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(2)
2014 Zero SR – First Look Electric motorcycle maker Zero awards its first “R” to the most powerful bike it’s ever built.
Brammo Empulse R vs. Zero S – Electric Motorcycle Comparison Test Milan motorcycle show is an experience like none other.
Photographer : Jeff Allen, Photo-Illustration: Eric Heintz
pay for essay 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 [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
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)
IOMTT Press Release: Michael Rutter and MotoCzysz took a thrilling victory in the SES TT Zero race in glorious conditions on the Isle of Man this morning, officially breaking the previous clean emissions lap record that he set last year. The Midlands rider smashed the record unofficially earlier in the week during practice on the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Mission Motorcycles Electric Superbikes – First Look (Video) The San Francisco-based company is now taking orders for its potent plug-in R and race-ready RS models.
Word came in over the transom today that two new electric superbikes, both from Mission Motorcycles, are now being made available to the public. These good-looking, very high-tech bikes, designed and built in the U.S. (in the San Francisco area), are far from inexpensive, but they’re based on the proven architecture of the Mission Motors [...]Read Full Post | Comments(13)