Zero Motorcycles Press Release: Zero Motorcycles was recently acknowledged by the Los Angeles Times and named as one of its Top 10 Motorcycles of the Year (Best Bikes of 2013). The 2013 Zero DS (Dual Sport) was included in a list of the top 10 motorcycles test ridden by Los Angeles Times motorcycle editor, Charles [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Lightning Motorcycle Press Release: Lightning VIN 000001 is registered and on the street! Lightning has completed all of the required DOT set up and DMV requirements. This milestone moves Lightning one step closer to delivering our superbike and sportbike to the market. Lightning and our supply chain partners are focused on optimizing our manufacturing processes [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2014 Zero SR – First Look Electric motorcycle maker Zero awards its first “R” to the most powerful bike it’s ever built.
The electric revolution continues. The new R version of the Zero S offers riders 56 percent higher torque and 24 percent more power—106 pound-feet and 67 horses—and means the Zero SR can hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and 102 mph, according to Zero. Which is impressive enough on paper, but even more electrifying when [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
Brammo Empulse R vs. Zero S – Electric Motorcycle Comparison Test Electric bikes come of age. If you could ignore the price, you'd buy one... really.
Photographer : Jeff Allen, Photo-Illustration: Eric Heintz
Sure, we could have an intense political discussion about coal, ethanol, nuclear power and good old crude oil, but right now I’d rather ride motorcycles. These two bikes, the Brammo Empulse R and Zero S, are just that: Motor. Cycles. Last year, we were impressed by the Zero S (Road Test, 2012). It set a new [...]Read Full Post | Comments(9)
Zero Motorcycles Press Release: Zero Motorcycles, a global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, will be announcing their all- new 2014 model line at the 2013 EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy next month. Building upon their previous line-up, Zero Motorcycles has created the 2014 model line with a wide range of design, reliability [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Volterra, Italy—In early November at the annual EICMA show in Milan, Energica will reveal the latest iteration of its electric sportbike, the Ego. With that all-important event just weeks away, company employees were understandably anxious as they watched one journalist after another throw a leg over the sole running prototype and ride out of Volterra’s [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Zero Motorcycles Press Release: Zero Motorcycles, today announced its next level of commitment to the electric vehicle (EV) market in a meeting with Governor Jerry Brown, California’s Plug In Electric Vehicle Collaborative and other California corporate leaders. Hosted at the Exploratorium, “Drive the Dream” further positioned California as a global leader in the plug-in vehicle [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
10 Questions: Carlin Dunne, 2013 Pikes Peak Champion He’s the fastest motorcyclist up Pikes Peak, three years in row.
Photographer : Nancie Brown, Jeff Allen
By now, most motorsports fans know that Sebastien Loeb, the nine-time World Rally champion from France, absolutely dominated this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, setting a new course record of 8 minutes, 13.878 seconds in his 875-hp Peugeot 208 T16. But what happened with the motorcycles? Well, for the last three years, Carlin Dunne [...]Read Full Post | Comments(4)
Thad Wolff on the road. Read how they prepared for the challenge: Electric Cannonball Run cell phone spy Earlier this month, riders on electric motorcycles made two ocean-to-ocean crossings of the U.S. The Moto-Electra team used its Norton-based roadrace chassis, ridden by ex-AMA racer Thad Wolff and followed by a charging/support/data van staffed with students [...]Read Full Post | Comments(3)
The scary thing about news is that it is both information and a product for sale. My favorite example is weather reporting, whose original purpose was to tell listeners whether their picnic would be rained out. TV weather has also become a product, competing with others of its kind, so it has to get your [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)