Motorcycle

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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This is BMW’s vision of tomorrow’s electric motorcycle

This is BMW’s vision of tomorrow’s electric motorcycle

BMW has revealed its vision of the future of the electric motorcycle, with the BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster promising enough heritage to keep long-time fans onboard, but with all the green tech to coax in new riders. The vision of the future of the iconic 2-cylinder boxer engine was shown off in Munich this week.

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Zero Motorcycles SR/F electric bike gets faster and more connected

Zero Motorcycles SR/F electric bike gets faster and more connected

The electric motorcycle world just got smarter, with Zero Motorcycles revealing its new connected street bike. The 2020 Zero SR/F will sit at the top of the bike-maker's range, with up to 200 miles of range and a top speed of 124 mph.

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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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Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle has no clutch and no Harley rumble

Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle has no clutch and no Harley rumble

Harley-Davidson (HD) has been talking up the motorcycle that it hopes will reach out to generations of younger riders and save the brand from a downward spiral as traditional riders hang up their helmets. That motorcycle is an electric offering called the LiveWire that is derived from Project LiveWire unveiled years ago. The bike made its official European debut recently at the EICMA show in Milan, and at that debut came more details on LiveWire.

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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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Zero Motorcycles 2019 rides longer with more power

Zero Motorcycles 2019 rides longer with more power

Zero Motorcycles has been making electric motorcycles for a long time now and the company has announced its 2019 line. The new lineup has more powerful base models, new tech features, new style, and an extended driving range. Zero says that for 2019, it has focused on its dual sport line of bikes.

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BMW’s autonomous R 1200 GS motorcycle is a safety equipment testbed

BMW’s autonomous R 1200 GS motorcycle is a safety equipment testbed

BMW Motorrad has unveiled an autonomous motorcycle that is cooler than most of the autonomous cars that are out there. The bike itself is a BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS adventure bike. These bikes are normally festooned with panniers for holding gear and clothing when you see them cruising the roads. BMW's autonomous bike packs all sorts of electronics inside those cases.

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Saroléa Manx7 electric motorcycle is beautifully expensive

Saroléa Manx7 electric motorcycle is beautifully expensive

Saroléa is a company that has been around for a long time in Europe that most of us have probably never heard of. The Belgian company was founded in 1850 and over that span has built weapons, bicycles, and motorcycles. The latest offering from Saroléa is an electric motorcycle that is very attractive and very expensive at the same time called the Saroléa Manx7.

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Motorcycle from Steve McQueen flick “The Great Escape” surfaces

Motorcycle from Steve McQueen flick “The Great Escape” surfaces

Actor Steve McQueen was a Hollywood icon in the '60s and made some of the most memorable and profitable films of the era. McQueen is probably best known by car fans for his part alongside that iconic Mustang in Bullitt. McQueen was also well known for another flick that had nothing to do with cars called "The Great Escape."

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