Electric Motorcycles and Market
The reports from Marketsandmakets predicts the global electric scooter and motorcycle market size projected to grow from 861 thousand units in 2020 to 5,948 thousand units by 2027, at a CAGR of 31.8%.
COVID-19 and its impact
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries had imposed a complete lockdown of more than two months, which, in turn, has impacted vehicle production.
They shut down the Manufacturing units around the world, and vehicle sales have taken a huge hit. However, the majority of the automakers resumed vehicle production with limited production and necessary measures.
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Although most OEMs did not report any significant losses, few OEMs suffered from the outbreak. For instance, NIU International sustained a substantial loss due to the outbreak of COVID 19.
It significantly hampered the company’s production due to the 30-days production break in February 2020 in China.
Due to the pandemic, the company’s sales declined by around 40% in the first quarter of 2020.
Indian electric motorcycle manufacturers like Hero Electric and Okinawa had to shut their manufacturing plants for a few days due to a nationwide lockdown.
However, as the world moves towards a steady state, we made sure our readers make a wise decision in choosing an electric motorcycle for themselves.
The comprehensive list
In 2021, many electric motorcycles are introduced in the market, making the collection and every bike unique in its way.
Electric motorcycles are an excellent substitute for regular motorcycles as they are eco-friendly and help prevent the spread of pollution in almost all factors.
Here is a list of what LivingWithGravity considers to be the freshest, hottest and most likeable electric motorcycles out there.
While the list doesn’t have any parameters to make them to the top 10, as it is our opinion, we feel they make a reliable source for our readers to decide if anyone wishes to shop.
1. Voxan Wattman
Manufactured by a Frenchman named Voxan, this is one of the most versatile bikes out there.
Voxan Wattman on the verge of breaking the record
The Wattman, also called the “partially streamlined electric motorcycle over 300 kilos,” is a record-breaking bike that holds the world record of being the fastest electric bike out there.
It reaches a top speed of 366.94 kmph, which is a whole 37.94 kmph faster than the previous record-holding bike, the Mobitec EV-02A.
The bike holds eleven new world speed records in France at the Châteauroux airfield.
- Top Speed: 366.94 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 15.9kWh
- Weight: 350 kg
- Horsepower: 200
2. Damon Hypersport Premier
The Hypersport Premier consists of a series of fashionable motorcycles which has the award-winning Hyper Sport HS. Damon Motorcycles considers itself as the future of motorcycling.
The Damon Hypersport HS gets you to the 322 kmph
The Hyper Sport HS won the Innovation Award at 2020 CES. A simple push of a button on the bike can change various features, resulting in riders riding according to their comfort.
These limited-edition bikes are so sleek and fast and go up to 200 miles per hour (322 kmph) with less than 3 hours of charging.
- Top Speed: 322 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 20 kWh
- Weight: Under 440 LBS
- Horsepower: 200
3. Lightning LS-218
The Lightning LS-218 considers itself the fastest production motorcycle globally, reaching 60 mph from 0 mph in a time frame of 2.2 seconds with an insanely fast speed of 218 mph (351kmph).
The base model of the LS-218 comes readily equipped with a 380V 12 kWh battery pack and provides two upgrades as well. While many wonder, yes, this bike is legal.
Lightning’s VP of Communications, Matt Schulwitz, says, “We’ve thoroughly validated our motor technology by winning the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Overall – beating the second-place finisher (Ducati) by over 20 seconds – as well as numerous other racing wins.”
- Top Speed: 351 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 12 kWh
- Weight: 495 lbs
- Horsepower: 200
It also comes in various shades like Blue, Purple, Copper, Red, Silver and Black.
4. Arc Vector
The Arc Vector is a stylishly manufactured bike that provides a futuristic design. The Arc Vector goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds and covers up to 270 miles on a single charge.
Arc Vector is back
The top speed of this bike is limited to 125 mph (which is 200 kmph). Arc Vector possesses futuristic qualities because of the advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) and HUD-based Arc Pilot System.
The bike takes about 40 minutes to charge.
