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  • Builder: Tacita
  • Model :T-race biker
  • Engine power : 27 – 34 kW (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 9 kWh
  • Autonomy: 110 km
  • Weight : Not disclosed
  • Price : 15,918 – € 17,163

Powerful electric motorcycle: the full list of models available on the market

In summary: the list of powerful electric motorcycle models is lengthening. We already have dozens. And in most cases, they are very serious.

Julien Vaïssette, mechanical engineer

If you were looking for a powerful electric motorcycle in 2020, you had the choice between 34 models. Today, a dozen new electric models of more than 15 hp appeared on the market.

Faced with this unprecedented diversity, how to find your way around ?

If you landed here, it’s that you are as lost as me.

You may have decided that your next motorcycle would be electric, but you are afraid of being mistaken.

For good reason: the manufacturers are for the majority very young (only a few years), and the price of their bikes makes decision -making fairly delicate.

So I decided to analyze all the powerful electric motorcycle models available today on the market. Then I listed and classified them, so that we can see clearly again.

I obviously did this work as part of the design of my own electric motorcycle prototype. But I told myself that it could also help you see more clearly in this magma.

So these are all the powerful electric motorcycles that I have found so far.

List of powerful electric motorcycles

  1. Eva Ribelle, Energica
  2. Luna, Tarform
  3. Strike Carbon, Lightning Motorcycles
  4. Zero Sr/s, Zero Motorcycles
  5. Eva Essese+, Energica
  6. Zero SR/F, Zero Motorcycles
  7. Ego+, Energica
  8. Livewire, Harley Davidson
  9. Alpha, Motorcycles after -sales service
  10. TS ice, motorcycles rod
  11. Urban S, Evoke Motorcycles
  12. FLLOW, Fuell
  13. Omega, Motorcycles after -sales service
  14. Zero Sr, Zero Motorcycles
  15. Delta, Motorcycles after -sales service
  16. Urban Classic, Evoke Motorcycles
  17. Manx7, Sarolea Motorcycles
  18. Hypersport HS, Damon Motorcycles
  19. N60, Sarolea Motorcycles
  20. LS 218, Lightning Motorcycles
  21. Hypersport Premier, Damon Motorcycles
  22. 6061, Evoke Motorcycles
  23. T-Cruise Turismo, Tacita
  24. T-Cruise Urban, Tacita
  25. Newron EV-1, Newron Motors
  26. Curtiss 1, Curtiss Motorcycles
  27. Hypertek, Blackstone Tek
  28. Zero FX, Zero Motorcycles
  29. Enduro, Tacita
  30. Mortard, Tacita
  31. Cross, tacita
  32. Zero DSR, Zero Motorcycles
  33. Zero DSR/BF, Zero Motorcycles
  34. T-Race Rally, Tacita

I may have forgotten models of electric motorcycles. If this is the case, do not hesitate to notify me in comments of this article, at the bottom. Good reading !

comparative motorcycles Jean Charles Barbe

Your opinion: The ideal autonomy of an equivalent 125

The design of my electric motorcycle is advancing pretty well, and even if powerful electric motorcycles have a lot of potential, I seriously plan to go to a 125 equivalent.

But there is a question that I cannot answer: What autonomy should this motorcycle have ?

So I would like to ask you for your opinion, and your advice. I prepared a very short questionnaire (3 questions), which will probably take you less than a minute to fill out.

You can answer it by clicking on this button:

Thanks to your answers, I will have a clear idea of ​​the necessary autonomy-and I can rely on it to continue the design.

The different types of electric motorcycles

First of all, we will have to agree on the terms.

It would not come to anyone’s mind to reveal a Bugatti Veyron and a Renault Twingo in the same ranking. And you already know (because you have read the introduction), we are only interested in the category “powerful electric motorcycle”.

But what exactly is a powerful electric motorcycle ?

The different powers and the different permits

I do not teach you, motorcycles (with electric or thermal propulsion) are available in a very wide variety of powers.

The term “motorcycle” indeed brings together as much the small 50 of your adolescence, as the 1000 with which you crossed Corsica.

And as things are well done, you need a different permit to drive these motorcycles.

It is also on these different permits that I rely to segment the motorcycle market, in order to make coherent groups. And there are 4 motorcycle permits.

  • AM license: This one, it is obtained at the same time as the B license and the BSR. This permit authorizes to drive on motorcycles whose maximum power is 4 kW, or a maximum displacement of 50 cc with a maximum speed of 45 km/h.
  • A1 permit: This permit authorizes to drive on motorcycles whose power does not exceed 11 kW (15 horses) and 125 cm3. There are exceptions but they are tiring, and this is not the subject of the day.
  • A2 permit: This authorizes to roll on motorcycles whose power does not exceed 35 kW.
  • License A: This is the Grail, the one that does not display any limits. Sky is the limit!

If this reminder is boring, it is nonetheless useful.

Because it allows me to divide motorcycles into 3 categories:

  1. Those who do not require any particular permit (motorcycles 50 cm3),
  2. Those that involve at least training (motorcycles of 125 cm3),
  3. and those that require a special license (powerful motorcycles, more than 15 horses).

Then just use these 3 categories to segment electric motorcycles.

Here we are going to focus on the last category, the one that brings together so -called “powerful” electric motorcycles.

But I did the same ranking work on the other two categories. You can therefore find that of equivalents 125 here, and that of electric motorcycles 50 per there.

that’s a good thing done.

After this snake stroke, I therefore have around thirty powerful electric motorcycles to analyze and classify, the best in the least good.

Thirty electric motorcycles ..

I am no longer very of course at this time right now.

