To most two-wheel enthusiasts, the smell of gasoline and sound of firing cylinders is the only way to think of a motorcycle. At the same time, a new breed of motorcyclist believes what comes ahead is the speed and thrills of a motorcycle powered by high-voltage batteries and electric motors. Though these bikes lack the popular smells and sounds of gasoline motorcycles, they don’t miss a beat when it comes to speed, wheelies, and any other antics you can dream up. In fact, these electric bikes are reaching the top step of the podium against serious race bikes. Races at the Isle of Man TT and the FIM eRoadRacing Championship have already proven what these bikes are capable of, but are electric motorcycles the future?