The age of the electric car was a promise made decades ago. While automakers have progressed considerably in the recent past, they’ve yet to fulfill the fuel-free dreamworld some envisioned. Motorcycles, on the other hand, have readily embraced digital propulsion — even Harley-Davidson has one in the works. With less mass to motivate, shorter runtime requirements and a complete lack of power-robbing creature features, motorcycles are a natural fit for battery-operated powerplants. Here are the seven best electric motorcycles, two-wheeled wonders that will satisfy the most stringent eco-minded intentions and deliver more fun than a personal visit from Al Gore. Lots more, we promise.
Rise of the machines