Because if I look at my Excel spreadsheet, I realize that the most powerful of these motorcycles develops a power of 160 kW against 19 kW for the least powerful. A report of 8 separates these two motorcycles, which everything opposes.

Putting them in the same ranking therefore amounts to comparing a 3 -year -old child with a rugby player.

So I have to subdivide this ranking if I want it to be relevant and really help you. And I have my little idea for that.

It is enough that I realize that a sports motorcycle has not Nothing To do with an all-terrain motorcycle.

As simply as that. Because on a motorcycle, it is the use that is king.

So I created 6 subcategories, for each of the uses that can be made of a powerful electric motorcycle:

  • versatile use
  • urban
  • sporty
  • truck
  • All Terrain
  • and luxurious

It is therefore time to move on to what really interests us: the classification that will determine the best powerful electric motorcycle, by use.

Powerful & versatile electric motorcycle: the classification

This use is that to which the majority of electric motorcycles and thermal motorcycles wish to answer.

The idea is then to adapt to such a large number of conditions of conditions: the device, the blocked avenues, the winding country roads, the slender national.

This is the praise of roadster, This type of motorcycle which represents at least half of the motorcycles on the market.

We will therefore analyze in this subcategory all the electric motorcycles which hate making sacrifices and specializing. In that, we will see that they also undergo sacrifices, on their inability to be excellent in a field.

Besides, I hope you like surprises, because there are some in this subcategory.

Eva Ribelle – Energica

Eva Ribelle Energica

  • Builder: Energica
  • Model :Eva Ribelle
  • Engine power : 107 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 21.5 kWh
  • Autonomy: 400 km in town, 230 km in handsets, 180 km in extra-urban
  • Weight : 267 kg
  • Price : € 22,943

Luna – Tarform

Luna Tarform Motorcycle Electric Powerful

  • Builder: Tarform
  • Model :Luna
  • Engine power : 41 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 10 kWh
  • Autonomy: 193 km
  • Weight : 200 kg
  • Price : $ 28,000

Strike Carbon – Lightning Motorcycles

Strike Carbon Lightning Motorcycles

  • Builder: Lightning Motorcycles
  • Model :Strike Carbon
  • Engine power : 90 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 20 kWh
  • Autonomy: 321 km in town, 244 km in handsets, 160 km in extra-urban
  • Weight : 206 kg
  • Price : $ 19,998

A very beautiful alternative to more popular manufacturers. that’s why.

Zero SR/S – Zero Motorcycles

Zero Sr/s Zero Motorcycles

  • Builder: Zero Motorcycles
  • Model :Zero Sr/s
  • Engine power : 82 kW in a point, 40 kW continuous (permit A)
  • Battery capacity: 14.4 kWh
  • Autonomy: 259 km in town, 159 km on national, 132 km on a highway
  • Weight : 229 kg
  • Price : 21,720 €

A charging time 3 times higher than the average, but a very beautiful motorcycle. Here is his analysis.

Eva essese9+ – Energica

Eva Esseesse9+ Energica

  • Builder: Energica
  • Model :Eva essesese
  • Engine power : 80 kW (permit A)
  • Battery capacity: 21.5 kWh
  • Autonomy: 400 km in town, 230 km in handsets, 180 km in extra-urban
  • Weight : 282 kg
  • Price : 20,894 €

Zero SR/F – Zero Motorcycles

Zero Sr/F Zero Motorcycles

  • Builder: Zero Motorcycles
  • Model :Zero SR/F
  • Engine power : 82 kW in a point, 40 kW continuous (permit A)
  • Battery capacity: 14.4 kWh
  • Autonomy: 259 km in town, 159 km on national, 132 km on a highway
  • Weight : 220 kg
  • Price : € 20,970

Ego+ – Energica

Ego+ Energica Powerful Electric Moto

  • Builder: Energica
  • Model :Ego+
  • Engine power : 107 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 21.5 kWh
  • Autonomy: 400 km in town, 230 km in handsets, 180 km in extra-urban
  • Weight : 248 kg
  • Price : 24,419 €

Whether it is the ego or the ego+, this sportsman is more or less convincing. Here is a summary of the 2 models.

Livewire One – Harley Davidson

Livewire Harley Davidson

  • Builder: Harley Davidson
  • Model :Livewire One
  • Engine power : 78 kW (A license A)
  • Battery capacity: 15.5 kWh
  • Autonomy: 235 km in town, 152 km in handsets, 113 km on a highway
  • Weight : 251 kg
  • Price : $ 22,799

The first electric harley is historic. But its performances do not compensate a price up to 50% greater than the average. This is what you need to know about the first livewire.

Alpha – Motorcycles after -sales service

Motorcycles Alpha Savic

  • Builder: Motorcycles after -sales service
  • Model :Alpha
  • Engine power : 60 kW (permit A)
  • Battery capacity: 11 kWh
  • Autonomy: 200 km
  • Weight : 210 kg
  • Price : $ 23,990 (presale)

Beautiful, but not yet at the level. This is the article I devoted to him, and in which I detail my opinion.

TS orchard – Motorcycles

Powerful Motorcycles Motorcycles Crift Powerful Motorcycle

  • Builder: Motorcycles orchards
  • Model :TS ice
  • Engine power : 80 kW (permit A)
  • Battery capacity: Not communicated (!))
  • Autonomy: 300 km in town, 200 km on national
  • Weight : 200 kg
  • Price : € 24,990

Far behind the competition. Here is the article I wrote about it, and which was not appreciated by everyone. But really, so much noise for that ?

What powerful electric motorcycle to buy on the segment roadster ?

