There are two ways you can look at this video.
The first way is to think, “Hey, check it out! A low-maintenance, low-hassle, super-fun machine that can go anywhere, doesn’t annoy the neighbours with noise—is this the future?”
The other is to point out, “Hey, he still needed a truck to drive it to the woods, thanks to limited range. And what’s he going to do to dispose of that toxic battery pack when the bike doesn’t hold a proper charge anymore? And ultimately, can you replace the all-around utility of a motorcycle with what’s essentially an electric toy?”
Make no mistake, battery bikes are here to stay. But will they just be toys for running around doing jumps in the woods, like a hopped-up skateboard, or will they be used by serious people for serious things like cross-continental riding, or a two-up trip to Labrador? It’s an important question, because while there’s no doubt that electric motorcycles can be fun and practical, we’re still waiting for them to become feasible for real-world use outside urban areas.