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eRIDE CLUB – The Largest Light Electric Vehicle Portal Officially Launched

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — eRIDE CLUB, the largest light electric vehicle (LEV) portal, today announced the launch of its website (www.erideclub.com) and eRIDE CLUB mobile app. Following in the footsteps of other pioneering rental and sharing services, plans in hospitality (e.g., AirBnB), ride-sharing (e.g., Uber, Lyft), scooter and e-bike rentals (e.g., Bird, Lime, Jump, Motivate), eRIDE CLUB is the first entity to provide rentals of all types of electric vehicles including scooters, e-bikes, mobility scooters, ATVs and electric cars.

“Our goal is to provide affordable and sustainable transportation options for everyone to get around,” stated Julian Brown, the president of eRIDE CLUB. “Do you want an e-bike on your next Caribbean trip? Or a mobility scooter for your visiting grandparents? Maybe a scooter in Rome? We can arrange it all,” continued Brown.

The eRIDE CLUB app (iOS and Android) allows members to access a huge database of LEV’s for rent or sale according to their current location or travel destination. Customers can choose from unique products and compare prices, while businesses can showcase and profit from their idle showroom products. Suppliers benefit from new markets, increased visibility and rewards. “Suppliers can use the app to list products, prices, pictures, features and availability, all in real time,” said Brown.

eRIDE CLUB has already signed over 190 points of rental/sales across the globe. Presently, eRIDE CLUB is moving into Phase II of its plan, which will encompass acquiring 100,000 members and doubling its points of supply within the next six months. eRIDE CLUB is actively pursuing strategic alliances and investors worldwide to accelerate its strategy plan.

eRIDE CLUB has signed a letter of intent with 2050 Motors, Inc. for investment to accelerate faster. As part of the transaction, which is expected to go to Definitive Agreement and closing by the end of the month, 2050 Motors will issue eRIDE Club 100,000 Series B Preferred Shares for 10% of eRIDE CLUB’s equity with options for increased investment by both parties. 

Vik Grover, CEO of 2050 stated: “I have been in discussions with eRIDE CLUB for many months as I have seen the phenomenal growth of the EV market. I am bullish on eRIDE CLUB’s opportunity, and currently am in discussions with eRIDE CLUB to launch them as their own stand-alone public entity, either as an over the counter (OTC) security or a blockchain listed token offered to 2050’s shareholders and outside investors. The time could not be better to attack this burgeoning opportunity and build a substantial player in the EV theater here and abroad.”

About eRIDE CLUB Corp.

eRIDE CLUB’s goal is to connect a wide variety of electric vehicles that are safe, convenient and affordable to anyone around the world. It strives to create the largest network with all providers, sharing networks, individual rental fleets and rental shops under one simple convenient club – the eRIDE CLUB. For more info, visit www.erideclub.com.

About 2050 Motors, Inc.

2050 Motors, Inc. (www.2050motors.com) is a publicly traded company focused on business incubation and acceleration. The Company invests in, provides assistance and support with management and Board representation, and advises emerging growth companies aligned with its environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) mission. 2050 is developing direct investment and affiliations – control stakes, minority participation and joint ventures – that afford companies access to the public markets for expansion capital as well as spin-out options to become their own stand-alone public companies or blockchain-traded entities.

Newly Published in the Cantina – read now

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How to choose the best Bluetooth Helmet for your Road Bike

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Triumph Resurrects Its Torque Monster, The Rocket III

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Miles for Military motorcycle ride

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New Castle to Dover, Aug. 10

IHeartMedia Wilmington announced its 15th annual Miles for Military motorcycle ride to benefit USO Delaware is set to begin at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Delaware National Guard Training Facility, 1197 River Road, New Castle.

IHeartMedia Wilmington’s on-air personalities Christa Cooper, Whiskey, Randy, Kat, Courtney and Benny Panella will host the event, one of the largest motorcycle rides crossing Delaware. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants will ride down south Route 9 and finish at Dover International Speedway.

“We are excited about our partnership with iHeartMedia Delaware for the Miles for Military motorcycle event,” said Bruce Kmiec, director for USO Delaware. “It has grown over the years into a household name event. We are floored by the amount of support we get for our current military and their families by all the riders that attend this amazing event. The money raised provides some funding to over 50 USO Delaware military support events and programs we hold each year.”

The event will culminate with a free Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. Dupont Highway. Festivities will include live music from local group Party Fowl and DJ Rob Tyler, country line dance lessons with DJ Steve Carroll, face painting, a photobooth, cornhole games and demonstrations by the Dover Fire Department and the Delaware State Police SCUBA and Mounted Patrol Units.

