ZERO MOTORCYCLES CONTINUES GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH FIRST SHIPMENT OF STREET LEGAL ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES INTO AUSTRALIA

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Just got the following press release from Zero... of course, someone on this forum had already reported to us that Zero bikes were being imported to Australia. So it's not quite news to us. (I reported on this back in October thanks to the posting on this forum ... http://www.examiner.com/green-transportation-in-national/zero-motorcycles-on-sale-australia-production-santa-cruz)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ZERO MOTORCYCLES CONTINUES GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH THE ARRIVAL OF ITS FIRST
SHIPMENT OF STREET LEGAL ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES INTO AUSTRALIA

- For the First Time Ever Australian Riders Can Now Take to the Streets on an Electric Motorcycle -

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2010)– Zero Motorcycles has announced the arrival of its popular Zero S and DS electric motorcycles in Australia. This makes Zero the first company to offer a street legal electric motorcycle for sale in Australia. As a result, motorcyclists across the country who have been waiting to receive or purchase a street legal electric motorcycle can now buy a Zero. The addition of the Zero S and DS to its Australian product offerings means that Zero’s entire electric motorcycle line is now available in Australia.

“The arrival of our Zero S and DS in Australia allows motorcyclists to experience and purchase a street legal electric motorcycle for the first time” said John Lloyd, VP of Worldwide Sales for Zero Motorcycles. “Off-road enthusiasts have been enjoying the Zero X and MX over the last year. We’re excited to be growing our product offerings in Australia and look forward to continuing to expand our presence throughout the region.”

“Australians have been thinking that electric motorcycles are years away from being seen on the roads. We are extremely pleased to announce that today, and for the first time ever, street legal electric motorcycles are available in the Australian market” said Phil Wilkinson, Director of Zero Motorcycles Australia. “From the response we’re getting, Australians can expect to see many Zeros on the road in the months to come.”

Built from the ground up using Zero Motorcycles' proprietary Z-Force power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame, Zero achieves an industry leading power-to-weight ratio that increases range and maneuverability. The Zero S and DS have a range of up to 50 miles (80 km) and are highway legal. Each model combines state-of-the-art Z-Force™ technology with an ultra-light frame design to make them agile and fast where it counts. Characterized by instant acceleration and lightweight design Zero’s product line allows riders to take on anything from city streets to off-road trails.

ABOUT ZERO MOTORCYCLES:
Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution and represents the ultimate electric motorcycle technology. Unencumbered by conventional thinking about how they design, manufacture, and sell high performance electric motorcycles, they are on a mission to turn heads and revolutionize their industry by combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle with today’s most advanced technology.

For further information about Zero Motorcycles in Australia:
Call: (03) 9874 2504 or visit www.zeromotorcycles.com.au

Australian media information:
Phil Wilkinson phil@zeromotorcycles.com.au

United States media information:
media@zeromotorcycles.com
John Ewert, (1) 951-719-1040

For press information, videos and photos go to www.zeromotorcycles.com/press.

For more information on Zero Motorcycles or to learn more about its complete family of products including the Zero S, Zero DS, Zero MX and Zero X motorcycles, visit: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/.

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Re: ZERO MOTORCYCLES CONTINUES GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH FIRST ...

Reading the press release - and knowing about the previous sales of Vectrix in Australia - I wonder how they can say "for the first time ever, street legal electric motorcycles are available in the Australian market"

Are they being overly pedantic and saying a Scooter is not a Motorcycle? Or what?

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Re: ZERO MOTORCYCLES CONTINUES GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH FIRST ...

Looks Like they only ever sold 2010 models, they refused to import and sell 2011 and 2012 models that were much improved The 2012 is such a good design and has much better specs than the 2010 that looked like a Frankenstein creation , 2012 is sexy.

2010
4kW range = 50 miles (80 km)

2012
6kW range = 76 miles (122 km)
9kw range =114 miles (183 km)

and now they give up as sales around the rest of the world are taking off.

http://www.bikesales.com.au/news/2012/zero-motorcycles-on-hold-in-australia-30054

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