Zero just sent out this press release. I posted some pictures of their 2014 line-up a few weeks ago. -- http://visforvoltage.org/forum/13610-zero-motorcycles-2014-model-line-170-miles-range-ditches-dirt-bikes-adds-race-ready-zero
ZERO MOTORCYCLES CONTINUES GLOBAL GROWTH WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW AUSTRALIAN DISTRIBUTION PARTNER, CENTO PER CENTO
-- Zero’s New All-Electric Motorcycle With Up to 270km Range Coming to Australia in March --
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2014) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, today announced a new Australian distribution partnership deal with Cento Per Cento. The team credited with re-launching MV Agusta to the Australian market in 2011, Cento Per Cento is an Australian-based distribution company focused on delivering premium motorcycle brands. Now serving as the official Australian distributor for Zero Motorcycles, Cento Per Cento will trade as Zero Motorcycles Australia in launching the all new 2014 model lineup.
“Zero Motorcycles is leading the most exciting development in the two wheel industry, representing the next curve in technology and extreme performance delivered via a unique riding experience and low cost of ownership, coupled with social awareness,” said James Deutsher, Director of Zero Motorcycles Australia. “Zero Motorcycles is a high performance global company with a range of products already changing the way people experience electric vehicles. Zero Motorcycles Australia is very proud of this partnership with one of the world’s most exciting technology and automotive companies, Zero Motorcycles.”
“The opportunity to work with a partner such as Cento Per Cento in a market as promising as Australia is a very exciting one for Zero Motorcycles,” said Phil Wilkinson, Director of Sales Asia Pacific for Zero Motorcycles. “Australians have shown strong interest and continually demand for the presence of Zero Motorcycles in Australia and we feel that with the combination of Cento Per Cento together with our thrilling 2014 model lineup, Australia won’t be disappointed.”
Delivering the first high performance, 100 percent electric motorcycle to the Australian public, Zero Motorcycles Australia will offer Zero’s 2014 model line featuring the new Z-Force® Power Tank accessory, allowing riders to travel up to 276 kilometers in the city or 141 kilometers on the highway. The new flagship Zero SR has now reached extraordinary levels of consumer performance including 0-100kph in just 3.3 seconds, up to 270km combined range, a superbike killing 144 Nm of torque and an instant 67hp on hand to the rider at all times.
The industry leading Z-Force® powertrain embodies a philosophy of "sophisticated simplicity” by maximizing the exhilaration of riding and minimizing needless complexity. With instant torque, a nearly silent belt-driven system and no shifting, riders need only focus on enjoying the ride. For the owner, there is no routine powertrain maintenance and the ‘fuel’ cost is only a penny a mile.
Under the trading name Zero Motorcycles Australia, initial shipments of the 2014 Zero Motorcycles range including the SR, DS, and FX models will arrive in March. Comprehensive details covering the complete range can be found at www.zeromotorcycles.com/au.
About Cento Per Cento – Trading as Zero Motorcycles Australia
Recently established by the team who successfully launched the prestigious MV Agusta range into the Australian Market, Cento Per Cento are a Melbourne based company who focus on products that connect with the rider on an emotional level. The aim of Cento Per Cento is to ensure that all products provide customers with an experience unparalleled by convention and ensure that this experience does not finish with just the ride. Backed by a nationwide dealer network, Cento Per Cento are committed to ensuring the very best experience from both product and service perspective.
About Zero Motorcycles
Zero Motorcycles is committed to transforming the motorcycling experience by bringing to market highly innovative electric motorcycles that offer exceptional value and performance. Zero is powered by innovation, driven by passion, guided by integrity and measured by results. Through extensive research, insight and experience, Zero combines the art and science of motorcycle development to create and manufacture products that excite consumers and inspire brand loyalty. Every model is designed and built in California. Zero is determined to be the pre-eminent global electric motorcycle company.
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