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Yamaha YDX-MORO all-mountain e-bikes give a boost in the boonies

Yamaha YDX-MORO all-mountain e-bikes give a boost in the boonies

Yamaha is adding two new e-bikes to its line-up, and this time they're meant for those headed out into the mountains. The Yamaha YDX-MORO and YDX-MORO Pro are the bike company's first powered all-mountain options, capable of pedal assist speeds up to 20 mph.

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Gogoro’s ultra-light Eeyo e-bike is now on sale

Gogoro’s ultra-light Eeyo e-bike is now on sale

Gogoro's Eeyo 1 e-bike has gone up for sale, promising riders a sleeker option in the powered bike category that supports riders rather than replacing their pedal-power altogether. Announced in May, Eeyo 1 looks at first glance like a regular bicycle - albeit a somewhat futuristic one made from Kevlar-reinforced carbon fiber - given the electronics are all packaged into the rear wheel hub.

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Superstrata Ion e-bike uses 3D printed carbon fiber for custom sizing

Superstrata Ion e-bike uses 3D printed carbon fiber for custom sizing

E-bike fans have another new option to consider, with Superstrata promising a 3D-printed unibody carbon fiber bike that can be custom sized to each rider. The Superstrata Ion uses a single pass of continuous carbon fiber thermoplastic composite, leaving the whole frame a single piece rather than multiple sections glued or otherwise connected together.

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Yamaha Civante Class 3 e-Bike revealed with speeds up to 28mph

Yamaha Civante Class 3 e-Bike revealed with speeds up to 28mph

The Yamaha Civante is the first Class 3 power assist bicycle Yamaha's released in the United States marketplace. The Yamaha Civante works with a 10-speed Shimano drive train for top-notch versatility and a design that's aimed at ergonomics from top to bottom. In this bike is a PWSeries SE motor and Yamaha's own Triple Sensor System for "the most natural-feeling bike ride, even at top speeds."

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Gogoro Eeyo wants to be the Porsche 911 of ebikes

Gogoro Eeyo wants to be the Porsche 911 of ebikes

Gogoro promised something special in ebikes, and the Gogoro Eeyo 1 delivers, aiming to buck the trend in powered cycling with a sleeker, lighter, and generally more fun way to get around. Tipping the scales at just over 26 pounds in its lightest form, the Eeyo 1 looks, at first glance, just like a regular bike. That's because Gogoro packed all of the assistance tech into its Eeyo Smartwheel hub.

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Polestar and CAKE’s new EV partnership makes a whole lot of sense

Polestar and CAKE’s new EV partnership makes a whole lot of sense

Polestar plans to bring CAKE's e-bikes into its electric car showrooms, with the two Swedish EV-makers set to offer two and four wheeled options for those seeking out zero-emission transportation. CAKE's electric bikes will feature in European Polestar Places, the automaker's showrooms for its EVs where would-be owners can see models like the Polestar 2 and arrange test drives.

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Gogoro Eeyo ebike teased with good news for US riders

Gogoro Eeyo ebike teased with good news for US riders

Electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro is getting into the ebike space, promising a new model that will launch this year. The Gogoro Eeyo will be the company's first expansion out of the electric scooter segment, where it has sought to differentiate itself with an interchangeable battery system. However, unlike Gogoro's earlier models, it's been confirmed that Eeyo will be available in the US.

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VanMoof S3 and X3 add speed and smarts to more affordable ebikes

VanMoof S3 and X3 add speed and smarts to more affordable ebikes

eBiker favorite VanMoof has revealed two new models, with the S3 and X3 promising a more attainable starting price to go with their power-assisted pedaling. Priced from $2,000, the new models promise to be faster and smoother than before, with new connected features that build on each bike's integrated modem.

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Android Auto is finally coming to Harley-Davidson bikes

Android Auto is finally coming to Harley-Davidson bikes

As it says in its name, Android Auto was primarily designed for automobiles, a.k.a. cars. Those, however, aren't the only vehicles on wheels that warrants a safe way to interact with mobile apps and Internet services. While some might argue you shouldn't do that on a motorcycle anyway, the next best thing would be to have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on a bike dashboard that few bikes even have. Fortunately, Harley-Davidson's 2021 bikes do and you can "upgrade" them to Android Auto soon.

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CAKE’s glorious Osa+ e-bike hides a wake-up call in its details

CAKE’s glorious Osa+ e-bike hides a wake-up call in its details

Leave it to the Swedes to make an e-bike like no other, with CAKE bringing its endearingly atypical Osa+ to CES 2020 where it wows with its detailing. And to be frank, at a show like CES - where a significant proportion of the products shown feel like they're already halfway to landfill - finding something that actually blends tech with craftsmanship is an unexpected pleasure.

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NIU electric motorcycles throw in the 5G, autonomous driving buzzwords

NIU electric motorcycles throw in the 5G, autonomous driving buzzwords

Smart e-moped maker NIU yesterday announced its launch in the US consumer market and it has more to say beyond mopeds. Joining the growing number of voices shouting "5G", the Chinese company is revealing two new electric motorcycle lines that are embracing the current trends in mobile and automotive industries. While the RQi-GT and TQi-GT have different forms and slightly different features, both are joined by a common thread, what NIU calls "5G IoT", that keeps the vehicles connected to NIU's cloud, whether you like it or not.

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NIU smart e-mopeds are coming to the US, sold directly to consumers

NIU smart e-mopeds are coming to the US, sold directly to consumers

Thanks to high-profile companies like Tesla (and its equally high-profile CEO), electric vehicles have captured the attention of mainstream media. Although most of the EVs presented take the form of cars and trucks, those aren't the only kind of vehicles in the market. Electric bikes and mopeds don't always get the spotlight but NIU will try to change that by offering its smart electric mopeds to the US market, selling directly to consumers this time.

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