This is the ranking that I would make roadsters Electric:

  • Eva Ribelle d’Energica dominates the classification,
  • followed by an amazing Luna of Tarform,
  • herself followed by the Strike Carbon of Lightning.
  • At the foot of the podium, we find the Zero Sr/s of Zero Motorcycles,
  • Then the Eva Esseesse9+ of Energica,
  • The Zero SR/F of Zero Motorcycles only harvested a disappointing sixth position.
  • Then comes the EGO+ of Energica,
  • then the Harley-Davidson livewire, which we hoped for better placed.
  • At the bottom of the ranking, the Motorcycles Savic alpha is like it can,
  • and the rod ts of Motorcycles rod is my great disappointment.

What must be drawn from this ranking is simple: Eva Ribelle d’Energica is decidedly impressive. If we are looking for a powerful and versatile electric motorcycle, it is resolutely the best.

Behind her, we note the presence of a short news that has not yet been proven: the luna. It owes its place to its good environmental note, better than all other electric motorcycles in this ranking.

But what is also to be remembered is the disappointing positions of the SR/F and the Livewire.

These two motorcycles, which are however very good, suffer from an overly high price, and from an overload time too substantial for the roadster Sportsman from Zero Motorcycles.

They are no less excellent options, but this classification proves that if these two manufacturers do not make an effort, their privileged status may no longer be enough.

Powerful & urban electric motorcycle: the classification

Everything is in the title.

This use is that which consists in admitting that electric motorcycles are for the moment much more suitable in town than elsewhere.

An urban electric motorcycle (or city dweller, I will use the two terms) is therefore the type of moderately powerful motorcycles which prefer maneuverability at the speed of speed.

And in this ranking too, Zero Mortocycles is not as conquering as what we would have thought.

Urban S – Evoke Motorcycles

Urban S Evoke Motorcycles

  • Builder: Evoke Motorcycles
  • Model :Urban S
  • Engine power : 19 kW (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 9.05 kWh
  • Autonomy: 200 km in town
  • Weight : 179 kg
  • Price : $ 7,999

A roadster Electric boring but very very accessible. This is my opinion on the Urban S.

FLLOW – FUELL

Powerful electric motorcycle motorcycle

  • Builder: Fuell
  • Model :Fllow
  • Engine power : 35 kW (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 10 kWh
  • Autonomy: 240 km in town
  • Weight : 180 kg
  • Price : 11,995 €

Omega – Motorcycles after -sales service

Omega Savic Motorcycles

  • Builder: Motorcycles after -sales service
  • Model :Omega
  • Engine power : 25 kW (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 7 kWh
  • Autonomy: 120 km
  • Weight : 170 kg
  • Price : $ 12,990 (presale)

An exciting city car, and always very beautiful. Here is the article I devoted to him.

Zero Sr – Zero Motorcycles

Zero Sr Zero Motorcycles

  • Builder: Zero Motorcycles
  • Model :Zero Sr
  • Engine power : 22 kW continuous, 52 kW in peak (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 14.4 kWh
  • Autonomy: 288 km in town, 175 km on national, 145 km on a highway
  • Weight : 188 kg
  • Price : 17,840 €

Once again, Zero Motorcycles has shown a filout. But thanks to that, the Zero is displayed the best performance. Click here to read the analysis of this model.

Delta – Motorcycles after -sales service

Delta Savic Motorcycles

  • Builder: Motorcycles after -sales service
  • Model :Delta
  • Engine power : 40 kW (permit A)
  • Battery capacity: 9 kWh
  • Autonomy: 150 km
  • Weight : 190 kg
  • Price : $ 16,990 (presale)

Do not buy it, prefer the omega. that’s why.

Urban Classic – Evoke Motorcycles

Urban Classic Evoke Motorcycles

  • Builder: Evoke Motorcycles
  • Model :Urban Classic
  • Engine power : 19 kW (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 9.05 kWh
  • Autonomy: 200 km in town
  • Weight : 179 kg
  • Price : $ 8,499

A roadster A2 at a very competitive price. This is what I think.

What is the best powerful electric motorcycle for the city ?

As for the subcategory of versatile motorcycles, take stock:

  • The Urban S of Evoke Motorcycles dominates competition by its unbeatable price,
  • It is followed by Fuell’s FLLOW, which I like little but whose performance is remarkable.
  • The Omega of Savic Motorcycles closes this podium, and I salute its relevance.
  • Zero Sr de Zero Motorcycles must be satisfied with the chocolate medal,
  • While the Motorcycles after -sales service delta is found in fifth position,
  • and that the Urban Classic of Evoke Motorcycles logically closes walking.

Again, this ranking of electric city cars is not favorable to Zero Motorcycles: the Zero SR, which nevertheless displays electrifying performance, only obtains fourth place.

She pays dearly her elephant recharging time and her highest price of the subcategory.

At the top of the table, we find the Urban S of Chinese Evoke Motorcycles, which has only one goal: discourage competition with a motorcycle low cost And yet efficient. But hope is allowed, and the Omega of Savic Motorcycles is proof of this.

Powerful & sporting electric motorcycle: the classification

It’s a reality that is not easy to swallow when you have always rolled in thermal, but electric motors are intrinsically more efficient than thermal engines.

It is then not surprising that some electric motorcycles choose to orient themselves towards sports use. And they are not mistaken, because here, it is not autonomy that is queen, but speed and acceleration.

So I, as for other uses, drawn up the list of electric sportsmen.

And who could have thought that the fastest electric motorcycle in the world, LS-218 of Lightning Motorcycles, would only point to fourth place in the classification of electric motorcycles ?

Yet it’s his sad fate.

