Electric motorcycles are making a power play. Motorcycle enthusiasts may not like the idea of a bike without the trademark engine sound, but there’s no way to complain about the muscle some gas-free monsters deliver. In fact, the world’s fastest electric bike has outraced four-wheel EVs in quarter-mile flashes by hitting top speeds over 215 mph.
Whether or not you like to take a bike out racing, the power show electric motorcycles provide helps you sidestep conversations about range, noise, sustainability, or style. There’s no debate over a 0-60 run in less than one second. This list is based on pure power and leaves the EV drama for another conversation. Estimates and track times were culled from manufacturer quotes or, when not listed, confirmed race times from riders and testers. Here are the ten fastest electric bikes in the world based on 0-60 mph speed times.
10. Brammo Empulse R (4.8 seconds)
While vaulting 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds driving a car would be spectacular, it’s only enough to crack the top ten of electric bikes. Oregon bike maker Brammo had Italian industrial design on the brain when it crafted the Empulse R, which features the first drivetrain designed specifically for an electric motorcycle. With 54 horsepower (hp) and 66 pounds-feet (lb-ft) of torque, the bike has plenty of muscle to blast its 460 pounds of weight down the highway or track. A top speed of 110 mph is in store at the end of the perfect sprint.