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upcoming electric motorcycles in India. Royal Enfield Electric to Mahindra Mojo EV

Reduced vehicular pollution is the need of the hour, and the Government of India has already laid the guidelines to embrace greener mobility solutions. Homegrown and international two-wheeler brands are already working towards developing battery-operated motorcycles in India. Here’s a list of five upcoming electric bikes, which includes the Royal Enfield Bullet Electric, Mahindra Mojo Electric and the Ultraviolet Electric Bike among others.

Mahindra Mojo Electric

The Mahindra Mojo Electric was spied testing in Bangalore on August 29. The test mule was spied with a final belt drive, and it came devoid of an exhaust system or a gear lever. At the moment, details or performance figures of the Mojo Electric are scarce, and we expect more details to follow in the months ahead.

Mahindra Two-Wheelers is collaboratively working with Mahindra Electric for the development of the Mojo EV. Furthermore, Mahindra Two-Wheelers is also reportedly working on an electric scooter that will be based on the Mahindra Gusto platform.

Royal Enfield Electric Bike

In December 2017, images of a Royal Enfield Electric motorcycle emerged from Thailand. While an enthusiast mechanic or a contract manufacturer could have developed the prototype, Royal Enfield‘s Rudratej Singh has confirmed that one of the future projects is a platform for an electric two-wheeler.

While it is premature to speculate, the first ever Royal Enfield electric bike could deploy the same chassis and mechanicals as that of the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The company could make alterations to the frame to incorporate the electric motor and battery on the bike. Mechanical components like suspension setup, brakes and tyres can be sourced from the current parts bin.

Bajaj Urbanite Electric Bike

Bajaj Auto has set up a separate sub-brand called ‘Urbanite,’ for the development of electric two-wheelers. The first electric two-wheeler, preferably a motorcycle, will be launched in India in 2020. With that said, there aren’t further details available on the upcoming Bajaj Urbanite electric vehicle.

While Bajaj Auto has ruled out getting back into the scooters business, the company had revealed that it wouldn’t deny the possibility of developing an electric scooter. However, executives did mention that it is predominantly a motorcycle company, and consumers can expect an electric bike or a scooter or both.

Ultraviolette VF-1 Electric

TVS Motor Company backed Ultraviolette Automotive is working on developing its first electric motorcycle that will be based on the Ultraviolette VF-1 Concept. The bike will reportedly boast of performance figures that are better than the KTM 200 Duke.

According to an October 20 report, the Ultraviolette Electric Bike will have a top speed of 150 km/h and an electric riding range of more than 150 km. The motorcycle will use Lithium-ion battery that will power the electric motor. According to Narayan Subramaniam, CEO. Ultraviolette Automotive, the bike is currently in its fourth generation and has been tested for over 10,000 km. TVS Motor has invested around INR 11 crore reportedly into Ultraviolette to develop its first product.

Emflux Two Electric Streetfighter

Bangalore based Emflux motors is working towards developing its second electric bike, the Emflux Two, which is a naked streetfighter. Dubbed as the ‘Futurefighter,’ the Emflux Two seems to have a radical design, which is inspired by the KTM 1290 Super Duke.

According to the company, the Emflux Two is in the early stages of development and will be launched in India by mid-2020. The bike is likely to borrow the chassis, electric motor and other cycle parts from the Emflux One superbike. The streetfighter could retail in India around INR 5 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Emflux One is on track to be delivered to the customers. The company is working towards ironing out a few electrical issues and taking feedback from industry veterans. The bike will be sent for ARAI certification in 2019 and will be available for delivery by the end of next year.

UM Renegade Thor Electric Cruiser

The UM Renegade Thor electric cruiser was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018. The bike is available with three battery options, and the start from INR 4.9 lakh and go all the way up to INR 9.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Renegade Thor is likely to go on sale in 2019.

The UM Renegade Thor is powered by a three-phase asynchronous induction electric motor that is coupled to a high-power Li-Po (lithium polymer) battery, with an in-built board charger and fast charging. The electric motor produces 40 bhp of maximum power and 70 Nm of peak torque. The Renegade Thor has a top speed of 180 km/h.

The UM Renegade Thor will be available with multiple battery options. There’s a 7.5 kWh unit that will offer an electric riding range of up to 81 km, while a mid-range 15 kWh battery pack will provide a range of up to 149 km. The top-spec 27 kWh battery option will increase the riding range to up to 270 km. UM will also offer two years of free charging to customers at all UM dealerships across India.

Electric Royal Enfield ‘Photon’ has the approval of Siddhartha Lal [Update]

What you see here is the Photon, a fully-electric Royal Enfield Bullet that has been built by UK-based company Electric Classic Cars that converts classics into electric vehicles. Globally, electric two-wheelers are making their presence known outside of the last-mile delivery companies and this is a fine example.

While on the one hand we have brands like Damon Motorcycles and Zero Motorcycles that offer sporty electric motorbikes designed from the ground-up, conventional brands like Harley Davidson are also venturing into the electric space. As stated, the Photon has been built by Electric Classic Cars, a company based in Mid Wales, UK that has been converting conventional ICE cars into electric but this is the first motorbike they have built.

Speaking to ElectricVehicleWeb from his base, the founder of Electric Classic Cars, Richard Morgan, who was surrounded by classic motorcycles growing up yet never took to them, said the project kicked off in 2018 with three ambitions – to offer a 100-mile range, a 100 mph top speed and zero maintenance classic motorbike. Richard said he did not expect such a massive response for the bike and he’s already considering how it could be produced in limited numbers this year. “We’ve created a monster and that’s putting pressure on us to make the Photon,” he quips. Right now the project is in the prototype stage and the sole unit has clocked “thousands of miles” without troubles. He says customers from the USA have shown interest in acquiring the electric bike. If launched, the Photon will be priced at around GBP 20,000 (Rs 18.7 lakh).

