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Electric Kawasaki Announced: Ninja E-1 and Z E-1

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These Electric models will aim to capture the 125cc commuter class for urban mobility

Kawasaki Europe has officially announced full specifications and details about its first electric motorcycles.

Ninja e-1 sportbike and the naked Z e-1 are to be launched in Europe. Both models are classified as 125cc-class motorcycles and will reach European markets soon. It is expected that other markets including Australia, Japan, and America will get these too.

Both the e-1 models are powered by the same air-cooled interior permanent magnet synchronous motor, rated at 6.7 hp at 2,800 rpm (claimed peak output of 12.1 hp), and a claimed 29.9 lb-ft. of torque. The curb weight is 298 pounds compared to 324 pounds for the Z 125.

Each motorcycle will be powered by two removable 50.4 V lithium-ion battery packs, and each having a nominal capacity of 30 Ah. The batteries are mounted in parallel under a storage compartment where typically a fuel tank is located. After installation, the battery charge levels are shown on the left and right sides of a TFT display. Each battery has its own charge level indicator.

Another interesting feature is the three different ways to charge these batteries:

  1. plugging it into a charger,
  2. connecting it to a charging dock, or,
  3. with the battery installed on the motorcycle, by connecting the charger to a port located in the tail.

Kawasaki has claimed charging time from 0 to 100% in just 3.7 hours for each battery, and a partial charge from 20 to 85% in 1.6 hours.

Knowing the industry reputation of Kawasaki in heavy machinery and not just motorcycles, one can be assured of quality and performance from electric motorcycles presented under a Kawasaki badge.

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Screamin’ Eagle/Öhlins Remote Reservoir Rear Shocks

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by Misled

When I saw Harley Davidson release these rear performance shocks for Touring models, I couldn’t wait to try them.

These high-performance nitrogen over oil shocks were designed with Öhlins specifically for Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team race bikes. They are monotube design with a remote reservoir that are completely adjustable to match a riding style using an adjustable preload spring to set sag and fine tune adjustments for compression at the reservoir and rebound at the bottom of the shock.

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Harley-Davidson and Post Malone collaborate

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Harley-Davidson and Post Malone collaborate on Limited Edition Apparel Collection

Post Malone x Harley-Davidson Launches as Part of Harley-Davidson’s H-D Collections on the Same Day as his Fifth Full Length Album Austin

MILWAUKEE (July 28, 2023) – Harley-Davidson and GRAMMY® Award-nominated, 8x RIAA diamond-certified global superstar Post Malone, teamed up for the first time to create a limited-edition apparel collection. The collection is a celebration of Post’s love for the iconic brand.

With the most RIAA diamond-certified singles from any artisan a brazen style all his own, Post Malone shines unlike any other singer-songwriter of our generation. The garments in the collection are as bold and clean as the polished brightwork on his custom chrome Harley-Davidson® Low Rider ST motorcycle.

Available as part of Harley-Davidson’s H-D® Collections, a grouping of unique lifestyle apparel lines, the Post Malone® x Harley-Davidson® collection is a combination of collaborative partner branding, clean and contemporary text designs, chrome treatments, and halftone graphics that either pay homage to or directly pull from classic H-D imagery. Collection highlights include a “Chrome Malone” tee, hoodie, and pant; the iconic Harley-Davidson bar and shield set chrome flame badge tees, a studded vest and pant set, and accessories like horsepower leather gloves and a flame badge silver chain.

“I’m beyond pumped to share this collab with Harley-Davidson! After a lot of work and love, we’re so proud of what we’ve created,” said Post Malone.

This coming Friday, July 28th Post will release his highly anticipated fifth full-length record Austin via Mercury Records/Republic Records. The album, self-titled after Post’s legal name, is a guitar heavy offering which features his already released songs, “Chemical,” “Mourning” and “Overdrive,” as well as 14 additional new tracks.

On Tuesday, July 18, Post Malone teased the collection by wearing the white tee featuring the Chrome flame Harley-Davidson logo during his performance at TSX Entertainment in the heart of New York City. He was the first artist in history to perform there, treating eager fans to an exclusive pre-listing party of his forthcoming album, Austin.

The Post Malone x Harley-Davidson Collection is available today on hdcollections.com and shop.postmalone.com.

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