7 Best Electric Motorcycles to buy in 2016

The motorcycle manufacturing industry has revolutionised due to all of the technological advancement that the world is witnessing; going green is no longer exclusive to the automobiles industry. The motorcycle manufacturers started producing environmental friendly machines that run on fossil fuel alternatives; to be more specific, two wheels that run on electricity. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the best electric motorcycles industry has to offer.

 

 

zero s motorcycle

Zero S Motorcycle

This model is dedicated to the street fighter enthusiasts. The Zero S motorcycle has a 150+ miles range per ride and 300,000+ miles lifetime. The bike has a top speed of 102mph. This is the outcome of a powerful 67 HP engine that produces 106 ft-lb torque. Those specifications are not typical within the electric motorcycles category. Also, the bike is loaded with an interior permanent magnet (IPM) that helps in cooling down the engine rapidly.

 

The Zero S is light-weight and has a sturdy frame since it’s made of aluminium. The stability and manoeuvring of the motorcycle are remarkable too, as the body design has a low centre of gravity. The bike is equipped with Showa suspension system for a smoother riding experience. The manufacturers invested in the braking system by adding Bosch anti-breaking system (ABS) for a shorter breaking time and a safer riding experience. The bike comes at a price of $9,895 including taxes. If you are a street fighter fan who just happened to love the environment as well as riding, then this is the bike for you. If you are seeking a more advanced version of the Zero S, you can always go for the Zero SR.  I remember before buying this beast i had to sell my bike to make space for this one.

 

 

 

 

best electric motorcycle

Lightning LS 218

This motorcycle proves that you can go fast without necessarily hurting the environment; it is loaded with a 200 HP, liquid cooled engine that produces 168 ft-lb torque and can reach a maximum speed of 218 mph. In other words, it’s the dream super-bike for every racer. The bike weighs 496 lbs and it’s equipped with high-quality Brembo brakes to take control of the powerful motorcycle.

 
As for the transmission of the motorcycle, it has a direct drive motor technology which makes your rides even more enjoyable. The charging time is 30 mins when using a fast DC charger and 120 mins for a level 2 one. The suspension is made from aluminium and is totally adjustable for more comfort and stability on the road. As you can guess, there is a price for those options; the base price for the Lightning LS 218 categories is $39,000. It may not be cheap as the previously mentioned motorcycle (Zero S), yet you can spot the differences in the features and performance. It’s a very fair price if you want to go both fast and clean. In my opinion this is one of the best electric motorcycle money can buy.

 

Energica EGO

Energica Ego

This is another superbike that runs on clean fuel. The motorcycle has a 136 HP engine that produces 195 Nm torque from 4900 to 10500RPM. This masterpiece goes from 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds. The riding range for the motorcycle is 150Km at 80Km/H, 190 Km at 60 Km/h and 100Km at 100Km/h. Moreover, the motorcycle is equipped with four riding modes; standard, Eco, Rain and Sport with 4 Regenerative maps which are Low, Medium, High, and off. An assistant park option is available to (back and forth) at maximum speed 1.74 mph. The motorcycle has 11.7 kWh battery capacity with 1200 cycles @ 80% capacity lifetime.

 
The battery takes 30 mins with a fast DC charger for recharge and 3.5 hours with a normal one. The motorcycle is loaded with front and rear Brembo brakes and a Bosch switchable ABS to improve the stopping time. Last but not least, this environmental friendly bike weighs only 258Kg. The whole packages come with a base price of $34,000 and can go up to $75,000 for the highest category. The Energica Ego may not be as powerful as the Lightning LS 218, yet you can see how it excels when it comes to technology.

 

 

KTM Freeride E-SX

KTM Freeride

Moving on to other riding styles, the KTM Freeride E-SX is the ultimate off-road motorcycle that runs on electricity. A motorcycle rider who loves going off-road to enjoy nature will never look after destroying it. The motorcycle is powered by a 22 HP permanent magnet motor that produces 42 Nm torque. The KTM Freeride E-SX has a liquid –cooling system with an electric water pump to make sure that your motorcycle will run efficiently even when subjected to the harshest conditions. Speaking about tough riding conditions, KTM made sure to isolate both the drive unit and the electronics against water and dust, just in case you decided to go wild with your off-road motorcycle.

 
KTM loaded the motorcycle with three modes too; Economy, Standard and Advanced to provide you with a customizable riding experience. Also, the motorcycle has no gear box, so just twist the throttle and enjoy the ride. The classic is made from a steel-aluminum composite material to combine strength and light weight. The chassis is made from a steel-aluminum composite material to combine strength and light weight. The motorcycle runs on a lithium-ion battery. The riding range is 30 miles, and the motorcycle comes with an external charger that can be connected to any 230-volt power source. This bike comes with a $14,300 price which is very convenient for adventure-seeking riders.

 

 

Lito Sora Motorcycle
Lito Sora Motorcycle

Now it’s time to go for the muscle type riders. Muscle motorcycles are well-known with their loud pipes and engines. Well, Lito Sora has changed all of that. This new motorcycle goes from 0-60 mph in 4 seconds. This is because of its powerful 60 HP engine that produces 66.4 ft-lbs torque to drag a 573 lbs body weight. Water liquid-cooling system is used to keep your engine working effectively. The motorcycle has a top speed of 118 mph which is considered to be surprising in this category and weight of bikes. You can ride your Lito Sora motorcycle for 124 miles straight without recharging. The motorcycle’s design is outstanding as it combines both muscles and sports designs. The chassis is made from carbon fibre for weight reduction purposes.

