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BRD is a new motorcycle company that currently builds only electric models. Its current lineup of models includes the Redshift model which is available in three versions namely the MX, SM, and PD.

The Redshift SM is a tough city motorcycle that promises to help you deal effortless with the daily traffic. Given the fact that it features a dirt-bike DNA, the Redshift SM is also pretty tough and reliable.

Its electric motor is powered by a 5.2 kWH battery and delivers a maximum power of 40 hp. This power is more than enough to propel you to a maximum speed of 85 mph. It is worth mentioning that the batteries can keep the bike running up to 50 miles.

You also get a pair of 17 inch wheels which are combined with front and rear fully adjustable suspensions.

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BRD Motorcycles is a relatively new company that was born in 2007 thanks to the efforts made by Derek Dorresteyn and Jeff Sand, who dreamed of building a new electric motorcycle that could be easier to ride and stronger than a regular gas bike.

The first motorcycle designed by BRD is named the RedShift and is available in three versions namely the MX, SM and PD.

The new Redshift MX was especially designed for the MX2/Lites class racing and is propelled by a 40 hp electric motor powered by a 5.2 kWh battery. The motorcycle has an estimated riding range of up to two hours and delivers a maximum speed of 80 mph.

As far as wheels are concerned, the BRD MX rides on 21" front ant 19 inch rear spoked rims wrapped in grippy off-road tires.

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In the latest years the electric motorcycles have started to be more advanced than ever and even if their overall performances can’t equal those of the conventional motorcycles, they still have a few aces hidden in their sleeves. And exactly because of these special features we continue to like them despite their limitations.

Kuberg is one of the main electric motorcycle manufacturers and its lineup includes only compact models. Their Trex is an adult sized electric trial motorcycle that has all it needs to help you deal great even with the most difficult situations.

The bike is built around a Brushless DC motor that delivers a maximum power of 7 kW and a peak torque of 20 Nm available at zero rpms (a feature that can be found only at electric motorcyles). Start the motor and it will be able to propel you to a maximum speed of 55 kmph. It is also worthy of being mentioned that the unit comes with four different power maps including ECO, TREK, WET TRIAL and DRY TRIAL modes.

The riding range is rated to up to three hours.

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Designed for beginner riders from 5 to 12 years old, the Kuberg Cross is a compact electric bike that has a lot to offer.

The motorcycle weighs only 32 kg, but thanks to its tough construction it can carry a maximum weight of up to 220 lbs.

The advantage offered by the Kuberg Cross over any other conventional motorcycle is its instant torque available from the moment you start the motor. Talking about the motor, the 2014 Kuberg Cross is propelled by a 750W, 36V electric unit which delivers a maximum speed of up to 17 mph.

The engine is linked to a set of 12Ah SLA batteries that can be fully charged in six hours using standard 110V or 220V sockets. According to Kuber,g the energy stored in the batteries will keep the bike rolling for up to two hours.

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If your kid is eager to learn the secrets of dirt bikes and you are looking for a compact electric motorcycle that has all-terrain abilities, then the Kuberg Start might be exactly what you need.

This small motorcycle was designed with versatility in mind and is also fairly easy to maneuver thanks to its compact dimensions, flawless steering and the ergonomic riding position. You also get a low seat height rated at just 16” and a very light weight – only 45 lbs.

The 2014 Kuberg Start is propelled by a 500W electric motor which is powered by a set of 9Ah 2x12 V, SLA batteries. The batteries can be fully charged in six hours from both 110V and 220V standard sockets. As far as performances are concerned, the motor cranks out enough power to propel the motorcycle to a maximum speed of 15 mph.

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The new Energica Ego will be available for orders in 2015, but the company has released a preproduction model which is pretty close to the final version.

The new sports motorcycle represents a step into the future of electric two wheelers and is packed with a comprehensive list of modern technologies.

