Friday, October 24, 2008

Electric Motorsport's GPR-S Electric Motorcycle

Engadget features details on Electric Motorsport's GPR-S electric motorcycle. Engadget reports that the GPR-S is a mass market bike that can charge up in about 1.5 hours. The bike is modular, designed to swap out power systems when upgrades are available.


According to Electric Motorsport, the GPR-S is a zero emissions street legal Electric Motorcycle for light commuters and motorcycle enthusiast alike.


Equipped with a stock with a heavy duty PM motor called the Etek-RT, the GPR-S has a peak Power of 19 HP and a battery capacity of 3.3 kWh. The top speed is 60-70 mph (Gearing Adjustable) with a range of 35/60 miles (Power / Economy)


The 14.2 kilowatt electric drive system and Hi-Power Lithium batteries allow this light weight electric motorcycle to briskly accelerate to freeway speeds.


Source: Engadget and Electric Motorsport

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Dates For The Lone Star Rally - December 11-14 in Galveston, Texas.

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) had announced new dates for the Lone Star Rally, an AMA National Convention and part of the AMA Premier Touring Series presented by Cycle Trader. The event will now be held Dec. 11-14 in Galveston, Texas.

The Lone Star Rally was originally scheduled for Oct. 30 through Nov. 2. Unfortunately, the effects of Hurricane Ike on Galveston Island have forced the postponement of the event.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce estimate that more 400,000 riders attended the four-day rally in 2007. While many hotels and restaurants are recovering from the hurricane, there is still much work to do to prepare for a rally the size of the Lone Star.

The Lone Star Rally is one of the largest events on the schedule for the AMA Premier Touring Series presented by Cycle Trader. The rally will feature a pirate theme, a leather and lace ball, numerous live concerts, poker runs, demo rides, a ghost ship tour, vendors, the Lone Star Lady Riders Conference and more.

Updates will be provided on the rally website at www.lonestarrally.com

Source: Lonestarrally.com

Friday, October 17, 2008

Vintage British Bike Could Become The World's Most Expensive Motorcycle

Photo Credit: Bonhams
While the stock market is having issues, the price of one particular vintage motorcycle is about to hit a new high.

This Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle is a one of a kind, and expected to fetch a one of kind price of $400,000 to $600,000 on the auction block, setting a new record for the most expensive motorcycle ever.

According to Luxist.com, the British-made Vincent Black Lightning motorbike was designed to to set a different record: a world speed record in 1950. The bike didn't break the record, but its pristine condition has made it a highly prized item for collectors with deep pockets.

The current record price for a motorcycle: $520,00 for a 1915 Cyclone.

Source: Luxist.com and Men.Style.Com

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Honda Announces 2009 Motorcycles

American Honda's Powersports Division recently announced its third release of 2009 motorcycle products. This announcement follows the earlier releases of Honda's 2009 off-road motorcycles, ATVs, MUV and Ruckus and Metropolitan scooters.

"Today we're proud to announce our on-road lineup of 2009 Honda motorcycles," said Motorcycle Press Manager Bill Savino. "A number of these models offer impressive new technology to motorcycling enthusiasts, so we're especially excited to introduce this portion of our product line. The 2009 DN-01 enters our market as literally a class of one; there is nothing else like it in the U.S.A. And the best-selling luxury touring motorcycle in the world, the Gold Wing 1800, now offers a higher level of luxury appointments than ever before.

In addition, both our CBR600RR (pictured above) and CBR1000RR are now available with super sophisticated electronic Combined Anti Lock Brake systems. And we've added a Motard-style CRF230M to the line. It's a great year to be riding Honda."

Source: Honda Motorcycles