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Old 04-10-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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Zero S Electric Motorcycle

Video: 2009 Zero S Electric Motorcycle
MSRP $9950.00
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)
Battery: Lithium-ion, 4 kWh (58volts @ 70Ah)
Range: Up to 60 miles (97 km)
Recharge time: Less than 4 hours (can take 110V or 220V)
Total weight: 225 pounds (102.1 kg)
Typical cost to recharge: Less than $.01 per mile or kilometer
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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Electric supermoto? nice.

Looks a little bulky, I bet if they worked with the styling, they could get it looking real mean.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:46 AM   #3
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:46 AM   #4
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Its tempting, 60 mile range is limiting, and probably a lot less while being aggressive.

There is a nice thread running in thumpers on the dirt version.
Dont think anyone has the street yet since it was just released for sale.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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But, but, but....race fuel smells too good to go electric.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:54 AM   #6
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MSRP $9950.00
Top Speed: 60 mph (96.6 kph)
Range: Up to 60 miles (97 km)
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:03 AM   #7
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On second thought, for $500 less, you could buy one of these



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Old 04-10-2009, 08:13 AM   #8
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I dunno... increase suspension travel, throw some knobs on it and you'd have a nice little hooligan dirt bike. 100% torque at 0 RPM, no clutch, no stalling... Even if the range was cut in half, you're still looking at 30 miles of riding, which is a nice day in the woods.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:44 AM   #9
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I dunno... increase suspension travel, throw some knobs on it and you'd have a nice little hooligan dirt bike. 100% torque at 0 RPM, no clutch, no stalling... Even if the range was cut in half, you're still looking at 30 miles of riding, which is a nice day in the woods.
They've been selling the Zero-X for that for a while, now. The S is just the street-legal version they released this week after their 24-hours of Electricross.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:57 AM   #10
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One of the 24 bikes entered for the Isle of Man Zero Emission TT: I hope it is the winner.



Frame:MotoCzysz Carbon Fiber/Aluminum “Open Architecture”
Front Suspension:MotoCzysz 6X flex with gas filled single Ohlins damper
Rear Suspension:Ohlin’s with MotoCzysz swingarm and linkage
Front wheel / brakes:16.5 x 3.5 Carbon BST with 320mm Brembo
Rear wheel*/ brakes:16.5 x 6.25 Carbon BST with 220mm Brembo
Drive:MotoCzysz PMDC propulsion pack
Energy:Lithium Ion ‘Hot swap’ battery packs/digital configuration up to 15kWh
Control:2,400A with regen
Weight:195Kg
Power:115hp+
Torque:300 Ftlbs peak, 150 Ftlbs nominal
Max speed:150mph+ (w/ single speed gear box)*175mph+ (w/ multi speed gear box)
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #11
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Hey, 60 REAL street miles would be remarkable, and for a city/suburban dweller, actually pretty useful - put a basket on the back or a pair of decent volume bags on it.

Heck with a 4 hour recharge, you don't even have to worry about taking it to work - plug it in and you are ready to go home by lunch with a full charge.

Makes more sense to me than the sit down, two seater 'segway' thingy.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:34 AM   #12
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There is a huge thread on the zero in thumpers . . . http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360191
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:18 PM   #13
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Pretty cool that they've decided to come out with a street version. I'm gonna need to see more than 60 mph, and quite a bit less than $10K before I'd consider it though. Range would work for my daily commute without recharge, but it wouldn't get me very far otherwise.

Suzuki might be coming out with a fuel-cell bike called the Cross Cage or something. I'm curious about the power, range, price...
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:00 AM   #14
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Suzuki might be coming out with a fuel-cell bike called the Cross Cage or something. I'm curious about the power, range, price...


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Old 06-02-2009, 11:06 AM   #15
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I was thinking about buying a electric bike a while back. At over $10,000 for the bike, I could not justify the purchase based on the cost of gas alone (even when it was $4 a gallon). However, I really liked the idea of commuting with a green vehicle. Plus, the bike was built in the US (probably had a bunch of foreign parts on it) so there was some support there for US jobs.

Those three things combined (gas cost, US jobs, green vehicle) together made it a lot more attractive. I never did go through with the purchase because I ended up overseas. But, I probably will someday.

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