The One Motorcycle Show is an annual exhibition of a certain breed of customized bikes, and as attendees stomped the unexpected snow from their footwear and filed into the Yale Union Laundry Building in downtown Portland, OR last month for the fifth edition of this two-wheeled-centered circus, one machine prompted more quizzical cocking of the head than perhaps any other: the "Baker" from Works Electric.
When Parker Brothers Choppers first constructed a real-life version of the Tron Light Cycle, it was powered by a 1,000cc V-twin out of a Suzuki TL. While they had the futuristic look nailed, the din from the dino juice burner was so very 20th century. Luckily they came to their senses and tried again with an electric drivetrain and built a more authentic-sounding, smoother-riding machine.
As a motorcycle-friendly writer, I would prefer if makers of electric motorcycles would start with something a bit less exclusive than a Triumph Daytona, but, I guess in the grand scheme of things, it doesn't really matter. The execution is what we are really interested in, and this one seems pretty well done (minus perhaps the windscreen), if the specifications are anything to go by. Speaking of specs, here they are: up to 103 mph and 0-60 in 2.7 seconds. There is an alternative economy mode wh