Electric motorcycles still have not really caught on, but the 2020 Zero SR/S wants to change that. It’s powered by an air-cooled ZF 75-10 electric motor and a 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery that generates 110 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque, enabling to hit a top speed of 124 mph. Customers will be able to choose from a Standard model or a Premium model, while an optional Power Tank extends range on both. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Lazareth is no stranger to unique bikes, and their latest creation, the LM 410, is no exception. This four-wheeled motorcycle is completely street-legal—well, or at least in France, and powered by a Maserati engine that’s ready to cruise the streets. It will be limited to 10-units worldwide, priced at a whopping $107,965, which is slightly less than a 2020 Nissan GT-R ($113,540). Read more for a video and additional information.
Ducati claims the Superleggera V4 is the most powerful and technologically advanced production motorcycle that has ever rolled out of the factory in Borgo Panigale, Italy. To start things off, it’s the world’s first production motorcycle with a full carbon fiber load-bearing structure, including the frame, subframe, swingarm and wheels, tjus shaving nearly 15 pounds from the bike’s overall weight. It comes equipped with biplane airfoils that are derived from MotoGP racing technology and deliver 110 pounds of downforce at 168 miles per hour. Read more for two videos and additional information.
CES 2020 isn’t just about the latest gadgets and technology, as there are a few surprises thrown in as well, like the Damon HyperSport HS. This shape-shifting electric superbike features “Shift” ergonomics that lets you easily switch between commuting and sport bike stances. Its 20 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack and an electric motor produce 200 peak hp and 147.5 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 200 mph. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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This isn’t your average Segway mobility device, just a full-fledged electric motorcycle. Called the Apex, it’s the first new addition to the company’s Intelligent Mobility Product Line, which includes the upcoming Ninebot eMoped and Ninebot eScooter. This bike is rumored to be based on the Yamaha R6 chassis, and can allegedly hit 60 MPH in a mere 2.9-seconds, while topping out at 125 mph. Read more for a video and additional information.
Harley-Davidson was founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression, along with Indian. The company decided to try something new with LiveWire, their first ever electric motorcycle in 2014, which has a 95 mph top speed. Now, they’ve unveiled their first-ever adventure touring bike, called the Pan America.
Unlike a standard motorcycle, the Lazareth La Moto Volante (LMV) 496 can transition from road model to flying mode at the push of a button. When driving on the streets, power comes from an all-electric powertrain good for a 62-mile range and once you hit the button, its wheels hydraulically move from their upright orientation to a horizontal one before the four jet turbines start rumbling. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Despite just having a lightweight 9-kWh battery, the Nawa Racer has a 186-mile urban range and superbike-like acceleration, thanks to an ultracapacitor hybrid energy system. Since ultracapacitors are capable of charging and discharging almost instantaneously, while lasting millions of cycles, which makes them perfect energy storage units for electric motorcycles. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Austria-based Vagabund Motor unveils their latest project, the V12, which is based on a 1994 BMW R100RT. This blacked out motorcycle was stripped and then given a proper stance, starting with shortened front forks and an LSL street-style handlebar, while a custom rear subframe was custom-fabricated to hold a new seat as well as a 3D-printed cowl. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Jetpack Aviation is currently developing Speeder, the world’s first flying motorcycle, and it’s powered by four jet engines fueled with kerosene, diesel, or Jet-A-fuel. The two planned models include an ultralight version that will fly at 60mph without requiring a pilot’s license and an experimental version that can hit over 150mph, but requires a formal license to operate. Both models will have up to 30-minutes of flight time, with a flight ceiling of 15,000 feet. Read more for a video and additional information.