Richard told us that he was acquainted with Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal as he had acquired a Fiat 500 electric conversion from the company.

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Electric Classic Cars’ founder Richard Morgan was invited to Royal Enfield’s facility in the UK to present his project to the team there which is also building an electric motorcycle. Richard told EVW that Siddhartha Lal, the CEO of Royal Enfield approves of his project.

The Photon is powered by a 10 kWh (four 2.5 kWh batteries) battery pack made by LG Chem. The battery drives a hub-mounted 18 kW electric motor sourced from China and returns a range of 100 miles on single charge even when ridden at a constant speed of 50-60 mph on the freeways. Richard says the range will be higher in the start-stop scenario of everyday usage in the city due to regenerative braking. The motor is a water-cooled unit with the coolant supplied through a radiator with twin fans mounted before the battery pack. Richard told us that he chose a hub motor as it is maintenance-free without the need for the tensioning and lubrication of a chain.

Apart from the powertrain, Photon remains largely similar to the regular Bullet retaining the weight, frame and suspension. Richard says it will offer a similar experience to the Bullet without the distinct ‘thump’ of the original, and goes a step further stating it corners much nicer than the donor. To maximise the range, the Photon’s top speed is limited to 112 km/h. The bike’s stopping power is offered by 280 mm disc brake at the front and 240 mm disc at the rear. The instrumentation is also the same but gets an additional battery level indicator.

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Jon Peck, the Liaison officer from Electric Classic Cars agreed to answer questions about the Photon electric motorcycle from readers:

1) What was the inspiration of the Royal Enfield electric motorcycle project, and give us some background about your company, the facility and the cars you’ve built?

The inspiration came from Richard’s Dad who was complaining about the maintenance he had to constantly do on his motorbike. Richard wanted to take a classic bike and make it as enjoyable and as maintenance free riding as possible.

2) You said Royal Enfield boss Siddhartha Lal has seen the vehicle, what was his feedback?

Sid was very impressed with the Photon.

3) Take us through the specifications of the bike and where you sourced the parts from?

The Photon has an 18kW water cooled hub motor a 10kWh battery pack and 2.5kW charge system with a Type 2 charge socket. The range is up to 100 miles.

4) When did you start building the motorcycle and tell us about the interest you’ve received from prospective clients?

We started the Photon development about 2.5 years ago. It has generated a lot of interest from all over the world.

5) Are you thinking about producing this model and what is the price you have in mind?

We do expect to start producing the Photon once the development has been finalised. We are not sure what the final price will be, probably around £20k.

Royal Enfield working on electric motorcycles

Royal Enfield’s UK RD centre has developed a prototype of an electric Thunderbird last year. It was reported that the company is looking at how to enter the electric motorcycle market, that is either fit the electrical components to the existing models or design bikes from scratch.

The Royal Enfield Classic is the bread and butter model for the company, and it has to move with the times this decade to stay relevant in the global marketplace.

Fred Spaven, a mechanical engineer from the United Kingdom with a passion for all things automotive, especially anything unusual – built a ‘Charging Bullet’ – restored from a 1961 make 350 Bullet – a model made at the Royal Enfield Redditch factory in its final years.

Cochin-based Hound Electric that specializes in the design and development of powertrain components (motors, controllers battery pack) for automobiles, has designed and fabricated an electric Royal Enfield Bullet to pay tribute to the brand.

The Best Electric Motorcycles To Ride in 2023

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. 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.

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The 8 Main Areas That Make Electric Motorcycles Unique

When electric vehicles first rolled onto the scene, they were largely still novelties and their main selling point was undoubtedly their more environmentally-friendly nature. As time has gone on, however, both fully electric cars and fully electric motorcycles have experienced absolutely enormous technological and mechanical leaps and bounds. This has ultimately resulted in electric motorcycles that boast performance that’s on par with, if not objectively superior to that of their gas-engined counterparts, as well as a few other idiosyncratic traits that are largely unique to the battery-powered bike segment. Below, we’ll briefly touch on some of the factors and traits that make electric motorcycles unique.

Zero Emissions: Though performance and autonomy have massively improved, all-electric motorcycles remain completely devoid of emissions output, and as such are a much more sustainable, environmentally-friendly alternative to ICE bikes. Additionally, just like with electric cars, electric motorcycles can qualify their owners for tax rebates, use of HOV lanes, and other benefits, incentives, and perks.

Lack Of Noise: Alongside spent exhaust fumes, another thing that electric motorcycles are devoid of is sound. Aside from the somewhat quiet whirring of the electric motor and the sound of the two tires rolling across the tarmac, electric bikes don’t emit noise, offering a stark contrast to the roaring gas engines that power the majority of the bikes out on the road. This not only means your neighbors won’t hate you but also allows you to more readily connect with and appreciate your surroundings, letting you take further advantage of the completely unobstructed view of the road and your surroundings afforded in the saddle of a motorcycle.

Power Output Deliver: Almost certainly the most distinctive and unique aspect that distinguishes electric motorcycles from traditional ICE models is power delivery. Unlike gas-engined motorbikes that deliver peak torque and horsepower at a certain point in the rev-range, electric motorcycles make 100% of their torque instantaneously at any time. What’s more, EV bikes don’t just deliver their torque instantly, but they deliver absolutely insane, unparalleled amounts of it, putting even the most high-performance gas-engined superbikes to shame.

