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Zero S - an electric motorcycle for the street

An eagerly anticipated "street" ready model from Zero Motorcycles is charged up and ready to silently embarrass most any stop light racer sports car on the Canadian roads. Silent because it's all electric with all it's torque available from a standstill. 

PS - Don't race at stop lights. It's not cool. Just know that you can kick some behind if you wanted to.

Traditional motorcycle riders might find the fact that it's clutchless and a one-speed bike a little odd. No worries though the instant acceleration will have you grinning even though you don't have to work through the gears. 

The vehicle features a range of 60 miles, a top speed of 60 mph, 31 peak horsepower and 62.5 pound-feet of torque. The batteries charge in just four hours, making it pretty easy to get fully juiced up. Oh yeah, the bike weighs just 225 pounds. Wow!

The Zero S electric urban street motorcycle is now available for pre-order in the US, and begins shipping in the next month. The Zero Motorcycles S is $9,950 USD (before tax breaks) vehicle features a range of 60 miles in ideal conditions.  Ride it hard, and you'll get less.  Better bring a extension cord with you to work!

The highway-ready Zero S claims to be the quickest production electric motorcycle in its class thanks to a proprietary power pack and aircraft-grade alloy frame. It's also said to offer an "industry leading power-to-weight ratio that increases its range and maneuverability."

It seems to have the same battery pack as the Zero electric dirt bike, which if it does, the battery pack is fully modular so when the technology becomes even more advanced you'll be able to swap the battery right out. The lifespan of the battery is said to be in the 5-6 year range. One nice feature is that the battery has no memory so even if you ride it just a little you can charge it up right away - no running the battery down. No need to have a special plug either - it plugs into a standard outlet.

No word on availability in Canada yet but we'll keep you posted.

For more details on the Zero S, check out the website of Zero Motorcycles.

To see the Zero in action check out the YouTube video of the Zero S on the track:


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