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Awesomely weird Alibaba EV of the week: A $1,082 electric motorcycle?!

Motorcycle riders have their own unique risk-management calculations. And while everyone loves a good deal, I’m not sure how many riders will be signing up to go canyon carving on what might just be the cheapest electric motorcycle in the world.

Each week I dive deep into the abyss of Alibaba, the internet’s kitchen junk drawer, to find an interesting new electric vehicle at (usually) unbelievable prices. And today’s entry in the Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week series has me ready to wheelie my way off into the sunset for barely more than the cost of a cheap electric bicycle.

As an electric motorcycle rider myself, I’ve long enjoyed the benefits that come with cleaner and more powerful electric steeds.

But I’ll also readily admit that despite all of the advantages, going electric can still add some serious heft to a price tag.

As much as I enjoyed

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Six killed in motorcycle-related accidents during Daytona Bike Week

Six people died in accidents involving motorcycles during Bike Week, authorities said.

Also, many bikers suffered serious injuries and were taken as trauma alerts to Halifax Health Medial Center, officials said.

In addition to the six deaths, Bike Week this year, March 5-14 saw multiple motorcycle riders seriously injured in accidents.

Injury and trauma-case figures were not yet available Tuesday morning, but Halifax Health Medical Center spokesman John Guthrie said: “It may be a record-breaking week, unfortunately.”

The fifth Bike Week death occurred in Daytona Beach at 5:27 a.m. on Sunday, the last day of the event. The victim was a 39-year-old woman from Seabrook, New Hampshire, said Daytona Beach police spokesman Messod Bendayan.

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Seabrook woman dies in Daytona Beach Bike Week crash | Public Safety

A Seabrook woman was killed Sunday in a motorcycle crash during Daytona’s 80th Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., officials said.

Daytona Beach police responded to the crash on International Speedway Boulevard and U.S. Route 92 around 5:27 a.m. Sunday.

According to Daytona Beach Public Information Officer Messod Bendayan, a 2000 Toyota RAV4 and a 2013 Harley Davidson Softail motorcycle were involved in the crash.

Bendayan said the RAV4 and the motorcycle were on the far right outside lane heading east when the Toyota hit the back of the motorcycle and the woman, identified as Kelly A. Surette, 39, of Seabrook, and the 18-year-old driver of the bike were both knocked off the motorcycle.

Police said Surette died at the scene after landing on the road, while the driver of the motorcycle — a resident of Durand, Ill. — was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

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Biker Week Is a Sick Joke for the Unvaccinated in Florida

Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

MIAMI—Over the weekend, Sean Doyle was in his backyard in Daytona Beach, Florida, when he spotted hundreds of motorcycles roaring across Seabreeze Bridge. The procession of two-wheeled iron machines signaled that the annual gathering of motorcyclists known as Daytona Beach Bike Week was in full swing. While Doyle has soaked in the biker festivities the last six years he’s lived in town, the 56-year-old New York City transplant is sitting out the 2021 edition.

“I love Bike Week, but I won’t go near it this year,” Doyle told The Daily Beast. “I just think it’s going to be a superspreader event, so I am staying away.”

On social media pages of local news outlets, dozens of Daytona Beach denizens like Doyle are expressing their own intentions to avoid the motorcycle parades, races, concerts, parties, and street festivals that come with the 10-day event that began last

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