Unique Designs: Without having to follow the design elements of traditional motorcycles which are at least partially dictated by the need for and presence of a gas tank and internal combustion engine, electric motorcycle designers are afforded markedly more freedom when penning electric bikes. As such, electric motorcycles can boast markedly more distinctive and unique designs and styles.

TwistGo Throttles: While there is a growing handful of acceptions, the lion’s share of production gas-engined motorcycles come fitted with a manual transmission. The opposite is true with electric motorcycles, which, like most scooters, have automatic — or “twist-and-go”) throttles (or rather transmissions) that don’t require the rider to feather a clutch or punch through the gears — which is admittedly one of the more difficult and intimidating parts of first learning to ride. This ultimately makes electric motorcycles more accessible and conducive to new riders.

Power Output Deliver: Almost certainly the most distinctive and unique aspect that distinguishes electric motorcycles from traditional ICE models is power delivery. Unlike gas-engined motorbikes that deliver peak torque and horsepower at a certain point in the rev-range, electric motorcycles make 100% of their torque instantaneously at any time. What’s more, EV bikes don’t just deliver their torque instantly, but they deliver absolutely insane, unparalleled amounts of it, putting even the most high-performance gas-engined superbikes to shame.

Unique Designs: Without having to follow the design elements of traditional motorcycles which are at least partially dictated by the need for and presence of a gas tank and internal combustion engine, electric motorcycle designers are afforded markedly more freedom when penning electric bikes. As such, electric motorcycles can boast markedly more distinctive and unique designs and styles.

TwistGo Throttles: While there is a growing handful of acceptions, the lion’s share of production gas-engined motorcycles come fitted with a manual transmission. The opposite is true with electric motorcycles, which, like most scooters, have automatic — or “twist-and-go”) throttles (or rather transmissions) that don’t require the rider to feather a clutch or punch through the gears — which is admittedly one of the more difficult and intimidating parts of first learning to ride. This ultimately makes electric motorcycles more accessible and conducive to new riders.

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Raw Performance: On top of the gobs of torque afforded by two-wheeled EVs, electric bikes generally possess their own personality and performance. They accelerate insanely fast off-the-line and tend to exhibit a low center of gravity (typically due to the battery placement). There are electric motorcycles capable of cracking the 200mph barrier, though most electric bikes do sacrifice top speed in favor of acceleration. With that said, this can always be tweaked by changing the gearing.

Technology Connectivity: Today’s electric motorcycles utilize state-of-the-art motors and ultra-advanced batteries with wildly impressive energy densities. Because they rely so heavily on other cutting-edge elements, EV moto makers tend to lean into the high-tech nature, being outfitted with connectivity to smartphone apps for monitoring a bike’s battery level or GPS location or downloading over-the-air firmware updates. In addition to offering multiple power modes, electric motors can also be tuned on the fly on the bike itself or through a connected smartphone app. Onboard vehicle diagnostics, digital geofencing, and automatic data logging have also started to become increasingly common.

Reduced Maintenance: Without one or more pistons pumping up and down within a cylinder(s) and the rest of the accompanying internals that keep the engine ticking, electric motorcycles require substantially less maintenance and upkeep. There are some factors like dealing with brake fluid and tires that you’ll still have to do, but as a whole, EV ownership is markedly less involved than doing upkeep on a gas bike.

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What Factors To Take Into Account When Shopping

Because electric bikes possess so many unique traits, the factors one should take into account when shopping also differ in some ways from the normal motorcycle-buying process. Throughout this next section, we’ll be expanding on the most crucial areas to consider when in the market for a new electric motorcycle.

Intended Use: No matter what kind of bike you’re considering, your first question should always be asking yourself what your intended use will be. If you plan on using a bike for short-distance commuting duties, you’ll likely be considering different machines than if you planned on spending most of your time in the saddle at the track, in the canyons, or long-distance touring — the latter of which is now possible thanks to an ever-growing EV charging infrastructure and increasingly potent battery packs.

Weight: The battery packs on electric bikes have rapidly evolved, becoming increasingly potent and compact, though they unfortunately still weigh quite a bit, comprising a good chunk of the bike’s overall curb weight. And, while this weight is usually carried fairly low in the bike’s center-of-gravity, it’s nonetheless noticeable and is an area well-worth scrutinizing when reviewing a given model’s spec sheet.

Price: Electric motorcycles are quickly becoming more and more affordable, though they’re admittedly still more costly than ICE models. Luckily, are getting more competitive and you can now score a fantastic two-wheeled EV for less than five figures. There are also more premium, high-performance models that unsurprisingly, carry higher, more premium MSRPs. There’s nothing wrong with paying a lot, just be sure to consider the big picture of what all it is that you’re getting for your money.

Range: Just like with electric cars, range is one of the most commonly looked at specs. And, while range anxiety was once a realistic concern, today’s EV motos boast ranges of up to several hundred miles. There are also optional supplementary battery pack additions that can extend the range even further for some bikes. And, as controllers evolve and algorithms improve, many models offer the ability to receive firmware updates, allowing the bike to evolve and offer increasingly capable performance and range.

Charge Time: Just as important as an electric motorcycle’s battery’s range is its required charging time. This is another area that’s seen vast improvements in recent years, and complete charge times are now down to usually just a few hours (using a Fast Charger). The increasingly robust charging infrastructure has also made it easier than ever before to take on road trips and other long-distance travel with an electric.

