Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle line-up, now with quick charge

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Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle line-up, now with quick charge
  • X, meant for trail riding, lists $7,995, 53 miles/hr max, 30-60 minutes range (25 miles), 2.2 kwh quick swappable pack, 2 hr recharge time, 1.2 hrs with optional quick charge and higher power outlet
  • MX, meant for dirt tracks, lists $9,495, 57 miles/hr max, 30-60 minutes range (25 miles), 2.2 kwh quick swappable pack, 2 hr recharge time, 1.2 hrs with optional quick charge and higher power outlet
  • S, their street bike, lists $9,995, 67 miles/hr max, 43 miles range, 4.4 kwh pack, 4 hr recharge time, 2.3 hrs with optional quick charge and higher power outlet
  • and the DS dual sport, lists $10,995, 67 miles/hr max, 43 miles range, 4.4 kwh pack, 4 hr recharge time, 2.3 hrs with optional quick charge and higher power outlet.

What's new:

  • S and DS now have belt drives for a quieter ride and reduced maintenance
  • Quick charge option cuts recharge time, J1772 connector gives access to public charging network
  • More powerful braking system, improved suspension
  • Improved BMS and controller, with improved on-board diagnostics, datalogging and a CAN bus (unstated if any of that is accessible to owners)
  • Improved frames and durability
  • X and MX can now be made street legal and registered for street use

Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle line-up, now with quick charge

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

Cool bikes.Specially X version looks good..I had heard somewhere that Zero also offers demo rides to interested buyers through a network of retailers and distributors situated around the globe..Is it true..

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

Zero, have certainly improved from the early beginings. Good looking bikes!

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

Check out the 5th bike just announced. The Zero XU. An urban bike based on the Zero X. A perfect choice for local city commutes who don't have a garage or place to charge outside... The packs are removable/swappable!

http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com/2011-zero-xu-electric-motorcycle-preview

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-xu/

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2007 Vectrix VX-1 charged with the power of the sun = zero carbon footprint

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

Unfortunately the XU pack is only 1.7kWh. :(

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

Unfortunately the XU pack is only 1.7kWh. :(

It is a small pack put it is also swappable with the ability to charge off the bike. I think this option is even more niche but I have heard numerous threads about how nice it would be to have a bike with a removable pack for those who live in an apartment without a garage or ability to plug in the bike outdoors. It also is a great "street legal" bike for those who already have a Zero X or MX and can swap the packs and share amongst the bikes. Not a good fit for me but I'm sure others are excited about this one.

Adam

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

The Zero dealer in Spain is 10 km away from Home. I'll have a look at these motorbikes, yhe belt transmission looks promising. But I can't understand: 10.000 euros and they don't seat two passengers?? this is a kind of "comercial suicide"...

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

The Zero dealer in Spain is 10 km away from Home. I'll have a look at these motorbikes, yhe belt transmission looks promising. But I can't understand: 10.000 euros and they don't seat two passengers?? this is a kind of "comercial suicide"...

HAHA! Being a passenger on a two-wheeler feels more like suicide to me than anything else I've tried!

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

when I was looking for an EV in 2008, I was also looking at them Zero's, and thay would have been second choice
They look like they're a blast to ride!
And they even look better/nicer now.

But... I'm too old to risk breaking my back (among other bodyparts) while playing with such fun-toys, and I don't think they're really comfortable for commuting like I do.

If they'd give me one for free I'd keep it (and probably have lots of dangerous fun with it :-)), but I wouldn't trade my (2 year old) V for it.. (not for a Brammo either for that matter)

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Re: Zero Motorcycles unveils 2011 electric motorcycle ...

It depends on the country. Cultural differences are quite strong. Here in Australia only one of the top 10 selling motorcycles have a seat for a passenger.

=:)

Jason
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