Gallery: Straight Talk about the Zero S Electric Motorcycle

 
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.

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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