BMW Motorrad’s magic button = auto & manual in the same bike

BMW Motorrad has announced a new Automated Shift Assistant (ASA) technology that operates the clutch and gearbox of a motorcycle to offer a smoother, faster, more precise gear shift. If you’re thinking “what for”, then you’re probably an existing motorcyclist. That was my first reaction when I saw BMW’s press release, but as I read onwards, I changed my mind.

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World’s first CNG-powered motorcycle launches in June

Over the years, we've seen a number of suggested replacements for gasoline to fuel motorcycles – including steam, hydrogen, water and batteries. Now a moto maker is getting ready to launch what's billed as the world's first CNG motorcycle.

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Harley-Davidson spin-out reimagines the cruiser for the electric age

Harley-Davidson and cruiser-style motorcycles fit like a glove, so it's only right that the iconic company's spin-out electric moto project has finally added one to its range – though the LiveWire S2 Mulholland isn't your typical electric city ride.

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Who is buying all the Kawasaki Mach IV Widowmakers?

Two-stroke streetbikes have never sold well at auction – but in the last few weeks, something strange has been happening. Kawasaki's Mach IV H2, the notorious 750cc "Widowmaker," is setting record prices after a flurry of sales to a single buyer.

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MIT’s EV team takes its open-source hydrogen motorcycle to the track

MIT's Electric Vehicle Team has taken to the racetrack with a Ducati 900SS that's been gutted and converted into a hydrogen fuel cell motorcycle, hoping to start collecting a few fossil-fuelled scalps. It's also open-sourcing the design for others.

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Kawasaki has built a hydrogen-powered, supercharged Ninja H2 SX

Kawasaki is doing some fascinating work toward decarbonizing motorcycles. After launching the world's first hybrid streetbike in the Ninja 7 Hybrid, it's now built a supercharged, zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered Ninja H2 SX. An H2 H2, if you will.

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Ziggymoto perfectly illustrates the shape-shifting motorcycle idea

Two wheels, a motor, a seat, some handlebars and some footrests: put 'em in one arrangement, and you've got a sportsbike. In another, a cruiser. Or an adventure machine. Or a commuter. Why not a single, shape-shifting architecture that does it all?

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