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After months of teasing, Zero Motorcycles has finally lifted the veil from its all-electric supermoto for the streets and revealed a ride that's well worth the wait. The Zero S shares some of the same styling cues as its off-road little brother, the Zero X, but with it's highway-appropriate tires and "projector beam" headlight, it seems ready to deliver some serious asphalt action. With 31 horses and 62.5 lb-ft of torque instantly available, the clutchless one-speed "S" should take you up to its top 60 mph speed in no time. Its four kWh battery can keep you going for up to 60 miles, after which the integrated charger will allow you to do it all over again after plugging it in for less than four hours.

Zero Motorcycles is now accepting orders with deliveries beginning in early May. Buyers have the option of either putting down $1,000 now or writing a check for the full $9,950 purchase price. You can have it shipped straight to your door anywhere in the continental U.S. for $500, though international customers who wish to indulge in the Zero S experience may pay more. We can't wait to get in the saddle of this machine ourselves but for now we'll have to make do watching someone else enjoying electric "S" action in the video after the jump. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!


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Motor
Type Brushed permanent magnet electric
Torque 62.5 ft-lbs (84.6 Nm)
Peak horsepower 31 horsepower
Peak electrical input 22,000 watts
Top Speed 60 mph (96.6 kph)
Power System
Type Patent-pending lithium ion array
Capacity 4 kWh (58volts @ 70Ah)
Range Up to 60 miles (97 km)
Recharge time Less than 4 hours
Input Standard 110V or 220V
Drive Train
Transmission Clutchless one speed
Drive system 15T / 61T, 420 Chain
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes
Front Suspension Travel 8 inches (203 mm)
Rear Suspension Travel 9 inches (229 mm)
Front Brakes 2 Pot Hydraulic, Stainless Rotor, Hand Actuated, Full Float
Rear Brakes 1 Pot Hydraulic, Stainless Rotor, Foot Actuated, Full Float
Front Tire 110/70-16
Rear Tire 140/70-16
Dimensions
Wheel base 55.75 inches (141.6 cm)
Seat height 35.5 inches (90.2 cm)
Head angle 24 degrees from vertical with 8 inch (20 cm) fork
Trail 3.26 inches (82.8 mm)
Steering Angle + 35 Degrees, -35 Degrees
Weight
Frame 29 pounds (13.2 kg)
Total weight without Power Pack 145 pounds (65.8 kg)
Power Pack 80 pounds (36.3 kg)
Total weight 225 pounds (102.1 kg)
Economy
Typical cost to recharge Less than $.01 per mile or kilometer