Dirt Quake USA took place in Castle Rock, WA this weekend- a small town about an hour away from Portland. Photos are popping up all over instagram and this is already by far one of my favorites… Davin (aka MotoGuru) from Icon Motosports at the starting line on his Brammo with knobbies named ‘Sprinkles’. The tassles are the cherry on top for sure.
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The woman rider on the bubbly-future-looking electric motorbike featured on the Silodrome website definitely caught my eye! The Johammer Electric Motorcycle has a pretty impressive range of 125 miles (200km), uses center hub steering, and regenerative braking. (Regenerative braking is utilized in many electric cars these days, the engine basically assists in braking while also charging the battery. You can read more about it on How Stuff Works, & Tesla Motors. Nope, not cheap… the full model (12.7 kWh) with longer distance as mentioned above will be about $34,500 (25,000 euros).
This spherical wheeled motorcycle was posted to Gizmodo with the comment- Besides an eco-friendly electric drivetrain, the bike’s spherical drive system is promised to be safer than a traditional motorcycle since the front wheel can’t suddenly turn sideways and jackknife, leading to a crash. And those giant spherical wheels — made from carbon fibre and fibreglass covered in industrial rubber — make maneuvering and parking an absolute breeze since the bike can move sideways just as easily as it can move forwards and back. I can’t help but wonder though, if being… Continue Reading »
The new Capital One commercial features a motolady! If you’re wondering what strange looking and sounding motorcycle she’s riding- Brammo Empulse (electric, fairly silent motorcycle) with badly dubbed in engine sounds. Not sure what the point of that was… [ read ‘Riding the Brammo Empulse’ ] (Source: http://themotolady.com/)
Brammo came by MotoCorsa to give the crew some demo rides on their electric motorcycles- namely the Brammo Empulse R. (Don’t mind the censored jacket blurryness- I couldn’t very well show you Icon’s Spring 2013 line this early, now could I?!) What is the difference between this bike and other electric rides of a similar form? Well, this one is a six speed… and it can do over 100 MPH. The Brammo Empulse electric motorcycle has a six speed gearbox with multi-plate hydraulic clutch. It weighs 470 pounds (213kg) with a 31.5”… Continue Reading »
Zero Motorcycles (cool electric motorcycle company) came through MotoCorsa (the awesome Ducati dealership I work at) today to show off their stuff. I got to test ride the Zero S, one of the more powerful models… it was fun, zippy, and wasn’t rickety at 70mph as you’d expect from something so light and quiet. Whirrrrrrrzzzzt! That’s the sound Kevin is making in the background through that squished up bratty mouth of his… (Photobomb! haha..)