While I was at the Barber Vintage Festival in 2016, I got to ride a then-new Zero (dual sport?) around the facility on Sunday as everyone was clearing out. It belonged to the vendor I went with and was pretty cool, but as mentioned there's the no-fun charge time aspect. I took an alcohol-aided video while riding it around with one hand and my GoPro in the other, note the acceleration in some moments (warning, loud wind noise)I test rode a Zero motorcycle and it was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the fun only lasted 70 or so miles before it needed to be recharged.
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of a digital speedo either but the 25 or so to 55 acceleration was quite surprising to me, though it was the first and only e-bike I've ridden too.I think a speedometer with a swinging needle will help some of us.
I'll be deaf enough by the time an electric bike might be plausible in my life, so the stupid whirring sounds won't bother me much, I guess.
It is a very ambitious plan. If Honda wants to be successful, they need to invest in infrastructure IMO. Switchable batteries are the way to go. It will be interesting to see what comes out in the next couple of years. Not just from Honda but from KTM and Yamaha as well. While BMW already has an interesting product, it's too high end and it won't reach the masses.