Power Performance: As one of its primary selling points, you’ll always want to check in on how much torque an electric motorcycle generates, as well as how much horsepower it puts down (though the latter figure will always be lesser remarkable). And it’s the incredible power output afforded by electric bikes that gives them lightning-fast 0-60mph times and at times even some noteworthy top speeds. Reviewing an electric motorcycle’s real-world performance abilities will give you a better sense of how its power output manifests itself.

Running Gear: Again, just like with regular gas-engined motos, proton-powered scoots can feature a wide range of running gear, from off-the-shelf budget-friendly offerings to top-of-the-line Swedish or Italian-made race-spec componentry. These factors directly determine handling and cornering, as well as stoping abilities, making it crucial to review parts like the fork, rear suspension setup, and front and aft braking hardware.

Technology: As previously mentioned, modern electric motorcycles are often brimming with cutting-edge technology. As such, if you’re shopping in this space, you’ll want to see if a model you’re thinking about possesses features such as geo-fencing capabilities, multiple power delivery modes, connectivity to smartphone apps for tuning and battery life monitoring, and so on.

Style: Though there are retro-inspired offerings, many of today’s electric moto manufacturers have opted to lean into the modern, cutting-edge nature of their two-wheeled wares with sleek, futuristic industrial designs. The point is, there’s a diverse array of different styles of genres of electric motorcycles currently in production, making it well worth your while to review all the available options before pulling the trigger on your purchase.

Don’t Let The Auto Throttle Fool You

Why New Riders Should Avoid High-Performance Electric Motorcycles

Without the robust security of a roll-cage, seat-belts, airbags, and crumple-zones, motorcycles are objectively more dangerous than cars, however, we’d still argue that motorcycles have an unfairly bad reputation for being more hazardous than they actually are because far too many riders start their motorcycling careers aboard bikes that are objectively too big and too powerful for their limited skill and experience level. Learning to drive behind the wheel of a high-performance car would be a bad idea, and doing the same thing on a motorcycle is no less ill-advised — something every motorcycle training instructor will tell you.

With even more torque — that’s instantly on tap — the larger, more high-performance electric motorcycles are a terrible choice for novice riders and should be avoided entirely if you don’t have several years of experience in the saddle under your belt. Without a displacement or number of cylinders, it’s hard to get a sense of an electric bike’s overall size (or what sized gas engined model it would be comparable to), though you can always reach out to dealers or manufacturers to ask. The good news is that there are electric motorcycle models to suit every rider’s skill level.


The Best Electric Motorcycles

Now that you’re privy to what sets proton-powered bikes aside from their gas-powered counterparts and are armed with what areas to consider when shopping, let’s dive into our picks for the best electric motorcycles that are currently available for purchase or preproduction preorder.

Energica Experia Green Tourer

  • The first-ever truly touring-capable electric motorcycle
  • Made in Italy
  • Great brakes, suspension, other running gear
  • Sold w/ wide array of available accessories

Best Adventure Bike: The world’s first true touring-capable electric motorcycle, the Energica Experia Green Tourer is a battery-powered adventure bike that boasts a slew of impressive specs. On top of a 3.5-second 0-60mph time, the Experia also boasts a 112-mph top speed, a 261-mile range, and a redesigned PMASynRM motor with a power output of 102hp and up to 664ft-lbs of torque. Making the bike all the more touring-friendly are multiple USB outlets and a set of side hard panniers and a top case that provide a collective 112 liters of storage space.

Runner-Up: The Zero DSR/X doesn’t compare to Energica’s ADV model in terms of specs, however, the DSR/X offers stellar performance — namely thanks to an advanced electric motor with 100hp and 166ft-lbs of torque on tap, adjustable Showa suspension with 7.5” of travel front and back, and a host of other high-end components and tech.

Power: 102HP 664FT-LBS Weight: 573LBs Top Speed: 112MPH 0-60MPH Time: 3.5 Seconds Range: 261 Miles MSRP: 23,750

Verge TS Ultra

  • Ultra-unique high-performance Hyper-cruiser
  • Features oversized hubless rear wheel
  • Can do 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds
  • Has a whopping 855ft-lbs of torque on tap
  • Offers very healthy 233-mile range

Best EV Bobber/Cruiser: Freshly released for 2023, the Verge TS Ultra is a high-performance Hyper-cruiser bike with a futuristic aesthetic design that includes a hubless rear wheel setup. In terms of performance, the Ultra-spec TS packs an in-wheel motor that cranks at 201hp and an astounding 855ft-lbs of torque, which allows for a 124-mph top speed and a 0-60mph time of just 2.5 seconds — all while maintaining a range of 233 miles on a single charge. Offered in matte or gloss color options and with Ohlins or Wilbers suspension, the Ultra version of the TS also gains a monoposto tail cowl and a front winglet surrounding its headlight.

Runner-Up: Weighing in at just 216lbs, the Maeving RM1 is a British-built bobber that features a retro appearance that conceals a host of modern tech. New rider-friendly, the RM1 offers an 80-mile range and a top speed of 45mph.

Power: 201HP 855FT-LBS Weight: 496LBs Top Speed: 124MPH 0-60MPH Time: 2.5 Seconds Range: 233 Miles MSRP: 48,250

Savic Motorcycles C-Series Alpha

  • Cutting-edge naked sportbike w/ classic cafe racer looks
  • Made by hand by a boutique brand
  • Fairly comfortable riding position still allows for spirited riding
  • Utilizes premium components throughout
  • Features single-sided swing-arm
  • Lack of dealership network can make it difficult to view in person or test ride prior to purchasing

Best Cafe Racer: 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.

Runner-Up: Based on the Zero SR or SR/F, the E-Racer Bestial-E is a cafe racer kit made by a boutique Italian firm that features a custom suite of bodywork crafted from 3D-printed nylon, Kevlar, and carbon fiber. The Bestial-E can be purchased as a standalone kit or as a complete turnkey motorcycle.

