Why go electric? In addition to being more eco-friendly and economical to run, electric motorcycles have a lower number of moving parts, leading to reduced maintenance needs and longer intervals between services. Consequently, riders can enjoy more uninterrupted road time without the concern of mechanical problems. We have compiled a selection of notable electric motorcycles, but the final decision on which one to opt for is yours.
1. LiveWire S2 Del Mar – $15,499
While Harley Davidson’s traditional image may not seem compatible with the electric motorcycle revolution, LiveWire, the company’s electric motorcycle spinoff brand, is set to launch its second motorcycle, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar. The LiveWire S2 Del Mar shares the ARROW architecture — battery, motor, charging, and control systems and has a sleek and graceful design that exudes an agile and sturdy appearance, featuring a minimalist aesthetic that is bound to attract attention. Weighting around 431 pounds the Del Mar will charge from 20-80% in about 75 minutes using Level 2 charging, and deliver a range of around 110 miles in city riding. Performance highlights include 80 horsepower (59.6 kW), 184 ft-lb of torque, 75 minute 20%-80% recharge time using L2, and a 0-to-60 time of 3.1 seconds. Priced at $15,499, is available to reserve one now, but deliveries should start in the US in July.
2. Vagabund KTM Freeride E – €19.900 (approx. $22,000)
This limited edition motorcycle, crafted by Vagabund Moto, a custom motorcycle shop from Austria in collaboration with KTM, is a true marvel for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Equipped with a brushless 18 kW synchronous motor, this modern Freeride frame motorcycle boasts of WP XPLOR suspension on both the front and rear, resulting in exceptional agility, remarkable dynamism, and excellent off-road capabilities. Vagabund’s website has put up the one-of-a-kind motorcycle for sale, and thanks to the 3D-printing technology, it is possible to produce the bikes in series.
3. Pursang E-Track – $14,900
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Pursang Motorcycles is a manufacturer of electric motorcycles. Their latest release, the E-Track, is a fully electric motorcycle designed as a modern interpretation of the classic Bultaco Pursang model, which was produced from 1967 to 1984. The Pursang E-Track fuses a chic look and comes propelled by a Bosch motor with an 11kW power output, which is fueled by three 48V batteries, each with a power capacity of 2.4kW, totaling to 7.2kW. This robust power source provides the E-Track with an impressive range of 140 kilometers and a maximum speed of 110 km/h. To recharge the batteries fully, it takes approximately 6 hours. The motorcycle is a sophisticated and stylish ride suitable for both urban and suburban travels.
4. BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter – $14,180
Introduced as a concept back in 2017, the BMW CE 04 is the next step in the Bavarian automaker’s foray into electric mobility. What’s cool about the CE 04? The first eye-catcher is that longboard-style seat. The futuristic scooter CE 04 is powered a powerful liquid-cooled electric motor with 31 kW (42 hp), delivers=ing instant torque and a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h). It has a range of up to 80 miles (130 km) in Eco mode on a single charge, making it a practical option for daily commutes. The charging duration for CE 04′ is as follows:: empty to full in 4 hours 20 mins, with the optional quick charger taking that down to 1 hour 40 mins. Alternatively, the battery can be charged from 20 percent to 80 percent in just 45 minutes.
5. Savic C-Series Alpha – $26,990
Australian electric motorbike manufacturer, Savic, has crafted this impressive electric motorcycle known as the Savic C-Series Alpha. The bike’s design seamlessly blends retro design elements with cutting-edge technology, resulting in a visually striking and technologically advanced ride. The motor, battery and chassis are all Savic designs but there’s big-name component brands in there too, like Brembo, Bosch, Pirelli, YSS and Wilbers. The bike features a classic look sporting a beautiful brown leather seat and a polished ‘tank’ and seat unit. Packing a 16.3 KWH battery which can be chargeg in 4.5 hours, the motorbike offers an incredibly fast acceleration of 0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds, and 200km city range. Starting at $26,990+
6. Fuell Fllow – $11,995
Fuell, an EV startup founded by Erik Buell, renowned in the world of motorcycling, is currently manufacturing electric bicycles and a high-performance motorcycle named the Fllow. Featuring a modular design, the battery, rear wheel motor, charging system and accent panels can be easily upgraded. The sleek and minimalistic bike is powered by a powered by a 47 HP motor that delivers a ridiculous 553lb-ft of torque acceleration, from a 10 kWh Li-Ion battery that enables it to achieve an urban range of 150 miles and a top speed of 85mph. Fllow boasts a claimed 0-62mph time of just 3.5 seconds . Priced at $11,995 MSRP, the bike can be pre-ordered now.
