Electric

Da Vinci DC100 electric motorcycle can follow you like a puppy

Anyone who has spent the day riding a motorcycle knows that often there comes a time when you just have to get off the motorcycle and walk around. A Chinese company called Da Vinci Dynamics has revealed a new electric motorcycle called the DC100. The motorcycle is a high-performance electric street bike promising 250 miles of riding range per charge.

Other than performance and a long driving range, one of the coolest aspects of the electric motorcycle is the ability to self-balance and follow the rider around. That means if you get off to walk a bit after a long ride, your motorcycle can follow along behind you like an obedient dog. Da Vinci claims the motorcycle makes 135 horsepower and has a control system that integrates multiple motors.

A bit of confusion is introduced because the company has another press release that claims the motorcycle has 137 horsepower and

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Zero’s New 2022 FXE Electric Motorcycle Offers High-End Design

Zero's 2022 FXE

Zero’s 2022 FXE
Photo: Zero Motorcycles

If you have around $12,000 to blow on a new way to scoot around town, then I’ve got some good news. Zero Motorcycles has a new model that, to be perfectly honest, has me drooling on my keyboard.

Zero’s new 2022 FXE expands on the company’s lineup of electric motorcycles with design cues the company says are taken from the world of consumer tech thanks to designers at San Francisco-based firm HUGE Design, which has collaborated with companies like GoPro and Seagate. If gadgets are your jam, you’ll likely see design similarities to, say, HP’s Z3700 wireless mouse. Motorcycle enthusiasts will see inspiration from the Ducati Hypermotard or Husquavarna’s Vitpilen 401. Whatever the FXE reminds you of, it looks great.

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LiveWire’s First Electric Motorcycle Starts at $21,999, Has 146-Mile Range

Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson spun off its electric-powered motorcycle business into its own sub brand. LiveWire, formerly the name of an electric bike manufacturer by the company, is now the electric motorcycle home at the storied manufacturer. The new LiveWire One is the first model to be released under the brand.

Designed for riders in and out of urban areas, LiveWire One has a 146-mile all-electric rage. It can charge from zero to 100 percent in 60 minutes via a DC fast charger. It can go zero to 80 percent in 45 minutes.

The LiveWire One is virtually the same motorcycle as the Harley-Davidson LiveWire. There’s a new name, badging, and paint, but otherwise it’s the same thing.

Harley Davidson LiveWire One
This is the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire One.
Harley-Davidson, Inc

The Harley version of the bike played a supporting role in the latest chapter of the Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman motorcycle journey.

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LiveWire One electric motorcycle makes its debut, but don’t call it a Harley

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With a new brand and a new name, the LiveWire One is still one of the most exciting electric motorcycles around.


LiveWire

Harley-Davidson announced an updated version of its LiveWire electric motorcycle on Thursday; only it’s not a Harley anymore. Instead, Harley has spun off its electric motorcycle division into its own brand, which is also called LiveWire.

The LiveWire One looks a whole lot like the Harley-branded LiveWire we know and love, only it’s got a new paint job and a new logo. As before, the bike offers up around 146 miles of range in urban riding and can be DC fast-charged from 0-100% in 60 minutes, making it pretty easy to live with.

From what we can tell, there haven’t been a ton of changes to

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