Manx7 – Sarolea Motorcycles

Manx7 Sarolea Motorcycles Powerful Electric Moto

  • Builder: Sarolea Motorcycles
  • Model :Manx7
  • Engine power : 120 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 14 – 18 – 22 kWh
  • Autonomy: 230 – 330 km in handsets
  • Weight : 217 kg
  • Price : 42,975 – € 48,760 (pre -order)

Hypersport HS – Damon Motorcycles

Hypersport HS Damon Motorcycles Powerful Electric Motorcycle

  • Builder: Damon Motorcycles
  • Model :Hypersport HS
  • Engine power : 160 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 21.5 kWh
  • Autonomy: 320 km in handsets
  • Weight : 200 kg
  • Price : 21,489 €

N60 – Sarolea Motorcycles

N60 Sarolea Motorcycles Motorcycle powerful

  • Builder: Sarolea Motorcycles
  • Model :N60
  • Engine power : 120 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 22 kWh
  • Autonomy: 330 km in handset
  • Weight : 215 kg
  • Price : € 69,000

In the analysis I made of it, I burned her. But it was deserved.

LS-218-Lightning Motorcycles

LS-218 Lightning Motorcycles

  • Builder: Lightning Motorcycles
  • Model :LS-218
  • Engine power : 150 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 12 – 15 – 20 kWh
  • Autonomy: 150 – 257 km on national
  • Weight : 225 kg
  • Price : $ 38,888

To discover the fastest electric motorcycle analysis in the world (just that), click here.

Hypersport Premier – Damon Motorcycles

Hypersport Premier Damon Motorcycles Powerful electric motorcycle

  • Builder: Damon Motorcycles
  • Model :Hypersport Premier
  • Engine power : 160 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 21.5 kWh
  • Autonomy: 320 km in handsets
  • Weight : 200 kg
  • Price : $ 39,995

An electric sportsman who has serious arguments, but which is a bit expensive. This is the summary of his analysis.

A surprise in the best powerful powerful electric motorcycle

Here is a summary of the classification presented above:

  • The Manx7 of Sarolea Motorcycles has arranged first place,
  • while the hypersport HS of Damon Motorcycles has deserved its second position.
  • In third place, we find the N60 of Sarolea Motorcycles (when I do not like it),
  • Right in front of the LIGHTNING MOTORCYLS LS-218.
  • Damon Motorcycles hypersport closes this ranking.

To explain the disappointing performance of the LS-218 in this ranking, it’s simple: It is less constant than other sportsmen in this ranking.

It is certainly the best in terms of speed and acceleration, but it is heavier than its competitors, displays a lower autonomy and promises a time of recharge longer than that of the Manx7 which wins the victory.

This is the hard law of competitions: if you make sure you win, you have to be the best everywhere !

Powerful & road electric motorcycle: the classification

This use is that of those who want to drive over very long distances with their motorcycle.

They are right, going on a motorcycle trip is an exhilarating experience. But for the moment, with their modest autonomy, the electric motorcycles are quite poorly responded to this. And we will see him quite painfully in the rest of this article.

However, if I am not convinced, I must admit that there is a very beginning of the track.

6061 – Evoke Motorcycles

6061 Evoke Motorcycles Motorcycle powerful

  • Builder: Evoke Motorcycles
  • Model :6061
  • Engine power : 120 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 24.4 kWh
  • Autonomy: 470 km in town, 265 km on a highway
  • Weight : Not disclosed
  • Price : $ 24,995

Please note, risk of European market flooding. Click here to read my analysis.

T-Cruise Turismo-Tacita

T-Cruise Turismo Tacita Moto Electrique Powerful

  • Builder: Tacita
  • Model :T-Cruise Turismo
  • Engine power : 27 – 34 – 44 kW (permit A or A2)
  • Battery capacity: 9 – 18 – 27 kWh
  • Autonomy: 113 – 220 – 322 km
  • Weight : Not disclosed
  • Price : from € 19,977

T-Cruise Urban-Tacita

T-Cruise Urban Tacita Moto Electrique Powerful

  • Builder: Tacita
  • Model :T-Cruise Urban
  • Engine power : 27 – 34 – 44 kW (permit A or A2)
  • Battery capacity: 9 – 18 kWh
  • Autonomy: 112 – 220 km
  • Weight : Not disclosed
  • Price : from € 19,252

It looks like a positioning error. Click here to read my analysis.

Road category: what is the best powerful electric motorcycle ?

There are only three of them, so it will be fast:

  • The 6061 of Evoke Motorcycles exceeds the competition and takes the trophy,
  • Tacita Turismo T-Cruise arrives in second position, which is also the penultimate position,
  • and the T-Cruise Urban of Tacita does not deserve better than this last place.

By establishing this classification, I validate what I thought of road use for electric motorcycles: They don’t know how to do.

But I was surprised by the 6061, which could be the start of a change.

Powerful & luxurious electric motorcycle: the classification

With their disproportionate prize, luxury motorcycles cannot box in the same category as others. Especially because of the very unfavorable balance for them between performance and price.

Indeed, for an often twice higher price, they display performance not necessarily better.

So I was forced to create this subcategory.

Contre-Coeur, because I am not a large customer of luxury motorcycles, whose utility I find very limited. But it takes everything to do a world, isn’t it ?

Besides, this subcategory is only operated by 3 electric motorcycles … not really convincing.

EV-1-Newron Motors

Newron EV-1 Newron Motors Motor Electric Powerful

  • Builder: Newron Motors
  • Model :EV-1
  • Engine power : 75 kW (license A)
  • Battery capacity: 16 kWh
  • Autonomy: 300 km in town, 220 km on national
  • Weight : 220 kg
  • Price : € 60,000

A French manufacturer at very interesting work, and a model with a few choices that I salute. Am I convinced however ?

