• Ryno Microcycle Is A Lustworthy One Wheel Electric Motorcycle

    Ryno Microcycle Is A Lustworthy One Wheel Electric Motorcycle

    The first time we saw Ryno’s Unicycle, it looked like someone took one end of a motorcycle and chopped off the rest. Now that the company has unveiled its final design, it still looks like someone took one end of a motorcycle and chopped off the rest. Except with the new Ryno Microcycle, it looks like they chopped off a sporty big bike instead of a goofy-looking two-wheeler. Basically, it’s awesome. From the looks of things, they compressed an entire [...]

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  • ICON E-Flyer Electric Bike Takes On Vintage Motorcycle Styling, Handmade Construction

    ICON E-Flyer Electric Bike Takes On Vintage Motorcycle Styling, Handmade Construction

    ICON has made a name for itself by kitting out classic 4x4s with modern gear. This time around, they’re turning their attention towards an entirely different ride with the ICON E-Flyer electric bicycle. Yep, ICON built an electric bike.  Similar to their previous vehicle efforts, it embraces vintage design unflinchingly, drawing inspiration from WWI-era board racers that ran circles around grand oval motordromes during its time.  Basically, it’s an electric bicycle that’s styled like an early-generation motorcycle racer, making it [...]

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  • FlyKly Smart Wheel – The Easiest, Smartest DIY Electric Bicycle Conversion Design Ever?

    FlyKly Smart Wheel – The Easiest, Smartest DIY Electric Bicycle Conversion Design Ever?

    For the longest time (or a few months in the awesome world of new innovations and Kickstarter these days) I did not think anything was going to beat the Rubbee as the most simple solution for adding a motorized powertrain to your bicycle.  But it seems like if you want better aesthetics and a lot more features, the FlyKly Smart Wheel seems like a more fitting match. Designed to take the place of your existing rear wheel, it adds a [...]

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  • Rubbee Turns Your Bicycle Into An Electric Bike In Seconds

    Rubbee Turns Your Bicycle Into An Electric Bike In Seconds

    Aftermarket systems for turning regular bicycles into full-fledged e-bikes, like the Gruber Assist and the E-Powered Downhill Kit, have existed in the past.  So far, though, we haven’t seen one that offers the same ease of installation as the Rubbee. Billed as “a revolutionary electric drive which can be mounted on any bicycle in just a few seconds,” it literally lets you equip an erstwhile regular pedal pusher with e-bike capabilities near-instantly.  Plus, you can attach and detach it at [...]

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  • EMX Is An E-Bike With No Pedals, Gears Nor Chains

    EMX Is An E-Bike With No Pedals, Gears Nor Chains

    We’ve seen an ever-growing field of electric bicycles that teeter the line between bicycles and motorcycles, from the high-speed Stealth Bomber to the downhill-going FX Mountain Moto.  Might as well add another one to this interesting lineup: the motocross-inspired EMX. At first glance, the electric mountain bike looks like your standard pedal-assist MTB.  Except, when you look closer, there’s actually no pedals to assist.  In fact, there’s not even any chain or gears, which makes the “bicycle” classification really iffy.  [...]

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  • Zuumer Electric Scooter Leans, Looks Like One Fun Ride

    Zuumer Electric Scooter Leans, Looks Like One Fun Ride

    Personal mobility transporters have always been good in theory.  In practice, though, mass adoption for vehicles like the Segway just doesn’t seem to be in the cards.  Still, a future where we all travel in small, single-passenger pseudo-vehicles is an attractive one and that’s why we’ll keep seeing new variations pop up.  One of the more interesting ones we’ve seen is the Zuumer. Billed as “an innovative personal transport solution,” it actually seems like a variant of a motorized kick [...]

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  • Police Officer’s Electric Chariot

    Police Officer’s Electric Chariot

    You never told anyone about it, but your lifelong dream has always been to become a goofy police officer.  You know, like the guys in Reno 911, any dude who plays a cop opposite Jackie Chan in a Hollywood movie, and Paul Blart (wait, he’s a cop, right?).  Too bad you were born with too much steez — you just breeze through everything with more collected calm than James Bond and George Clooney combined.  Well, this might help you craft [...]

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  • Hanebrink Hustler X5 Electric Bike Does 80MPH, Also Has Pedals

    Hanebrink Hustler X5 Electric Bike Does 80MPH, Also Has Pedals

    You love electric bicycles.  Lately, though, you’ve been hankering for just a little more speed without surrendering your greener credentials — you know, the kind only a 100 mph Empulse electric motorcycle can provide.  Maybe the Hanebrink Hustler X5 is exactly what you’ve been searching for. What is it?  Well, it’s kind of styled like a racing motorcycle, complete with a full set of removable fairing and the ability to hit corners really low.  But it’s got bicycle pedals that [...]

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  • Stealth Bomber Electric Bike Can Do 50 Mph

    Stealth Bomber Electric Bike Can Do 50 Mph

    If a pedal-assist bicycle can do 50 mph, is it really still a bicycle?  We don’t care about getting an answer on that, by the way, we really just want a ride on this Stealth Bomber E-Bike — an electric mountain bike that boasts exactly that max speed. Made by Stealth Electric Bikes, the mountain racer can be set into two modes: USA and Competition.  In the former, it spits out 750 watts of power to push the bike to [...]

