The Zero S
Zero Motorcycles is currently producing 3 of the best electric bikes that people who aren’t Jay Leno can afford, that Zero S pictured above retails for just $9,950 USD and costs less than $.01 per mile to operate, throw in the 10% Federal Tax Credit for people purchasing in the US and it quickly becomes apparent that having one of these would be cheaper than taking public transport. And a hell of a lot more fun. The Zero S has a range of 50 miles (80 km) and a recharge time of 4 hours from a standard outlet, has no gears to fiddle with and produces enough power to take you to a top speed of 55 mph (90 kph). All the models in the Zero lineup have famously strong frame made from aircraft grade aluminium, state of the art onboard computer system used for monitoring the proprietary Z-Force™ battery system and a surprisingly light overall weight of 122 kgs (268lbs). Read more in the official blurb below:
The Zero S is a high performance supermoto motorcycle that is revolutionary because it is fully electric. Imagine instant torque and power from a standstill. Imagine smooth acceleration as you race out of turns. Then, imagine never needing to stop at the gas station.
Developed to aggressively take on urban environments and encourage the occasional detour, the Zero S integrates revolutionary technology with innovative motorcycle design. Using Zero Motorcycles’ proprietary Z-Force power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame, the Zero S features an industry leading power-to-weight ratio that increases its range and maneuverability.
Instant acceleration and a lightweight design enable the Zero S to take on any city street, hill or obstacle. Whether accelerating onto the highway or out of the turns, the Zero S is designed for performance.
Our proprietary Z-Force™ lithium ion power pack and handmade aircraft grade aluminum frame combine to form a motorcycle that is the fastest, lightest, cleanest, and most fun.
Head over to Zero Motorcycles to read more and good luck convincing the wife that you need one…
Via Zero Motorcycles