Curtiss 1 – Curtiss Motorcycles

Curtiss 1 Curtiss Motorcycles Powerful Electric Motorcycle

  • Builder: Motorcycles Curtiss
  • Model : Curtiss 1
  • Engine power : 64 kW, 90 kW in peak (A license)
  • Battery capacity: 16.8 kWh
  • Autonomy: 450 km
  • Weight : 193 kg
  • Price : $ 78,000

I don’t even know if they still exist, unfortunately. Here is the analysis I do with their model.

Hypertek – Blackstone Tek

Hypertek Blackstone Tek Moto Electric Powerful

  • Builder: Blackstone Tek
  • Model : Hypertek
  • Engine power : 80 kW (permit A)
  • Battery capacity: Not communicated (!))
  • Autonomy: 300 km
  • Weight : 205 kg
  • Price : $ 80,000

What powerful electric motorcycle to buy on the luxury segment ?

  • Newron Motors Newron EV-1 takes first place, without conviction.
  • Curtiss 1 of Curtiss Motorcycles takes second place, without conviction either.
  • and the hypertek of Blackstone Tek sits third in third position, without conviction, even less.

So I can’t advise you.

Powerful electric motorcycle & off-road: the classification

This use, as its name says it quite well, is to roll everywhere.

Ground of earth, pebbles, roots, mud, everything is allowed. And there is no doubt that if we could roll on the moon, electric motorcycles would already be on the file.

We will see later that this use is perfectly covered by powerful electric motorcycles.

And in a fairly bright way, they do not go to war, because there are so many sub-categories in this subcategory that everyone finds their account. So that I have the impression that none of the seven models analyzed respond to the same use. It must be said that in off-road, there are as many uses as bikers.

Zero FX – Zero Motorcycles

Zero FX Zero Motorcycles

  • Builder: Zero Motorcycles
  • Model :Zero FX
  • Engine power : 15 kW continuously, 33 kW in peak (permit A)
  • Battery capacity: 7.2 kWh
  • Autonomy: 146 km in town, 90 km on national, 63 km on a highway
  • Weight : 131 kg
  • Price : € 13,260

A versatile all-terrain, which tickles almost the thermal. If you want to know more, this is my analysis.

T-Race Enduro-Tacita

T-Race Enduro Tacita

  • Builder: Tacita
  • Model :T-Race Enduro
  • Engine power : 27 – 34 kW (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 9 kWh
  • Autonomy: 112 km
  • Weight : Not disclosed
  • Price : 15,418 – 16,663 €

The best (and the only) electric enduro of more than 11 kW. This is what you need to know about him.

T-race biker-tacita

Tacita Tacita Motorcycle Motorcycle powerful powerful

  • Builder: Tacita
  • Model :T-race biker
  • Engine power : 27 – 34 kW (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 9 kWh
  • Autonomy: 110 km
  • Weight : Not disclosed
  • Price : 15,918 – € 17,163

Very good all-terrain motorcycle, also capable of riding in town. Here is his presentation.

T-Race Cross-Tacita

Powerful Electric Moto Tacita Tacita Moto

  • Builder: Tacita
  • Model :T-Race Cross
  • Engine power : 44 – 55 kW (A license A)
  • Battery capacity: 5 – 6 kWh
  • Autonomy: 12 minutes of racing
  • Weight : Not disclosed
  • Price : 15,418 – 17,663 €

An electric motorcycle, of course, but above all a competition motorcycle. This is the bulk of what you need to know about her.

Zero DSR – Zero Motorcycles

Zero DSR Zero Motorcycles

  • Builder: Zero Motorycles
  • Model :Zero DSR
  • Engine power : 22 kW continuous, 52 kW in peak (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 14.4 kWh
  • Autonomy: 262 km in town, 158 km on national, 126 km on a highway
  • Weight : 190 kg
  • Price : 17,840 €

Zero DSR/BF – Zero Motorcycles

Zero DSR/BF Zero Motorcycles

  • Builder: Zero Motorycles
  • Model : Zero DSR
  • Engine power : 22 kW continuous, 52 kW in peak (A2 license)
  • Battery capacity: 14.4 kWh
  • Autonomy: 253 km in town, 142 km on national, 103 km on a highway
  • Weight : 222 kg
  • Price : 21,060 €

T-Race Rally-Tacita

T-RACE RALLY TACITA MOTO Electric powerful

  • Builder: Tacita
  • Model :T-Race Rally
  • Engine power : 27 – 34 – 44 kW (permit A or A2)
  • Battery capacity: 18 kWh
  • Autonomy: 220 km
  • Weight : Not disclosed
  • Price : 21,738 – 22,983 – € 24,228

What is the best powerful electric motorcycle… and all-terrain ?

Here, making a classification is useless. I can only make a quick summary of the sub-uses to which all-terrain electric motorcycles on this list respond.

There are 6 – As many motorcycles as uses:

  • The Enduro subcategory: T-Race Enduro de Tacita,
  • That of the Rallye-Raid: the T-Race Rally of Tacita,
  • Motocross: T-Race Cross de Tacita,
  • The trail: the zero dsr/bf of Zero Motorcycles,
  • The off-road capable of riding in town: the Zero DSR of Zero Motorcycles,
  • And the versatile off-road: the T-Race biker of Tacita and the Zero Fx by Zero Motorcycles.

Now we understand much better why I avoided comparing them to each other.

In conclusion: the powerful electric motorcycle has a lot of potential

For the writing of this article, I had to familiarize myself with all the powerful electric motorcycles present on the market.