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  • Sway Is An All-Electric Tilting Trike Scooter

    Sway Is An All-Electric Tilting Trike Scooter

    We love the Swingtrike and its tilting tricycle frame.  But a recreational leisure machine that requires you to pedal to stay moving just doesn’t feel all that leisurely.  The Sway, a tilting three-wheeled scooter, sounds more like a ride befitting those adjectives. Designed by Joe Wilcox, the motorized trike not only makes it easy to maintain your balance during rides — it can lean into turns just like a  regular sport bike, too.  Sure, the vehicle is a bit lacking [...]

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  • Boxx Electric Bike Is A Literal Box With Wheels

    Boxx Electric Bike Is A Literal Box With Wheels

    I can’t help but imagine that the Boxx Electric Bike is how motorcycles will look if you let children design them. We’re not sure how being a literal box with wheels affects the vehicle’s riding performance (the website boasts “3X lower drag coefficent than average”), but it sure will get you plenty of looks coming down the street. Classified as a moped, the single-person electric vehicle features a narrow rectangular body that tapers off on the top to make room [...]

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  • The Voltitude, A Fold-Out Bike That Looks Like A Swiss Army Knife

    The Voltitude, A Fold-Out Bike That Looks Like A Swiss Army Knife

    I stopped carrying a Swiss knife once I realized I had little use for its undersized tools.  Whether you still find it useful in your own life, you can’t deny the impact that its iconic design has had throughout the years.  While the Voltitude isn’t really a giant Swiss Knife, it is styled to look like one, adding a unique flair to its actual function as a folding electric bike. While it would have been awesome if you can fold [...]

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  • Shadow Ebike Brakes, Throttles And Changes Gears Wirelessly

    Shadow Ebike Brakes, Throttles And Changes Gears Wirelessly

    All those cables draped along a bicycle’s frame are irritating.  Problem is, they’re necessary.  So much so that they remain even with modern electric bicycles.  Well, that ends now with the Shadow Ebike, billed as “the world’s first wireless power-assist electric bicycle.” First, let’s get the obvious out of the way.  The bike looks like it could have been styled a little bit better. The disk wheels are kinda not easy on the eyes but alas, they are necessary to [...]

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  • Batribike Micro, The World’s Smallest Production Folding Electric Bike

    Batribike Micro, The World’s Smallest Production Folding Electric Bike

    Granted, it looks more like a push scooter than an electric bike, but that’s exactly what the Batribike Micro is.  Not only that, it can fold down to a size so compact, it claims to be the smallest folding electric bicycle in the world. Lightweight at just 21 lbs. (including battery and motor), it’s quite possibly the most travel-friendly urban commuting option there is.   That is, if you’re not averse to riding super slow, since those wheels (12 inches in [...]

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  • E-Powered Downhill Kit Turns Your Bike Into Uphill-Climbing Machine

    E-Powered Downhill Kit Turns Your Bike Into Uphill-Climbing Machine

    Biking down a mountainside at high speeds can be exhilarating.  The long trip up the trail?  Not so much.  That’s what the Ego-Kits E-Powered Downhill Bike Kit looks to remedy. Designed to fit up to 70% of bicycles out in the wild, the add-on mounts a motorized system to your pedal-pushed two-wheeler.  That way, you don’t have to torture your chicken legs pedaling up slopes, all while enjoying the same downhill thrills every single trip. The E-Powered Downhill Bike Kit [...]

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  • Electric Bikes Can Be Sexy Too: The Mission R

    Electric Bikes Can Be Sexy Too: The Mission R

    Mission One just announced a new motorcycle for its 2011 TTXGP campaign and it’s one beastly performer.  Called the Mission R, the electric two-wheeler brings superbike credentials in both the looks and the power department. Built to race at the highest level, the bike houses a liquid-cooled 3-phase induction motor that puts out 141 hp and 115 lb/ft of torque.  Juiced by a 14.4kWh MissionEVT battery module (easily swappable and housed inside carbon fiber boxes), it can take to the [...]

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  • Sinclair X-1, An Egg-Shaped Electric Bike

    Sinclair X-1, An Egg-Shaped Electric Bike

    With electric bikes slowly carving a niche in the transport world, it won’t be long before all the weird varieties begin popping up.  Here’s one that’s a definite shoo-in for the category: the Sinclair X-1. Created by English inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, the vehicle runs on two wheels like any conventional bike.  That’s where the “traditional” part ends, though, as it also wraps the bike in a bubble shell, with a shape reminiscent of an egg (now that I think [...]

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  • Hanebrink Electric All-Terrain Bike Wants To Replace Your Truck

    Hanebrink Electric All-Terrain Bike Wants To Replace Your Truck

    When a bicycle maker says, “We are not trying to replace standard bicycles, we want to replace cars and trucks,” it’s hard to ascertain whether they’re serious or just bragging off their ass.  A worthy argument for the former, however, can be made for the Hanebrink Electric All-Terrain Bike, a custom-built piece of pedal pusher designed for a multitude of off-road situations. The brainchild of six-time MTB national class champion Dan Hanebrink, the vehicle takes a very clear departure from [...]

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  • eSpire Is An Electric Bike For Off-Road Riding

    eSpire Is An Electric Bike For Off-Road Riding

    Want an electric bicycle you can take on your off-road adventures?  You might want to look out for the eSpire, an electric-assisted pedal pusher designed to run down your favorite rugged paths. Made in Germany, the two-wheeled vehicle features a “hybrid drive.”  In this case, the hybrid reference speaks to its two-pronged operational ability, since it can be used like a regular e-bike (with electric assist) or driven with a throttle just like a motorcycle. The eSpire sports a frame [...]

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