Motorcycles are the wonder two-wheeled – or sometimes three-wheeled – auto bike that supports basic transportation from one place to another. But of course, nothing is so simple and even though motorcycles may have started out simply, there’s now a wide range of them for different purposes.
Enter the electric motorcycle. This two-wheeler supported by electric motors from charge batteries powers the bike and renders gasoline-powered engines useless and obsolete. The electric bike has allowed designers to maximize design while achieving speed, performance, and strength while remaining competitive with their traditional counterparts.
For lovers of the environment and others curious to know about the best bikes out there, here are 15 of the best electric motorcycles in the market and 5 of the worst.
20 2020 Harley-Davidson Livewire
The beautifully designed Harley-Davidson Livewire is a beautifully designed electric bike that is compact, stylish, and fast. The LiveWire is supported by a 15.5 kWh battery that will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat and can crank up to 146 miles in a single charge.
19 2020 Zero SR/F
With it’s very contained body, the sweet-looking Zero SR/F is one of the most formidable electric bikes out there. With a top speed of 124 mph, the electric motorcycle can last an impressive estimated 161 miles in one charge. A power tank can also extend the battery life.
18 2019 Energica Ego
The 2019 Energica Ego a fine blend of nicely decorated finishing, fancy wheels, and strong beautiful tires. With its 13.4 kWh battery, the Ego has an output of 136 hp and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds and has a top velocity of 150 mph. The Ego has a decent weight of 585 lbs and can average 93 miles of charge in one use.
17 2020 Lightning LS-218
With a name like “Lightning,” the 2020 LS-218 has a lot to live up to, which it succeeds to do with its capacity. The LS-218 can move from 0 to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds and has an insane speed of 218 mph. Its base model comes with a battery of 380V 12kWh pack that can sustain the LS-218 to about 120 miles in one charge.
16 2019 Brutus V9
With an incredible weight of 784 lbs, the Brutus V9 is a tough bike. The muscular Brutus V9 is a muscular bike, that is packed with an 18.8 kWh battery that can reach a top speed of 115 mph and can run a distance of 280 miles in a single charge life.
15 Johammer J1
The Johammer J1 is a futuristic bike with a similar resemblance to those seen in sci-fi story genre and is bolstered with cutting edge technology that could shame a lot of other electric bikes out there.
With a very lightweight of 390 pounds, the Johammer promises maneuverability and can achieve a top speed of 75 mph. Its 12.7 kWh can carry the J1 for 124 miles in one charge. Though we don’t completely agree with the design, it’s still an overall great bike.
14 Lito Sora
Commonly regarded as a designer e-motorcycle, the second-generation model is equipped with advanced features like keycard ignition, touchscreen pad for controls, and adjustable seating. Its 12 kWh battery capacity has a top speed of 120 mph on the road and can last for 120 miles on a single charge.
13 Vespa Elettrica
The quick and easy to charge Vespa Elettrica is one of the easiest bikes to ride. With a suitable 3.95 kWh battery, the Electtrica can sustain its energy for 62 miles on a single charge and hit a top velocity of 32 mph. The Vespa electric scooter is also very easy to maneuver with its light weight of 287 lbs.
12 Lightning Strike
The Lightning Strike is another wonderful installment of Lightning Motorcycles and as you may have noticed, this is a brand that emphasizes the extreme speed of their bikes. The two-wheeler is expected to behave a top speed of 150 miles-per-hour while overcoming a distance of 150 miles in one full-charge life.
11 2020 Arc Vector
This futuristic two-wheel mobile is designed with an impressive amount of technology like advance Human Machine Interface (HMI), HUD-based Arc Pilot System, abundant safety innovations. With a battery capacity of 16.8 kWh, the Arc Vector can reach a top speed of 125 miles-per-hour and survive a distance of 270 miles in a single full charge.
The Tarform is a motorcycle that is fully available for customization and modification of its features. The shape-shifting two-wheeler is equipped with a 9kWh battery that can hit a top velocity of 95 mph and last a 90 miles distance after charging. The Tarform is about 350 pounds in weight.
9 Zero DSR
The DSR Black Forest Edition is another model of the Zero Electric bike that is equipped with a 14.4 kWh battery pack that has an output of 90 horsepower and 116 lb-ft torque that can cover a range of 163 miles in a full-charged battery. It’s designed with a strong frame, lockable cases, handguards, and maintains the awesome performance that we have come to associate with the Zero brand.
8 Tacita T-Race Diabolika
Designed to achieve the optimum result in a long-distance off-road adventure, combined with a low riding position, the Diabolika is perfect for any type of rider out there. It’s supported by a powerpack of about 9 kWh that can cover a range of 100 km in 3 hours for an off-road track.
7 Alta Motors Redshift SM
The electric-powered Alta Motors Redshift SM is a dirt motorcycle that reestablishes off-road riding in the most distinguished light possible. Its 5.8 kWh electric engine can output 42 horsepower and a 120 ft-lb torque, giving the bike a force with a top speed of 65 mph and a total range of 60 miles per charge.
6 2020 Evoke Urban S
This very futuristic designed motorcycle that has it’s exclusive looking back tire and sophisticated demeanor is another great electric bike to buy. Its sporty 19 kW hub motor releases a top speed of 81 mph and 86 pound-feet of torque. Equipped with an inverted fork, 5-inch touchscreen display, and a unique storage cabinet, the completes the rounds of all great motorcycle.
5 Worst: Nawa Radical Electric Motorcycle
The Nawa radical electric motorcycle is truly a radical concept that pushes a lot of design decorum out the window. This very shiny electric bike is a poor imitation of a futuristic motorcycle in terms of its complete disregard for the safety of its drivers. Another issue that drivers of the Nawa have complained about is the lack of comfort since its equipped with very few technological gadgets.
4 Worst: Curtiss Zeus Electric Bobber Motorcycle
The Curtiss Zeus Electric Bobber Motorcycle generally has a nice look that should be appreciated but the design – lets face it – lack excellence. The vacuums were going well until I started counting more than 1. The excessive vacuum screams of a lack of creativity to adequately improvise them into something useful.
3 Worst: Moto chimp
The very small motor chimp is another electric bike that can be categorized among the not so great of motorcycles. It’s not a very comfortable ride, plus it provides little legroom for the rider. The Moto chimp is only suitable for kids and to give to adults as a bad joke.
2 Worst: Curtiss psyche electric motorcycle
Truly the greatest challenge of the new era of electrical powered motorcycle is none other than design. For Curtiss motorcycle, they need a new design that can manage space and not give us something like a skeleton. Unless you are into zombies and the dead, this motorcycle is just bad taste for an enthusiast.
1 Worst: Spanish NUUK electric motorcycle
The NUUK Urban is an ideal motorcycle for nimble movement and not too terribly bad design and performance output. It’s built with a nicely fitted storage compartment. Our issue with the decent NUUK bike is that they could have done more to its simple design, even if it’s just passable.
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