Have a hankering for Brammo's Enertia Electric Motorcycle but can't deal with the weak 50mph top speed? That's not a problem with the new Brammo Empulse ($10,000 and up). This electric sport bike will be available in three models — the 60 mile ranged 6.0, 80 mile 8.0, and 100 mile 10.0 — all of which can hit 100mph, or fast enough to let you take the bike off the sideroads and onto the freeway. [Thanks, Robert]
We know more than a few Harley riders who would scoff at the thought of a hog with no chrome, but that's more or less what you'll find in the Harley-Davidson XR1200X ($11,800). Inspired by the XR750 made legendary by Evel Knievel, this performance sportster packs an isolation-mounted XL Evolution 1200cc V-Twin engine, Nissin dual front brakes, Showa rear shocks and Big Piston Front Fork, as well as a blacked-out powertrain and exhaust, sporty tank graphics, and black wheels with an orange rim pinstripe. With nothing to polish, you might call this the lazy man's Harley, but we like to think of it as a hog for the under-40 crowd.
With old-school looks and useful tech, the Ural Patrol T Motorcycle ($12,400) is just the thing for poor-weather riding. Most notable on the Patrol T is its sidecar, which gives the bike its World War II feel — think Indiana Jones vs. the Nazis — but it's also the sidecar that gives it its stability in bad weather, thanks to the world's only on-demand two-wheel-drive sidecar drive shaft. Other features include an OHV air-cooled 4 cycle opposed twin cylinder engine, Herzog gears, Brembo brakes, a true reverse gear, a large sidecar storage compartment, straightforward maintenance, and true Russian heritage.