Electric motorcycles with similar performance are more expensive than gas motorcycles. On average an electric motorcycle with leader bike performance costs $10,104 more than a gas motorcycle with leader bike performance. This is mostly due to the cost of batteries in electric motorcycles.
In this article, we compare the prices of electric motorcycles to the prices of gas motorcycles in various categories.
We will compare the prices of the following categories:
- Leader bikes
- Light commuters
Leader bikes are typically speaking the faster category of motorcycles that are built to be aerodynamic, sleek and deliver high-performance acceleration and speed. You might also classify them as high-end sportbikes. An example of a leader bike is the Yamaha R1.
Gas-powered leader bikes
Average price: $16,498
Electric powered leader bikes
|Lightning Strike Carbon||$19,998|
|Damon Hypersport HS||$24,955|
Average price: $26,602
Leader bike comparison
|Gas-powered leader bike||$16,498|
|Electric powered leader bike||$26,602|
Average difference: $10,104
Commuters are motorcycles that are built to get you where you need to be but also don’t have any trouble riding at highway speeds. These motorcycles are generally more comfortable to ride than leader bikes and don’t have the same level of performance as they do. An example of a commuter bike is the Kawasaki Z650.
Gas-powered commuter bikes
Average price: $7,999
Electric powered commuter bikes
|Energica Eva 107||$21,656|
|Energica Eva EsseEsse9||$20,930|
Average price: $22,970
Commuter bike comparison
|Gas-powered commuter bikes||$7,999|
|Electric powered commuter bikes||$22,970|
Average difference: $14,971
Light commuter motorcycles are not built for performance but can get you where you need to be. They are also not specifically built to have long ranges between trips. They are generally speaking lightweight and cheaper than most other motorcycles.
Gas-powered light commuter bikes
Average price: $4,836
Electric powered light commuter bikes
Average price: $9,721
Light commuter bike comparison
|Gas-powered light commuter bikes||$4,836|
|Electric powered light commuter bikes||$9,721|
Average difference: $4,885
Electric motorcycles are far more expensive than gas motorcycles in all the categories. You might be able to make up for it with the fuel savings but the industry leaders will have to work hard to get those prices down.
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