Over the past week, I’ve filed updates on my progress from the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. You can find the practice and qualifying report here, and the final results here. The event was a momentous occasion for Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood Electrics, as this marks the first time a class was formed specifically for Zero […]
50th Anniversary Of The Great Escape To Be Celebrated With Electric Motorcycle
July 4th marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic Steve McQueen film, “The Great Escape,” and to commemorate the golden anniversary of McQueen’s escape attempt from German forces during WWII, McQueen Motorcycle will unveil a special electric motorcycle, the Xscape.
The Xscape is scheduled to be McQueen Motorcycle’s first production motorcycle, with cues to incorporate today’s technology and integrate “the history and design of tradition.” Details are scarce at this point, but considering McQueen rode a Triumph TR6 Trophy in the scene, it would be reasonable to expect similar styling.
In fact, looking closely at the photo above will reveal wire wheels, most likely a nod to the vintage Triumph. That’s all we can gather at the moment, but on July 4th, be sure to visit the website as the new motorcycle will be revealed.