bikes

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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Aston Martin AMB 001 motorcycle melds hypercar style with two-wheel tech

Aston Martin AMB 001 motorcycle melds hypercar style with two-wheel tech

Aston Martin may not be the first name you associate with motorcycles, but the striking AMB 001 built in collaboration with Brough Superior could well change all that. Making its debut in Milan today, the handsome two-wheeler combines Aston Martin style with bike tech from the storied British specialist, for a very limited, very special run.

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Hedkayse ONE Review: Multi-impact bike helmet for people who hate helmets

Hedkayse ONE Review: Multi-impact bike helmet for people who hate helmets

The Hedkayse ONE is a bicycle helmet made with several innovative design elements that, together, create a multi-impact, foldable, adjustable piece of head protection. For many years I've been stuck between cost and comfort in head protection whilst cycling. Most often this meant that I didn't wear a helmet when I should have, despite more-than-ample reason to take the time to attain the helmet that was right for me. I was extremely fickle. This summer I got to test out the helmet called Hedkayse ONE, and it changed the way I thought about helmets entirely.

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SoulCycle takes on Peloton with at-home Equinox bike

SoulCycle takes on Peloton with at-home Equinox bike

There's a new multi-brand super hardcore pop-friendly way to get exercise without leaving your living room. The folks at Equinox are adding in-home exercise equipment to compete with the brand Peloton. But before you go any further, make sure you see the BIG disclaimer in the first paragraph below the cut.*

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Swagtron EB12 electric city bike goes full-size

Swagtron EB12 electric city bike goes full-size

The folks at Swagtron made their share of fold-up or otherwise compact e-bikes in the last several years. Now, with the EB12, they've created a machine that looks for all the world like a standard multi-gear city-aimed adult bicycle. This machine has a diamond road frame and 700c wheels paired with a 250-watt motor (and a 7-speed Shimano drivetrain to boot) for a shocker of an e-bike, to be sure.

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Electra Café Moto Go! e-bike gives a nod to the racers of old

Electra Café Moto Go! e-bike gives a nod to the racers of old

E-bikes and speed aren't always used together. Due to their rather compact and bare natures, these battery-powered two-wheelers have different priorities but that doesn't mean they can't aspire to be the fastest among their peers. Inspired by old school racing bikes, Electra's latest Café Moto Go! e-bike displays family resemblance to café racers but also has the specs and the speed to go with the looks.

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Lyft pulls electric bikes after braking problems

Lyft pulls electric bikes after braking problems

Lyft has announced that it will be removing electric bikes across various fleets from three major metropolitan areas in the US. The decision comes after users reported "stronger than expected braking force," which in some cases is a problem that has led to injuries. Though these electric bikes are disappearing from cities today, the plan is to eventually bring them back with improvements to their braking systems.

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GM’s ARIV smart electric eBikes are up for preorder

GM’s ARIV smart electric eBikes are up for preorder

GM has two new EVs in its line-up, though they're eBikes rather than electric cars or trucks. The first two models under General Motors' freshly-named ARIV eBike brand, the electrified bicycles are going up for preorder from today, though only for a select few.

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The Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle just got a price

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle just got a price

An electric Harley-Davidson might sound like blasphemy, but the iconic motorcycle-maker is embracing the EV future with the new LiveWire. Now opening up for preorders as of CES 2019 today, the electric motorbike has finally had a price tag attached, though the size of it might make you wince.

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Arc Vector EV motorcycle wants to be the Tesla of two wheels

Arc Vector EV motorcycle wants to be the Tesla of two wheels

Electric motorcycle startup Arc wants to do for two wheels what Tesla did for four, and it's not being coy with its new Vector bike. Billed as "the most premium and individual of EVs," the all-electric super bike won't only be very fast, but very much in-tune with its rider, not to mention - no surprise - very expensive, too.

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