New MOD E-Bike Launches with Wireless Lumos Helmet Integration

Plus, the Icoma Tatamel Bike is avail for pre-order and new e-motos from Tromax and Caofen kick up dust on the track.

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Austin, Texas-based e-bike maker MOD Bikes announced its new MOD Black full-suspension e-bike during SXSW. This Class 3 adventure ride stands out from its competitors with a unique ecosystem of Snap-On rack accessories and a MOD Connect system that integrates various wirelessly connected products, such as Lumos smart helmets, into the bike.

Image Credit: MOD

The new Bike Index iOS app makes it easier to register your e-bike as well as for law enforcement to find and recover it when stolen. The Bike Index has 1.2 million bikes in its registry and has helped to recover over 14,000 bikes in the past 11 years.

LiveWire’s new patents indicate a move to regenerative brakes to replace hydraulic brakes on its e-motorcycles. LiveWire claims that the new regenerative brake design reduces the motorcycle's cost and weight as well as creates energy for the electric motor.

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Electrification may be sparking a new surge in interest and popularity for microcars in Europe right now, but did you know that they have a long and storied history that goes back to the late 1800s?

Caofen, a Chinese electric motorcycle manufacturer, is launching the FX electric motocross bike, designed to compete on the world e-motocross stage. So far, it’s proving to be a worthy competitor, as it was ridden to a 7th-place finish at the 2024 FIM E-Xplorer World Cup.

The Icoma Tatamel Bike is being billed as a small-batch, ‘craft’ e-moped bike. Similar in design to the iconic Honda Motocompo, this compact, folding e-moped is now available to pre-order for $3,200 with US deliveries promised in October.

Image Credit: Icoma

Spain may pass legislation allowing motorcyclists to ride and pass on the hard shoulder when traffic is congested. Should the U.S. adopt the same idea or could it lead to other issues?

Bounce Infinity launches new E1X electric moped that features battery swapping design for $660 (₹55,000)

Chinese-based e-motorcycle maker Tromox is ready to compete with SurRon and Talaria with the new MC10 TrailX, a trail e-moto that packs ample power and torque. The MC10 TrailX will be available in the U.S., but a price has not been revealed yet.

Image Credit: Electrek

Is it legal to ride your electric skateboard in your town? Here’s a guide that lists e-skateboard rules and regs in cities around the world.

In other e-skateboard related news, a Canadian man will try to break the world record of the farthest journey on an electric skateboard by traveling 3500 kilometers along the Trans Canada Trail from Saskatoon to Vancouver Island.

Work smarter, not harder - A young boy gets creative and uses his Onewheel to haul the trash out.

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