• Mar 8th 2009 at 11:31AM
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Zero Motorcycles, makers of electric off-road motorcycles, is planning to release its first street-legal machine next month. Speaking on Fox Car Report Live, company founder Neal Saiki let out a few intriguing details about the company's new Zero S electric supermoto bike, including the fact that it will sport 3kWhs of battery capacity. That's a whopping 50 percent more than the lithium ion unit that the firm uses in its Zero X dirtbike. Of course, batteries are heavy, so it's not surprising to hear that the S model will outweigh its off-road sibling by about 50 pounds.
Performance should be impressive, with Saiki quoting a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds and a top speed of around 70 miles per hour. Those figures, along with the bike's added mass, should make the new Zero S fully highway capable. Expect a starting price of $9,950 before any federal incentives are applied.

[Source: Hell For Leather]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks and sounds good thus far, I see it says unvieled in april but when/where is the distribution, I'm interest if its on sale within they year or next.
      • 6 Years Ago
      After a base price of $9950, extras include hand grips, foot pegs, and axles.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The specs are better than the Enertia, which just plain looks like I think an electric motorcycle should look... But I had thought about making my next bike a Yamaha WR250X (for the versatility and light weight) -- and this machine sounds like it would compete very nicely with the WR250X. An extra couple of thousand dollars in exchange for never having to pay for gas (and to keep geopolitics away from my fun) seems like a fair deal to me.

      Now I've just gotta get all of this past the girlfriend... She was relieved when I sold my Kawasaki Vulcan, and she keeps suggesting I buy power tools whenever the motorcycle comes up again... :-)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, I don't know what's up w/the overpriced Enertia. I'm on my 3rd motorcycle, and i've never spent more than $7k... not about to drop $12k on the Enertia.

        But I tend to agree, a couple more thousand to avoid using gas might be doable.

        And yup, gotta get it past the girlfriend :(
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