Zero Motorcycles Advances Electric Motorcycle Connectivity

A ground-up rebuild that delivers new levels of power and control

To say much has happened since Zero Motorcycles launched in a garage back in 2006 would be an understatement. From their 2013 prototype electric motorcycle to today’s release of the SR/F, the brand has been an industry leader in technology and design. With this next-generation bike, they’re staking claim to the title of world’s first commercially available connected motorcycle. This encompasses so many attributes, but …

CAKE’s First Street Legal Bike: Kalk&

A design delight for the daily commute or an off-road adventure

Influenced by downhill and enduro mountain bikes, the Kalk& (from Swedish brand CAKE) might be based on utilitarian creations, but it looks like something from another world. This is CAKE‘s first street legal electric motorcycle (in Europe and the US) and, with that, comes a super-light ride that can easily take you off-road. Unlike its predecessor, the off-road Kalk OR, this new iteration features mirrors, a license …

The Badass Costumed Taxi Drivers of Nairobi

In Nairobi, motorbike taxis—known as “boda-bodas”—are oftentimes the best option for avoiding traffic. During a recent visit, photographer Jan Hoek noticed that noticed a well-designed, almost costumed boda-boda—it looked a lot like Nicholas Cage’s motorcycle in Ghost Rider. Inspired to create a photo series, Hoek teamed up with Ugandan fashion designer Bobbin Case, and seven drivers in the Kenyan capital got costumed to match their bike. …