 
The charging time is 3 hours approximately. The motorcycle’s display is very advanced, and it shows multiple options that are very practical while riding such as, the battery charge and translating it into a distance. However, this amazing motorcycle starts with a base price of $77,000. It may be a little bit more expensive than other alternatives, yet the features of the motorcycle are worth the investment. Hopefully, this article gave you an overview of the different categories for electric motorcycle. Most of the people are shifting towards clean energy sources in different aspects of their lives. Maybe it’s your turn now to reconsider a greener alternative to your motorcycle that serves both, yourself and the environment.

Top 3 Electric Motorcycles

Electric motorcycles are increasingly becoming popular among biking enthusiasts for both transportation and recreation purposes. The ever increasing fuel prices and to some extent environmental concerns are some of the reasons people are starting lean towards electric vehicles. Innovative companies have produced some impressive electric motorcycles with sleek designs and enormous power making them a major threat to the regular fuel ones we are used to. After serious analysis, we have come up with this short list of the top 3 electric motorcycles.

Energica Ego review

Energica Ego

Motorbike industry insiders have dubbed it as Italy’s first electric bike. The CRP group, a company that is also involved in Formula 1 and aviation, is behind the production of this impressive road warrior. The bike has a sleek, sporty design and a 136 hp engine with a torque of 145 lb-ft gets it moving. With a top speed of 149 mph, it can be classified as a racing bike but can also be used to cruise the streets. $35,000 is the amount you have to pay to own one.

lightning bike review

Lightning LS 218

After eight long years in the kitchen, the Lightning LS 218 meal is finally ready and can only be described with one word- impressive. The bike can reach speeds of 218 miles per hour powered by 200 HP engine with the ability to go 160-180 miles without being recharged. This bike is definitely on the same level if not above fuel motorcycles of the same class. The price tag is $38,888, but it is worth every penny of it.

Lito Sora

The price tag of over $50,000 tells you that this is no ordinary motorcycle it is made only for the elite of men. This bike combines aesthetics in design and state of the art technology.  The high-quality leather seats and carbon fibre body is evident of this as well as the touch screen controls, continuous variable transmission technology (CVT) and the 5.7 inch GPS touch screen. In matters speed, it can clock 120 mph which is sufficient since it is not a race track kind of motorcycle.    

Electric bikes are already here, and they are here to stay. One primary reason you should embrace them is that they are cheaper to maintain as compared to their fuel counterparts and also the price of electricity is lower than that of gas. When you own one you are also contributing positively to the fight against environmental degradation and pollution and, therefore, making earth a better place to live.

3 Basic Motorbike Safety Tips For beginners.

Motorbikes are fun to ride and also much economic for commuting. Everyone knows that, but not many know motorcyclists are likely to die more than 30 times compared to other travellers (Sea, Air, Road). Research shows more than fifty percent motorcyclists die as a result of single crash. So next time you ride, make sure you don’t fly or you will really fly high into next life (Pun intended :D).

oldies

Tip #1

For Oldies

so you are 70+ and you want to ride Dodge Tomahawk?  Maybe that’s a bad idea. Get something you can handle, don’t buy bikes which will make you shiver. Get something with 200-300CC not 8.3L Massive Dogge Tomahawk.  Btw webuyanybike sells high end sports motorbikes, make sure to check them out.

ABS Brakes

Tip #2

You Need ABS Brakes

Most high end bikes comes with ABS brakes system, however if your motorbike doesn’t have ABS system than get one! Research proofs ABS brakes are much effective than locking up brakes in emergency situations. Also that will improve your steering control. Not to mention life matters too, spend some on your bike and save yourself.

use brains please

Tip #3

Use Brains

Are you someone who thinks you are cool enough not to wear a helmet? How about I tell you what a idiot you are. Research shows you are likely to die 40% more in a fatal crash without helmet. Skull is like Marshmallow, it will come out with it hits the road. So before you hit the road make sure you wear a full face helmet. I would also recommend you to get a helmet approved by department of transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kawasaki J125 Review

Looking for a cheap minimalistic commuting solution with some style and reliability? Then browse no further, Kawasaki J125 is just about right for you. Don’t be put off by its miniature size or its tank size because it provides more than what you will need in any large city.

The Ride
This is a low weight bike that makes you feel Swing as you barb through traffic. This is not a Ducati 1198 but still it got a firm grip on some of the very slippery roads. Also, ABS is included as a standard in this bike (something necessary for inexperienced bikers).


Engine
Scooter is a single cylinder, and it can quickly reach 70MPH without any fuss. Also, the bike is much more responsive than its standard image. However, sometimes it can be a bit noisy in town whirring at 7000rpm.

Build Quality
It is a Chinese motorbike. Uses China made engine and Chinese base.

User Reviews

Users rate this bike 8 out of 10. This is based on firm grip and traction controls, Low maintenance cost and it’s responsiveness.


Running Costs.
Low Low Low. Running costs are super low for this limited edition scooter in comparison to similar scooters like Honda Forza. Kawasaki has made this bike a quality ride for people with tiny pockets. If you are one like me, make sure to get this.