This Santa Cruz, Calif.-based electric motorcycle manufacturer has accelerated from zero to hero in a hurry. Starting several years ago with bicycle-themed engineering, the company quickly improved, advancing through various clean-sheet designs before arriving at the latest Zero SR, Zero S (street) and Zero DS (dual sport) motorcycles. Fully freeway legal, these bikes offer numerous attributes that are comparable to internal-combustion alternatives. For instance, the SR, S and DS will deliver a claimed 171 miles “city” riding per charge, accelerate briskly to over 95 mph, and handle well. Plus, a built-in Bluetooth function lets you use your smartphone to fine-tune powertrain operation – and also as a secondary real-time instrument panel.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]