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Zero S - Bringing electric to the streets of Canada - SOON!

Zero Motorcycles is bringing its Zero S street model to Canada. They've reportedly built a network of dealerships already, and will be adding more to the list. Each dealer will have at least one bike on hand for customers to test. Nice! - No waiting for manufacturer or dealer demo days or buying without getting a chance to ride the motorcycle with Zero!

There's already dealers signed up and ready in Penticton and Pemberton, B.C., Calgary and London, Ont., and shops in Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Medicine Hat, Saskatoon and Edmonton are in negotiations.

Zero Motorcycles has already booked substantial pre-orders for the Zero S without sharing details or images and now anticipates a soaring demand.

In case you're not familiar with the Zero S, there are some things that make it really interesting. First, it's totally electric. It plugs into a regular 110V outlet and takes four hours and less than $1 to fully power up. You'll be able to go about a 100-kilometre range on a single charge.

This road going version will get up to about 100 km/h with it's four-kilowatt electric engine, which produces 31 horsepower and a steady 62.5 lb-ft of torque. That's not a terribly high top speed when compared to a lot of motorcycles on the street. What makes this bike exciting is how quickly it does get to top speed though - about 4 seconds.

It should be a a fun bike and great commuter tool. Hey, you can always plug it in at work if you're concerned about running out of juice on the way home. Zero plan to facilitate commuter duties and grocery store runs by adding panniers and a top case as options soon.

Price is not quite finalized for Canada yet but expect it to be somewhere around $10,000.

A dual-sport version is also in the works from Zero. It'll have bigger wheels, more aggressive rubber, and longer suspension to make it more dirt-friendly.

Key Zero S Information:

Weight- The aluminum frame weighs 29 pounds and the entire Zero S motorcycle weighs only 225 pounds
Speed- 0-60 in less than 4 seconds. The Zero S delivers over 31 horsepower using Zero’s patent-pending lithium-ion array
Range - Range for the Zero S is 60 miles
Life Expectancy of Battery - 5 to 6 years with average use
Battery charging time - Full recharge of battery can be done in less than 3 hours while plugged into a standard 110V or 220V outlet
Operating cost - Less than one cent per mile or kilometer
Warranty
- Zero Motorcycles warranties its frames to be free from defects for one full year from the date of purchase. This warranty applies only to the original owner and does not cover finishes, cosmetic defects, labor or shipping.

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