Sunday, June 22, 2014

Project LiveWire

Kudos to the Motor Company, Harley Davidson for taking a risk and moving forward with the research, design and development of an electric motorcycle termed Project LiveWire!  As much as I love the internal combustion engine, I believe this is a risk worth taking and a risk that will attract a different market to the world of motorcycling.

There are several companies that are producing electric motorcycles, Zero Motorcycles, Brammo Motorcycles, Sora Motorcycles and I expect as technology improves, we are going to see electric motorcycles become a legitimate form of urban transportation.  Joanna Slater from the The Globe and Mail recently published an article, "A Hog with a greener growl: Harley Davidson gambles on an electric bike" that sums up Harley Davidson's Project LiveWire.

 Photo Credit: Harley Davidson

It is going to be interesting to follow Project LiveWire and to see what shows up from other major motorcycle manufacturers.  I am certain the R & D labs at Honda, Yamaha and others have something in the works!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ducati Panigale 1199 vs EBR 1190RX

I just read an excellent article at CycleWorld.Com, Ducati Panigale 1199 vs EBR 1190RX.  This is a comparison that I was looking forward to as it establishes a benchmark for the EBR 1190RX against one of the best, if not the best v-twin superbike in the world!

Photo Credit: Cycle World

I won't mention much here about the review other than the fact that EBR is establishing themselves as a legitimate contender in the superbike market and to that, I say way to go EBR! For a first year production motorcycle, Erik Buell and his team must be thrilled!  Go read the article!

On another note, EBR revealed information about it's latest planned release, the EBR 1190SX.  I expect this naked street fighter will garner much attention once it is available for track testing and purchase!

Photo Credit: Cycle World

Photo Credit: Erik Buell Racing

More info on the 1190SX here.  Ride safe!