And I was very pleasantly surprised by most of them.

Even if they are not all as well known for the moment as the models of the Zero-Harley-Energica triptych, they are very serious. And many new manufacturers have the ambition to dethrone the members of the triptych.

Besides, I remember several lessons:

  • The first is the predominance of versatile use and urban use for electric motorcycles (they respond better and better, and with a competitiveness that is close to their thermal counterparts – it’s very good omen);
  • The second is the confirmation that autonomy remains a brake to align with thermal motorcycles (so that when an electric motorcycle rubs in road use, the result is really not up to it) ;
  • Finally, the third lesson is that the electric motorcycle market is not yet mature (I have obtained proof with the lack of environmental exemplarity almost all of the motorcycles studied-there is definitely a very big blow to play here).

I intend to change things about this last point.

Because it is in our common interest to get closer to an environmental exemplarity as possible for our favorite motorcycles.

To get there, only one solution: put your hands in the citch.

There are always more many of us cultivating on the subject, to become real experts in electric motorcycles and no longer let ourselves have by marketing speeches.

We must always understand the environmental impact of electric motorcycles, so as not to reproduce the same errors as (almost) all the manufacturers we mentioned here.

And we must always think, study and design electric motorcycles that meet both relevant use And to a very real climatic emergency.

This is why I share with you all my research.

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Your frequent questions about powerful electric motorcycles

What electric motorcycle has the greatest autonomy ?

Energica does a great job on the autonomy of her models. All their models display among the largest autonomy on the market.

Obviously it is not excluded that they are soon outdated by some ambitious actors like Alrendo or Evoke Motorcycles, but for the moment, Energica remains the most serious manufacturer on this subject.

Which powerful electric motorcycle to choose ?

According to my research, there is only one “real” Enduro electric motorcycle: the T-Race Enduro of Tacita. And since it is the only electric enduro of more than 11 kW, it is necessarily the best.

What permit to drive an electric motorcycle ?

To roll on an electric 125 equivalent, only the A1 license is necessary (as well as a short training). But for electric motorcycles of more than 11 kW, you will either need permit 12, or permit A (depending on the powerful of your motorcycle).

What method I used to analyze and classify each powerful electric motorcycle ?

To classify the thirty motorcycles that you could discover in this article, I used a method that is as rigorous as possible.

First, I wrote at least a 1,300 words (3 A4 pages) file for each of the motorcycles mentioned later. In this way, I got to know the whole of these electric motorcycles.

Then I noted them according to 5 criteria.

Performances

They bring together the power, the torque, the capacity of the battery and the autonomy, the recharging time, the top speed, the passage time from 0 to 100 km/h, the weight and geometry.

I compared each of these characteristics to the average of the subcategory, to give a impartial note.

Design

I tried somehow to objectify something very subjective.

The use

It consists in verifying that the motorcycle responds intelligently to targeted use.

The price

I compared it to the average price of the subcategory in order to have an objective note.

The environmental impact

The motorcycle should not be content to emit less CO2 than thermal motorcycles (because between us, it is not complicated).

It was then simply to make an average of 5 notes obtained, to have a generally judicious average. Because thanks to this general average, what matters is to be good everywhere.

For example, a very efficient but very expensive motorcycle does not make the weight in the face of an efficient but much cheaper motorcycle. And that’s exactly what I was looking for.

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Best electric motorcycles: which model to choose in 2023 ?

More and more two-wheelers followers go to electric motorcycles. Easy to maintain and more favorable to the environment, they are also in the good graces of the authorities which slowly push the abandonment of the thermal motorization. But how to be sure to make the right choice ? Here is our selection of the best electric motorcycles of the moment.

Best electric motorcycles

Electric two-wheelers are experiencing a nice boom in recent years. And if electric scooters are still the preference of most French, Brands offer more and more electric motorcycles. Demand should continue to increase in the coming years with the multiplication of restrictive measures against combustion engines.

Sales of electric two-wheelers have also exploded in recent weeks with the establishment of paid parking for scooters and thermal motorcycles in Paris. Equivalents 50 cc and especially 125 cc are the models that sell best, with powers up to 11 kW (15 hp). Beyond that, we pass on a very select segment which requires a motorcycle permit (A).

Large “displacements” whose equivalence is greater than 125 CC are still rare. There are some electrical models with a sporting vocation, but they cost quite expensive.

Our selection of the best electric motorcycles 50 CC

50 CC electric motorcycles are designed to circulate in agglomeration at a maximum speed of 45 km/h. If you are looking for an electric two-wheeler and you have no intention of lugging yourself in a scooter, opt for an electric motorcycle.

They require an AM permit (formerly BSR) reserved for over 14. If you were born before January 1, 1988, no permit is necessary. Here is Our selection of the best electric motorcycles 50 CC.

Super Soco TC Wanderer

Super Soco TC Wanderer

Super Soco is one of the most popular electric motorcycles in France. With TC Wanderer, it is aimed at those looking for a 50 CC model in retro design. Its brushless engine signed Bosh develops 2.5 kW of power For a maximum speed at 45 km/h to comply with 50 cc engines legislation.

This electric motorcycle has a removable battery of 60V-32Ah (1920 Wh) which allows it to hold between 80 and 100 km of road Depending on the driving mode. You have the choice between 3 modes: eco, normal and sport. Note that it is possible to buy a second battery available as an option, which maximum autonomy at 200 km. Each battery is fully loaded in 3h and 30 minutes.

The TC Wanderer from Super Soco has a rear seat to transport a passenger. The motorcycle is sold at the recommended price of € 4,390 excluding ecological bonus. The amount of the bonus on this model is € 480.

