For the last couple of years both of the green motocross models have been known for

For the last couple of years both of the green motocross models have been known for their strong motors, stable handling, and ready-to-race set up. The 2015 KX250F was second place in our 2015 250F MX shootout, with its only missteps being that the front end was a little imprecise, the fork was not perfectly comfortable, and the exhaust note was obnoxiously loud. As for Kawi’s big bike, the 2015 KX450F took a few steps back from its previous shootout victory. Though its raw power was impressive, the air fork, bulky feeling, and—again—overly loud exhaust held it back. Yet it is a new year and that means new opportunities. In a perfect world, Kawasaki would keep the things we liked and fixed the things we didn’t, and for the 2016 Kawasaki KX450F, we might just get our wish. It is an all-new Kawasaki dirt bike, including a new frame, new engine cases and internals, new plastics, new swingarm, new seat, and many other “all new” items that, combined, save a claimed 7.5 pounds! For the 2016 KX250F, the bike seems to be relatively unchanged. As of now, there is little information by way of specs and details but from the information provided by Kawasaki, it looks like they focused...

BMW’s closed-loop batteries and AI-powered beehives: The best innovations for Green GB Week

A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best. This week’s best innovations could drive significant change across the food, shipping and automotive sectors It doesn’t take an eagle-eyed observer to realise that this week has been a hugely busy one for UK-based sustainability professionals, with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launching the nation’s first-ever Green GB Week – with edie acting as an official media partner. Throughout the week, dozens of events have been held to help BEIS tell the story of clean growth and empower organisations of all industry types and sizes to accelerate progress towards a low-carbon economy. When striving to spur the transition to a low-carbon world and to create a sustainable future, it is always worth looking at the green innovations of today that could become mainstream in the coming months and years. With this in mind, this week’s round-up covers a variety of ideas, concepts, products and systems that could help natio...