The future of electric bikes according to post-war inspired BMW concept art

Louetta R. Clark

Automotive design has been transformed over the past 100 years. Body shapes are smoother, more refined, and vehicles are bigger all round, but there are some general design cues that still hold up. But what about vehicles like motorcycles, how is the electric revolution likely to change how our motorized two-wheeled vehicles look?

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Firstly, let’s take a look at a few iconic examples from years gone by to see how things “used to be.” More specifically, let’s look at a fast bike, an adventure bike, and a “comfortable” bike.

The Kawasaki Ninja

First up, is one of the most well-known motorbikes. With a top speed of up to 176 mph, it’s also one of the fastest: the Kawasaki ZX-11, aka the Ninja. From 1990 to 2001, this bike ruled the Car Accident Lawyer

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