is long overdue – how about making it look like the RC-E, Mr Honda?Elsewhere on the stand there's the tiny, folding Motor Compo, an electric scooter which slots into the firm's Micro Commuter Concept car, and the frankly awful three-wheeled E
MISSION Motors was among the front-running firms hoping to make a production electric superbike a few years ago – getting as far as demonstrating its prototype and making plans for sales and marketing. But then the company changed its mind, deciding
Playboy Doohan and his chopperFORMER 500CC world champion Mick Doohan's Mercedes supercar is for sale through Mercedes-Benz Australia.The car's one of only 55 built carrying the signature IWC Ingenieur, in honour of the German watchmaker.Doohan liked the car's dark titanium colou...
.Called the Motor Compo to differentiate it from the original, the new concept uses a removable battery pack that's also designed to be able to power other electrical items, and just like the original Motocompo production bike, which was specifically designed
to its capacity – no bulky DOHC heads to worry about. So while 1650cc is ‘big’ the motor is actually very compact, smaller and lighter than some 1000cc DOHC designs making similar power. And of course the additional capacity means there’s torque
WHEN we saw Yamaha's pre-show releases – the XTW250 Ryoku and Y125 Moegi, plus a couple of electric mopeds – we guessed that the firm had something more spectacular up its sleeve that it was holding back to reveal at the show itself.We guessed wrong. The XTW250 is pretty much it ...
THE UNIVERSITY of Tasmania in Australia has developed its first hybrid electric and ethanol scooter engine, whci charges the batteries on the bike every time you hit the brakes. The system, developed by Steven Ambrose, a research scholar in the Uni's Engineering School, the feat...
DANI Pedrosa and Nicky Hayden will not have the new pneumatic motor fitted to their Hondas for the French round of the MotoGP championship this weekend – but will test it immediately after raceday before deciding if the new lump will be used
US CAR GIANT General Motors has teamed up with Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive Industry to produce this new new concept vehicle, dubbed the EN-V.It looks like an electric car but the EN-V rides on just two wheels, making it a fully enclosed
OVER 50,000 Institute of the Motor Industry students were whittled down to just 27 finalists, of which three were Suzuki Apprentice Scheme students, for the 2007 IMI Learning Skills Awards.Hosted by IMI patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, the short
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