Rise of the machines

Positively Charged: 7 Best Electric Motorcycles of 2014

Will no pipes save lives, too?
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.


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