Sponsors and supporters of the event include the Delaware Law Enforcement Motor Units, A-1 Sanitation, Budget Rooter, Middletown Tent and Events, Shamrock Printing, Where Pigs Fly, Hogs and Heroes, Pepsi Beverage Company of Wilmington, Sean O’Hanlon’s Dunkin’ Herr’s, Party Princess Productions and ASAP Screen Printing.

Registration is $20 per motorcycle/driver and $10 for a passenger, available online and the day-of the event.

For registration and more, visit ihr.fm/2MJyR4n.

Gogoro Announces Yamaha, Aeon Motor And PGO As Founding Members Of Its ‘Powered By Gogoro Network’ Program

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Gogoro announces Yamaha, AEON Motor and PGO as founding members of its ‘Powered by Gogoro network’ program.

With more than 1,300 battery swapping stations and 100,000 plus vehicle battery swaps every day, Gogoro Network has established itself as the leading urban refueling infrastructure used by consumers

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Gogoro®, a technology leader transforming how innovation is accelerating the shift to sustainable urban mobility, today announced the global introduction of the ‘Powered By Gogoro Network’ program. Established to increase adoption of sustainable urban transportation, the program enables vehicle makers to design smart electric vehicles that integrate with the Gogoro Network, Gogoro’s industry-leading battery swapping platform. Gogoro also announced that leading scooter makers Yamaha, Aeon Motor, and PGO are the first vehicle makers participating in the program and will be launching new scooters this summer.

Gogoro Network was established to drive new innovations, technologies, and business models that eliminate barriers to electric fuel adoption and introduce more people to cleaner and smarter urban mobility choices. Launched first in Taiwan in 2015, the Gogoro Network has facilitated more than 44 million battery swaps and has more than 1300 GoStation battery swapping locations today, making it the most sophisticated mass-market battery swapping system in the world.

“Gogoro was created to ignite the mass market shift to sustainable energy in cities by establishing an intelligent urban ecosystem that introduced a new refueling system that created a hub for communities, businesses, and consumers,” said Horace Luke, founder and CEO, Gogoro Inc. “We are excited to have leading scooter brands like Yamaha, Aeon Motor and PGO as founding members of our Powered By Gogoro Network program and look forward to consumers having a variety of choices when selecting smart electric vehicles.”

Enabling All Vehicles Makers To Embrace Sustainable Transportation
With strong consumer adoption of Gogoro Network battery swapping, ‘Powered by Gogoro Network’ provides consumers with a variety of choices in scooter brands, designs, features and price and extends Gogoro’s industry leadership in swappable and sustainable refueling. ‘Powered by Gogoro Network’ provides vehicle makers with access to Gogoro’s innovations and intellectual property including its intelligent drivetrains and controllers, components and smart systems, so each manufacturer can develop and roll-out unique electric vehicles that integrate Gogoro Network battery swapping.

About Gogoro Network
The Gogoro Network is an open platform for battery swapping and smart mobility services, delivering a fresh alternative to legacy fuel and its undeniable pollution. Gogoro Network combines the power of connectivity, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to create a new generation of swappable refueling that is smart, scalable and continually optimizing itself to be dynamic and versatile for people, communities and businesses. The Gogoro Network is at the center of Gogoro’s innovation and enables all of its products and businesses including the Gogoro Smartscooter and ‘Powered By Gogoro Network’ vehicles to utilize it for refueling through battery swapping. The Gogoro Network is also the underlying platform for GoShare, Gogoro’s end-to-end mobility sharing platform and solution for smart cities. For more information, visit www.gogoro.com/gogoro-network.

About Gogoro
Founded in 2011, Gogoro is putting energy into things that matter. With a mission to deliver consumer innovations through an intelligent urban ecosystem that will improve how the world’s most populated cities distribute and utilize energy, the company is enabling the transformation of megacities into smart cities. Gogoro is working toward a better future by putting power in the hands of everyone – to move us all forward, faster. For more information, visit www.gogoro.com/press.

Vintage Electric introduces powerful New Roadster Throttle Bike for Fall 2019

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Classic Roadster Aesthetic Blends Innovative Design with Comfortable Ride Position, and Best-in-Class EV Technology

SANTA CLARA, CA – Vintage Electric crafts powerful electric bikes that artfully blend the vintage-inspired design of classic board track racers with the best in EV technology. Vintage Electric is proud to present the all-new 2020 Roadster model for riders looking for a high-performance EV ride paired with a unique cafe racer aesthetic. Designed in the grand tradition of open-air sportscars, the brand new Vintage Electric Roadster presents riders with an impressively fast 36-mph throttle bike that offers top-shelf performance with styling sure to turn heads.

