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Yamaha gets serious about electric vehicles

PES1 (image via Yamaha)Yamaha is looking to showcase at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show not one, but five electric, two-wheeled rides all described as reference vehicle/prototypes. Four of them are best classified as full electric scooters or motorcycles, while the last one is an electrically power assisted .  READ ON

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Kawasaki’s morphing electric trike

 Kawasaki’s morphing electric trikeCONCEPT bikes. Don’t you just love them? Usually they fall into one of two groups. First are the thinly-veiled production bikes – machines that aren’t quite ready to reveal in their finished form. And then there’s the second group: wildly unrealistic things designed to garner attention but that stand absolutely zero chance of ever being seen again once their initial show duties are over.

See if you can guess which group this Kawasaki falls into. READ ON

 

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Caterham Reveals its First Ever Motorcycles at EICMA 2013

Brutus 750 (dubbed the “SUV of motorcycles”)Caterham Group has officially announced the creation of Caterham Bikes, its first ever motorcycle division. The new motorcycle maker debuts at the International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan (November 5-10).

Caterham Bikes will display three prototype products at the show: the Brutus 750 (dubbed the “SUV of motorcycles”), Classic E-Bike (an all-electric bike with retro styling) and the Carbon E-Bike (a premium electric bike inspired by F1 technology). READ ON

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Turbocharged Suzuki Recursion Concept revealed

Turbocharged Suzuki Recursion Concept The word “Turbocharger” on a motorcycle might remind you of the 80s era with boxy profile bikes such as the Honda CX500, Suzuki NX85, Kawasaki GPZ750 etc. If these series of motorcycles sound alien to your ears, you probably might remember Ghostrider’s (nope, not Nicholas Cage) Turbocharged 499bhp Hayabusa popping up wheelies over 300 kph. READ ON

 

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How to Turn a $25K Ducati Superbike Into a 195 HP Off-Roader

Photo: Taylor RamsauerIt takes a special flavor of nutty to take a $25,000 superbike and convert it from a track-focused speed machine into a knobby-tired off-roader. MotoCorsa is exactly that kind of nuts.

The Portland-based Ducati dealer has taken the all-conquering 1199 Panigale S — the superbike of the moment — and transformed it into something that’s able to tackle the trails. If just.

“We do an annual off-road trip with a few friends, down in Southeastern Oregon, out in the middle of nowhere,” MotoCorsa’s general manager Arun Sharma told RideApart. “I had a set of Continental TKC80s to put on it, when one of my friends comes in and says, ‘You know what you should do? Put those TKCs on the Panigale!’” READ ON

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