Think about all of those classic images with motorcycles involved, from the movies or advertising, then rethink them with electric power, does the feeling change? Would you come away with different thoughts, would they have the same impact? Brammofan had a little Photoshop contest on his blog and the results were pretty cool, Arnold as Terminator on an Enertia, an electric Batcycle and others, like the Easy Rider take off above.
But do electrics appeal to the emotions the way the old internal combustion engine does? Electrics may be utilitarian in some cases and they have a technical attraction, but in countries like the U.S. where bikes are hardly the everyday family commuter they are elsewhere in the world, they are purchased, in no small part, for the feeling you get or the image they portray, so I have to wonder, do these images get your motor runnin’?