“The new Vintage Electric Roadster is our take on applying the thrill of a canyon-carving convertible sports car to our respective EV bike segment,” says Vintage Electric Founder/Lead Designer Andrew Davidge. “We set out to combine best-in-industry performance with a grand aesthetic inspired by the simple, yet powerful, European and American sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s eras.”

Optimized for performance and comfort, the new Vintage Electric Roadster design starts with a hydroformed aluminum frame for the optimal blend of lightweight strength. Front suspension is standard: an MRP inverted-fork system supplies 60mm of front wheel travel to absorb road irregularities. The Roadster’s attached polished alloy seat-post features a saddle constructed with sable leather that matches the leather-wrapped handlebars to give riders a classic automotive feel. To compliment the high-quality leather accents throughout, the Roadster also features a classic two-tone color wave where black and silver further accent the aerodynamic design. Also, the Roadster’s LED headlamp not only lights the road, it captures an elegant moto spirit of yesteryear and transports it to today.

The new Vintage Electric Roadster bike is outfitted with the best in modern EV technology. The electronic interface on the handlebar is clear and intuitive; on-demand acceleration comes directly to the rider. Alternately, the thumb-throttle provides easy, convenient access to five incredibly smooth power modes. Speed ranges from a nice steady ramp to a powerful launch for riders. Another helpful feature on the Vintage Electric bike is the rear regenerative disc brake, which provides incredible stopping power while recharging battery power.

At the center of the Vintage Electric Roadster design is a powerful 1,123-watt battery in a stunning cast-aluminum housing that charges in a very fast 4½ hours. After a full charge, the Vintage Electric Roadster has up to a 75-mile range. In another nod to classic open-air sportscars, the Roadster is capable of speeds up to 36 mph in the optional private-property/closed-course “race” mode.

For more information on the $6,995 Roadster or other Vintage Electric models, please visit vintageelectricbikes.com or call (408) 969-0836.

Spoke Wheel Belt Buckle

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Spoke Wheel Belt Buckle
Hand crafted by Keith “Bandit ” Ball in brass.
2 1/2″ diameter

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Staff members build custom motorcycles, ride across the country, travel around the world, write books and pull over to help broke-down bikers. It’s where the ride begins and the adventure never ends.

 

5-Ball Leathers’ Pit Crew Vest

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The lightweight Pit Crew Vest from 5-Ball Leathers is made from ballistic nylon. Ballistic nylon was originally was designed in WWII to repel flying shrapnel.

The collar on the Pit Crew Vest is a mandarin style – unfolded stand up style – measures 1 ¼”, leather trim around arm holes and leather trim accents on front flaps. It features:

  • (2) Cary pockets
  • (2) chest pockets with snap closures
  • Leather trim on 2 side pockets with zipper closures
  • (2) ¼” leather band around the bottom of the vest
  • Side flaps with 2 snaps to adjust your fit.

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Our lead designer, Bob Kay, put all his experience with riding across country to rallys like Sturgis and the Smoke Out and combined his product knowledge from positions at Nempco, Biker’s Choice, and American Ironhorse and infused that passion into our newest vest. Bandit added his design elements and together the 5-Ball Leathers’ Pit Crew Vest was born.

This vest comes with leather accents, two gun pockets (or for phone, cameras or tools) with holsters, several outside pockets, and an exclusive Bandit media pocket in the inside back, so you can carry your favorite Cycle Source issue, or your court file, if you’ll be standing in front of a judge.

5-Ball Leathers’ leather accents utilize Buffalo leather due to its excellent resistance to abrasion and wind. We honor those road warriors of the past with top-quality motorcycle gear.

We created a line of 5-Ball Jackets, vests and Jak Shirts for tough environments with industrial-strength construction. Whether you are heading to Sturgis or cross town in a rainstorm, our 5-Ball leather delivers comfort, security and good looks.

At 5-Ball Leathers we design shirts, jackets and vests and then go out and torture test them. We refine our designs to ensure they are multi-task garments. That’s why our stuff has so much storage and why the pockets are so deep. We keep your gear safe and secure.

THE LAYERING STRATEGY – The purpose of layering is to keep you comfortable, insulated and protected. Often times a t-shirt, hoodie and a 5-Ball Jacket, Vest or Shirt is all you need. Then the rider is able to modulate their comfort level by adjusting their layers. Our leathers can easily be rolled up and stowed in your saddlebags or on your handlebars when not needed.

