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Here at Bikers are Welcome we welcome each and every type of biker into our online biker family, and we love to explore all the different types of bikes that are out there. This particular blog post Is dedicated to one of the most rapidly developing technologies in the motorbike and car industry at the moment, electric power.
We all know that we need to do as much as we can to try and use more economical methods of getting around. So much so, the Government has decided to encourage people to take a look at electric vehicles, by offering a subsidy that will allow them to obtain a bike to buy their vehicle of choice.
What electric motorbikes are out there?
There are a variety of brands out there that are making electric motorbikes at the moment, however, many of these are not available to buy in the UK. Zero are one of the biggest names in electric motorbikes and they are always working towards growing their range and improving what they have to offer their customers.
One brand that is on the rise is Energica, which is going from strength to strength. In fact, their Ego model was one of the first electric production bikes to take part in the Isle of Man TT Race.
Of course, these smaller name brands are doing great work in the world of electric motorbikes, but we knew it wouldn’t be long before the bigger name brands took up their own production. Harley-Davidson and Vespa are two that are already looking at their own models and making releases, however, seeing as the sound that can only come from Harley-Davidson bikes might not be quite the same with an electric model.
Why buy them?
Wondering why it might be worthwhile buying an electric motorbike? There are a variety of reasons why people decide to buy electric motorbikes and the benefits that they bring.
Of course, the biggest plus point has to be the benefit that it has on the environment. It is a much cleaner method of transport, which means that you will have a much smaller carbon footprint than you would if you use a more traditional motorbike.
Another great benefit is that electric motorbikes are efficient, when you accelerate this is all controlled by the electric motor; which means that the bike doesn’t need a gearbox or clutch. For some, the quite running of these electric bikes may be somewhat of a turn-off (especially since the noise is one thing that many people love about their bike) however, it is also going to help if you are concerned about complaints or you are someone who is going to be riding more around built up areas and wants to keep the neighbours on side.
Electric bikes might not be for everyone, but we know that they are definitely something that will appeal to those who like the freedom of being able to ride around on their bike, but are still keen to have a positive impact on the environment too.
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