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.
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.
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
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.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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 CycleHackerSpace.com.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Associated Press is reporting that Harley-Davidson stocks are the highest they've been in the last year after the announcement last month that H-D would begin selling 500 and 750cc motorcycles in 2014. Harley expects to sell 7,000 to 10,000 of the new models in their first year. With prices said to be $6,700 to $7,500 they just might sell a whole lot more than they think.