Imagine getting frozen in 1983 like Encino Man and then coming back 30 years later to a whole new world. You’d be flummoxed, flabbergasted and floored by all the new technological developments in the past quarter century and how much the law about the use of helmets has changed. Spanish motorcyle manufacturer Bultaco might have experienced that, but they’re rolling with the times.
From the mid-50’s to 1983, Bultaco made racing motorcycles. Then, the market changed and Bultaco went away. Until now. They’ve resurrected the name and with it, two new electric bikes: the Rapitán and the Rapitán Sport. Electricity, it’s all the rage these days. Both come with 54-hp, a 90 mile ride on a full charge and top speeds of 90 mph. Check ’em out here.
Motorcycle accidents often cause devastating injuries. One common type of motorcycle accident involves other vehicles’ blind spots – when a motorcyclist rides in these areas, it is very difficult for the driver to see the bike and its rider. Drivers and motorcyclists alike must effectively check their blind spots to reduce the risk of blind spot accidents.
You’ve always dreamnt of saving the environment while riding a tape dispenser. Good news, your dream just came true. The Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle ($32,000 – $35,000) comes with a bunch of cool features and mixes it up with a unique body. The rear wheel houses all the electric gears and controls. Center gauges get replaced with information displayed in the side mirrors. It also produces a whopping 14-hp, so don’t expect to blow anyone off the road with speed. What it lacks in speed, it makes up for in style.
Voxan just made the worlds most power electric motorcycle, the Wattman. It produces 200 hp and hits 62 mph in 3.4 seconds. You’ll feel like Tron riding this beast. Just remember it has about a 100 mile range, so don’t get stranded in the desert. That’s totally un-Tron like.
The urban dweller can easily justify the use of a scooter for getting around town, but what about when he needs to stock up for that night’s raucous-yet-perfectly-legal-thank-you-very-much house party? Kubo ($5,000), the electric cargo scooter is the answer. Its unique 22″ square cargo space is perfectly laid out to handle all the stuff that would never fit on another bike. Kubo can carry up to 300 lbs (driver weight + cargo), and it goes up to 45 mph while lasting about 50 miles before needing a charge.
Between the cost and the typically subdued thrill factor, it can be tough to get amped up about an electric motorcycle. And while the Mission RS ($60,000) may escalate the sticker shock, it also greatly dials up the desire. The RS (stands for “Race Special”) is a street-legal version of the prototype that won the 2011 TTXGP electric grand prix at Laguna Seca, finishing a mind-shattering 39.98 seconds ahead of the closest competitor. To commemorate that 40-second win, Mission Motorcycles will only be making 40 of these babies. A 160 horsepower (120 kW) electric motor generates 120 pound-feet of torque, and the RS goes from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds with a top speed of 150 mph. The lithium-ion battery has a max range of 200 miles. When you have an electric vehicle like this, you would need an electric charger at home. If you need one installed, you can find more information from Big Family.
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