There’s a lot in the media about the Electric Car and the fact that Tesla have opened up their patents to allow competitors develop competition in the market. So you’re going to be hearing a lot more about the electric car in the near future. But the Electric Motorcycle has undergone a quiet revolution in recent times. What may prove to be a transport solution that is faster adopted is the motorcycle, the fastest ever production motorcycle is already available and it’s electric. Lets Look at the Top 5 Best Electric Bikes in the World.
Lightning Motorcycles has produced a game-changing sure to change the minds of anyone doubting electric motorcycle performance. Lightning, claim this bike is the fastest production motorcycle ever – gas or electric and with a IPM liquid cooled 150 kw+ 10,500 rpm electric motor that generates a staggering equivalent of 200 hp and 168 ft/lbs of torque, it’s hard to disagree.
At the heart of the Mission R is a 120 kW (160 hp) electric motor integrated with the Mission Motorcycles InfiniteDrive™ powertrain, which offers unprecedented levels of control and performance. Engineered by Mission Motorcycles, the Mission R is at the vanguard of production electric superbikes. With an absence of pistons, crankshaft, clutch, and other mechanical parts rotating at thousands of rounds per minute, the Mission R creates a new dynamic in handling and control.
The 2014 Empulse is an evolution of the highly acclaimed, award winning 2013 Empulse. With a unique water-cooled motor, six speed gearbox and integrated J1772 rapid charging, the Empulse remains a market leader in the category. A top speed of 177kph and a 3kW onboard charger means the Brammo Empulse is still the world’s fastest electric motorcycle in serial production both riding and charging. The 2014 Empulse embodies many new and improved components making it an EV technology tour de force.
Zero DS Dual Sport
The Zero DS Dual Sport is a rugged off road that suits the urban road just as well. A fully electric motorcycle that can handle any surface with its direct-drive, fully adjustable suspension and rugged wheel set. The 2014 Zero DS offers a versatile and exhilarating ride and is a commitment-free ownership experience with its maintenance-free powertrain, penny per mile ‘fuel’ cost and powerful acceleration.
Harley Davidson Project LiveWire
It won’t be available to the general public, but the Harley Davidson Project LiveWire will be made available to select Harley customers to ride and provide feedback. Strange as it seems that the most iconic petrol head cycle company are going electric it is definitely and indicator as a major sea change in the motorcycle industry. The bike can go 209 km before it needs charging and will offer riders a top speed of 148km/h. Recharges will take between 30 minutes to an hour.