Brooklyn Motorized Reinvents the Retro [Electric] Motorcycle

Bike's battery is removable so it can be recharged by apartment dwellers.

Published: 01-Apr-2011

Jonathan Schultz for The New York Times Andrew Templar, Wes Cox and Jim Carden, with their prototype electric motorcycle at the offices of the Brooklyn Motorized Corporation

Last December, Neil Young played a venue opposite the offices of the Brooklyn Motorized Corporation, an electric-motorcycle start-up situated among the red brick warehouses of Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Considering Mr. Young’s well-documented interest in electric vehicles, an enterprising BMC employee could have summoned the chutzpah to get backstage and invite the musician to view some prototypes after the gig. But for Jim Carden, the chief executive of Brooklyn Motorized, such bravado might have been construed as poor form; he also owns the concert venue.

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