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Sine Cycles adds electric power to the old school chopper

As electric mobility keeps on gathering momentum in the motorcycle sector, chopper manufacturers remain strongly attached to tradition, seemingly reluctant to deviate from the typical V2 engine configuration. Sine Cycles has veered off this beaten track by taking what appears to be a conventional custom chopper design and slotting in an electric powertrain.

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New Wheelie World Champ hits 197 mph

Last weekend the Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship/Top Speed took over runway 26 of the Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire, UK, for two days of high octane antics. Riders from several countries competed for the fastest wheelie over a distance of 1 kilometer, as well as a standing mile top speed contest. The new champ, Gary Rothwell from the UK, was clocked at 197.879 mph (318.455 km/h) on his turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa.

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The Ubco 2x2 tackles tough terrain, powers your tools

The Ubco two-wheel drive electric motorbike boasts quite a skill set. Designed to handle difficult terrain, it provides ample carrying capacity, doubles as a portable power source and offers very low running costs, easy maintenance, and lots of practical customization options.

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Confederate unveils crazy second-generation P51 Combat Fighter

The American rebellion in the form of a motorcycle is unfolding in Birmingham, Alabama. Confederate Motors set its sights on a 200-hp V-twin as the next evolution of the collectible Fighter series; and it has just delivered. Made exclusively from billet aluminum and featuring an advanced frame design that integrates both engine and transmission, the P51 Combat Fighter promises unheard-of performance from any motorcycle in its class.

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Ten motorcycles that remind us why we miss two-strokes

During the last 20 years two-stroke motorcycles have practically vanished from the streets, substituted by cleaner, safer and more reliable four-strokes. Their demise is unquestionably a good thing when it comes to air quality in big cities, but despite that many people still miss them, seeking solace in restorations and custom builds. For those who understand this nostalgia, here are ten modern motorcycles that keep the oil-burning spirit alive. Some are available to buy, although most of them can hardly be considered cheap, easy to find or environmentally-friendly. The dilemma, of course, is that they're all likely to deliver a delicious ride.

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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. 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. Case in point: the e-raw from France's Expemotion, which features a floating seat made from 80-odd layers of wood laminate, and uses an iPhone as a dash.Read More

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Video Review: Ducati Scrambler is a real charmer with an attitude

At US$8,600 in America, it's easy to see why the brand new Ducati Scrambler line has been a massive sales success. It's charming to look at, painfully retro-fashionable and totally approachable. It would also be incredibly easy to ride if it wasn't for the over-aggressive throttle mapping. It harks back to a time before motorcycles were separated into road, dirt and sports categories, when one bike had to do the lot, and Loz found it a lovely experience on our short road test.Read More

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