10 of the Best Electric Motorcycles For Adults: UK Options



The electric motorbike category has really exploded in recent years, so we decided to do a roundup of our favourite options for adults.

Most of these motorbikes are available now from dealers in the UK; we have also thrown in a couple of interesting ones that will be coming out in the near future.

You might also be interested in our article: Should I buy an electric motorcycle?

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Zero SR/F

Zero SR

This has to come top of the list for looks alone. Zero reckons their flagship model offers 140 ft-lbs of torque and 110 horsepower and tops out at 124 mph.

What does it cost? £18,490

Can I buy it now? Yes

Check it out: Zero Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Livewire

Harley-Davidson Livewire

If you’ve got the best part of £30k burning a hole in your pocket but want Harley’s unparalleled bike-building experience, this blend of old and new tech could be perfect.

What does it cost? From £28,995

Can I buy it now? Yes

Check it out: Harley

Energica Ego

Energicaego ego

The first Italian-built, street-legal electric bike, the Ego goes from 0-60 in three seconds and can then propel you to a very respectable 150mph.

What does it cost? £24,999

Can I buy it now? Yes – Energica are pioneers and has been selling electric motorbikes since 2016.

Check it out: Enegrica

Super Soco TC-Max

Super Soco TC-MAX

With a max speed of under 60mph and a short charge range, the TC-Max is ideal for city riding. Still looks the part mind and is cheap to boot.

What does it cost? £3,995

Can I buy it now? Yes – you could have one delivered in as little as a week.

Check it out: Super Soco

Vespa Elettrica

Vespa elettrica

Scooter giant Piaggio has seen fit to get in on the act – with their iconic Vespa now coming in an electric variant that charges in just four hours.

Read more about the best electric mopeds.

What does it cost? £4,999.20

Can I buy it now? Yes – in blue, green, yellow, black, or chrome.

Check it out: Vespa

Zero DSR

Zero DSR

Zero’s second appearance on our list – and the first electric adventure bike. The DS range pulls out more torque than any petrol-powered litre bike, with no fumes or juddering.

What does it cost? £14,745

Can I buy it now? Yes – and there are even some second-hand models on the market.

Check it out: Zero Motorcycles

Lightning Strike

Lightning strike

Another electric motorcycle with superbike styling, also capable of 150mph, with a hefty 152-mile range.

What does it cost? £9950 (based on the exchange rate from $12,998 US price tag)

Can I buy it now? No – it’s currently in pre-production and likely to be US-only for the foreseeable future.

Check it out: Lightning Strike

Niu U

NIU U series

Get a guarantee you’ll stand out from the crowd with this quirky, futuristic scooter that’s just 700mm wide – and only reaches 25mph!

What does it cost? A scarcely-believable £1,559

Can I buy it now? Yes – in fact, at that price, you might as well buy four.

Check it out: NIU

Sur-Ron LB X

Surron LBX

Sur-Ron has spotted a niche as-yet untapped – electric dirt bikes – and is filling it with affordable yet stylish bikes, though they aren’t overly powerful.

What does it cost? £4,495

Can I buy it now? Yes – there are distributors all over Europe.

Check it out: Surron

BMW C Evolution

BMW C Evolution

The German giants will, of course, be big players in the electric bike game, and are dipping their toes in the water with this torque-heavy, highly customisable scooter.

What does it cost? From £14,035

Can I buy it now? Yes – it’s been on the market since 2014.

Check it out: BMW motorcycles