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Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 by B. Ury

With gas prices on the rise and hybrid automobiles now commanding than 3 percent of the U.S. market, it’s not surprising many motorcycle manufacturers are into green technology.

are some of the green motorcycles, hybrid and pure electric, available or under development:

– Last year, Honda a patent for what appears to be a hybrid version of its Gold touring bike. There is skepticism as to such a product’s as hybrid engines are most in start-stop city driving, not highway runs. No product date has been announced.

YAMAHA – In October 2009, unveiled its HV-X gasoline/electric prototype. Its liquid-cooled 250-cc shuts down automatically the vehicle is stationary, with the 15 kW motor operating at low speeds and the gas kicking in when additional and speed is required. The HV-X is by a large lithium ion battery.

No production details have since the 2009 announcement.

– Introduced in 2006, the eCycle is a hybrid manufactured by a small in Temple, Pa. It uses an unusual motor technology to achieve 180 per gallon. The eCycle was designed in with Machineart Industrial

ZERO MOTORCYCLES – Headquartered in Valley, Calif. near Cruz, Zero has been all-electric bikes since The company currently manufacturers different models and boasts its can travel up to 114 miles on a single

BRAMMO – Brammo is another motorcycle manufacturer, headquartered in Ore. Originally a producer of “supercars,” Brammo moved electric motorcycle production in In November 2011, Popular Magazine chose the Brammo electric motorcycle as the recipient of one of its of What’s New 2011″ Awards in the category. The magazine called the the “fastest and farthest-driving consumer motorcycle ever made.”

Although still on the fringe, and electric motorcycles may become popular should gas prices to rise. The big challenge for such makers: range, power perhaps most important of simulating the big, throaty of a two-… gasoline engine!

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