The 7 best electric motorcycles you can buy

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You don't have to settle on power when it comes to buying an electric motorcycle.

For those looking to go the environmentally-friendly route, there are several electric motorcycle options that don't compromise on speed or performance.

Scroll down for the 7 best electric motorcycle options out there:

Alta Motorcycles has two solid options for those just entering the market. The Redshift SM, pictured here, has an output of 40 hp and 120 ft.-lb. of torque.

Alta Motors; Business Insider/ Yu Han

Priced at $15,495, the Redshift SM has a top speed of 80 mph and charges in six hours from a level 2 charger. The SM is a bit limited when it comes to range at just 50 miles, but it's packed with enough power for those looking for a city bike.

For anyone looking to go electric for an off-road experience, Alta also offers its Redshift MX, pictured here. Like the SM, it also has an output of 40 hp and 120 ft.-lb. of torque.

Alta Motors; Business Insider/Samantha Lee

The MX is a bit cheaper at $14,995, but you'll be compromising more with a top speed of 65 mph. Alta says the MX has a range anywhere between 1-4 hours, depending on factors like environment and speed.

Both the SM and MX can be reserved online with a $100 deposit. Deliveries for the SM are scheduled to begin in February. The MX will be delivered between now and February 1, depending on when you place your order.

Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, two of the original co-founders of Tesla, invested in Alta Motorcycles.

If you're looking for an option with some extra juice, Victory Motorcycles' Empulse TT has an output of 54 hp and 61 ft-lb of torque.

Victory Motorcycles

The Empulse TT can reach 110 mph easily, a spokesperson for Victory Motorcycles told Business Insider. It has a range of 100 miles, so you can have it out for longer than the Redshift SM.

The $19,999 motorcycle can fully charge in roughly four hours on a level 2 charger and can be bought at a local Victory Motorcycles dealer.

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