BMW Motorrad CEO Markus Schramm Interview Part 2

In this second segment of Alan Cathcart's interview with Markus Schramm, the retiring BMW Motorrad chief executive officer discusses the company's approach to electric mobility, and why hydrogen power may not be the answer for motorcycles and scooters.

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Livewire’s Next Motorcycle Will Be the S2 Mulholland

Shipments of the Livewire S2 Del Mar should now be underway, and not a moment too soon, as Harley-Davidson’s electric brand needs to start gaining momentum after a very disappointing 2023. While we wait to see how the brand’s second model does, Motorcycle.com can exclusively report that Livewire’s next model will be called the Mulholland, and it will share the S2 platform introduced on the Del Mar.

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Honda CR Electric Makes Racing Debut

Honda’s electric dirt bike prototype made its racing debut this weekend in Round 8 of the All Japan Motocross Championship in Saitama, competing against 450cc gas-powered motorcycles in the IA1 class.

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2024 Kawasaki Ninja E-1 and Z E-1 Announced for Europe

Kawasaki Europe officially announced full specifications and details about its first electric motorcycles, the Ninja e-1 sportbike and the naked Z e-1. Both models are classified as 125cc-class motorcycles and will be available soon in European markets, but we expect they will be offered in other markets, including Australia, Japan, and America.

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2024 Zero Motorcycle Updates Confirmed

Last month, we reported that Zero was revamping its lineup, updating the S, DS, and DSR models with the newer FST platform used by its higher performance models like the SR range and DSR/X adventure model. Our initial report was based on a document Zero submitted to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showing updated gross vehicle weight ratings for the models that were using the older SDS platform.

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Honda Motocompacto Brings Back the Foldable Suitcase Scooter Concept
Update on Can-Am Pulse and Origin Electric Motorcycles

Bombardier Recreational Products provided a brief update on its upcoming Can-Am electric motorcycles, the Pulse roadster and Origin dual-sport. Both models are still undergoing testing while construction is underway for a new plant in Querétaro, Mexico, which will produce the electric bikes. Can-Am is aiming to launch Origin and Pulse "before the end of 2024", with final specs and pre-orders expected next summer. Until then, here are some fresh new photos of the prototypes.

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2024 Zero Model Updates Tipped in NHTSA Filings

Zero Motorcycles is preparing updates to the S, SR, DS, and DSR models for 2024, with evidence suggesting an end to its SDS platform in favor of the FST steel trellis chassis used on its higher-end models.

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Kawasaki Ninja E-1 and Z E-1 Electrics Ready for Launch

At EICMA last November, Kawasaki promised it would debut its first electric streetbikes this year, and it now appears an official launch for the electric Ninja and Z is imminent. Thanks to new homologation data submitted in Australia, we can now confirm the models will be marketed as the Ninja e-1 and Z e-1.

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LiveWire Releases 2023 S2 Del Mar Specifications


Claimed output of 84 hp and 194 lb-ft.

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2024 BMW CE 02 – First Look

In a livestream presentation, buried somewhere behind an unnecessary meta-verse introduction, awkward audio issues, and a skatepark-themed setting that made me expect Steve Buscemi to show up and ask “ How do you do, fellow kids?,” BMW introduced a new urban electric motorcycle that actually looks like a fun ride.

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Zero is Developing Liquid-Cooled Electric Motors

Since its inception, Zero has been powering its motorcycles with its proprietary Z-Force motor. The motor has evolved over the years, but at its core, it has remained an air-cooled interior permanent magnet brushless motor. That might soon change, as recently-published patent filings reveal Zero has been working on a liquid-cooled motor.

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2022 BMW CE 04 Scooter Mini Review

With no US publications invited to the press launch of the BMW CE 04 more than a year ago, we had to enlist the help of our friend Bertrand Gahel to send us his thoughts in the form of his First Ride Review. Thirteen months later, we finally got our hands on the BMW scoot.

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Kawasaki USA to Announce Two Models on Feb. 1

Kawasaki USA and Canada are teasing the launch of two new motorcycles for Feb. 1, and though we don’t 100% know what they are, we can make some educated guesses.

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Honda Reveals First Look of Electric Motorcycle – With a Parade Float

It’s been a couple of months since Honda outlined its electric motorcycle plans, which included a mix of mopeds, scooters and three large-sized “Fun EVs” destined for North America by 2024 and 2025. The initial announcement included a teaser image of two motorcycles and a scooter.

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