Power: 80.5HP 147.5FT-LBS Weight: 617.3LBs Top Speed: 118MPH 0-60MPH Time: 3.5 Seconds Range: 125 Miles MSRP: 26,990

CAKE Kalk :work

  • Sleek on/off-road-capable Swedish-made dual-sport
  • Premium through through
  • Offers tremendous power-to-weight ratio insanely fun riding experience
  • Super nimble flickable
  • Equipped with rear luggage rack
  • Incredibly light weight comes at cost of small battery w/ very limited range
  • Expensive price

Best Dual-Sport: Tipping the scales at just 183lbs, the CAKE Kalk :work is a more utilitarian street-legal version of the Swedish firm’s flagship electric dirt bike. Alongside gaining a suite of street-legal lighting, and a high-mount front fender, the Kalk :work also comes outfitted with a rear luggage rack, making this electric dual-sport all the more conducive to commuting and urban use. Allowing for a top speed of around 60mph, the bike’s battery and motor afford a range of around 53 miles and a power output of 14.75hp and a whopping 185.9ft-lbs of torque.

Runner-Up: The Sondors MetaBeast X is a surprisingly off-road-capable dual-sport with an ultra-unique frame design, a 50-mph top speed, and an ultra-svelte 123-lb curb weight. Equipped with an 80-mile range and a 75-mph top speed, this street-legal electric enduro is slated to hit the market in October of 2023.

Power: 14.75HP 185.9FT-LBS Weight: 183LBs Top Speed: 56 MPH 0-60MPH Time: N/A Range: 53 Miles MSRP: 11,470

Ryvid Anthem

  • New rider-friendly
  • Loaded with tech
  • Affordably priced at under 8,000
  • Is freeway capable
  • Forgiving enough for new riders but powerful enough to allow for rider growth
  • Divisive appearance
  • Awkward passenger setup/ergonomics
  • Range limited to around 75 miles per charge

Best Entry-Level: Pieced together around a proprietary stainless-steel chassis that weighs just 12lbs, the Ryvid Anthem is another ultra-sleek interpretation of an urban commuter motorcycle that sports an angular suite of bodywork. The Anthem pulls from an easily-removable 4.3-kWh Lithium Ion battery that offers a range of 75-mile (when in Eco mode, or 50 miles when in Sport mode). Mated to a clutches transmission, the Ryvid’s powertrain is good for up to 250ft-lb of torque — all of which is sent through an HTD carbon belt drive. Alongside a 4.9” TFT display, the bike also features a seat height that can be adjusted from 30” to 34”.

Runner-Up: The latest two-wheeled venture from motorcycling icon, Erik Buell, FUELL is an EV startup producing electric bicycles and a high-performance motorcycle dubbed the FUELL Fllow that features a patented magnesium monocoque chassis, a Li-ION battery pack in a magnesium housing that can be completely recharged in just 30 minutes, and a proprietary rear wheel-mounted motor that allows the bike to put down an absolutely ludicrous 553ft-lbs of torque.

Power: 250FT-LBS Weight: 240LBs Top Speed: 75MPH 0-60MPH Time: N/A Range: 75 Miles MSRP: 7,800

Damon Hyperfighter Colossus

  • Extremely high-performance fully-electric naked superbike
  • Has 200hp, 170-mph top speed, 2.7-second 0-60mph time
  • One of the smartest most technologically advanced motorcycles on earth
  • Features onboard camera radar systems
  • Equipped w/ top-shelf Brembo brakes Ohlins suspension

Best Naked Electric: The Damon Hyperfighter Colossus is a state-of-the-art naked superbike equipped with remarkable performance capabilities and a 360° camera and radar system. Powered by Damon’s HyperDrive system — the world’s first monocoque-constructed, all-electric, multi-variant powertrain — the Hyperfighter Colossus boasts 200hp and 147.5ft-lbs of torque, translating to a 170-mph top speed and a 0-60mph time of 2.7 seconds. On top of a 146-mile range, the Colossus-spec Hyperfighter also features top-shelf Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension, a TFT display, and a single-sided swing-arm.

Runner-Up: Developed for the track though fully road legal, the Energica EsseEsse9 RS is a high-performance electric naked superbike that sports a dash of retro-inspired style — as well as a 260-mile range, 150ft-lbs of torque, and a 0-60mph time of just 2.8-seconds.

Power: 200HP 147.5FT-LBS Weight: 440LBS Top Speed: 170MPH 0-60MPH Time: 2.7 Seconds Range: 146 Miles MSRP: 35,000

LiveWire S2 Del Mar

  • Made by Harley-Davidson’s new all-electric motorcycle sub-brand
  • Pays homage to Harley’s rich flat tracking racing history XR750 race bike
  • Does 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds
  • Can receive 20-80% recharge in just 75 minutes

Best Street Tracker: Made by Harley-Davidson’s new EV sub-brand, the LiveWire S2 Del Mar is the MoCo’s interpretation of the ultimate electric street tracker, with this urban-focused two-wheeler boasting a 431lb curb weight that enables the bike’s 184ft-lbs of torque to propel it from 0-60mph in just 3.1 seconds. The S2 Del Mar draws from a Lithium battery pack that affords a 110-mile range and can receive a 20-80% recharge in just 75 minutes. The S2 Del Mar also wears a tracker-inspired set of bodywork that pays homage to Harley’s factory dirt oval racers like the XR750.

