After taking a trip to Dubai and going for motorcycle rides with my sons, I got the need for a motorcycle. Of course I looked at the availability of electric motorcycles, but nothing fitted the bill. The only two electric motorcycles anywhere near my requirements were either €10,000 or €20,000 more than I was halfway close to being prepared to pay. In the end I bought a Honda NC750S which at least does have the advantage of being frugal with the dinosaur juice. It’s been a little bit strange to visit petrol stations after two years of not doing so. Because of having so much fun riding a motorcycle during the summertime I’ve used it for my trips to work more than I’ve used the car. I’ve missed having the car with me. It’s good to use as my island of peace for my lunch break. I missed having a place to escape which was air-conditioned and free from mosquitoes. I still preferred to ride my motorbike just for the fun of it. I would have a Harley-Davidson Livewire motorcycle in a heartbeat if I had four times the money had paid for the Honda available to me. The Zero Motorcycles are also phenomenal, but still not up to the range requirements. I couldn’t justify buying a motorcycle for €22,000 which didn’t measure up to the €8000 internal combustion engine option. I’d like to think in a couple of years time I could consider an electric bike from a range of possibilities. At the moment I don’t think is very likely due to the size of motorcycles compared to cars. There’s just not enough space to put a decent sized battery. Batteries are getting more energy dense, but it’s a least five years before anything good happens with any motorcycles. It just doesn’t make sense to have a motorcycle which weighs so much and gives so little. The other problem to overcome with motorcycles is the lack of aerodynamics.