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ZERO Electric Off-road Motorcycle

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Rode2Nowhere, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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  2. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    I've had mine on order since January 19th. Don't know why they take so long to build them. Frustrating. Supposedly I will have it some time in May.

    I've got a little electric scooter to play with in the meantime and I gotta say, the power delivery is going to be pretty sweet on this. Even my scooter does wheelies :D
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  3. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Yeah, it's pretty 205... and they look like fun, but oh lordy, the price! :norton
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  4. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    I added up the pricing, given the older years (Electricross Drift) parts breakdown and what I've found elsewhere..

    Frame+shock $1800
    PERM132 (zero's upgrade) Motor+controller $1500
    Wheels+tires+brakes $500
    CRF seat $100
    Forks $500

    About $4400, then add the other BS such as foot pegs, bars, throttle, wiring, plastics, final drive.

    And of course you need batteries. If you go SLA then it is only maybe $200, if you go Li-Po then it is $3000.

    So I would say the bike is overpriced by about $1,000 if you were to buy the pieces for best price and machine and build it. Obviously it's the huge battery price that is the deal breaker.
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