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Electric Motorcycles: Will They Catch On Faster Than Cars?

Jonathan Welsh takes a spin on the Zero electric motorcycle at International Motorcycle Show starts in New York .

Published: 23-Jan-2012

The International Motorcycle Show starts in New York today, so the Jacob Javits Center will be awash in chrome-crusted cruisers weighing more than 600 pounds and packing car-size engines, and screaming superbikes with enough horsepower to fly a four-passenger airplane.

But some of the most intriguing machines at the show are small, light and nearly silent.

Electric motorcycles powered by lithium batteries are beginning to look like contenders in a bike market that is increasingly concerned about fuel efficiency, emissions and noise.

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