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Bikes (and trikes).

Kawasaki Is Developing a Hybrid Motorcycle With an Electric Supercharger

Kawasaki already makes the H2, a motorcycle with a supercharger. Motorcycle.com has put some patent and trademark application pieces together that strongly indicate that an electric supercharger is currently under development. Previously, electric superchargers have been a joke. I’ve seen devices that are basically 12-volt fans, running off the starter battery, spliced into a car’s … Continue reading Kawasaki Is Developing a Hybrid Motorcycle With an Electric Supercharger

Organizations Just Say No to Mandatory Motorcycle Inspections in Europe

Nancy Reagan couldn’t have said it better herself. In response to the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism’s request to implement mandatory motorcycle inspections, three organizations in as many countries have spoken out loudly against them. RideApart has the full story, but basically, the argument is that technical issues represent only a tiny percentage … Continue reading Organizations Just Say No to Mandatory Motorcycle Inspections in Europe

Yamaha, Honda, KTM, and Piaggio Commit To Standard Swappable Batteries

The biggest issue with electric vehicles is the recharge time. Society is accustomed to stopping at a gas station, filling the tank in a few minutes, and driving another few hundred miles. Electric doesn’t work that way — yet. One way to bypass this issue is rather than wait for your batteries to recharge, simply … Continue reading Yamaha, Honda, KTM, and Piaggio┬áCommit To Standard Swappable Batteries

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