The Current News: Oct 17, 2019

A week of halted progress for Harley-Davidson's Livewire and Arc, but...


The Most Radical Vincent on the Planet?

A long a poignant path to bring a 112hp Egli-Vincent back to life, with a...


The Current News: July 5th 2019

The best-preserved 19th Century electric car, and the baddest 2019 electric...


Zero at Pike’s Peak 2019

After 13 years, Zero digs in to the most hotly contested American road race, the...


Where are the Hybrid Motorcycles?

Hybrids of internal combustion motors and electric motors are successful in...


The Current News: June 28 2019

This week: BMW brings the badass! Plus vintage Vespa conversions, and India...


The Original Triple: DKW’s ‘Singing Saw’ –

It was so loud they nicknamed it 'the chainsaw', but it was also wicked fast,...


The Current News: June 20

The 5-Minute Charge is here! The revolution in battery technology is not about...


The Current News: May 29

We follow electric two-wheeler news around the world in Tim Huber's weekly...


Vintage Revival Montlhéry 2019: Just the Motors

For the technically-minded, the years before 1940 had the greatest variety of...


The Current News: May 22

Tim Huber follows the the e-bike news from around the world, for our weekly...


The Current: Talking Tech With Energica CTO Giampiero Testoni

Can autonomous vehicle systems increase motorcycle safety? Energica has been...


The Current: Saroléa Melds Google AI Into MANX7

To gain mass data collection for true AI responsiveness, Belgian e-bike maker...


The Current: Fly Free Introduces Classic and Desert E-Bikes

Fly Free is a new California e-Bike manufacturer aiming at the ultra-hip with...


The Current: The Copenhagen Wheel – An Instant E-Bike

The Copenhagen Wheel will transform your bicycle with an ingeniously simple...


The Current: Eva Håkansson’s Quest to Break 400 mph With Green Envy

Will Eva Håkansson become the fastest woman in history an electric motorcycle,...


The Vintagent Archive: “A Two-Wheeled Steed” (1869)

From the first year of pedal-cycle mass-production, and 1869 account of the joys...


The Current: BigRep 3D Prints NERA E-Moto

BigRep's 3D-printed Nera E- Moto begs the question: will the dawn of additive...


The Current: Cake Making Waves

Sweden’s Cake is sweeping design and innovation awards by inventing a new...


Are Waymo Smarts Needed to Protect Motorcyclists?

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


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: Audi Enters the Electric Age With E-Tron SUV

Audi debuted its first all-electric fast-charging e-tron SUV in San Francisco,...


The Current: From Russia, With E-Love

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


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

Finally, Vespa enters the electric scooter market with the new Elletrica model,...


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...


The Current: Egads! An Electric Surfboard?

Electric surfboards are the next big thing: this Swedish model from Awake Boards...


The Current: Harley-Davidson Going E-Big in 2019 and Beyond

Harley-Davidson reveals plans to mass-market their Livewire electric model, and...


The Current: Are Tilting Electric Vehicles The Future?

Peugeot thinks tilting vehicles are the future, and puts its money (and patents)...


The Current: Saroléa Introduces Limited Edition MANX7

Belgian electric motorcycle builder Saroléa builds a limited edition electric...


The Current: Exclusive Interview With Zero CEO Sam Paschel

Zero is a stable, industry leading e-Moto company, and we ask its CEO what's...


The Current: Ethec’s 250-Mile Range E-Cruiser

A team of 16 Swiss university students might have designed the future of...


The Current: E-Volkswagen Crushes Pikes Peak Record

The Pike's Peak Hillclimb is a unique and historic race, and for the second time...


The Current: How Moto3 Opened The Door For NEXT Electric

NEXT is an electric scooter startup, grown from an international design...


Indians for the European Grand Prix

Indian developed special racers based on the European model to bolster their...


The Current: Experiencing Kando with Yamaha’s MOTOROiD

Yamaha's Motoroid mixes Artificial intelligence with human pleasure on two...


The Current: Exclusive! Gloria Factory of Paris

Jambon-Beurre Motorcycles is now Gloria Factory


The Current: Jambon-Beurre – Avec L’amour Des Français

For maximum fun, an 100hp electric flat-tracker is hard to beat! Jambon-Buerre...


Stolen Glory: Zenith, OEC, and the 1930 World Speed Record

In 1930, the motorcycle World Speed Record was a close contest between BMW,...


The Current: KTM Goes Silent With Freeride E-XC

When Austria's Big Orange goes green, silent dirt biking gets a little more...


Motosacoche and the Brothers Dufaux

The Dufaux brothers were pioneers of aviation, and founded a very successful...


The Current: FEDDZ e-Bike

The FEDDZ e-Bike is designed from first principles, with many clever features,...


A Vintage Triumph That Never Was

Alp Sungurtekin is a dry-lakes racing legend, and built a vintage-style Triumph...


The Current: Curtiss Unveils The Mighty Zeus

The future of e-Bikes has arrived from Alabama, from Curtiss Motorcycles,...


The Current: Silicon Valley On An Energica Esse Esse 9

How does it feel to ride an electric sportbike made in the Ferrari homeland of...


The Current: Talking Conversion With Night Shift’s Matt Candler

Night Shift is poaching golf carts and Nissan Leaf parts, and rethinking how...


The Current: Wannabe AlSi9Mg E-Chopper

The Wannabe electric chopper removes the V-twin but keeps the vroom!


The Current: Hard Wired With Lawrence Au

The future of motorcycling may reside in the brain of Lawrence Au, with patents...


