Most companies would be happy to take a traditional bike, slap an electric engine and some batteries in it, and call it a day. But not Lito. It took cues from Bobber and Street Fighter bikes to create the Lito Sora Electric Motorcycle ($44,000). Built from the ground-up as an electric superbike, the Sora sports the world's first electric motorcycle seat, letting ride in a low position on the highway, then move the seat higher for more aggressive riding. Other features include an integrated GPS system and touch screen, high-quality suspension components, a regenerative braking system, an on-board charging port and sealed, lockable storage compartment, carbon fiber fairing and an aluminum chassis, a CVT transmission that helps the Sora move from 0-60 in roughly four seconds on its way to a top speed of 120 mph, and a unique notification system that emails you when it's done charging and ready to ride.
Enjoy the summer weather as never before on the back of the Ducati Monster 1100 Evo ($12,000). The latest version of Ducati's naked line, the 1100 Evo sports a 100 hp L-Twin engine — the most powerful 2-valve the company's ever made — as well as Brembo brakes with ABS, traction control, 10-spoke wheels, a weight of just 373 pounds, and absolutely killer looks in either red or black. [Thanks, Bill]
Who said that a bike had to look futuristic to look cool? The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Motorcycle ($TBA) defies this convention while sporting a definite retro look. Powered by a single-cylinder 500cc unit-construction engine with an integrated assembly for the five-speed gearbox and clutch, the Classic 500 features electronic fuel injection to keep the perfect air/fuel balance, a top speed of over 80 mph, a spring-saddled split seat, an oval toolbox, and WWII-era styling in a body completely cast and formed in crafted metal.
Not content to do unspeakable things to cars, Mansory is setting its sights on motorcycles. Instead of starting with an existing model, however, the Mansory Zapico ($TBA) is a custom ride, featuring a crazy design hewn from carbon fiber and aluminum, a S&S T 124 V2 engine good for 160 hp, carbon disc rims, leather upholstery, a weight of under 750 lbs., and the ability to zip from 0 to over 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. Not included? A matching case for your phone, which is essential when rocking this much carbon fiber.