Electric motorcycles are becoming increasingly popular. This is certainly also due to the growing supply. Traditional motorcycle companies also already have electric variants on the market. We have put together the most exciting models for 2019.
Zero Motorcycles: American manufacturer with a large selection
Zero Motorcycles is an American manufacturer of all-electric motorcycles and was founded in 2006. One of their current bikes is the Zero SR/F model. This is available in a standard or premium version. The e-motorcycle has an empty weight of 220 kilograms and has various quick charging systems up to 6 kW. The premium version plus the optional Rapid Charger enables 95 percent of the battery to be charged within an hour.
- The range is max. 320 km
- The electric motor develops 190 NM torque from 110 PS
- The bike has a top speed of 200 km / h
- Available from a price of 20,490 euros
In addition, Zero Motorcycles offers four other models: the Zero SR, the Zero DS, the Zero FX and the Zero FXS.
Energica: The racing brand from Italy
Energica will equip the 2019 E-Motorcycle World Championship with a racing version of the Energica EGO. But even the street version does not hide the racing genes of the model: The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes only 3 seconds. There are Brembo brakes and, among other things, a sport mode. The battery capacity is a nominal 13.4 kWh. You can also order the Sport Black Kit. Then you get the chassis in a real racing look, printed with sponsors.
- The range is up to 200 km
- The engine can produce 200 NM and 107 kW (145 PS)
- To do this, the EGO accelerates to max. 240 km/h
- Available from 19,664 euros
KTM: ideal for the terrain
KTM from Austria is one of the few traditional suppliers who have an e-motorcycle up their sleeves. Known primarily for its off-road sports motorcycles, the KTM Freeride E-XC is just one of those in the program. You can drive the electric crosser with an A1 driver’s license. The machine weighs just 111 kilograms and has a travel of 250 millimeters at the front and 260 millimeters at the rear. You can charge the E-XC with an external charger that is connected to a 230 V socket.
- The range here is a maximum of 77 km
- The electric motor produces 42 NM and 18 kW (25 PS)
- Top speed: 80 km/h
- The base price is 7,695 euros
BMW: electric scooters for the city
In addition to its selection of electric cars , BMW also has the C-Evolution e-motorcycle in its range. To be more precise, it is an electric maxi scooter that offers energy recovery both when accelerating and braking. In addition to various driving modes, there is a silent charge mode, which extends the charging time in order to charge with less noise. There are two storage compartments, as is typical for scooters. One is equipped with a 12 V socket and an optional comfort bench that should be particularly comfortable. The charging time is at least 3:30 hours for 80 percent of the battery capacity.
- Maximum range: 160 km
- Maximum power and torque are 35 kW (48 PS) and 72 NM
- The speed is blocked at 129 km/h
- Interested parties must invest at least 14,150 euros
Tacita: The T-Cruise from Italy
The Tacita T-Cruise is not yet available, but you can already pre-order it. The Italian e-motorcycle supplier is adding a real cruiser to its range alongside its T-Race family. You can choose from three different battery capacities ranging from 9 kWh to 27 kWh. However, this also doubles the price. You can adjust the footrests differently for a comfortable sitting position. The leather seat is handmade in Italy and the battery is said to withstand over 2000 charges or have a service life of 540,000 km.
- The ranges of the various models range from 112 to 300 km
- In any case, the engine provides 44 kW and 100 NM
- The 9 kWh variant starts at a price of 11,965 euros
Harley-Davidson: The first electric Harley
You can also pre-order the E-Harley-Davidson from April. The delivery should take place in the 4th quarter of this year. One of the most legendary motorcycle manufacturers is thus also entering the electric future. The LiveWire accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds and charges the battery from 0 to 80 percent in 40 minutes using direct current fast charging. In addition, the frame is made of aluminum and you can adjust the chassis yourself at the front and rear. The weight is 210 kilograms. In some markets, Harley-Davidson, in cooperation with Panasonic, will offer an app that shows you various data about your e-motorcycle on your smartphone.
- 225 km maximum range
- Engine power: 70 NM and 55 kW (74 PS)
- The starting price is 32,995 euros