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09 Nov Zero redefines the 11kW hyper-class with its 2024 motorcycles
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November 9th 2023 - Zero announces new models at EICMASo, what are we to make of  Zero's 2024 S (Sport) and DS (Dual Sport) motorcycles? There's something counterintuitive about a bike that costs, looks and rides like a litre-class machine, yet someh..
31 Oct RFN vs Sur-Ron & Talaria
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Birth of a new genreThe lightweight, electric off-road category was born in 2018 with the arrival of Sur-Ron's LBX. Three years after this much acclaimed launch, Talaria arrived on the scene with the Sting in January 2022. The Sting helped to grow th..
23 Oct Stark Varg - Why the world's best dirt bike is electric
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After several years of frenzied social media publicity, the Stark Varg started shipping to customers and dealers in September 2023. Few products meet the expectations set by the pre-launch hype, but to exceed those expectations is pretty special. Fro..
13 Feb Zero vs Energica
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There’s no doubt that Zero and Energica are the world’s leading manufacturers of electric, enthusiast motorcycles but that’s about all these two brands have in common.HistoryZero was established in Santa Cruz, California in 2006, initially making off..
06 Jan What makes the Sur-Ron Ultra Bee special?
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With the launch of Sur-Ron's Ultra Bee in 2023 we take a look at what makes it so special. The Sur-Ron LBX has been the UK’s top selling electric motorcycle for around three years, albeit that this feat is rarely recognised by an industry that’s focu..
12 Sep Sur-Ron LBX vs Talaria Sting
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When the Sur-Ron LBX launched in August 2019 it defined a new category of the super lightweight, electric motocross bike, filling a niche between mountain e-bikes and traditional petrol motocross bikes. Weighing in at just 57 kg but with 6kW peak pow..
30 Mar Why Electric Motorcycles Dominate The 11kW/CBT Class
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The 11kW CBT class is the sweet-spot for electric motorcycles, as they simply destroy their petrol peers in every area that counts; torque, power, acceleration, speed, range, economy and maintenance.Let’s look at these individually: -TorqueThe common..
04 Nov Rising Fuel Costs Influence The Decision to Buy Electric Motorbikes
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This time last year a litre of petrol cost £1.15 and a kWh (or unit) of electricity typically cost 15p. In recent weeks we've seen petrol reach around £1.45 per litre (up 26%), and electricity typically costs around 21p per kWh (up 40%). These change..
13 Jul How Long Do Lithium-ion Batteries Last?
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Overview of Lithium-ion technology?All electric vehicles use the same Lithium-ion chemistry, with the main differences being the size and quality of the cells used inside the pack and the sophistication of it's Battery Management System (BMS). The BM..
15 Mar Do Electric Motorcycles Require a Licence?
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All motorcycles are categorised by speed or power, irrespective of whether they have a petrol engine or an electric motor. As such, they all need to: • Be registered with the DVLA• Display a number plate• Be ridden by a rider with the appropriate lic..
01 Feb Reduce your Vehicle Fuel Costs by Between 80%-95%!
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When we think about vehicle running costs our attention usually turns to fuel consumption, as that's the hit to the wallet we face every time we refuel. Servicing occurs maybe once a year, so that tends to sit at the back of our minds and depreciatio..
20 Jan Best Electric Motorcycle 2021
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So far the 2021 electric motorcycle model line-up is pretty much unchanged from 2020, which is unsurprising given that we're still in January, the northern hemisphere is in deepest winter and most of the world is battling a second or third wave of Co..
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