5 electric bikes that got MCN’s attention in 2016

Source: MCN

The last few years have seen great advances in electric motorcycles and what they can offer the everyday commuter.

2016 saw a big leap forward for electric bikes and they are now becoming far more practical and easier to live with. Here are some of our highlights from 2016

Energica Ego
It may be expensive to buy at £18k, but it’s incredibly cheap to run. It’s got one of the most exciting power deliveries of any engine we’ve ever ridden. It also rides well and despite its weight, handles superbly.

 

APWroks Light Rider
The Light Works motorcycle was revolutionary when it was unveiled earlier this year. While it may not have been the fastest electric bike by a long way – with a top speed of just 50mph – it weighs in at a mere 35kg and is manufactured using a 3D printing process.

 


Alta Redshift SM
Alta opened a new factory in the US earlier this year specifically to produce the Redshift MX and SM motorcycles. The SM is a featherweight as far as electric bikes go too, tipping the scales at just 122kg, and at just £11,900 it’s also cheap, though it does only have a 50-mile range.

 

Zero DSR
US firm Zero introduced the DSR this year which offers the most capable and real-world electric bike yet. It’s lighter than a lot of other electric bikes too, tipping the scales at 190kg and will cover nearly 150 miles from a single charge. Its styling is also conventional; it doesn’t scream that it’s an electric bike.

 

APWroks Light Rider
The Light Works motorcycle was revolutionary when it was unveiled earlier this year. While it may not have been the fastest electric bike by a long way – with a top speed of just 50mph – it weighs in at a mere 35kg and is manufactured using a 3D printing process.

 

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5 electric bikes that got MCN’s attention in 2016