Custom electric motorcycle by Wannabe-Choppers

Chemical Reactions: Wannabe’s custom electric chopper

We tend to be afraid of what we don’t understand, shying away from things that are ‘different’ or ‘foreign.’ Even something as lovely as this all-aluminum motorcycle from Enrico de Haas of Germany’s Wannabe-Choppers is hated by some—simply because it has an electric powertrain. “Sometimes I’m even happy about the bullshit,” says a smiling Ricky,…

Honda CA160 Dream electric conversion by Danny Mantyla

Dream-E: Converting a 1967 Honda CA160 to electric

What’s the hardest part of converting a classic motorcycle to electric? You might think it’s sourcing an appropriate drivetrain, or wedging it into a chassis designed for an internal combustion engine. Sure, those are all notable challenges—but the real trick, is pulling it off without ruining the bike’s vintage aesthetic. Amateur bike builder Danny Mantyla…