For Some Drivers, Electric Motorcycle Could Be the Best of Both Worlds - NYTimes.com
Ottway Ducard stashed this in global
Stashed in: Transportation!
Safety and possibility.
The same reason people buy SUVs; the allusion of additional safety, and the possibility they will someday need 4WD -- although most consumers are less safe and also unlikely to need true 4WD.
That is why folks won't adopt these vehicles. Tesla has a bright future though; I see Toyota and the major players basically stealing Tesla's playbook once they've done all the hard work and R & D in about 5-10 years.