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BMW Concept Link envisions the future of urban mobility. BMW Motorrad created the Vision Next 100 series of concept machines to demonstrate its take on the next century of personal mobility.

BMW Concept Link envisions the future of urban mobility

The Concept Link joins its ranks, showcasing technologies that are likely to dominate future city streets, like electric powertrains and extended connectivity. BMW launched the Vision Next 100 platform last year, as part of its centenary celebration, with a series of concepts that cuts across the group's brands; BMW motorcycles and cars, as well as Mini and Rolls Royce. The next evolution in urban mobility. by SnikkyBike. We bring to life an innovative concept providing increased flexibility and incredible manoeuvrability for individual mobility in urban areas.

The next evolution in urban mobility. by SnikkyBike

The SnikkyBike combines the agile riding properties of a kick scooter with the stability and comfort of a road bike into an effortless all electric vehicle. We believe that technology should bring people together, so no matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. With a SnikkyBike. SnikkyBike’s design philosophy is centered on simplicity. Riding in cities can be a challenge, so we’ve made sure our product was simple to use, yet fun and exciting. We believe that technology should bring people together and help them rise from the cloud. Talent, hard work, and a great idea are a recipe for success, and our team has all three. Electric scooter channels the spirit of the penny farthing. In some ways, it makes sense to put small wheels on electric scooters – they accelerate quickly, and allow the vehicle to remain on the small-and-portable side.

Electric scooter channels the spirit of the penny farthing

On the other hand, they can also easily get stuck in potholes, causing the rider to fly over the handlebars. New Victory RR electric superbike targets Isle of Man TT glory. Victory Motorcycles is returning to the TT Zero at the Isle of Man with a new electric racer.

New Victory RR electric superbike targets Isle of Man TT glory

Light Rider. Luke Workman interview: Petrolheads are missing the tarmac-tearing potential of electric vehicles. Grab life by the danglies and extract maximum joy from every minute: it's an awesome philosophy that we'd all like to live by, but there are some people that just seem born to do it.

Luke Workman interview: Petrolheads are missing the tarmac-tearing potential of electric vehicles

Luke Workman is one of 'em. Born into a family of hot rod street racers, Workman hustled his way through college dreaming of being a Formula One engineer, then had an epiphany and ended up as one of the world's foremost lithium battery wizards. We first met Luke at Zero Motorcycles, where tales of his epic, outrageous after hours shenanigans were already legendary. So on a cold, wet night in January, Loz Blain dropped in for a long chat and some hair-raising seat time in some of Workman's crazy home-built electric hot rods. Here's part one of a very fun chat with a very remarkable guy.

It's 2am, pitch black and raining in the hills outside Santa Cruz, California. You'd have to go with an A plus for engine power, though. On his overclocked Corbin Sparrow: Loz: So what exactly is this thing? Loz: … Right … Bultaco sends its electric "moto-bikes" to the streets. Last year, Spanish motorcycle marque Bultaco rose from the ashes to present an all-new motorcyc ... er ... electric mountain bike.

Bultaco sends its electric "moto-bikes" to the streets

The 2,000-watt/37mph (60 km/h) Brinco bike wasn't exactly the kind of "moto-bike" we imagine Bultaco fans were waiting for, but it was a pretty sweet ride in its own right. Bultaco still isn't ready to announce a legit production electric motorcycle like the Rapitan, but it's moving one step closer, bringing the Brinco off the dirt and onto the street. Brinco calls them "moto-bikes" and some might call them electric bikes, but the new Brincos are designed to meet moped regulations. Powered by a brushless rear hub motor, each of the three new Brinco models (the R-E, the C and the S) is being built in "45" and "25" specs, both designed to meet specific regulations within the European Union.

The 45 spec is a general moped, offering speeds up to 45 km/h (28 mph), and the 25 spec has a 25 km/h (15.5 mph) to meet the stipulations of select countries. Energica introduces the Eva electric streetfighter. Energica has followed on from its Ego superbike with the introduction of a second production model – the Eva electric streetfighter.

Energica introduces the Eva electric streetfighter

Born in Modena, in the heart of Italy's Motor Valley, Eva is built around a downtuned version of the Ego's electric motor for longer range and rids itself of the full fairing for a pure streetfighter feel. Here is a custom-built ebike made from a moped frame. Here is an electric bike made from the frame of a Puch Maxi moped.

