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)
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
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)
The rate of progress at Zero Motorcycles has accelerated for 2013. A new motor offers twice as much power as last year’s Zeros, and new battery packs boost range at highway speeds by more than 25 percent. If things continue at this rate, the company will be offering electric motorcycles in a couple of years [...]Read Full Post | Comments(6)
Photographer : Jeff Allen
The technological path from the Wrights’ powered flight in 1903 to Neil Armstrong hopping off the ladder onto the powdery surface of the moon in 1969 was anything but easy. It would take to the end of the Wright decade before powered flight was beyond purely experimental and World War I to give developers impetus [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
The crew at Zero Motorcycles has been hard at work. From the 2010 to 2011 model year, Zero largely engineered new electric motorcycles under its existing designs, creating essentially all-new machines that resembled their predecessors. In 2012, they’ve done it again, designing new machines that are vastly more capable than last year’s, although superficially, they [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)