How do the LiveWire ONE and S2 Del Mar compare to other electric motorcycles on the market? That depends on which ones you’re looking at, but in general, the range is neither noticeably better nor worse than other similar electric bikes. Some models like the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja E-1 feature lower range — in that case, only around 41 miles on a charge — while others tip the scale in the other direction. There’s the Onyx RCR with its estimated 120-mile range, as well as the Ultraviolette F77 that manages to push that figure up to around 190 miles on a charge, depending on the bike’s configuration.
Of course, this also depends on what you consider an electric motorcycle. In September 2023, Honda launched its Motocompacto e-Scooter, which is a compact offering based on a classic model that bridges the divide between bicycles and full-blown motorcycles. Unlike the aforementioned models, the Motocompacto has an estimated range of only 12 miles, but it is also very inexpensive at $995. If you’re looking for something that’s highly affordable but capable of more than the folding scooter, there’s also the Super Soco TC, which gets an estimated 44 miles on a full charge. That’s not much, but the price tag is similarly low at $3,500 — and it looks like a proper motorcycle, unlike the Motocompacto.