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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Greensboro, North Carolina Considers Electric Motorcycles

The Greensboro City Council is voting tonight on whether or not the City will spend $20,155 to go along with  $41,550 in grants from the North Carolina Solar Center at North Carolina State University to buy 2 electric motorcycles for the Greensboro Police Department.

I'm not privy as to what brands or models of electric motorcycles they are considering but for those of you who haven't kept up with the technology in recent years, at least 2 American companies Brammo and Zero are now making great bikes that would have no issues doing what police departments need motorcycles to do. After all, it's not like the next chief of police will be sending officers cross country depending on batteries.

As a matter of fact, several brands of modern electric motorcycles are quite capable of exceeding 100 miles per hour and traveling over 100 miles between charging the batteries. And considering that maintenance and operating costs for these new bikes are far lower than for conventional motorcycles it just makes scene.

Already US Special Forces are employing electric motorcycles made by Zero and the Brammo 6 speed electric motorcycle changed the way electric motorcycles are built.

Of course, nothing will ever replace Harley Davidsons leading the parade in the minds of most American motorcycle enthusiasts, even those of us who would like to own an electric motorcycle.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mad Max

While it's not usually thought of as a motorcycle movie, in the original Mad Max the bad guys do ride motorcycles so I thought it would make a good addition to Billy's Big List of Motorcycle Movies.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Last Riders

Billy's Big List Of Biker Flics keeps getting bigger with this B movie staring Eric Estrada as a dirty biker fighting other dirty bikers and even dirtier cops in the 1992 film, The Last Riders.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Philly Motorcycle Co-op Forming

Scott McCarty and friends of Alpha Dog Customs contacted me to let me know they are trying to form a motorcycle cooperative just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's called Cycle Hacker Space and rather than tell you about it I recommend you visit their website at