First National Race Victory For Alta Electric Motorcycle

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Article Source Motorcyclistonline

On September 24th in Scottsdale, Arizona, Alta Motors earned their first national race victory with Kurt Nicoll at Round 4 of the EnduroCross series in the vet class. The win is a first for Alta on the national level, and the first for an electric motorcycle in the EnduroCross series. Continue reading

Now Presenting, The World’s First 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle

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Article Source ECNMAG

APWorks, whose parent company is Airbus, is set up to develop additive manufacturing techniques – especially metallic 3D printing – for the supply chains of Airbus’ main businesses.

Occasionally, however, APWorks releases independent products that have been developed through their manufacturing work for Airbus.

The latest release? The world’s first 3D printed electric motorcycle: Continue reading

Recall News: Zero Electric Motorcycles Recalled For Defective Power Converter

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Article Source Motor Cyclist Online

THE RECALL: Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model-year 2015 SR, S, DS, and FX motorcycles (see models below). The affected motorcycles have a DC-DC converter that may have insufficient output power. During high power demand, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not function properly.

WHAT COULD HAPPEN: If the converter power output is insufficient, during an ABS activated event, the ABS and all vehicle lights would temporarily stop functioning, increasing the risk of a crash.

THE FIX: Zero has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the DC-DC converters, replacing ones of a specific type as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on September 16, 2016. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero’s number for this recall is SV-ZMC-016-356.

Article Source Motor Cyclist Online

Ferrari Designers Create an Electric Bike

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Article Source Architectural Digest

Founded in 1930, the Italian design firm Pininfarina has built a reputation for excellence with its iconic car designs for Ferrari, including the record-breaking 250 GT and the era-defining Testarossa. Now, the company has turned its attention to the ever-growing world of electric bikes and recently debuted its first-ever design, the E-voluzione, at the annual Eurobike show in Germany. Pininfarina’s model has all the vital components of an electric bike—frame, battery, motor, lighting—with a sleek aesthetic that comes from decades of crafting beautifully aerodynamic vehicles.

The E-voluzione was built with a carbon frame and weighs in at just 35 pounds, making it lighter than other popular electric bikes, such as the Prodeco V3 Phantom (58 pounds) and the Pedego City Commuter Classic (51 pounds). The E-voluzione will be sold in three styles—a cruiser, a mid-level performance model, and a sporty version—but prices have not yet been released. Continue reading