Are you considering buying an electric motorcycle? If yes, you probably heard about at least one of the three U.S.-manufacturers that make electric motorcycles for the masses: Brammo, Zero, or Native. I found an interesting comparison review of these three written by the guys at motorcycle.com (read the article here). They picked the $7,995 Brammo Enertia as the best choice of the three, over the $9,995 Zero and $7,500 Native S. The Brammo Enertia, according to them, “is the most all-around solid,” and although it has a lower range than the Zero—it’s offered at 20% lower price and best dealer support. The video that came with the article ended with a comment—that these electric bikes aren’t yet something a traditional motorcycle enthusiast will like. Watch the video at the end (too bad it has bad audio).
I was one of the first to try an electric bike/scooter/moped manufactured for popular consumption—bought one for $500 from a Pep Boys store in 2003 with the arrangement that I could return in 3 months with no questions asked (I did get my money back). It was so underpowered and clunky. And look at where we are now—I’m talking not just about these three but about the Mission R Electric Bike.