Zero Fast Becoming Hero of E-Cycle Manufacturing
After a record year in sales, where they sold more bikes in January than in all of 2011, Zero motorcycles debuted their 2013 line with major upgrades to their entire line, and a new model, the FX. Zero now makes their own motor, a direct drive brushless motor with almost double the available horsepower of their 2012 models. Highlights include: The S promises a range of up to 137 miles around town (we’ll see about that, come January!) An optional ChaDeMo adapter to be able to charge the bike to 95 percent in an hour or less. And yes, there’s an app for that…
“Using Bluetooth, riders can now sync their iPhone or Android mobile phones to see detailed motorcycle information and even adjust the performance characteristics of the motorcycle.”
The Zero S is the model with the most buzz around it as it competes directly against the Empulse which Brammo is delivering now, after 2 1/2 years of development. However, the only journalist they’ve allowed to ride this bike before January 2013 is veteran moto journalist Alan Cathcart. You can read his review in Cycle News here.
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