 mph with an 87-mile range. Also noteworthy are the lithium-ion battery and [...]


Taking design cues from the famed 1929 Majestic motorcycle, Austrian engineer Johann Hammerschin’s eyebrow-raising Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle is one of the more unique two-wheelers in the game. Like early motorcycle entrepreneur Georges Ray’s obscure Majestic, the Hammerschin’s Johammer J1 has a fishlike profile with copious side farings. It also shares hub-center steering on the front wheel, another Majestic peculiarity. [...]


If you were tired of watching Honda Hybrid drivers pitch cigarettes into the coast from their eco-friendly driver seats, it’s time to take driving contradictions to a new level. Make way for the Bentley Plug-In Hybrid Concept, the flagship of alleged “eco” vehicles, which will premiere at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show on April 20th. [...]


If you’re in the market for an electric bike, there are a wide range of options available for you. From the Stealth Bomber, retro-styled Oto Cycle and folding Gocycle to the $80,000 PG Blacktrail, the world’s fastest electric bike (not to mention concepts from the likes of AUDI and EBIQ), it’s safe to say you have a fair share of candidates. Throwing their [...]


4 Feb
Brooks saddle, LCD screen, 750w electric motor & 34 mph

Straight from Barcelona come Oto Cycles, a small outfit that manufacturers beautifully designed retro-inspired electric bicycles. Presently Oto makes three models: the OtoR (above), OtoK and Retrov. All the bikes are handmade in Spain, with a 50s twist, and feature such upscale options as LCD screens and Brooks leather saddle seats. If you get tired of [...]


You can stick fingers in year ears and yell blah blah blah all you want, but that won’t stop the advance of electric powertrains on vehicles. And while cars have made the largest advances, it could very well be that motorcycles are even better suited for the alternative power set-up. First of all, bikes are [...]


30 Aug
Celebrating ICON Brammo's participation in TTGXP race

Motorcycle apparel and gear manufacturer ICON sponsored electric motorcycle maker Brammo in this year’s TTGXP, the race series dedicated to EV bikes. To celebrate, the duo are releasing a very limited edition Brammo Empulse R — a bike we covered last year. How limited? Only 32 will be made. The ICON Brammo Spec 32 Electric Motorcycle [...]

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