5-Ball garments are used as the mid-layer or outer layer depending upon riding conditions. Usually 3 layers are identified as follows:

  • Inner layer provides comfort by keeping the skin dry
  • Mid layer provides warmth. Also called insulating layer
  • Outside layer protects from wind and/or water and works as protection over the other two layers

A 5-Ball Cut delivers a cool & easy ride

Another Successful Year at Loretta Lynn’s for Kawasaki Team Green

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Foothill Ranch, Calif. (August 5, 2019) – Kawasaki Team Green™ wrapped up the 37th Annual AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch, in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee with plenty to celebrate. Team Green left the ranch with five championships, 11 overall podium finishes, and 14 moto wins.

The Team Green squad of Krystian Janik and Drew Adams contested the 85cc (10-12) and the 85cc (10-12) Limited classes aboard their KX™85 motorcycles. The Team Green duo occupied the podium throughout the week, however, one bad moto for each of them would ultimately hinder their overall results, but they showed they had the speed to compete with the best in the country in the 85cc class. Adams was able to secure second place overall in the 85cc (10-12) Limited class with fellow Team Green rider Thor Powell rounding out the top-5 in fifth.

Ryder DiFrancesco donned the No. 1 on his KX™85 for Team Green in the Mini Sr. 1 class as reigning champion and No. 99 in Mini Sr. 2 class. In the last Mini Sr. 2 moto, DiFrancesco looked poised to grab the championship with his 2-1 moto scores, and rocketed out of the gate to the first corner grabbing the holeshot, but he fell in the ensuing corner. From last position, the California native scratched and clawed his way back to the front of the pack. At the half way point of the race, DiFrancesco had brought the crowd to their feet as he ran the fastest lap of the week in the Mini Sr. classes, four seconds faster than any rider. After moving into third place, a crash on the last lap ultimately dropped him to fifth where 2-1-5 moto scores placed him third overall in the championship standings. Coming into the final moto of the week after suffering some misfortune in the Mini Sr. 1 (12-14) class, DiFrancesco made a statement to his competitors by winning the final moto in dominant fashion.

Stilez Robertson led the charge for Monster Energy Team Green big bike riders aboard his KX™250, battling for wins and championships in both the 250 B and Schoolboy 2 (12-17) B/C divisions. Robertson set the tone early in the week by winning the first 250 B moto and made it known that he was one of the fastest at the ranch in 2019. His consistency throughout the week was what ultimately earned him the championship in the 250 B class with 1-2-2 scores, and 3-5-2 scores in the Schoolboy 2 class that were good enough for second place overall in the championship battle.

Just as he has done all year long at other major amateur nationals, the No. 55 green machine of Dylan Cunha won in dominant fashion throughout the week. In the 250 C class he was able to remain perfect the entire week by sweeping the class with 1-1-1 moto scores. In the 250 C Jr. (12-17) class, a bad crash in his second moto hindered his overall results but was still able to manage a 10th place overall finish in the class.

John Grewe would once again win the Masters 50+ championship for the fourth consecutive year. Grewe also placed his Babbitt’s Online Kawasaki KX™450 on the podium with a second overall in the Senior 40+ class with 2-2-2 scores, while fellow Team Green riders Gregory Pamart and Ryan Valade rounded out the top five behind Grewe.

In the vet classes it was not only about Team Green’s Grewe who had success, in the Senior 45+ class there was a first time Loretta Lynn’s champion crowned by the name of John Bowlin aboard his KX™450. Bowlin sat with a 1-1 score heading into the final moto of the week and was put to the test as the Tennessee skies darkened and the rain began to engulf the track. Despite the conditions, Bowlin was bound and determined to capture his first ever championship and did just that by sweeping the Senior 45+ class with perfect scores. Fellow Team Green rider Don Boespflug joined Bowlin on the podium with 3-5-2 scores, earning a second place overall in the class.

Joining Grewe and Bowlin in the vet championships was Nicholas Hayes who captured the Vet 30+ championship with consistent riding throughout the week. But much like his competitors, he would be forced to overcome adversity. After finishing first and third in his first two motos, Hayes pulled into “Greenville” seeking the aid of the Kawasaki Trackside Support team. The team quickly got him and his machine back to race ready. Hayes went on to win the final moto and the championship, stating “none of this would have been possible without the help yesterday from Kawasaki Team Green’s Trackside support crew. I can’t thank those guys enough!” Fellow Team Green rider Taylor Painter joined in on the action with a third place overall finish in the Vet 30+ class.

