The 9 best electric motorcycles you can buy

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You don’t have to settle on power when it comes to buying an electric motorcycle.

For those looking to go the environmentally-friendly route, there are plenty of appealing options on the market.

Scroll down for the 9 best electric motorcycle options out there:

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Alta Motorcycles has two solid options for those just entering the market. The Redshift SM, pictured here, has an output of 40 hp and 120 ft.-lb. of torque.

Priced at $15,495, the Redshift SM has a top speed of 80 mph and charges in six hours from a level 2 charger, which is slightly faster than a wall socket but not as quick as DC fast charging. The SM is a bit limited when it comes to range at just 50 miles, but it’s packed with enough power for those looking for a city bike.

For anyone looking to go electric for an off-road experience, Alta also offers its Redshift MX, pictured here. Like the SM, it also has an output of 40 hp and 120 ft.-lb. of torque.

The MX is a bit cheaper at $14,995, but you’ll have to make compromise some on speed. The MX has a top speed of 65 mph. Alta says the MX has a range anywhere between 1-4 hours, depending on factors like environment and speed.

Both the SM and MX can be reserved online with a $100 deposit. Deliveries for the SM have been delayed and are now scheduled to begin in August. The MX is available for immediate delivery.

Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, two of the original co-founders of Tesla, invested in Alta Motorcycles.

Zero Motorcycles’ electric motorcycle, the Zero SR, is competitive when it comes to range and power. It gets up to 70 hp and 116 ft.-lb torque.

The base model, the ZF13.0, can drive 122 miles on a single charge (combined range). But you can also shell out more for a Power Tank, which will increase the combined range to 153 miles.

Pricing starts at $15,995 for the ZF13.0. Adding the Power Tank will cost an additional $2,695.

The Zero SR is also a bit more high-tech than the other options we’ve seen so far. It comes with an LCD screen showing battery charge and speed. It syncs with an app that will track that data, but also allows you to set parameters like the maximum speed you want to go when riding.

The motorcycle can be purchased at a local dealer.

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