  • Power : 2.5 kW
  • Maximum speed : 45 km/h
  • Battery capacity : 1,920 kWh
  • Autonomy : up to 100 km with a battery and 200 km with the second battery (option)
  • Loading time : 3:30
  • Weight : 100 kg
  • Price : 4,390 € TTC (€ 3,910 with the ecological bonus of € 480)

Find this model on the official website

Super Soco TSX

Super Soco TSX

If you are looking for a Super Soco electric motorcycle with a less vintage design than the TC Wander, the TSX displays more modern lines. This 50 CC equivalent is limited to a top speed of 45 km/h. It is propelled by a Bosh engine of a nominal power of 1.9 kW (3kW in crest). Its weight of 89 kg makes it easy to get started to all beginners.

TSX incorporates a removable 1.8 kWh battery which allows you to Autonomy of 50 to 80 km Depending on the driving mode. The other asset of this motorcycle is that it allows you to add a second battery (available as an option) to cover distances twice as large. The removable character of the batteries also offers more flexibility for recharging.

The super soco tsx offers coupled braking (CBS). This system simultaneously activates the two discs (front and rear) in a balanced manner for frank and gentle braking. The motorcycle also has a keyless starting system and an alarm that is automatically triggered in the event of suspicious activities. This model is available at a price of 3,390 euros excluding ecological bonus. Count 2,940 euros with the 450 euros bonus.

  • Nominal power : 1.9 kW
  • Peak power : 3 kW
  • Maximum speed : 45 km/h
  • Battery capacity : 1.8 kWh (removable)
  • Autonomy : up to 80 km with a battery and 160 km with the second battery (option)
  • Loading time : 5/6 hours
  • Weight : 78 kg
  • Price : 3,390 € TTC (€ 2940 with the ecological bonus of € 450)

Find this model on the official website

Easy-Watts E-Roadster

Easy Watts E-Roadster

The Easy-Watt E-Roadster displays a robust design while remaining very light. It weighs only 58 kg, a featherweight which allows it to be easily handled. Equivalent 50 CC, this electric motorcycle promises a Autonomy of 90 km at full power. She is coming up up to 110 km In Eco mode with its 3.6 kWh battery.

For speed, we are still on an equivalent 50 cc. You will therefore not be able to exceed 45 km/h despite the 3000W engine which is powerful enough to climb much higher. The E-Roadster battery is not removable unlike those of the two Soco presented above. But thanks to these small sacrifices, this motorcycle manages to maintain a more affordable price.

Its recommended rate is € 3,389 excluding ecological bonuses. It is eligible for a bonus of € 900, which brings back its price to 2489 € TTC. You just need an AM permit (formerly BSR) to pilot it. No permit is necessary if you were born before January 1, 1988.

  • Power : 3 kW
  • Maximum speed : 45 km/h
  • Battery capacity : 3.6 kWh
  • Autonomy : up to 110 km
  • Loading time : 6 to 8 a.m
  • Weight : 58 kg
  • Price : 3,389 € TTC (€ 2489 with the ecological bonus of € 900)

Find this model on the official website

The best equivalent electric motorcycles 125 cc (11 kW maximum)

The category of 125 CC electric motorcycles corresponds to developing models Power up to 11 kW (15 hp). These motorcycles require an A1 permit or a B license provided that it has been having it for at least 2 years. Holders of a B license must also justify 7 -hour practical training.

With maximum speeds of +/- 100 km/h, These models offer more freedom for urban driving, but also to drive on roads or highways (minimum speed of 80 km/h). An ideal choice therefore for enthusiasts who start. This is the most popular category at present on the electric motorcycle segment.

Super Soco TC Max

Super Soco TC Max

Another super soco. We start here with TC Max for the simple reason that it is the best -selling electric motorcycle in France. This model seduces as much by its unifying style as by its comfortable performance. Its 5 kW brushless engine (just under 7 hp) is capable of propeling it to a Maximum speed of 100 km/h. Its empty weight is 100 kg, but goes up to 121 kg with the battery.

TC Max has a removable battery of 3.24 kWh capable of holding 80 to 110 km by road Depending on driving speed. It has full LED lighting and an LCD screen that displays important information. This electric motorcycle also has a CBS braking system, a safety alarm and a key starting system.

Finally, the model is eligible for an ecological bonus of 810 euros, which makes its recommended price from 5,590 to 4,780 €.

  • Power : 5 kW
  • Maximum speed : 100 km/h
  • Battery capacity : 3.24 kWh (removable)
  • Autonomy : up to 110 km
  • Loading time : 3 to 4 hours
  • Weight : 121 kg
  • Price : € 5,590 including tax (€ 4,780 with the ecological bonus of € 810)

Find this model on the official website

Horwin CR6

Horwin CR6

Horwin CR6 has a dynamic look inspired by Café Racer. It is propelled by a 3.5 kW engine which allows it to rise to a maximum speed of 95 km/h. Even if the brand does not provide information from 0-100 km/h, this electric motorcycle promises powerful starts and acceleration thanks to its 260 Nm engine torque.

The battery of just under 4 kWh promises a maximum autonomy of 120 kilometers. It takes about 4 hours to fully load it. The Horwin CR6 electric motorcycle is a little more expensive than the most accessible models in the category. Count € 6,390 without ecological bonus. The machine is eligible for the maximum bonus of € 900.

