eMCN: Where next for motorcycling?


Biking is undergoing a revolution. Where it was once all about petrol and noise, environmental pressures have forced
manufacturers to venture into new, uncharted territories.

Some, such as Norton, have come out in favour of battery power, while others including Triumph, Kawasaki and Honda, have begun to explore elsewhere.

Brands from across the globe have announced research projects surrounding hydrogen combustion, efuels, synthetics, and in some sectors even ammonia – with many doubting electric power’s ability to match petrol in the large capacity
leisure sector.

Official targets Motorcycles produce just 0.4% of the total UK domestic transport emissions, and yet the Government has proposed a series of net zero-emission targets that could see the first batch of new petrol bikes outlawed in around seven years…