“It’s always great coming to Loretta Lynn’s,” said Team Green Manager, Ryan Holliday. “We enjoy catching up with so many of our Kawasaki racers and families from coast to coast. We strive to give them the best experience and support that our Team Green staff can provide. It was awesome to have some of our new lineup of 2020 KX™ and KLX® models out on display all week long for people to come check out.”

Kawasaki Championships and Top-5 Finishes
Loretta Lynn’s AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship:

250 B
1st – Stilez Robertson

250 C
1st – Dylan Cunha

Masters (50+)
1st – John Grewe

Vet (30+)
1st – Nicholas Hayes
3rd – Taylor Painter

Senior (45+)
1st – John Bowlin
2nd – Don Boespflug

Senior (40+)
2nd – John Grewe
4th – Gregory Pamart
5th – Ryan Valade

SchoolBoy 2 (12-17) B/C
2nd – Stilez Robertson

85cc (10-12) Limited
2nd – Drew Adams
5th – Thor Powell

Mini Sr. 1 (13-15)
3rd – Ryder DiFrancesco

Girls (11-16)
4th – Landrey Hazen

Ural x GPR 2-1 High Pipe

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New highly anticipated 2-1 High Mount Exhaust System

Now available for purchase! Fits 2016 and up Gear Up, Patrol, cT

Designed specifically for off road use only

  • Increased ground clearance
  • Lightweight stainless steel (nearly 10lbs. lighter than stock Ural exhaust system)
  • Internal mesh-type spark arrestor
  • Serviceable GPR muffler designed exclusively for Ural Motorcycles
  • Fits all 2016-2019 fuel injected models except Retro
  • ….and of course, unmatched Italian design

Contact your local dealer, supply is limited.

MSRP* 1,399.00

*MSRP does not include shipping, installation, dealer prices may vary

 

Shared e-scooters aren’t as environmentally friendly as other transport options

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A new study has found that e-scooters may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options.

Washington DC: People who think electric scooters or e-scooters are environmentally friendly, take note!

A new study has found that e-scooters may be greener than most cars, but they can be less green than several other options.

“E-scooter companies tout themselves as having little or no carbon footprint, which is a bold statement,” said Jeremiah Johnson, the corresponding author of the study

“We wanted to look broadly at the environmental impacts of shared e-scooters – and how that compares to other local transportation options.”

To capture the impact of e-scooters, researchers looked at emissions associated with four aspects of each scooter’s life cycle: the production of the materials and components that go into each scooter; the manufacturing process; shipping the scooter from the manufacturer to its city of use; and collecting, charging and redistributing the scooters.

The researchers also conducted a small-scale survey of e-scooter riders to see what modes of transportation they would have used if they hadn’t used an e-scooter.

The researchers found that 49 per cent of riders would have biked or walked; 34 per cent would have used a car; 11 per cent would have taken a bus; and 7 per cent wouldn’t have taken the trip at all.

In order to compare the impact of e-scooters to that of other transport options, the researchers looked at previously published life cycle analyses of cars, buses, electric mopeds, and bicycles.

Researchers looked at four types of pollution and environmental impact: climate change impact; nutrient loading in water; respiratory health impacts related to air pollution; and acidification.

The performance results were similar for all four types of pollution.

“A lot of what we found is pretty complicated, but a few things were clear,” said Johnson.

“Biking – even with an electric bike – is almost always more environmentally friendly than using a shared e-scooter. The sole possible exception is for people who use pay-to-ride bike-share programs. Those companies use cars and trucks to redistribute the bicycles in their service area, which can sometimes make them less environmentally friendly than using an e-scooter.”

By the same token, the study found that driving a car is almost always less environmentally friendly than using an e-scooter.

But some results may surprise you. For example, taking the bus on a route with high ridership is usually more environmentally friendly than an e-scooter.

“We found that the environmental impact from the electricity used to charge the e-scooters is fairly small – about 5 per cent of its overall impact,” said Johnson. “The real impact comes largely from two areas: using other vehicles to collect and redistribute the scooters; and emissions related to producing the materials and components that go into each scooter.”

That means that there are two major factors that contribute to each scooter’s environmental footprint. First is that the less driving that is done to collect and redistribute the scooters, the smaller the impact. The second factor is the scooters’ lifetime: the longer the scooter is in service, the more time it has to offset the impact caused by making all of its constituent parts.