The Current: Curtiss E-Bike Concepts

The future of sleek quiet speed from Curtiss Motorcycles


The Motorcycle is 200 Years Old Today?

Was the motorcycle first demonstrated on April 3rd, 1818?


The Current: Meijs M-M-Motorman E-Moped!

A fashionable green Dutch commuter machine from Maastricht, the land of mopeds!


The Current: Alta Motors Crapshoot Dragster

Alta’s diminutive retro futuristic period piece, an electric dragster from the...


100 Years Ago: Inside the Indian Factory in 1918

The USA was a very different place before joining World War 1 in 1917; it was...


The Current: Harley Bets On Alta

Milwaukee and San Francisco join hands to develop e-bikes.


The Ride: Retro-Future Sci-Fi – the Bandit9 L-Concept

A lover of sci-fi, Daryl Villanueva of Bandit9 looks back in time to create a...


Velocettes at Montlhéry: 24 Hours at 100mph

It's a record that's never been beaten: a 500cc motorcycle doing 100mph for 24...


The Current: SURU – the New Cub?

Motorcycle designer Michael Uhlarik fell in love with electric bikes in 2007,...


The Current: Harley-Davidson – ‘E-Bike in 18 Months’

Harley-Davidson announced an investment of $25-50Million/year in electric...


The Current: Vessla e-Scooter Bans Uselessness

Vessla founder and CEO Rickard Bröms couldn’t find a decent electric scooter...


Whence Came the Swingarm Frame?

Modern motorcycle suspension was invented by an eccentric, dry-humored...


The Current: A New Era for MotoGP

A new day has dawned for MotoGP, as the inaugural e-bike World Cup was...


The Current: Bellissima Italian Volt!

Italian friends Nicola Colombo and Valerio Fumagalli founded Italian Volt after...


Road Test: 1923 Ner-A-Car

The Ner-A-Car was the most successful hub-center steered motorcycle in history;...


The Current: Swedish Cake Serves Up Kalk

Swedish design team Cake come up with a high-design off-road e-moto that looks...


The Current: German (e-)Drive, Italian Flair

How a Master’s thesis led to the development of an elegant German-made...


The Current: Martin Hulin of Essence Motocycles

Would you buy a custom electric motorcycle with 200 km of range and 200 kmh of...


Vespa Streamliners

In the 1950s, fierce competition between Vespa and Lambretta created an 'arms...


The Current: E-MTB With Hall of Famer Joe Murray

Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Joe Murray plays an important role in developing...


The Current: Moto-E World Cup To Race Energica Egos

MotoGP gets a new category in 2019, the Moto-e World Cup, with bikes provided by...


The Ride: Speedway Superstar

Ehinger Kraftrad’s remarkable ‘Speedster’; history through a hi-tech lens....


The Current: HPC Revolution

Hi-Power Cycles have launched a 60mph E-Bike. Technically, that's a motorcycle,...


The Current: Livio Suppo – From MotoGP to eMTB

An exclusive and candid conversation with former Repsol HRC MotoGP team...


Glenn H. Curtiss

Curtiss built the best motorcycle engines in the world from 1903 onwards, and...


The Current: Confederate No More – Meet the Curtiss Motorcycle

After 25 years, Confederate Motors sheds its controversial a name, and the...


There Goes my Hero

The Indian motorcycle industry consists of small-bore bikes plus the Royal...


The Current: Saroléa is Alive and Electric

Grand nephews of Saroléa factory racer from the 1950s have rejuvenated the...


The Ride: Revival Cycles Landspeeder

Revival Cycles dug deep into BMW history for inspiration on their Landspeeder...


The Current: Eff You See Eye

The UCI sets the rules for sanctioned bicycle racing the world over. Robert...


Luigi Colani: The Future Is Now

The Swiss designer Luigi Colani focussed on erotic, streamlined shapes, and was...


The Current: Future-Proof (Part 1)

How will the motorcycle become safer in the future? Editor of 'The Current',...


The Current: Al(ta) in the Family

The Alta Motors story is rooted in California flat-track and club racing, via...


Glenn Curtiss: 136mph in 1906?

A Scientific American article from 1906 explains Glenn H. Curtiss' 136.3mph...


The Ride: Bandit9 Steals Fashion Mojo

Vietnamese shop Bandit9 pushes a Modernist aesthetic with its limited-edition...


Lena the Killer

Why were a group of Australians riding a British motorcycle in Austria? To...


The Age of Monsters

In the early 1900s, racing rules allowed the development of ultra-lightweight...


The Current: Mission Motors Electric Sportbike

The Mission One was the most advanced electric sportbike in the world when...


Sylvester Roper’s Steam Velocipedes

Sylvester H Roper built his first steam velocipede in 1967/8, and demonstrated...


Road Test: 1928 Windhoff

A Rare German Four-Cylinder Beauty on the Road


Japanese Motorcycles: the Early Days

The first motorcycle arrived in Japan in 1896; they built their own from 1908.


Book Review: ‘Japan’s Motorcycle Wars’

The book details the amazing, ruthless, dog-eat-dog Japanese motorcycle industry...


Road Test: 1929 Ascot-Pullin

Cyril Pullin was a genius designer, way ahead of his time, and built his dream...


Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 2

Motorcycle Land Speed Records from 1930 - 1940


The Evolution of ‘Super Kim’

the machine is the holder of the South American speed record from 1930


Absolute Speed, Absolute Power Pt. 1

Motorcycle Land Speed Records, 1896 – 1930