Electric motorcycles (and by that I mean a motorcycle powered solely by a battery pack, as opposed to a hybrid) have a lot going for them. Electric motors are relatively cheap to run, require practically no maintenance, and emit no tail pipe emissions-and yes, that includes noise as well as hydrocarbons. All of which makes them an attractive alternative to fossil-fueled bikes, and even more so when the main considerations are ease of operation and a small environmental footprint. Furthermore, they produce maximum torque at all times, which obviates the need for pesky torque multiplication and transfer devices like clutches and transmissions. In fact, the MotoCzysz E1pc (which, granted, is the motorcycling equivalent of the Ferrari F-430) produces 250 lb-ft of torque. That's more than double what a Ducati 1198 pumps out.