Bigger batteries, more efficient motor, and two new models are the big news for the 2016 Zero Motorcycle lineup.
If you're wandering through the maze of booths this weekend at the 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando looking for the BRD display to check out the newly-revealed, production versions of its RedShift electric motocross and supermoto bikes, a warning. You might find yourself turning in circles, looking skyward for the numbered sign that the show guide gives as the proper location, and in doing so, resemble someone deep in their cups or, possibly, missing an ace and a pair of jacks. In fact, a security office
The Internet address of BRD Motorcycles is faster-faster.com, and while the expression also serves the startup as a motto, its would-be customers repeat it like a mantra. You see, they've been waiting for the company's first production bikes to be delivered for some time now – it's been three years since its RedShift supermoto was first unveiled and the original plan was to start shipping in 2012. No doubt they'd like the outfit to speed things up, but should they worry about the company s
Since revealing the RedShift SM electric supermoto last August, the BRD boys have been keeping busy going about the business of commercializing a great idea. Building and presenting a ground-breaking prototype is one thing. Working out all the bugs and putting in neat rows the ducks necessary to build and sell a fully developed product is quite another. Still, much progress has been made and the company is about to unveil its 2013 RedShift MX – an off-road configuration of the RedShift pla
When BRD launched its RedShift electric motorcycle back in August, it didn't mention the price or when someone could actually order one. Apparently, the company wanted to first be sure that the bike could best its performance benchmark – a top-end 250cc four-stroke race machine.
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
As part of the sweeping changes being made through various pieces of legislation floating through the U.S. Senate and Congress, fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will soon be eligible for tax credits, including those with two or three wheels. One benefactor to this legislation is Zero Motorcycles, a company that already has one electric off-road motorcycle on the market and has plans to introduce a new road-going version this spring. That new model, known as the Zero S Supermoto, will b
There are a number of electric motorcycles and dirtbikes already on the market, and it looks like at least one more will be coming from Germany in the near future from eKRAD. A 21 kilowatt (28 horsepower) electric motor gets its juice from lithium polymer batteries that put out 72 volts of power. Those units have a capacity of 50 Ah, which compares favorably with competitors from Zero (58 volts @ 35Ah) and Quantya (48 volts @ 40Ah). There are a ton of other technical details that determine the o
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