What to consider when buying an Electric Motorcycle (E-Motorbikes)


What to consider when buying an Electric Motorcycle (E-Motorbikes)

What to consider when buying an Electric Motorcycle (E-Motorbikes) 

Are you thinking of purchasing an electric motorcycle, but unsure where to start? E-motorbikes are becoming increasingly popular due to the lower cost of ownership that electric motorbikes offer. Sometimes choosing the right model can be overwhelming. Before you hit the road, let's explore the key factors to consider when purchasing an e-bike: 


1.     Riding Range: How far do you want to go? 

When selecting an electric motorcycle, one of the most crucial factors to consider is the riding range. Riding range refers to the distance an e-motorbike can travel on a single charge. Typically, electric motor bikes come with a specified range,i.e 80km per charge. This means that under optimal conditions, you can only go 40km away from the furthest swap station as you will need to get back. Depending on your commuting needs and lifestyle, you'll want to choose an electric motorbike with a riding range that aligns with your daily travel distance.  


2.     Battery Capacity: Understanding the Power Source 

The heart of any electric motorbike is its battery. Batttery capacity determines how far you can ride on a single charge. When evaluating electric motorbikes, consider the battery capacity and choose a model with sufficient power to meet your riding needs. Higher battery capacity typically translates to longer riding range and enhanced performance.  


3.     Battery Charging Options & Charging Stations: 

How will you re-charge your electric motorbikes? Some batteries are removable and can be charged at home using a standard outlet and some require swapping – visiting designated swap stations where the battery can be quickly exchanged for a charged one. You should consider the availability of swapping stations in your area, especially if you plan to commute long distances or rely on your e-motorbike for daily transportation. Have a read here for more details on cost comparison & swap models. Read Article Three: Cost Comparison and Swap Models 


4.     Price & Financing Options: 

As with any significant purchase, price is a crucial consideration when buying an electric motorbike. Set a budget that aligns with your financial goals and stick to it. Additionally, some retailers offer financing options which can make purchasing an electric motorbike more affordable by spreading the cost over a period. As MOGO, we have very affordable financing options that you can check out here. It's important to factor in the savings brought by electric motorbikes, including lower operating and maintenance costs into your decision-making process. To explore the comparison of costs and financing options further, read our second article. Read Article Two: Cost Comparison and Financing Options 


5.     Your Needs: 

Ultimately, the best electric motorbike for you is one that meets your specific needs and preferences. Consider factors such as cost of operation, riding terrain and motorbike style. Whether you are a delivery or taxi rider, daily commuter or a weekend adventurer choose an electric motorbike that complements your lifestyle and enhances your riding experience. 


Now that you have a better understanding of these key considerations, you're well on your wayto choosing the perfect electric motorbikes! Explore our selection of top-quality electric motorcycles here.