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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 »

Terry Hershner Wins Famous Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge

Some of the motorcycles competing in the 2014 Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge.

Rider Magazine Staff
September 3, 2014

Longtime Zero Motorcycles customer and collaborator, Terry Hershner, has won the 2014 Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge. Founded by motorcycle designer Craig Vetter, the winner of the Vetter Challenge is determined by using the least amount of energy, as measured in dollars and cents, versus the cost of... 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 »

Los Angeles Police Department Adds Electric Motorcycles to Fleet

Los ANgeles Police Motorcycle

Rider Magazine Staff
June 18, 2014

The Los Angeles Police Department has purchased the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle to add to the department’s patrol fleet. Powered by the 100 percent electric Z-Force motor, the Zero MMX by Zero Motorcycles was developed to meet the specific requirements of military, law enforcement and security... 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 »

The Last Vetter Fairing

Craig Vetter (left) and Terry Hershner (right) on their respective Vetter-designed streamliners.

Ken Bingenheimer
December 20, 2013

Craig Vetter (left) and Terry Hershner (right) on their respective Vetter-designed streamliners. Thirty years ago Craig Vetter inspired motorcycle tinkerers to devise bikes that could go more than 400 miles on one gallon of gas, but almost no one cared. After running his Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge... 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 »

Zero Motorcycles Launches New Accessories and Apparel Line

Zero Top Box and Rack Kit, designed by Givi.

Press Release
June 18, 2013

Zero Motorcycles, a leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced an all-new line-up of accessories and apparel. Designed to meet the needs of Zero’s electric rider base, Zero is offering new accessories from premium lockable hard case luggage to heated grips and seats. The accessories... Read more »

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