Runner-Up: Pursang is a recently-revived motorcycle manufacturer that’s come out the gate swinging with a stylish high-performance EV that takes ample visual inspiration from dirt oval racers. Offering more than enough speed and range to take on daily commuting duties, the E-Track boasts carbon-fiber bodywork draped over a tubular Chromoly chassis and subframe, a 41mm USD fork, a connected TFT display, and a charge time of six hours.

Power: 80HP 184FT-LBS Weight: 431LBs Top Speed: 100MPH 0-60MPH Time: 3.1 Seconds Range: 110 Miles MSRP: 15,499

Lightning Strike R

  • All-electric motorcycle capable of going toe-to-toe with gas-powered superbikes
  • Track-focused w/ razor-sharp handling
  • Can be upgraded w/ variety of optional add-ons
  • Puts down 180hp 120ft-lbs of torque while delivering 293-mile range

Best Superbike: With top-of-the-line Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and an advanced chassis and powertrain, the Lightning Motorcycles Strike R is a track-bred superbike that generates a whopping 180hp and 120ft-lbs of torque, all while delivering a top speed of 150mph, combined city/highway range of 293 miles. Equally impressive is the fact that this super bike’s battery is capable of receiving a 0-80% recharge in only 12 minutes when using the Lightning-Fast Charge System. This bike is also offered with an enormous range of optional add-ons like carbon fiber wheels.

Runner-Up: Though thus far limited to the Indian market, the Ultraviolette F77 is a cutting-edge and commuter-friendly superbike that’s pieced together around a steel trellis frame housing a PMAC motor that puts down 40.5hp and 73.75ft-lbs of torque — allowing for a top speed of 95mph. Priced at under 7,000, the F77 is also brimming with state-of-the-art tech.

Power: 180HP 120FT-LBS Weight: 455LBs Top Speed: 150MPH 0-60MPH Time: N/A Range: 293 Miles MSRP: 26,998

Zero FXE

  • Super sleek, custom-inspired appearance
  • Can receive over-the-air software/firmware updates
  • Super agile nimble
  • Has gobs of torque on tap
  • Great build quality fit finish

Best Supermoto: Based on a custom build from Huge Moto, the Zero FXE is a futuristic take on an urban supermoto that’s nimble, flickable, and incredibly sleek. Paired with an electric motor that cranks out 46hp and 78ft-lbs of torque, the Z-Force Li-Ion intelligent integrated battery that powers the FXE can receive a 95% charge in as little as 1.3 hours (or 9.2 hours using a standard charger) and affords a 100-mile city range and 60-miles of autonomy on the freeway (or 75-combined). Weighing just 298lbs at the curb, the FXE offers a top speed of 85mph. Running off of Zero’s Cypher II operating system, the FXE also gets a Poly Chain HTD Carbon belt, a TFT display, connectivity to a smartphone app, Bosch gen-9 ABS, and a top-shelf suspension setup comprised of a 41mm inverted Showa fork and a 40mm monoshock.

Runner-Up: Though priced at nearly 20,000, the Tactica T-Race Motard R is an ultra-high-performance fully-electric supermoto bike that offers incredibly race-grade capabilities for short burst, with a range of only 70 miles per charge. Top-shelf through and through, this boutique-made bike boasts optional carbon fiber and Kevlar bodywork, three motor options, 17” wheels, and a single shell chrome-molybdenum frame paired with Mupo suspension and Brembo brakes fore and aft.

Power: 46HP 78FT-LBs Weight: 298LB Top Speed: 85MPH 0-60MPH Time: 5 Seconds Range: 100 Miles MSRP: 12,995

The Best Electric Dirt Bikes

Interested in checking out some fully electric two-wheelers aimed at off-road riding applications? Then be sure to cruiser over to our guide to the best electric dirt bikes for the most high-performance e-brappers currently on the market.

The Fastest Motorcycles In The World

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Reaching breakneck speeds on two wheels isn’t for the timid. Neither is holding the top title of the world’s fastest motorcycle. The bikes competing for this claim are champions in their own right, pushing the limits of peak performance and receiving immortal status in return.

While some stick to traditional high-performance gasoline engines, others turn to modern electric motors with instant torque, while one breaks all barriers with a Rolls Royce Allison turbine engine. There’s no lack of creativity behind the fastest motorcycles in the world.

The bikes on this list didn’t get here by accident. It takes dedication to be anywhere near the top running of the world’s fastest motorcycle or fastest cars. A lucky few nailed their legendary status instantly, but most toiled for years before discovering the secret to top speed.

One thing is certain: If you want to go for a ride on the fastest motorcycle in the world, you better hold on tight and watch what’s ahead.

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BMW S1000RR: 188 mph

Since 2009, the BMW S1000RR has been pushing the boundaries of performance. Everything from the lightweight frame to the low-drag design is purpose-built to create the ultimate riding experience.

The S1000RR’s 205-horsepower inline-4 engine provides exceptional acceleration throughout the entire power curve, allowing it to find a top speed of 188 mph. Fast enough to win multiple Isle of Man TT races and bring bragging rights to any track it graces.

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Manufacturer: BMW
Top speed: 188 mph / 303 km/h
Horsepower: 205 HP
Torque: 83 ft lbs
Website: https://www.bmwmotorcycles.com

MV Agusta F4 R 312: 194 mph

For a company like MV Agusta, there’s no such thing as good enough. Perfection is the goal, and it’s an endless pursuit of an ever-moving target.

After the unbridled success of the MV Agusta F4 CC and its closely-related F4 1000 R sibling, the brand continued to fine-tune the beastly machine. In late 2007, the MV Agusta F4 R 312 was released, taking its name from the impressive 312 km/h top speed.

