This Electric Motorcycle Has Storage Space Instead of a Gas Tank

Unless you're on some giant Harley designed for a long cruise across the country, a backpack is probably the most storage room you've got on a motorcycle. But besides the savings on fuel, an electric motorcycle has other advantages, like a giant hole where the gas tank and engine used to be—which this bike, the Feddz, repurposes as built-in storage.

Designed and built by Germany's Emo-Bike, the Feddz uses an electric motor built into the hub of the wheel, leaving a giant hole in motorcycle's frame. And with the addition of a few adjustable straps, suddenly you've got a 23 liters of storage that's not hanging off the front handlebars like a giant basket.

This Electric Motorcycle Has Storage Space Instead of a Gas Tank

Two different 48-volt lithium-ion batteries are available for the Feddz, with the larger option providing up to a 68-mile range on a seven hour charge, with a top speed of around 28 mph. That is, as long as you don't pack the bike full of lead weights that will obviously reduce its range. The Feddz starts at just under $8,400 which can probably also get you a decent used car.

But in the long run, it's certainly cheaper to operate and much easier to park. And depending on where you live, you might not even need a license to ride one. [Feddz via Gizmag]