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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.

Vectrix VX-1 Li Electric Police Bikes on Patrol at NYC 9/11 Memorial



New York Police Department Detective Derek Siconolfi rides a Vectrix electric motor scooter in front of One Police Plaza, departmental headquarters in New York.

Press Release
September 11, 2012

Vectrix, a leader in two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles, motorcycles, and scooters, announces the deployment of new all-electric VX-1 Law Enforcement Model bikes for the New York Police Department (NPYD) at the NYC 9/11 Memorial Site. The new lithium-powered Vectrix VX-1 Li bikes join the original... Read more »

Norton Moto-Electra: Rewiring a Classic

The Moto-Electra at Laguna Seca in 2011. (Photo by Brian J. Nelson)

Robert Boucheron
May 31, 2012

(This article was originally published in the July 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Brian Richardson got his first motorcycle in 1969 at the age of 10. It was a 2.5-horsepower minibike from the Carousel department store in Richmond, Virginia. Within days, another boy challenged him to a race. The other... Read more »

2012 Electric Motorcycles from Brammo and Zero

Brammo’s Empulse R is said to have a top speed of more than 100 mph.

Greg Drevenstedt
May 30, 2012

(This article was published in the August 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) “Motorcyclists…will welcome a new type of electric motorcycle which is being introduced, and which, it is claimed, will run from 75 to 100 miles on a single battery charge, start instantly on the turn of a switch, and run absolutely... Read more »

Zero Motorcycles Launches All-New Electric Police Motorcycle

The Zero DS Police Motorcycle was developed to address the increasing interest from law enforcement and police departments on a global level.

Press Release
May 21, 2012

Zero Motorcycles has launched a new version of the 2012 Zero DS developed specifically for police and security agencies. The Zero DS Police Motorcycle was developed to address the increasing interest from law enforcement and police departments on a global level. For the past two years police, security... Read more »

Evolve Electric Motorcycle Up for Auction

This custom electric bike created by Evolve Motorcycles is being auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Global Green USA.

Press Release
March 5, 2012

A custom electric bike created by Evolve Motorcycles is being auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Global Green USA. The Customized Xenon Light Motor Bike features 32-inch hub-less wheels, LED light tape, a hand-crafted fiberglass frame, and a custom design thanks to Parker Brother Choppers. Evolve created... Read more »

2011 Zero S Road Test

Electric Zero S in action

Donya Carlson
September 12, 2011

  2011 Zero S With gasoline prices out of control and the country going greener by the day, despite their typical lack of range we felt it was high-time that Rider test an electric motorcycle. Among the many startups in recent years, Zero Motorcycles, based in Scotts Valley, California, seems to... Read more »

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