Indian Launches FTR 1200 Artist Series Tank Covers
recently announced its FTR 1200 Artist Series. This series is a collaboration with five well-known artists on a limited-edition line of tank covers for Indian’s all-new FTR 1200. The five artists in the series are: Steve Caballero, D*Face, Adam Turman, ThankYouX, and RISK. These popular artists each have extremely distinct styles and will appeal to a wide variety of consumers.“Art and motorcycles share a common thread of self-expression, and for motorcycles, customization is where self-expression truly comes to life,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director of Marketing and Product for Indian Motorcycle. Only 100 tank covers of each design will be produced and will be available to select Indian dealers for $699. Meet the Artists
Husqvarna Launches its First Electric Motorcycle, the EE 5 Electric Dirt Bike
Husqvarna just announced plans to launch their first electric motorcycle model, the EE 5 electric dirt bike. This dirt bike is designed for younger, beginner riders and will feature a 5 kW peak mid-drive electric motor. The new bike also includes six different ride modes to allow riders to select the proper setting for their skill level. The EE 5 will allow up to two hours of run time, but can also charge very quickly (around 70 minutes) from a high-powered off-board charger. This bike also “grows” with the rider, meaning the height can adjust to match the rider as they get taller. The manufacturer is joining a crowded field of electric dirt bikes and we are eager to see how this model stacks up against the competition. Read More.
Lego’s New Mini Harley-Davidson Brings Out the Kid in Us All
Here’s your dose of nostalgia. Lego’s Creator Line offers a variety of life-like automotive recreations and now they are breaking into the motorcycle space with their newest edition, a Harley-Davidson
Fatboy. The 1,023 piece set is $99 dollars and when you’re done putting together those plastic bricks, you’ll find a 7 inches high, 7 inches wide and 12 inches long Fatboy in front of you. The set includes a Milwaukee-Eight two-cylinder engine with moving pistons, a handlebar that turns the front wheel, and a functional kickstand. We don’t care how old you are – legos are always fun and we love this collaboration. Buy Here.
Yamaha to Launch Electric Scooter in Taiwan with Gogoro Partnership
Yamaha announced they will launch the EC-05 electric scooter in Taiwan on August 1. The manufacturer’s goal is to reduce CO₂ emissions from its products by 50% by 2050 compared to 2010 levels, and are promoting the electrically-powered products as one method for tackling this issue. This new model is the fifth electric motorcycle launched by Yamaha Motor, and they plan to launch additional models in the near future. Read More.
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