- Top Speed: 200 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 16.8 kWh
- Weight: 485 lbs
The company was in dire straits as it went bankrupt. However, CEO Mark Truman himself decided to revive it. We have a story on how he did it.
Arc has already started taking orders as they wish to bring limited-edition Vector to only 399 copies.
5. Energica Ego
The Energica Ego comes from Italy, just like Vespa, and calls itself the world’s highest-performing electric motorcycle.
Energica Ego gets you to a mindboggling top speed of 150 mph
The bike can go from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds. The ego comes with modern Bluetooth connectivity and can reach a top speed of 150 Mph (which is 240 kmph).
However, the battery charges in no time and provide 93 miles range on a single charge.
- Top Speed: 240 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 13.4 kWh
- Weight: 585 lbs
- Horsepower: 145
If you wish to learn more, here is Energica’s website.
6. Tarform Luna
Tarform Luna, most often called the best electric motorbike for tech lovers Tarform has majorly designed and manufactured using 3D printed components.
The motorcycle gets kombucha-derived leather and pineapple-leaf fibre.
The Tarform comes with a sleek and aesthetic look that provides a top speed of 90 mph (approximately 145 kmph). The Tarform can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph within a time frame of 3.8 seconds.
You can upgrade the battery pack of the motorcycle as per your choice. Here’s what the official website says (The Tarform Motorcycle comes designed for modularity as technology evolves, you can upgrade its battery pack).
One of the reasons why the Tarform Luna is known as the best electric motorbike for tech lovers is the AI Programming it offers.
With haptic signalling, the bike communicates with the rider conveying information by making the rider aware of their surroundings and keeping them safe in an ultra-intuitive way.
- Top Speed: 145 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 10 kWh
- Weight: 440 lbs
- Horsepower: 55
7. Brutus V9
The Brutus V9 describes itself as the only full size, full power brawny motorcycle worthy of Brutus’s name.
The killer Brutus V9
The V9 portrays a muscular design and weighs in at a whopping 784 lbs. It shows a massive range of 280 miles and provides a top speed of 115 mph (nearly 185 kmph).
The only thing missing in the powerful V9 is the roar of an exhaust system.
- Top Speed: 185 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 18.8 kWh
- Weight: 784 lbs
- Horsepower: 88
Here is the Brutus website.
8. Harley Davidson LiveWire
Our list would be incomplete without mentioning the legendary Harley Davidson LiveWire that promises their riders a “Jolt of Zen” and keeps up to what they say.
The famous Harley LiveWire
The LiveWire can go from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 3 seconds flat and provides a range of 146 miles on a single charge. The top speed of the LiveWire is 95 mph (which is 152.8 kmph). It is also available in 3 stylish colours.
- Top Speed: 152 .8 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 15.5 kWh
- Weight: 549 lbs
- Horsepower: 105
9. Zero SR
Zero Motorcycles considers themselves as what street riding meant to be. The Zero SR is a naked electric street bike that provides a maximum top speed of 102 mph (approximately 164 kmph).
Zero SR the naked electric with an excellent long-lasting battery
Apart from the formidable build and a sporty street design, the SR battery lasts for nearly 179 miles per single charge in the city, with a few upgrades available for the premium.
- Top Speed: 164 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 14.4 kWh
- Weight: 414 lbs
- Horsepower: 67
10. Victory Empluse TT
As most bike lovers out there know, Victory has not been entirely active since 2019 but don’t let their idleness keep you away from the Empulse TT’s legacy.
The bike can whip out a range of 140 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of 110mph (which is roughly 177 kmph).
Muscular Victory Empluse TT with a comfortable flat handlebar
The bike comes equipped with a Brammo Lithium-ion battery that charges up fully in less than 4 hours while an AC Magnet Motor maintains the bike’s smooth operation.
- Top Speed: 177 kmph
- Battery Capacity: 10.4 kWh
- Weight: 470 lbs
- Horsepower: 54
While we conclude with the top 10, we see other robust electric motorcycles in the market like the Volcon Grunt electric motorcycle and many more.