Electric motorcycles offer advantages over traditional gas variants, like a smooth ride and increased power (and of course, zero emissions).
But batteries remain a challenge as the fundamentals of chemistry (and power-to-weight ratios) mean you can only fit so much juice within a motorcycle’s frame.
Though, Zaiser says the battery in its bike will be 17.3 kWh — that’s quite large, and the bike’s frame does indeed feature a long section in the center where the battery and motor would go.
Whether Zaiser can bring a bike to market with the promised specs for $25,000 is a big “if.” The company is promising a production released in 2022 but it’s currently crowdfunding the development of the bike.
And what you’re buying is equity, meaning there’s no guarantee you’ll get a bike or your money back. Crowdfunding doesn’t exactly have a great reputation for success.