On paper, the Energica Ego’s specs look pretty cool. At its heart lies a permanent magnet ac (pmac), oil cooled motor that cranks out 100 kW available from 4900 rpm to 10500 rpm and 195 Nm of electric torque available at its peak from 0 to 4700 rpm. The engine can propel you to a top speed of 240 kmph and is powered by a set of 11.7 kWh batteries which offer a range of 150 km at a constant speed of 80 km/h or 50 km at maximum speeds.

For the moment, we don’t have the exact price of the motorcycle, but we can expect it to be somewhere around the $23,000 mark, which is a pretty decent number.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2015 Energica Ego.

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After has disappeared for a good number of years, Voxan has decided to reenter in the “race” of motorcycle manufacturers. Therefore it developed an entire new motorcycle which has all it needs to take your breath away.

The new bike was designed by Sasha Lakic, is entirely electric and has managed to take everybody by surprise when it made its debut at the Paris Motorcycle Show on December 2nd.

It is called the Wattman and currently is the fastest electric motorcycle available on the open market.

This electric beauty weighs 350 kg and at its heart lies an electric motor with permanent magnets and liquid cooling, that puts out a maximum power of 200 HP with 200 Nm of instant torque up to 10,500 rpm. This power is enough to send you to 100 kmph in only 3.4 seconds which is fairly impressive for an electric motorcycle.

Another impressive thing is the motorcycle’s architecture, as the new Wattman features an innovative exoskeleton which contains the battery, motor and cooling systems. You also get carbon wheels, a 240mm Pirelli Commander II rear tire and a 12.8kWh battery that can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes.

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Kawasaki revealed a completely new concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Perhaps it goes without saying, that the new concept looks absolutely fabulous. However, apart from its unique design language the new concept also hosts a series of eco-friendly technologies, namely an electric motor powered by a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack.

The most intriguing part of the concept is the fact that is fitted with three wheels which makes it blur the line between motorcycles and four wheelers. Its three wheels configuration give it unique riding abilities and the technology used by Kawasaki to make all wheels work in tandem is pretty similar with the one found at Yamaha’s Tesseract - a hybrid concept presented back in 2007.

Apart from the three wheel configuration the concept is also able to transform according to the rider’s needs. And by “transform” we mean that it can become either short and wide in Comfort Mode or long and narrow in Sport Mode. In this way, you can get maximum performances both in the city and on the open road.

We also get a pretty strange handlebar with separate handles for each hand… so you’ll have to be a pretty good rider to be able to ride one of these.

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Icon’s creations are quite impressive but until now these guys were only playing with cars. Fortunately, they decided to try their luck in the two wheels segment too, so they created a very unique electric bike named the E-Fly.

In terms of style the new electric bike draws inspiration from the bicycles of World War I and features an old school design language mixed with contemporary lines and spoked wheels. The bike’s backbone is represented by a lightweight frame covered in a Rocky Mountain Gray paint. You also get leather handles, billet forks and AVD BB79 brakes.

The E-Fly weighs only 57 pounds and is propelled by a 3,500-Watt electric motor powered by a 52v battery. The battery can be fully charged in two hours and offers an autonomy of 35 miles. The maximum speed is rated at 36 mph, but it is electronically limited to only 20 mph for the road.

The new Icon E-Fly has a starting price of $4,995 and for the moment, it will be built in only 50 units.

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Many consider that electricity holds the key for the future of cars and motorcycles. And there is no wonder why, since the electric technologies offer a lot of advantages, the biggest one being that they are more efficient than any type of combustion engine.

The Frog eBike is one of the newest electric concepts and besides its efficiency is also fully recyclable. The concept was penned by Jin Soek Hwang and features a futuristic design language. Unfortunately we don’t have any engine specifications so we don’t know if the bike is as capable as its sporty design suggests.

Though, we know that the Frog eBike is equipped with monoshock suspension for the rear wheel and comes with a unique digital cluster. We also know that the electric motor is placed in the back tire while, the battery pack is placed beneath the chassis.

The Frog eBike Concept draws inspiration from the Yamaha FZ750 and has been displayed in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


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