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The Stark Varg might spell the end of Brap as we know it, but it sends it like no other.
The Stark Varg might spell the end of Brap as we know it, but it sends it like no other. (Stark Future /)

With the electric motorcycle scene, it’s best to keep your head on a swivel. New models, rumored hardware, and untimely departures from the marketplace are the norm. But as the market shakes out and sheds poor business models, key players remain. Established EV brands get more established while legacy brands are starting to debut first-gen EV tech and thinking. Honestly, this is the most relevant and newsworthy category in the new motorcycle universe. Don’t agree? There’s a comments section for that.

Every year deserves its own list. How does this year compare to 2022′s list? Check it out, here’s Motorcyclist’s list of best electric motorcycles for sale in the year 2024. Roll tape.

The Zero SR/F impressed with manners, poise, and hellacious power. 10/10 would recommend.
The Zero SR/F impressed with manners, poise, and hellacious power. 10/10 would recommend. (Zero/)

Zero SR/F | $20,495

Our reviews of the Zero SR/F (read the 2023 Zero Motorcycles SR/F Long-Term Ride Review, 2020 Zero Motorcycles SR/F Review MC Commute, and 2020 Zero Motorcycles SR/F Review articles) made clear its numerous strengths and few weaknesses in silent, stark relief. Power and torque were phenomenal, and while the range was less than ideal for touring, it remains one of the best full-size electric sportbike options out there. Beyond mere specs, dimensions, and performance, a compelling RTB (reason to buy) is that Zero Motorcycles is a proven company that’s been pioneering electric motorcycles since 2006. It sounds like a brochure, but it matters. Without vaporware promises or missed delivery dates, Zero offers phenomenally quick, reliable bikes with proprietarily designed batteries and motors for sale, right now.

Aside from the business end of things the SR/F means, well, business. The Z-Force 7510 air-cooled motor draws from a 15.2kWh battery (17.3kWh max capacity) to put 110 hp on tap. But the real fun is the 140 lb.-ft. of torque that gets moderated (more or less) by five ride modes, one of which can be of your own design with the Zero app. But you’ll likely spend most of your time dusting whatever lines up next to you at stoplights. The raw power and simplicity of no shifting are addictive. Nobody likes a cheater, unless you’re the one doing the cheating.

Despite Motorcyclist’s February testing, claimed range figures were accurate. Thank goodness for sticky Pirellis on cold pavement.
Despite Motorcyclist’s February testing, claimed range figures were accurate. Thank goodness for sticky Pirellis on cold pavement. ( Jim Lüning/)

The claimed range (176 miles of city riding) comes at the expense of riding the SR/F in anger and enjoyment, and that’s where the chorus of critics come in. But be honest. Do you throw bags on your Yamaha MT-10 for weekend touring? The Zero SR/F is about maximum fun right now. At least until you run out of quarters and have to plug in again. It bears repeating—progress is a process and doubters have their place. But electric skeptics are free to sit on the sidelines and watch electric motorcycles close the performance gap. Quickly.

Sky, meet plumes of dirt. Everyone who threw a leg over the Stark Varg was impressed by power and the possibilities offered by no shifting.
Sky, meet plumes of dirt. Everyone who threw a leg over the Stark Varg was impressed by power and the possibilities offered by no shifting. ( Jim Lüning/)

Stark Varg | $12,900

Dirt and electric bikes make sense. Range is measured in hours and sessions. And even when you properly send it on the track, riders eventually need breaks to recharge too. The Stark Varg is one of the most capable electric dirt bikes Motorcyclist has seen or tested. Virtually maintenance-free, fairly lightweight, and with power that’s beyond anything offered in the 450cc class, the Varg

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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: Best Electric Motorcycles 2024
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/best-electric-motorcycles/
Published Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2024 10:00:01 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
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Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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