The first years to immediately follow the invention of the motorcycle saw an enormous slew of small companies and startups enter the space, with literally hundreds of different outfits all simultaneously trying their luck in the emerging motorized two-wheeler market. More than a century later, and history is now repeating itself as this dramatic influx of manufacturers is occurring once again as the EV sector rapidly expands, constituting what’s been dubbed the “Electric Revolution.”
Thanks to several key players like Zero, CAKE, and Energica consistently pushing the envelope over the last decade, the proton-powered moto space has evolved at a staggering rate. And with production costs finally starting to decline as performance and range have hugely improved, the market has recently been witness to an increasingly impressive array of production models across a myriad of genres and styles. For this reason, there’s never been a better time to consider going electric, and with more options available than ever before, now seems the perfect time to round up our picks for the best electric motorcycles currently on the market, shining a light on the finest EV motos that money can buy while also delving into what makes these battery-powered bikes unique and what to consider when shopping for one.
Savic Motorcycles’ range-topping C-Series Alpha is a cutting-edge, fully-electric cafe racer that’s constructed around a cast backbone frame paired with a mono-shock-linked single-sided swing-arm and a Wilbers USD fork. Drawing from a 16.2-kWh battery that offers a range of around 125 miles, the bike is powered by a SM1 3-PHASE AC IPM motor that’s good for 80.5hp and 147.5ft-lbs of torque. Other highlights on the C-Series Alpha include dual Brembo M4 Monobloc calipers, up to 40° of lean angle, and a stacked headlight arrangement capped off with a 7” capacitive touchscreen display.
Power: 80.5HP & 147.5FT-LBS Weight: 617.3LBs Top Speed: 118MPH 0-60MPH Time: 3.5 Seconds Range: 125+ Miles MSRP: $26,990
CREDITS: Tim Huber