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Electric motorcycle reviews, comparisons and news from Rider magazine. Read what Rider thinks of the greenest option for two-wheeled enthusiasts.

Energica Ego Electric Motorcycle – First Ride Review

Energica Ego 45

Greg Drevenstedt
October 14, 2014

Made in Modena, Italy, the Energica Ego is a 134-horsepower, all-electric, high-end sportbike. photography by Royce Rumsey & courtesy Energica Over the past several years, electric motorcycle manufacturers have popped up all over the place, like mushrooms on my lawn after a spring rain. U.S. companies... Read more »

Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire: First Ride

Harley-Davidson's Project LiveWire

Jon Langston
June 30, 2014

Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire. (Photos courtesy of Harley-Davidson) Harley-Davidson’s 21st century vision that began with Project Rushmore’s liquid-cooled V-twin and then carried over with the recent introduction of the world-friendly Street 750 and 500 has continued with the surprise... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Unveils an Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire

Rider Magazine Staff
June 19, 2014

Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire is an electric bike that the public will get to ride and evaluate, guiding its future development and viability. No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, and as far as we know, hell hasn’t frozen over. That headline is true: Harley-Davidson has unveiled an electric... Read more »

2013 Zero S Road Test

2013 Zero S action

Mark Tuttle
January 3, 2014

Riding on 17-inch wheels with a scant 55.4 inches between the axles, the Zero S is a compact package that weighs just 392 pounds. Hey, now we’re talking! The last time we tested Zero Motorcycle’s pure-street electric motorcycle, the Zero S (Rider, September 2011), we could only squeeze about 30 miles... Read more »

2014 Zero Motorcycles First Look Review

Greg Drevenstedt
November 6, 2013

2014 Zero Motorcycles: (left to right) Zero DS, Zero S, Zero SR In a very short time, Zero Motorcycles has come a long way. When we first tested a Zero S—the company’s “streetfighter” model, which was sold alongside the DS (dual-sport), XU (“urban crosser”) and X/MX (off-road) models—in... Read more »

Moto-Electra Sets Coast-to-Coast Record

The Moto-Electra team.

Press Release
June 18, 2013

Moto-Electra LLC set a coast-to-coast world record for electric vehicles by crossing the United States in 3.5 days (84.5 hours).  There was no battery swapping, and the vehicle made the entire trip under its own power. This record was established using the same standard motorcycle design used... Read more »

Moto-Electra Racing to Attempt Coast-to-Coast Record for Electric Vehicles

Moto-Electra Electric Motorcycle

Rider Magazine
May 26, 2013

Moto-Electra recently announced that is set to challenge the world record for electric vehicles in a cross-continent ride that is planned to cover 2,500 miles in just three days. The event will begin on the beach of Jacksonville, FL, at dawn on June 3rd, 2013. Communications and media support will be... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles Announces New 2013 Zero MMX Military Motorcycle

2013 Zero MMX Military Motorcycle

Rider Magazine Staff
May 8, 2013

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced the arrival of its all-new 2013 Zero MMX military motorcycle. The MMX was developed exclusively for military use in the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and provides Special Operations riders with unique tactical advantages... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles Delivers 2013 Model Line with Double the Horsepower

2013 Zero S

Rider Magazine Staff
December 13, 2012

Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced its 2013 model line which features an average power increase of 99 percent and the world’s longest-range production electric motorcycle: the Zero S, capable of 137 miles in the city. Zero designed a new Z-Force motor... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles Delivers 2013 Line With Double Horsepower and Over 130 Miles Range

The new line of 2013 electric motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles.

Press Release
October 26, 2012

Zero Motorcycles recently announced its 2013 model line which features an average power increase of 99 percent (claimed) and the what is said to be the world’s longest-range production electric motorcycle: the Zero S, capable of 137 miles in the city. To attain such performance, Zero designed a revolutionary... Read more »

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