Some of them maybe true, electric vehicle technology continues to evolve, and some of these new bikes could surprise you.
They are opposite doubts when comes to electric motocycles and the market.
People are saying they will bee too quiet, too weak, and you won’t get far enough on a charge.
The new breed of electric motorcycles may be quiet, but they aren’t always weak or limited to short ranges.
Some of them come from obscure brands, so it’s hard to tell which are the good and bad options.
Victory Empulse TT
Victory Motorcycles is popular brand name. The American motorcycle maker is one of the most important Harley competitors in the U.S. Victory makes bikes very similar to Indian models, but with a meaner, more custom look.
- Range: 140 miles (225 km)
- Top speed: 100 mph (160 km/h)
- Torque: 61 ft-lb (82 Nm)
- Power: 54 hp (40 kW)
- Weight: 470 lb (213 kg)
The most recognizable brand on this list of best electric motorcycles. Vespa is the king of scooters, offering some of the best options of its kind since 1946. Vespa scooters became famous for their unibody steel design and ease of use.
The Elettrica will win no races, but keep in mind it’s a Vespa. It’s not meant for showy performance, but it will definitely take you places. Piaggio Group claims it has more power than a 50cc scooter and a range of 100 km (62 miles).
- Range (city): Up to 120 miles (200 km)
- Top speed: TBA (30 kph in ECO mode)
- Torque: 147 ft-lb (199 Nm)
- Power: 5.4 hp (3.95 kWh)
- Weight: TBA
Johammer J1 200
This is not simply a motorcycle with a replaced mechanism; it’s a new breed.
This manufacturer decided to move away from traditional bike designs, simply because they could. There is no longer a muffler to worry about, or a motor shape. Why stick with traditional bike forms when you can change them?
This scooter speed is electronically limited to 75 mph, and range is estimated at 200 km (124 miles). The Johammer J1 is a bit pricey but it is a unique bike that is for sure.
- Range: 124 miles (200 km)
- Top speed: 75 mph (120 km/h)
- Torque: 14 bhp
- Power: 16 kW
- Weight: 390 lb (178 kg)
Nothing but the classic American cruiser. The V9 has a top speed of 115 mph and a range of 280 miles. That should get you from Los Angeles to Las Vegas (about 270 miles) on a single charge. Brutus looks mean, and it is a powerful machine with plenty to offer.
“Police agencies can even sign up for a special version. And you should definitely think twice before trying to run away from one of these”.
- Range (city): 280 miles (450 km)
- Top speed: 115 mph (185 km/h)
- Torque: 277 ft-lb (375 Nm)
- Power: 125 hp (93 kW)
- Weight: 784 lb (355 kg)
The Lightning LS218 is the world’s fastest production electric motorcycle. It comes with 150 kW, so the electric equivalent of 200 bhp and 168 lb/ft of torque. That’s more than BMW’s all-conquering, fossil-fuel burning S100RR. It is also a few pounds lighter at 495 lb.
Bike can storm through the 60 mph mark in two seconds and leave almost anything on the road trailing in its non-toxic wake. This is too much bike for the public road, it’s a race motorcycle and it isn’t for a novice or the faint of heart.
- Range (highway): 100 miles (160 km)
- Top speed: 218 mph (350 km/h)
- Torque: 168 ft-lb (227 Nm)
- Power: 200 hp (149 kW)
- Weight: 495 lb (224 kg)