Manufacturer: MV Agusta
Top speed: 194 mph / 312 km/h
Horsepower: 183 HP
Torque: 85 ft lbs
Website: https://www.mvagusta.com

Suzuki GSX1300 R Hayabusa: 194 mph

With abundant power and all-around performance, the Hayabusa’s introduction to the market in 1999 was a monumental occasion with a record-setting top speed of 194 mph.

Somehow Suzuki managed to control the 197 horsepower engine and make one of the fastest motorcycles in the world enjoyable to ride regularly. Who says you can’t have it all?

Manufacturer: Suzuki
Top speed: 194 mph / 312 km/h
Horsepower: 197 HP
Torque: 114 ft lbs
Website: https://www.suzukimotorcycles.com.au

MV Agusta F4CC: 195 mph

Sparing no expense, the MV Agusta F4CC is an exclusive piece of motorcycle history. Claudio Castiglioni, the Managing Director of MV Agusta, set out to create a hand-built masterpiece to contend for a world no 1 bike. The world’s fastest bike price or investment was of no concern.

All 100 units produced incorporate carbon fiber fairings, titanium exhaust, and more than 90% tailor-made components. Fine adjustments are scattered throughout the engine, including changes to the geometry of the connecting rods and larger intake valves.

The MV Agusta F4CC is one of the top 10 fastest bikes in the world. While its 120,000 price tag is not cheap, the Bugatti price list makes it seem tolerable in comparison.

Manufacturer: MV Agusta
Top speed: 195 mph / 314 km/h
Horsepower: 200 HP
Torque: 92 ft lbs
Website: https://www.mvagusta.com

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory: 199 mph

Aprilia’s flagship motorcycle is no slouch. As one of the fastest sportbikes in the world, the RSV4 1100 Factory features a powerful V-4 producing 217 horsepower. A dual-beam aluminum chassis connect to Öhlins fork front suspension to provide premium road handling.

The Aprilia has braking power covered with 4-piston Brembo calipers, floating stainless-steel rotors, and sintered pads. It reached the podium 9 times in its first full season of World Superbike racing.

Manufacturer: Aprilia
Top speed: 199 mph / 320 km/h
Horsepower: 217 HP
Torque: 90 ft lbs
Website: https://www.aprilia.com

Ducati Panigale V4 R: 199 mph

Ducati’s name is well-known to anyone familiar with the fastest production motorcycles. When the redesigned Ducati Panigale V4R achieved a top speed of 199 mph, Ducati once again showcased its ability to blend style, sophistication, and performance.

Although the V4R is reserved for track-only use, Ducati also produces a similar street-legal version of the Panigale: the Ducati Superleggera V4. Its claim to fame is an unbeatable power/weight ratio of 1.54 HP/kg. Adhering to the gentlemen’s agreement to limit mass-produced street-legal motorcycles to 300 km/h, the Ducati Superleggera V4 top speed is electronically limited to 186 mph (299 km/h).

Manufacturer: Ducati
Top speed: 199 mph / 320 km/h
Horsepower: 221 HP
Torque: 83 ft lbs
Website: https://www.ducati.com

Damon Hypersport Premier: 200 mph

The best electric cars and motorcycles are sure to become more popular with their instant torque, ever-increasing ranges, and attractive builds. The Damon Hypersport Premier meets those baseline features with a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3 seconds, a 200-mile range, and bold styling.

Damon takes the Hypersport Pro a step ahead as one of the fastest bikes in the world, top speed in km/h of 321 (200 mph). This daredevil attitude is balanced with innovative safety including predictive artificial intelligence to help anticipate and avoid trouble.

Manufacturer: Damon
Top speed: 200 mph / 321 km/h
Horsepower: 200 HP
Torque: 200 ft lbs
Website: https://damon.com

Ducati 1199 Panigale R: 202 mph

While the Panigale name continues on current Ducati models, the Ducati 1199 Panigale R is a different bike from the past. Its two-cylinder engine has titanium rods, finely-tuned engine mapping, and a super-light flywheel, combining to push out 202 horsepower and a top speed of 202 mph.

High-performance handling is accomplished through an adjustable swingarm and Öhlins suspension. Landing on the list of the world’s fastest bike top 5, it lives up to everything you expect from Ducati.

Manufacturer: Ducati
Top speed: 202 mph / 325 km/h
Horsepower: 202 HP
Torque: 100 ft lbs
Website: https://www.ducati.com

Lightning LS-218: 218 mph

If any doubts remain about electric motorcycles, the Lightning LS-218 should conquer them, starting with its top speed of 218 mph and 0 to 60 mph in a minuscule 2.2 seconds.

The LS-218 offers an Öhline fully-adjustable front suspension, Bremo 4-piston calipers, and a Billet aluminum adjustable swingarm. The IPW liquid-cooled 150kw motor recharges in just 30 minutes with a DC fast charger. You can see why it holds a spot on our list of the best electric motorcycles.

Manufacturer: Lightning
Top speed: 218 mph / 351 km/h
Horsepower: 200 HP
Torque: 105 ft lbs
Website: https://lightningmotorcycle.com

Kawasaki Ninja H2R: 240 mph

The race-only Kawasaki Ninja H2R will catapult you up to 240 mph. Those looking for a street-legal version can purchase the Kawasaki Ninja H2 instead, which has a still-impressive top speed of 209 mph.

This Ninja motorcycle is a pinnacle engineering achievement with a lightweight trellis frame, fully-adjustable suspension, and a full suite of rider-focused support, including traction control, anti-lock brakes, engine brake control, and launch control.

