This is a cool bike no doubt!
The Zero Electric Bike may be the future of motorcycling!
Electric motorcycle technology has advanced to a point where people are starting to take these motorcycles seriously. Longer battery life, shorter recharge times, more powerful motors, and higher top speeds have all upped the appeal for riders who would have formerly dismissed these bikes.
The new Zero FX is designed to be a lightweight street-legal dirtbike.
Zero Motorcycles calls itself the global leader in electric motorcycles, touting its status as the only company to offer multiple models. For 2013, Zero has taken another step forward by adding a fifth model to the lineup—the Zero FX Stealth Fighter—along with increasing performance across its full model line.
To achieve better performance and reel in more customers, Zero has designed a new Z-Force motor. The new unit is said to deliver up to 125% more power than the previous version, and Zero says it’s the world’s most powerful and compact air-cooled electric motor. Zero will slot the new Z Force motor into every bike they offer, providing increased power and efficiency. All Zeros are direct drive—no transmission or clutch—so the rider only has to twist the throttle to go.
Zero complimented the new motor with a new battery pack system with a range of up to 137 miles. Each model has two battery pack options allowing customers to select the range that best fits their needs. The Zero MX, XU, and new FX have the option of running the 2.8 kWh or the 5.7 kWh battery packs, while the larger, more powerful Zero S and DS use the 8.5 kWh or the 11.4 kWh battery packs. With the addition of an optional accessory, all models can be charged to 95% at CHAdeMO charging stations in less than an hour. These stations are the most widely adopted electric vehicle DC chargers with over 1600 installations worldwide. Nissan estimates that 2000 chargers will be installed in the US by the end of 2014, with at least 400 in California alone. To help get the most out of each battery charge, Zero motorcycles also use regenerative braking to help recharge the batteries during deceleration.
The new Zero models also have smartphone integration with Bluetooth connectivity. The app is downloadable via Apple and Android app stores and allows the user to adjust motorcycle performance from sporty to economical. A customizable display allows the user to view state of charge and real time power usage while riding.