Things People Want In An Electric Motorcycle
While an electric motorcycle will have less moving part […]
While an electric motorcycle will have less moving parts, current battery and motor tech isn't on par with internal combustion drive trains. Also, high capacitance battery systems are dangerous to work on, so it is likely that we'll see a lot of 'zero maintenance' systems that are designed with an end of serviceable life date.
Amazing acceleration due to the wonderful torque of electric motors. Amazing torque exiting corners at any speed without any misses, once again due to the wonderful torque of electric motors.
0-60 in well under 4 seconds. Quick enough for people.
Top speed 100 MPH or so, or better.
No absurdly loud sound, just the fairly quiet whine of the electric motor and tire noise.
No stench of partially burned gas.
No oil leaks.
Very limited wrenching required because an order of magnitude fewer parts.
The convenience of having a full 'tank of gas' every morning
Zero emissions. Not helping warm the planet or injure kids' lungs further is kind of important to me.
Bragging rights. Something to stick some status weenie stuff on. Fastest bike up Pike's Peak being electric is pretty good.
Great shocks, brakes, etc.