Electric Scooters and Motorcycles up to 45 mph
The only class of solo motorcycle that's speed restricted by law is the moped, which is theoretically limited to 28 mph (45 km/h), but more typically achieves 30 mph. Anyone over 17 years old with a CBT can ride a motorcycle of up to 125cc or with a maximum continuous power output of up to 11 kW, which is around 15 horsepower. Most if not all electic scooters and motorcycles that sit in the 11 kW category can achieve at least 45 mph, as this can often be achieved with much less than 11 kW. Electric scooters and motorcycles typically deliver far more torque than their petrol counterparts, which results in quicker acceleration. Secondly, some can deliver much greater peak power than 11 kW, even up to 44 kW in the case of the Zero S and DS models, both of which can accelerate rapidly to 85 mph. Anyone looking for an electric motorcycle or scooter capable of travelling at 45 mph or above simply needs to avoid buying a moped, as practically every model in the 11 kW class will meet or exceed that speed. Our website allows you to search by speed range and the only models that are restricted to 45 mph are the NIU GTS SR and GTS ER, which are designed specifically for urban commuting. The 45 mph limit allows these scooters to accelerate much faster up to their top speed and also ensures a range of up to 88 miles, with a cost of little well under 1p per mile, which is the equivalent of well over 600 mpg. For speedy acceleration, very little noise, incredibly low running costs and no tailpipe emissions, electric is the way forward, from 45 mph up to well over 100 mph.