Electric bicycles, popularly known as e-bikes, have gained significant popularity among the general public for short commutes and grocery shopping. However, they may not satisfy the needs of young people who enjoy speed and the thrill of the wind in their hair. What they need is an electric motorcycle that not only looks cool but also offers strong performance and longer range, capable of competing with traditional gasoline-powered motorcycles. In this article, we won’t discuss the on-road policies regarding electric motorcycles, but rather take a look at the development stage of electric motorcycles abroad, just for a glimpse.

Harley-Davidson LiveWire

Specifications for the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle are as follows:

Price: $29,799 USD

Range: 152 km (highway), 235 km (city)

Motor Power: 105 horsepower

0-100 km/h Acceleration: 3.5 seconds

Top Speed: Electronically limited to 177 km/h

In the 2015 movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Black Widow was seen riding a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. As a major player in the motorcycle industry, Harley-Davidson initiated the era of electrification. In fact, the LiveWire had already begun road testing in 2014.

The LiveWire comes equipped with Brembo front brakes, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), and traction control. Riders can choose from seven different riding modes to suit their preferences and needs. The LiveWire lacks both a clutch and a gear shifter, making it a twist-and-go electric motorcycle.

The LiveWire is powered by a 15.5-kilowatt-hour battery pack and features a mid-mounted electric motor that transmits power to the rear wheel via a belt drive. The electric motor generates 105 horsepower. One advantage of a mid-mounted motor, as opposed to hub motors, is that it allows for further torque amplification through the gear ratio between the primary and secondary pulleys.

In terms of charging, the LiveWire can be fully charged in less than an hour, and it takes approximately 40 minutes to charge from 0% to 80%.

Zaiser

Price: Crowdfunding stage

Range: 480 km

Motor Power: Unknown (front and rear dual motors)

0-100 km/h Acceleration: 3.6 seconds

Top Speed: Electronically limited to 193 km/h

Zaiser is a startup company headquartered in Colorado, and their first electric motorcycle is expected to have an impressive range of up to 300 miles (approximately 480 kilometers). This electric motorcycle is set to be released in late 2021 or early 2022.

The motorcycle will have a top speed of up to 120 miles per hour, an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h of around 3.6 seconds, and the noteworthy feature of a range of 300 miles (480 km). With front and rear hub motors, it will be an all-wheel-drive motorcycle, which should provide excellent acceleration performance and added stability, especially on wet or slippery road surfaces.

The new Zaiser electric motorcycle comes equipped with a 17.3-kilowatt-hour battery and features a fast-charging system, along with the capability for quick battery swaps to alleviate range anxiety. Zaiser has also mentioned other features, including traction control, automatic stability, modular design, proximity sensors, wearable connectivity, and a roadside assistance system.

In fact, you can invest in Zaiser through Wefunder, where their crowdfunding target is set at $500,000. As a reward for your investment, you will receive future equity in the company. Investors who contribute $500, $1,000, or $10,000 will receive additional incentives.

Zero SR/F

It’s worth noting that while you mentioned “Zero SR/F” at the end of your message, this appears to be unrelated to the information about Zaiser and their electric motorcycle. If you have any specific questions or information about the Zero SR/F, please feel free to provide more details, and I’ll be happy to assist further.

Here are the specifications for the Zero SR/F electric motorcycle:

Price: $18,995 to $20,995 USD

Range: 321 kilometers

Motor Power: 110 horsepower

0-100 km/h Acceleration: 3.3 seconds

Top Speed: Electronically limited to 200 km/h

The ZERO electric motorcycle brand emerged in 2014, and in the field of electric motorcycles, very few companies have been able to reach the level of Zero Motorcycles. Starting as a fully electric startup company, the company has successfully thrived and succeeded where others have failed, making it one of the most renowned names in the electric motorcycle industry.

Zero introduced the SR/F model in March, targeting the street motorcycle market. Zero offers two different trim levels for the SR/F: Standard and Premium. The Standard version is priced at $18,995, while the Premium version costs $20,995, with a $2,000 price difference primarily attributed to the differences in chargers. While the standard version comes with a 3.0-kilowatt charger that allows you to fully charge the motorcycle in 4.5 hours, the upgraded 6.0-kilowatt fast charger ensures a full charge in just 2.5 hours.

Both of these models use a 14.4-kilowatt-hour Z-Force lithium-ion battery paired with the Z-Force 75-10 electric motor. For reference, before the launch of the SR/F, Zero used the 75-7 motor as its largest available option in the lineup, where the “7” represents the diameter of the motor rotor. The SR/F’s motor is almost 50% larger than the SR’s motor at 4 inches in diameter.

The electric powertrain of the Zero SR/F is rated at 110 horsepower, ensuring a top speed of 124 miles per hour and a range of 321 kilometers (approximately 200 miles).

This model is also equipped with Bosch stability control technology. The braking system features four-piston calipers provided by Bosch, mounted on 320-millimeter front brake discs, and a single-piston caliper installed on a 240-millimeter rear brake disc.

The SR/F is also equipped with Zero’s Cypher III operating system, which can be paired with a smartphone. This system allows riders to access various functions of the motorcycle through a 5-inch TFT display screen, including cruise control, riding modes, and heated grips. Owners can also access a range of information through the app, such as battery status, bike location, system upgrades, and more.

Voge ER-10

Here are the specifications for the electric motorcycle you mentioned:

Price: $8,011 USD

Range: 100 kilometers

Motor Power: 110 horsepower

0-100 km/h Acceleration: 3.3 seconds

Top Speed: 100 km/h

The Voge ER-10 is positioned as an electric scooter for urban commuting. Its core features include a liquid-cooled 60V/6kW electric motor with 6kW of continuous power and 14kW of peak power, allowing for a top speed of up to 62 miles per hour. This should be suitable for beginners and adequate for navigating crowded city streets.

With a 60V/70Ah lithium-ion battery, the Voge ER-10 offers a range of 100 kilometers on a single charge, and it takes approximately 4 hours for a full recharge. The electric scooter features an alloy frame that helps reduce the overall weight. It comes with 17-inch wheels both in the front and rear, equipped with CST tires. The front tire size is 110/70, and the rear tire size is 140/60. Additionally, it is equipped with a dual-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) for added safety.

The ER-10 is equipped with full LED lighting, keyless ignition, and a USB socket. While the digital dashboard may not be the most advanced, it conveys all the necessary information.

The Segway Apex H2 is a concept hydrogen fuel cell electric motorcycle.

Here are the specifications for the Segway Apex H2 concept motorcycle:

Price: Not specified

Range: >200 kilometers

Motor Power: 80 horsepower

0-100 km/h Acceleration: 4.0 seconds

Top Speed: 150 km/h

In recent years, the Segway brand has undergone a significant image overhaul. Under the leadership of its new parent company, Ninebot, which is synonymous with self-balancing scooters, the brand has expanded its product range. Recently, Ninebot unveiled the Segway Apex H2 hydrogen fuel cell electric motorcycle concept, which is set to debut in 2023.

The Apex H2 features a single-sided swingarm for both the front and rear wheels, reducing the overall weight of the motorcycle. Hydrogen is stored in compact hydrogen tanks, and while these tanks are replaceable, they also require filter replacements.

Segway claims that this hybrid electric motorcycle has a maximum power output of 60 kW (80 horsepower), can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in 4 seconds, and has a top speed of 150 kilometers per hour (93 miles per hour). However, the range has not been disclosed, but the brand reports that the Apex H2 can travel one kilometer for every gram of hydrogen consumed.