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Is Victory Charging into the Electric Motorcycle Market?

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It was only a matter of time before there were rumblings of Polaris Industries targeting Harley-Davidson in the Electric Motorcycle (EM) segment—especially after the recent announcement that Polaris had just purchased EM manufacturer Brammo.  Well, the time has come—much quicker than some might have expected—with Polaris Industries filing a trademark on January 27th for: Victory […]

Electric Bikes To Take Off In US

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A new trend is starting to take shape in the United States, with electric bikes becoming increasingly common, according to Ecomento. Though electric vehicles have been popular overseas for years now, a push by Harley-Davidson is bringing the electric craze to North America as well. Sales of higher-end products from manufacturers like Brammo and Zero Motorcycles […]

Electric Bikes Debut At Indianapolis Raceway

Electric Bikes Debut At Indianapolis Raceway

Fans of motorsports and green initiatives had been waiting with anticipation for Sunday’s race in Indianapolis. The bikes that competed for victory were all electric, making Sunday the first time the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted a completely green race. The FIM eRoadRacing World Cup event took place Sunday afternoon, after the Moto GP competition concluded, […]

Electric Motorcycles To Race Against Gas-Powered Bikes

Electric Motorcycles To Race Against Gas-Powered Bikes

Brammo Electric Motorcycles has received the go-ahead from the AFM, the country’s oldest motorcycle road racing organization, to race against gas-powered machines in a motorsports series. Models like the Brammo Empulse R, Empulse TTX and Empulse RR will be eligible to race for a championship in 2013. While the AFM has not decided which classes the electric bikes can […]

Electric Motorcycle Tax Breaks Extended

Electric Motorcycle Tax Breaks Extended

The nation breathed a sigh of relief when the news broke that the U.S. government had passed legislation avoiding the dreaded “fiscal cliff,” but motorcycle riders may have rejoiced for another reason.

Oregon Startup Gets $13 Million Investment From Polaris

Brammo, a 5-year-old startup electric motorcycle company from Oregon, announced that it received $13 million towards their goal of $45 million in the funding round.

Electric Motorcycle Tax Credit May Be Extended

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Buyers of on-road electric motorcycles would continue to be eligible for up to a $2,500 tax credit under a bill approved by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On Aug. 2, the panel approved bipartisan legislation extending dozens of tax breaks, including language offered by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to […]

Engineering Undergrads Surprise In TTXGP

Engineering Undergrads Surprise In TTXGP

Electric motorcycle racing is still in its infancy, and one upstart racing outfit is already shocking the established competitors in the new Time Trial Xtreme Grand Prix (TTXGP) electric-only championship.

Motorcycle Industry Council To Offer “Highway” Testing For Electric Range

Motorcycle Industry Council To Offer "Highway" Testing For Electric Range

Electric motorcycles have been increasing in popularity lately, with companies like Zero and Brammo carving out a niche for themselves among motorcycle enthusiasts.

Brammo Preps Empulse R For Launch

Brammo Preps Empulse R For Launch

The electric motorcycle arena has been getting more crowded lately, but many would consider upstart company Brammo to be near the front – at least when it comes to high-end models.