The company expects demand to increase and so have hired on more help, as well as improved their manufacturing processes, to deal with the anticipated workload. A call to Hollywood Electrics, its top US dealership, confirms that this year's pre-orders are up and, indeed, that it recently announced a deal with the Burbank Police Department to supply that agency with some new patrol models from Zero. Of course, the company has an international reach and it also just struck a distribution deal that would see its bikes sold in the massive Indonesian market.
If you've been naughty, or just need to wait for warmer weather before pulling the trigger, you can get a temporary Zero Motorcycle fix by scrolling below to watch the outfits recent promotional video, featuring shots from the factory, enthusiastic testimonials by existing owners and lots of footage of these electric machines in action. If you can sit still after that, you can also peruse an official press release marking the occasion.
Higher Demand Drives Increased Capacity from California Manufacturing Facility
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that it has entered full production of its 2015 model line. The new motorcycles are being manufactured at its expanded Scotts Valley, California facility by an increased number of technicians using state-of-the-art tools. The first shipments of motorcycles are now in transit, with all North American dealerships receiving the new models by the end of January. European delivery is scheduled for February 2015.
Following record sales in 2014, the company has made substantial investments in technology and people, placing additional resources to expand its "Crafted in California" vision. "We've taken everything learned from building thousands of electric motorcycles and applied it to new manufacturing processes. To meet the increased demand from customers, we've added new jobs here at our California factory," said Kai Hypko, VP of Operations for Zero Motorcycles. "Highly advanced tools, improved systems and more skilled workers will allow us to continue to increase our production capacity and ensure premium quality."
The 2015 motorcycles rolling out of the California factory feature numerous advancements from their predecessors. Showa suspension improves comfort and control. Zero's class-leading range-now up to 185 miles-is extended on most models. And, Zero becomes the first production electric motorcycle to feature anti-lock brakes (ABS).
"Our 2015 lineup continues to lead the industry in overall range, performance and technology," said Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer at Zero Motorcycles. "For 2015, we focused our efforts on refining virtually every element of the vehicle-from the tires up-to give riders the most pure, seamless experience available."
Initial production will be dedicated to motorcycles that will be used for test rides via Zero Motorcycles dealers. Interested riders can schedule a demo online at http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/demo-rides/.
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 preeminent global electric motorcycle company.
Follow Zero Motorcycles on Twitter @ZeroMC, become a fan of Zero Motorcycles on Facebook and check out what Zero is doing on YouTube at www.youtube.com/zeromotorcycles.
For more information on Zero Motorcycles or to learn more about its complete motorcycle line, including the Zero S, Zero SR, Zero DS, and Zero FX motorcycles, visit www.zeromotorcycles.com.