We’ve been hearing a lot about electric cars for a while now, but what about the automobile’s two-wheeled cousin? Believe it or not, electric motorcycles are definitely real and manufacturers–including big players like Harley-Davidson and Yamaha–are betting they can catch on, even with their biker clients who are known to place high value an tradition.
Electric motorcycles boast near-instant acceleration, a jet-turbine sound, and a vibration-free ride, but they also lack the long, loud, chrome-dipped exhaust pipes and rumbling engine that for many people defines the motorcycle. Electric motorcycles cost more, but need less maintenance. And of course, there are the environmental benefits of moving away from gas guzzling motors.