Currently vehicles with electric propulsion to be one option to be developed. In addition to environmentally friendly because it does not have carbon emissions, besides that it also can reduce the electricity consumption also noise pollution.
For those of you who are interested to have one, two or all of these great bike, here are five choices of the electric motorcycles that will bring you to explore the city streets and change your lifestyle.
5. VOLTA BCN
This sexy new electric motorcycle, called the Volta BCN, came from Spain's Volta Motorbikes and promises to be the perfect ride for the urban environmentalist. The bike is optimized for the urban rider who takes many short trips on a daily basis to get around town. It's essentially one model offered in two different styles and finishes - the Sport has been designed as an urban motorbike, while the City is headed for the downtown core.
|Volta BCN. (Picture from: http://inhabitat.com/)|
And its 74 V/3.1 kWh Lithium Polymer battery pack can be recharged from any 220V outlet or public charging point via an onboard charger and supplied 2-meter (6.56-foot) charging cable with a schuko plug. Full recharge time is given as two hours, but partial top-ups are also possible. Volta says that after around five years of daily charging, the battery should still have 80 percent of its initial capacity.
This bike comes ahead of the EICMA show in November 15 to 18, 2012 in Milan, Italy. CRP Technologies introduced the Energica electric superbike via live web streaming media which will reach the market in the United States and Europe in 2014.
In the preview from Casa Enzo Ferarri Museum in Modena, chief engineer Giampier Testoni offered some insight into the first production electric motorcycle made in Italy. According to Testoni, the Energica will have a range close to 80 km (around 49.71 miles) when ridden in sport conditions, and according to Energica spec sheets is estimated to reach closer to 150 km (around 93.21 miles) when ridden with less of a heavy hand.
|CRP Energica. (Picture From: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/)|
That may be difficult since it is claimed to be capable of a top speed over 130 mph. Testoni added that acceleration tests still need to be conducted to get a fair estimate of the measured quickness of the electric superbike.
3. BRAMMO ENERTIA
The Enertia electric motorcycle from Brammo may be the one of the coolest electric motorcycles ever made. No wonder if the Enertia was selected as the best electric motorcycles in 2010. Brammo which develops the Enertia e-bike has vehicles distribution and marketing operations network in North America, Europe and Asia.
This electric bike weighs around 324 lbs and driven by a high-compression engine with whirring 72-volt, brushless DC motor and 428 gauge DID chain that can generate power of 13kW @ 4,500 rpm and torque of 30lb/ft @ 0-1450 rpm.
|Brammo Enertia. (Picture from: http://motorcycles.cycleworld.com/)|
2. ZERO DS
The Zero DS is the world's most versatile electric motorcycle. Its core ingredients include a 102-volt lithium-ion battery pack, a three-phase brushless controller and a high-efficiency motor with direct belt drive. For range, there're two options: 95 miles of city driving on the base model with an 8.5 kWh battery, or 126 miles on model with the 11.4 kWh battery. Riding at an average of 55 mph on the freeway knocks those numbers down to 57 and 76 miles of travel, respectively.
|ZERO DS. (Picture from: http://designapplause.com/)|
The motorcycle chassis uses aluminum which is used for aircraft so strongly guaranteed. No compromise in the braking, this bike uses Nissin brake technology. The Zero DS has a panel that provides detailed information about the motorcycle such as time consumption, mileage, average electricity consumption, number of charge cycles and many others.
1. KTM FREERIDE E
The off-road motorcycle manufacturer from Austria, KTM declared it was time they made a segment of new off-road motorcycles. According to them, it is time to create more freedom in motorcycle driving then finally born the KTM Freeride E which is directly made in the factory buildings in Mattighofen, Austria.
Agile, compact and fun, what more could you ask from an enduro bike? With these three qualities, the electric KTM Freeride E has all it needs to reward its rider with a unique riding experience, regardless of what type of terrain lies beneath him.
|KTM Freeride E. (Picture from: http://www.topspeed.com/)|
Thanks to the low seat height of 910 mm and the 95 kg weight, the KTM Freeride E is also fairly easy to handle. The motorcycle is kept in check by a capable brake system with newly designed levers mounted conveniently on the handlebars. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMAG | TOPSPEED | VOLTA | CRP | BRAMMO | ZERO | KTM | DOE | PIKIRAN RAKYAT 24052013]