I was skeptical when Mastrangelo told me that all of the bike’s parts are recyclable. I did some homework to fact check, and he was almost right on. Most of the parts, including the aircraft grade aluminum frame, are fully recyclable. At a weight of only 18 pounds, the frame also helps the bike to be the lightest in its class totaling 225lbs. Zero S uses a completely non-toxic lithium ion array and is claiming that it is landfill approved in the United States and Europe. With zero operating emissions, the electric charge is the only environmental contributor. But they only amount to less than one-eighth of the CO2 pollution that a gas powered motorcycle would produce per mile.
Mastrangelo went on to tell me that he admires the design of this bike because the company did not treat it as a retrofit of a gas powered bike with a cleaner technology. Zero Motorcycles took years to perfect develop the Zero S, and they started from the ground up by making their patent pending battery pack the centerpiece. The Zero S is Zero Motorcycle’s first street legal bike, but if off-roading is more your style, they have models to fit those needs.