Electric motorbikes have been around almost as long as electric cars – but just like them, they are only now starting to hit the mainstream, and there’s as many new brands developing bikes in the hope of forcing their way into the market as there established heavy-hitters.To get more news about ebike, you can visit davincimotor.com official website.
What’s clear is that there’s something for everyone on the market or coming to it, with prices of the bikes we’ve highlighted ranging from £3499 to £28,995, power from 5bhp to 200bhp, and range from 50 to 300 miles. If you’re minded to buy one, there’s an electric bike out there to suit every taste
Below, we round up six of the best motorbike EVs that you can buy today, as well as listing four of the most exciting that are set to hit the showrooms in the not-too-distant future.
A groundbreaking step from a regular (petrol powered) motorcycle manufacturer, Harley Davidson hit this one out of the park. The Livewire isn’t just a quality electric motorbike but is just a quality bike in general. Brembo brakes and Showa suspension help hide the 251kg weight and the Livewire feels like the most dynamic Harley Davidson ever made, regardless of what’s powering it.
We love the haptic pulse, a synthetic replica of the feeling a petrol V-twin gives when stationary, which makes the bike rock slightly between your legs. We also like the mid range punch at A road overtaking speeds. You might think the top speed of 115mph isn’t enough, but one ride is all it’ll take to convince you otherwise. The Harley Davidson Livewire is genuinely great fun to ride.
If you’re in the market for one, it might be worth hanging on until 2022 though. The original purchase price of £28,995 has just been slashed in the USA to around £15k in a bid to get them moving off the showroom floor. It’s likely that the UK will adopt this new price next year, at which time we expect to see plenty more of these on the roads.
Zero have been making electric bikes since 2006 and are viewed by many as the market leaders when it comes to EV motorcycling. Sales figures of 4000 global units in 2020 might not sound that strong, but we’d expect that number to increase significantly this year.
The Zero SR/S has more range and more power than the Livewire, but is missing some of the dynamic and touchpoint refinement. The full fairing offers a touch of weather protection and looks pretty slick compared to the naked model (the SR/F), but you should expect the same blistering straight line performance from both.
Just about managing to feel like a motorbike, rather than a powered mountain bike wearing an overcoat, the SuperSoco offers the ideal gateway into life on two EV wheels. It’s skinny and feels very light, making it ideal for beginners or those making the transition from pedal power.
Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a toy though; round town the TC Max is more than capable of staying ahead of traffic. Push too hard and the speed available can overcome the chassis a little, but leave it in one of the lower power modes and everything makes perfect sense. The charging system is a doddle to use and it costs very little. All in, it’s a bit of a bargain.
Classic Vespa looks from the kings of making personal transport are a great start. Established dealer networks in major cities (thanks to the petrol powered versions laying all the foundations) means that, unless you live in the middle of nowhere, you wont struggle for dealer support. The brushless motor and battery are (like most others) maintenance free, there’s easy-peasy pairing with your phone, allowing the screen to become an extension of your digital obsession.
Make sure to choose the faster version of the two available, offering you 44mph and only costing £300 more than the 30mph model. Range on paper is approximately 50 miles which might not sound like much, but even the petrol versions were only ever designed with short rides in mind. Visual heritage doesn’t come cheap, mind. £6600 is far too much for most, particularly when you consider the Sunra will go further and faster for much less.
Electric bikes are still in their infancy, so nobody really knows which way to go in order to catch the eye of potential customers. Offering something different, Chinese firm Sunra has established a monster global network and is ready to push into the UK.
This Miku Super has minibike dimensions, making it ideal for everything from bolting to the back of a campervan to squeezing into tiny parking bays in the city. It’ll zip along at 50mph no problem and despite the brakes, suspension and tyres all being unbranded, puts in a commendable show all the way to the pegs scraping. A three-pin plug charge takes four hours and you can expect around 80 miles in return.
Italian designed and built, picture Energica as the Ducati of the EV world. Built in Modena, this RS model is billed as the hyper naked of Energica’s range. We like the charge interruption, which allows the rider to set the exact amount of charging time required. This means if you only need to charge it for an hour every night, it’ll stop when it’s had what you want it to take.
Marzocchi forks and Bitubo shocks are premium in every sense, as are the Brembo radial mount brakes. There’s six levels of traction control to choose from and genuinely very little for internal combustion bikers to poke fun at. Expect to smoke hypercars and petrol powered superbikes in a straight line, just remember there’s 260kgs (the same as the average Harley Davidson) waiting to be told what to do when you get to a corner. Probably our pick of this current crop.