7. Maeving RM1 – £6,990.00 (approx. $8,678)
Designed for urban commuting and short trips, the RM1 is an electric bicycle featuring a retro-style design crafted by Maeving, a recently founded British bicycle manufacturer. Powered by an electric motor that’s sourced from Bosch and is mounted in the rear-wheel hub, the Maeving RM1 has a top speed of around 45mph (72kmh) and and features a swappable dual-battery setup that offers up to 80 miles (128km) of autonomy on a single charge.
8. Damon Hyperfighter Colossus – $35,000
Damon Motors, a premium e-motorcycle manufacturer, showcased its impressive Hyperfighter Colossus model at EICMA 2022 in Milan, Italy. The HyperFighter is the second electric motorcycle released by the brand, and it comes in three variants: the top-of-the-line Colossus, the intermediate Unlimited 20, and the standard Unlimited 15. The Colossus is the premium option that boasts exceptional performance capabilities along with a 360° camera and radar system, and features like Brembo brakes, Öhlins suspensions, a single-sided swingarm, and more. Damon only plans to make 100 examples. Its specs include a 200 hp version of Damon’s liquid-cooled electric motor, powered by a 20 kWh battery pack and delivering more than 200Nm of torque and a claimed top speed of 170 mph. Damon HyperFighter Colossus can be acquired in the United States for US$ 35,000 MSRP.
9. Energica EsseEsse9+ RS – €28,367 (approx. $31,1420+)
Drawing from the knowledge gained through Energica’s involvement in MotoE, Energica EsseEsse9+ RS is a vintage-inspired electric motorcycle that is designed to combine high-performance riding with sustainable technology. One of the standout features of the EsseEsse9+ RS is its acceleration, the electric motor provides instant torque, allowing the bike to reach 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph. Another highlight of the EsseEsse9+ RS is its battery life, max 21.5 kWh / nominal 18.9 kWh. The bike can travel up to 200 miles on a single charge, which is a significant improvement over many other electric motorcycles on the market. Range comes in at 261 miles city, 123 miles on the interstate, and 153 miles combined. EsseEsse9+ has an exclusive feature: all three charging options – Slow Charge Mode 2 or 3 and DC Fast Charge Mode 4, all provided as standard.
10. Sondors Metacycle – $6,500+
Sondors Metacycle is one of the most hotly anticipated new low-cost electric motorcycles in the US, unveiled by an American company. With its streamlined aluminum frame, the bike exudes a contemporary and uncluttered appearance that will attract numerous riders, and remarkably weighs only 200 pounds due to its slim build. Metacycle is powered by a 14.5kW (20-HP; peak) motor, paired with a 4kWh battery pack, and can can zip up to 80 miles per hour and has a max range of 80 miles. The lightweight commuter also has a place for your cell phone to charge with QI wireless charging, and comes fitted with 17-inch Michelin tires, Brembo ByBre hydraulic disc brakes, and inventive turn signals, where the front signals are integrated into the sides of the halo headlight. Overall, the Sondors Metacycle is a great option for anyone looking for an electric motorcycle that is both stylish and efficient.
11. Lightning LS-218 – $38,888+
If you’re searching for an electric sport bike that boasts impressive performance, then the Lightning LS-218 is the perfect choice. The Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle is undoubtedly a leader among the next generation of motorcycles, boasting an impressive speed of 351 kilometers per hour or 218 miles per hour in imperial units. Featuring top-of-the-line components and materials such as carbon fiber fairings, Öhlins forks, and Brembo brake calipers and discs, the LS-218 also boasts adjustable front and rear suspension with preload, as well as forged aluminum wheels and choice of three battery packs (the smallest at 15kwh provides a range of around 188 miles, 20 kwh delivers about 255 miles of range per charge, and 28kwh Lightning-Fast charge system (LFCS) with 335 miles range). You can reserve Lightning’s new models through the company’s website now.