A memorial race turns tragic and electric bikes grab a bunch of headlines in this week's Friday 5.

FMI Cancels Sic Supermoto Day Following the Death of Doriano Romboni

Photo: MotoGP

Former World Championship Grand Prix race winner Doriano Romboni passed away on Saturday afternoon after suffering an accident at the Sic Supermoto Day in memory of the late Marco Simoncelli.

Benelli to make official return to the North American market with scooters and ATVs

Photo: AutoEvolution.com

Benelli is tackling the United States market with 50cc scooters and 250cc ATVs in 2014. A factory is currently being built in Sikeston, MO and will emply about 100 workers.

American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) adds zero-emission U.S. eMotoRacing Series to 2014 calendar

Photo: RoadRacing World.com

Racer Arthur Kowitz is organizing the zero-emission U.S. eMotoRacing Series for 2014 to run in conjunction with the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) CPL Systems Historic Cup National Roadrace Series.

Suzuki Releases More Images and Video of Their Forthcoming Extrigger Electric Bike

Photo: Motorcycle.com

Suzuki released new photographs of their Extrigger, the company's electric minibike unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

VOXAN Presents the Most Powerful Electric Motorcycle in the World

The new Wattman Voxan electric motorcycle is a 200 hp bike which comes with a liqiud-cooled permanent magnet motor putting no less than 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque at your disposal. The Wattman boasts from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and from 0 to 100 mph (160 km/h) in 5.9 seconds

Written By: JC Current