Here is a custom-built ebike made from a moped frame

The builder is a young man named Bernd, who lives in Korneuburg (near Vienna), in the beautiful country of Austria. Although a moped frame is an unconventional choice, this frame style allowed Bernd (endless-sphere member puchwudi) to hide the significant battery pack inside the frame. Here is the first pic in the series. Evolution of Ebike Battery Packs. One of my favorite ebikes has gone through an evolution of battery pack changes in its five year life, which is a good illustration of ebike battery technology changes and the different ways to mount battery packs. (read our story on mounting ebike battery packs) The technology for the ebike motor and controller has not changed much…the direct drive Crystalyte hub motor is still one of the most reliable and convenient motors you can buy at the 1500 watt level…and the controller is still a common 35-amp standard ebike controller. It is sad, but the technology on ebike motors and controllers hasn’t improved much.

Batteries (on the other hand) are a different story, since ebike battery evolution has benefited from big advances in automobile and other industries that use standard 18650 cells for power packs. Four years ago only high-end ebike pioneer Optibke was building packs out of name-brand 18650 cells. Things to consider when mounting a pack: Autos - Model M could put Tesla on two wheels. Before we begin, let us state that for the record that this incredible ‘Tesla’ motorbike is neither real nor official.

Autos - Model M could put Tesla on two wheels

Got it? Good. However, if there’s anything we can do to convince Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk to build the thing, we’re willing to do it. Codenamed Model M, this electric superbike is the handiwork of London-based digital doodler Jans Slapins. E-raw electric moto pushes the boundaries of traditional motorcycle design. The electric bike segment must be such an exciting opportunity for budding motorcycle designers.

e-raw electric moto pushes the boundaries of traditional motorcycle design

Instead of making window dressing for an increasingly complex combustion engine, you're dealing with an incredibly simple, compact motor and a flexibly shaped battery package. Plus, nobody has decided what an electric motorcycle should look like yet, so you're free to experiment with all sorts of funky ideas that would simply never fly in the gasoline-powered bike world. Bolt M-1 finds a home between electric motorcycle, moped and bicycle.

Part electric bicycle, part motorcycle and part moped, the Bolt M-1 is a capable, two-wheeled machine engineered for urban commuting. The fully electric bike wears light motorcycle styling and can put out up to 5,500 watts for speeds up to 40 mph (64 km/h). It can also be dialed back to 1,000 watts and ridden like an e-bike. Bolt Motorbikes founder and CEO Dr. Nathan Jauvtis began commuting on a moped around the time he first moved to San Francisco. He found the moped to be the perfect vehicle for getting around the city – more speed and practical range than a bicycle but cheaper than a car. Bolt Motorbikes. Gizmag rides the electric Lightning LS-218: The world's fastest production motorcycle. Last May, when Gizmag first featured the "truly, horrifyingly fast" Lightning LS-218, I ended by saying: "If I could take any bike in the world out for a test today, this would be the top of the list.

" Well, after a 17-hour flight halfway around the globe, I have now ridden the Lightning. I have also nearly fallen off it, twice, like a complete idiot. Electric Motorcycles Go Mainstream With Harley's Livewire. 7 Best Electric Motorcycles of 2014. Our Favorite Vintage Inspired Gear Almost as good as time travel. Six Soaring Pilot's Watches Don't let them fly off your wrist. 10 Canned Craft Beers Worth Trying Can it.

Too fast, too strong, too scary: Electric Lightning LS-218 will be the fastest production bike on the planet. No road vehicle needs a 218 mph (350 km/h) top speed. No motorcycle needs to make 200 horsepower, with as much torque as a Hyundai iMax people mover. These are figures of absolute excess – and that's the point. The Lightning LS-218 will be a truly, horrifyingly fast motorcycle, the fastest on the planet. And it's set for release this summer in America. View all. "Holy s##t!" – the amazing Zero SR electric motorcycle blows our minds. It's been about three years since we last tested one of Zero Motorcycles' electric bikes, and in that time, the company has been very busy.

Compared to the 2011 Zero S, the 2014 Zero SR has between 200-400 percent more everything – riding this bike was an absolutely shocking progress report on the state of the art. MotoCzysz wins IOM TT Zero electric bike race demonstrating 4 decades of progress in just 4 years. MotoCzysz today won its fourth TT ZERO race in a row, Michael Rutter his third straight. Lightning's Electric Superbike takes 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Innovation through competition. LAPD Testing Electric Motorcycles. They're quiet, lightweight and eco-friendly. Never words used to describe a police cruiser -- or even the Los Angeles Police Department's fleet of Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles. Saietta R electric performance bike heading for US shores in 2014. Since 2011, the UK's Agility Motors has been promising to deliver on its highly anticipated electric motorbike.

Promoted as the firm's "next generation electric urban sport motorcycle" the new 96.5 hp Saietta R, with its 3.9 second 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time and unique visual statement, is now set to hit US shores in 2014. Lito announces first production run of 190 km/h Sora electric motorcycle. The Sora has a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph) and produces 90 Nm (66.37 ft-lb) from the get go (Photo: LITO Green Motion) Image Gallery (10 images)