Tesla and electric vehicles are certainly the most popular in terms of transport options that run on electricity, but they are far from the only options available. Everything from electric motorcycles to electric trikes are on the market and are only getting better, faster, and more energy efficient.
One such e-bike has recently been unveiled. Rimac, an automobile manufacturer out of Croatia, has announced the latest iteration of its “Greyp” electric bikes, the G12H, which boasts the longest range for any e-bike. Continue reading →
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.
The Outrider Horizon is a new kind of electric vehicle. Designed by Christopher J. Wenner, an adventurer who was paralyzed in an accident at the age of 17, the bike raised $126,000 when it launched on Kickstarter in 2014.
Today, the brand makes the trikes for adventurous folks who need or want a little help on the singletrack.
Outrider Horizon: A Rowdy Test Ride
I wondered if the Horizon really could handle off-road terrain, so I nestled into one myself to find out. I pulled down my full-face helmet and sank into the seat along the base of the mountain at Copper Mountain, Colo.