MOTORCYCLES

Are Waymo Smarts Needed to Protect Motorcyclists?

A Waymo driverless van struck a motorcycle in its hometown of Mountain View,...

Fours Before Honda: 70 Years and 50 Brands

Four-cylinder motorcycles have been around since at least 1899, but Honda made...

The Current: Zero Ramps Up, Alta Shuts Down

It was a busy week: Zero introduced its revamped 2019 line, while Alta closed it...

The Mighty MFK: the Giant’s Fist

In the late 1940s, German racers had to make their own: this MFK...

The Current: Tarform Electric Motorcycle Blends Swedish And American Design

Swedish and American designers teamed up to create the Tarform electric...

The Current: Alta Grabs First Electric AMA Pro National Podium

It's finally happened: the Alta Redshift is the first electric-powered...

The Current: Would Ducati Build This Electric Motorcycle?

Spanish designer Miguel Angel Bahri imagines a Porsche-inspired electric...

The Current: From Russia, With E-Love

Kalashnikov, Russia's famous arms manufacturer, debuts a series of electric...

The Early History of Indian, Part 3: The Indian Motocycle Is Born

Part 3 of Ken Aiken's re-examination of the Early History of Indian Motocycles. ...

The Early History of Indian, Part 2: Hedstrom Sets the Pace

Hedstrom Sets the Pace: Carl Oscar Hedstrom rented facilities in Middletown,...

The Current: Here Comes Vespa’s Elettrica e-Scooter!

The 2018 Vespa Sei Giorni 300 scooter retails for $7,699, and if the fuzzy logic of parent company Piaggio is any indication, its long-awaited Elettrica electric scooter will arrive in the US sometime in 2019 for roughly the same price. Is anybody gonna bite on an electric Vespa with the same amount of range and gusto as a 50cc for a 300cc price?  While the love the concept of an electric Vespa, our money’s on the next-gen Elettrica X hybrid, coming out soon. Would Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck swoon over this new Vespa? [Piaggio]European...

The Early History of Indian, Part 1: George M. Hendee, Bicycle Race Legend

George M Hendee was a champion bicycle racer, who later manufactured bicycles...

The Current: Mike Corbin, E-Bike Pioneer

Mike Corbin built electric motorcycles since the 1970s, and held the electric...