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Zero named one of top ten bikes in 2013

Zero Motorcycles, was recently acknowledged by the Los Angeles Times and named as one of its Top 10 Motorcycles of the Year (Best Bikes of 2013). The 2013 Zero DS (Dual Sport) was included in a list of the top 10 motorcycles test ridden by Los Angeles Times motorcycle editor, Charles Fleming, and is the only electric motorcycle to make the list for 2013. The Zero DS was identified for its silent and stealthy performance as Fleming noted: “Zero has managed to make the electrical motorcycle a viable, serious alternative. I found the silent, supercharged DS to be completely thrilling”.

“To be acknowledged and included in the Los Angeles Times Top 10 Motorcycles of the Year for 2013 is truly an honor. The team at Zero Motorcycles continuously strives to engineer and develop motorcycles that are exhilarating to ride and practical for the everyday enthusiast,” said Scot Harden, Vice President of Marketing, Zero Motorcycles. “Having the 2013 Zero DS as the only electric motorcycle to make the Top 10 list is a great achievement and notable honor for both Zero and the motorcycle industry.”

The Zero DS combines innovation with passion to deliver the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. The 2013 DS model, as well as the full model line-up, has been upgraded for 2014 with improved suspension, well-integrated new design elements and a sleek new dash. Designed to be agile in the dirt and quick on the street, the Zero DS represents a new kind of freedom allowing for a gravel road or a dusty trail. The Zero DS is tough when demanded and distinguished when required. Its edgy yet sophisticated appearance is highlighted by an eye-catching twin spar frame that is both rigid and lightweight.


Propelled by the most advanced technology in the industry, the Zero DS is a fully electric motorcycle that can handle any surface you throw at it. Overcoming obstacles and maintaining control is effortless due to its direct-drive, fully adjustable suspension and rugged wheel set. Under technical riding conditions, Zero’s revolutionary Z-Force® motor delivers astonishing responsiveness with the twist of your wrist. As with Zero’s entire model line, the 2014 Zero DS offers a liberating ownership experience with its maintenance-free powertrain, penny per mile ‘fuel’ cost and powerful acceleration.


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Lit Motors - Electric enclosed motorcyle

Motorcycle purists might disagree but this is pretty darn cool. If I had 24k burning a hole in my pocket this would be a much more fun ride to work on a rainy day than a cage.

It's in prototype stage in this video and looks better on the outside than the inside at this stage.

This video is from November 2012 - they were taking orders at that point. Hard to say where development is now. But here's a link to their website if you want to keep track:

http://litmotors.com/


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