Manufacturer: Kawasaki
Top speed: 240 mph / 386 km/h
Horsepower: 305 HP
Torque: 122 ft lbs
Website: https://www.kawasaki.com

MTT 420-RR: 273 mph

Marine Turbine Technologies knows how to achieve top speed on a motorcycle. The 420-RR is their latest design and pushes the top speed to an astonishing 273 mph, overshooting their predecessor MTT Y2K bike’s top speed of 250 mph.

The MTT 420-RR features a 420-horsepower Rolls Royce Allison turbine engine and aerodynamic carbon-fiber fairings. With production limited to five bikes per year, getting your hands on the fastest bike in the world isn’t easy.

In response to riding his own MTT superbike, Jay Leno told Popular Mechanics, “It’s like the hand of God pushing you in the back… I’ve ridden a lot of fast bikes but nothing pulls like this.”

Manufacturer: Marine Turbine Technologies
Top speed: 273 mph / 439 km/h
Horsepower: 420 HP
Torque: ~500 ft lbs
Website: https://www.marineturbine.com

Honorable Mention: Dodge Tomahawk: 300 mph (est.)

In 2003, the world witnessed the unveiling of a concept like no other, the Dodge Tomahawk. By stuffing the Dodge Viper’s 8.3L V10 engine on a platform that rides like a motorcycle, the carmaker might have created one of the fastest motorcycles in the world.

But there’s more to the story than this. Not only did this monstrosity have four wheels, but its top speed was also never proven. It’s reported that nine Dodge Tomahawk replicas were produced and sold for 555,000 each, likely used more for art decoration than street or track use. It is indeed not a street-legal motorcycle to ride.

Finding evidence that any Tomahawk has been ridden faster than 100 mph seems to be impossible. Should it be on this list? Can it truly go 300 mph? The world may never know.

Manufacturer: Dodge
Top speed: est. 300 mph (483 km/h)
Horsepower: 500 HP
Torque: ~525 ft lbs

The world’s fastest motorcycles summary

Creating one of the top 10 fastest bikes in the world can be done in a variety of ways. Popular racetrack names like Ducati and Kawasaki stick to their bread and butter, while electric newcomers like Lightning and Damon challenge tradition.

Grabbing the ultimate spot as the world’s fastest bike, however, takes something special. Marine Turbine Technologies discovered the secret by applying a turbine engine on a two-wheel monster. The result has been nothing short of spectacular.

The 11 fastest motorcycles in the world are:

  • MTT 420-RR: 273 mph
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2R: 240 mph
  • Lightning LS-218: 218 mph
  • Ducati 1199 Panigale R: 202 mph
  • Damon Hypersport Premier: 200 mph
  • Ducati Panigale V4 R: 199 mph
  • Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory: 199 mph
  • MV Agusta F4CC: 195 mph
  • Suzuki GSX1300 R Hayabusa: 194 mph
  • MV Agusta F4 R 312: 194 mph
  • BMW S1000RR: 188 mph

Frequently asked questions about the world’s fastest motorcycle

The turbine-powered MTT 420-RR is currently the fastest bike in the world with a top speed of 273 mph (439 km/h). Check our list of the fastest bikes in the world to see the full ranking.

Featuring a 449cc 4-stroke engine and a rugged steel frame, the KTM 450 SX-F is the fastest dirt bike in the world with a top speed of 123 mph (198 km/h).

Rocky Robinson holds the claim to fame as the fastest bike rider in the world, setting a motorcycle land speed record of 376 mph (605 km/h) in 2010.

The MTT 420-RR is street-legal, allowing it to also claim the fastest street bike in the world title with its top speed of 273 mph (439 km/h).

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United Electric Motorcycles Launched in Pakistan

United Motorcycles has launched its first Electric Motorcycles in Pakistan, which include three models – United Bullet, United Spark, and United Revolt – and all these Electric Bikes come with different specifications to meet the need of everyone.

It is pertinent to mention that United Motorcycles had previously been selling an Electric Scooty in the local market, but this is the first time that the company has launched a United Electric Bike in Pakistan.

United Revolt

The cheapest and base variant of the United Electric Motorcycle is the United Revolt, which is equipped with a 1500W electric motor that is powered by a 48v/40AH lithium battery with a 4to 5 hours charging time.

Furthermore, this United Revolt Electric Bike can cover a distance of 75 kilometers (km) on a full at a top speed of 80 km/h, which is very decent considering most electric motorcycles do somewhere around 50-60 km/h.

United Revolt Price in Pakistan

The price of the United Revolt Electric Motorcycle in Pakistan is Rs. 253,000 and the booking is open at dealers across the country.

United Spark

The second United Electric Bike is the United Spark, which comes with a more powerful 2000w electric motor that is powered by a 48V/50AH lithium battery that can give a mileage of 85 km on a full charge.

Furthermore, the charging time for the United Electric Motorcycle is 4 to 5 hours and it can also reach a top speed of 90 km/h, which is almost similar to a 70cc conventional motorcycle.

United Spark Price in Pakistan

The price of United Spark Electric Motorcycle in Pakistan Rs. 265,000, which is reasonable considering the specifications, which include a lithium battery that is capable of running longer than any lead acid battery.

United Bullet

The higher-end variant of the United Electric Motorcycle is the United Bullet, which comes with a 2000w electric motor that is powered by a 72V-25AH lithium battery with a charging time of 4 to 4 hours.

Furthermore, the United Electric Bike provides a top-speed of 100km/h and a mileage of 95 km on a full charge.

United Bullet Price in Pakistan

The price of the United Bullet Electric Bike in Pakistan is Rs. 288,000.

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