Well, as long as we're on the subject of electrics, here's a new one from Brutus Electric Motorcycles. This one has a lot less of the enviro-geek look we see too much of and instead appears to be a massaged and somewhat portly Ducati Monster. Yes, it could be cleaned up a little, but it actually looks pretty cool.
The DC motor runs on lithium polymer batteries and sends power through a 5 speed gearbox. The bike has a 100+ mile range when ridden aggressively according to builder, Chris Bell.
The bike shown here is Brutus 2, the second iteration of the design and it looks to be pretty nicely done. Interesting.
Brutus 2 on the road
Brutus 1 first coming to life