  • Nominal power : 3.5 kW
  • Crest power: 6.2 kW
  • Maximum speed : 95 km/h
  • Battery capacity : 3,960 kWh
  • Autonomy : up to 120 km
  • Loading time : 4 hours
  • Weight : 107 kg
  • Price : € 6,390 including tax (€ 5,490 with the ecological bonus of € 900)

Find this model on the official website

Zero S

Zero S electric motorcycle

The Zero Motorcycles brand is one of the pioneers in the high -end electric motorcycle market. The Zero S is its most balanced model in the 125 CC category. It develops a nominal (restrained) power of 11 kW (15 hp), which allows him to target all bikers with an A1 license. However, she is able to go up to 139 km/h, which slightly exceeds the maximum authorized speed on the highway.

The other strong point of this electric motorcycle is its autonomy much above the average. She goes up to 288 km in urban use and up to 175 km on a highway at an average speed of 89 km/h. In the mixed cycle, the manufacturer announces 219 km of autonomy. The engine propulsion force is 109 nm, which ensures frank starts and accelerations.

The Zero Motocycles S weighs 185 kg. It is also equipped with a system of ABS anti -slip braking 9th generation. Note that this electric motorcycle is available in two versions. The second (power tank) has a battery extension for a total capacity which is 25% higher than the basic version. It thus offers better autonomy (359 kilometers).

It’s a very expensive electric motorcycle. The basic version is available at € 18,560 without ecological bonus. The one with a better battery is € 22,289.

  • Nominal power : 11 kW
  • Crest power: 44 kW
  • Maximum speed : 139 km/h
  • Battery capacity : 14.4 kWh (18 kWh for the Power Tank version)
  • Autonomy : up to 288 km (basic version) and 359 km (power tank)
  • Loading time : 2 hours (fast charger) and about 10 hours for a level 1 or 2 load
  • Weight : 185 kg
  • Price : from € 18,560 including tax (€ 17,660 with the ecological bonus of € 900)

Find this model on the official website

The best electric motorcycles of more than 125 cc

This category is aimed at real enthusiasts who are looking for performance close to the big thermal displacements. Brands offer more and more electric sports motorcycles, but this segment is still not very representative of the market. The few models available are aimed at rather wealthy users.

Harley Davidson Livewire

Harley Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle

This electric motorcycle with a sporting vocation is one of the best -selling in France. Harley Davidson’s Livewire continues to seduce many bikers who wish to approach the turn of the electric. It is not the arguments that are lacking in this model: it has an engine developing a power of 78 kW, or 106 hp for engine torque of 116 nm.

This population force allows him to rise at a maximum speed of 177 km/h, with the bonus of lightning accelerations. The motorcycle cuts the 0 to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds. A characteristic that should appeal to performance enthusiasts. The 15.5 kWh battery offers maximum autonomy is 235 km in eco mode. The minimum autonomy announced by the brand is 158 km for a driving released on the highway.

And to recharge the battery, count about an hour with a continuous current charging station. The motorcycle is available at the cost of 33,900 euros Excluding ecological bonus.

  • Power : 78 kW
  • Maximum speed : 177 km/h
  • Battery capacity : 15 kWh
  • Autonomy : up to 235 km in town
  • Loading time : 1 hour (fast current load)
  • Weight : 249 kg
  • Price : € 33,900 including tax (€ 33,000 with the ecological bonus of € 900)

Find this model on the official website

Zero DSR

Zero DSR

Less powerful than the Livewire, but just as furious, the Zero DSR develops a maximum power of 69 hp (52 kW). The continuous power of the engine is however 30 hp (22 kW). This power is associated with an impressive engine torque of 146 nm which propels the motorcycle to a maximum speed of 163 km/h. Zero has not yet communicated the performance of the DSR 2023 on the 0 to 100 km/h, but the previous version assured it in just under 4 seconds.

In addition to its impressive power, this electric motorcycle offers excellent autonomy. Its 14.4 kWh battery offers 262 km of endurance in town, 158 km on a highway (average speed of 89 km/h) and 196 km in mixed cycle. For recharging, allow 2 hours to refuel provided you use the optional tank load block.

Note that the Zero DSR is available in a second power tank version which offers 25% in addition. The basic version is offered at a price of € 20,130 including tax excluding ecological bonus.

  • Nominal power : 22 kW
  • Peak power : 52 kW
  • Maximum speed : 163 km/h
  • Battery capacity : 14.4 kWh
  • Autonomy : up to 262 km in town
  • Loading time : 1 hour (fast current load)
  • Weight : 190 kg
  • Price : 20,130 € TTC (19,230 € with the ecological bonus of € 900)

Find this model on the official website

What a permit for an electric motorcycle ?

Electric motorcycles follow the same regulations as a conventional motorcycle. Thus, a 50cc equivalent will only claim an AM license for teens over 14 years old or the B license provided that 2 years of driving and a 7 -hour practical training for the new permits obtained after March 2011. People born before January 1, 1988 do not need a license for electric motorcycles 50cc.

In 125cc equivalent, it all depends on the power of the vehicle as always. For urban typed electric motorcycles with a maximum power of 11 kW or 15 hp, the simple A1 license will suffice. Between 11 and 35 kW, it will be necessary to pass the A2 permit. And finally, the motorcycle permit (A) is required for all large -displaced electric motorcycles with a power greater than 35 kW.

What ecological bonus for electric motorcycles ?

Like electric scooters, electric motorcycles benefit from certain financial aid. Less than 2kW of power, you can benefit from € 100 within the limit of 20% of the purchase price. For 2kW or more, you enjoy 250 € of aid per kWh of battery. The bonus amount must not exceed 27% of the purchase price of the electric motorcycle and it is capped at € 900

In some municipalities, local initiatives in force make it possible to raise the amount of aid even more. Note for example that the Paris town hall granted an additional bonus of 400 euros for low -power electric motorcycles (50cc). But this aid was deleted in September 2022.

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