Gallery: Straight Talk about the Zero S Electric Motorcycle

The thing that really shocked me was that I didn’t realize that the bike was idling throughout my entire interview with Mike! It was completely silent. It didn’t shake or give off fumes, or any of the other nasty things that might be associated with a gas powered cycle. A+ for reduction of noise pollution! Statistics on the Zero Motorcycle website say that the low volume power means that the bike produces only 1/100th of the smog causing nitrous oxides when compared to growling gas guzzlers.

Although Mastrangelo loves the green features of this pristine two-wheeler, the first thing he wanted to tell me about was how the bike feeds his need for speed. The bike gets up to 67mph, but as many would agree, this is perfect for an urban dweller. One charge will last up to 50 miles, but it can be conveniently plugged into any 110v or 220v outlet. Motorheads out there would probably like to know that the Zero S has fantastic handling with a 31 peak horsepower and 62.5 ft/lbs of torque, which is similar to a 250cc gas powered motorcycle.

I did not get to test drive the bike around the 96th floor of the Hancock building at the CCEA meeting this week, but Popular Science has a detailed test drive report for those looking for some more sensual feedback about the ride.


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