Do Androids Dream of Electric Motorcycles?
A couple posts back I wrote about the Zero dirt bike and the possibilities of a street version. Well, it took a
while, but I have some more information on that. According to Bryan Parnham, Factory Coordinator for Zero Motorcycles, they will be producing a street model which is planned for production mid to late November.
The good news is that the Zero S will be a beefed up model.Â “As far as performance we are looking to achieve freeway capable speeds (65mph) with a range of 60 miles to the charge,” according to Mr. Parnham. Very nice.
But along with the increased power and range, comes an increase in the price. They are expecting the Zero S to sell for around $9300 (plus shipping). The dirt bike is about $2,000 less. Even so, they already have a waiting list for the new bikes. That’s a lot of cash to spend in order to save the world. But then there’s all the money I’d save on gas! If it could pull a little trailer for my kayak, I just might be tempted…
My apologies to Mr. Dick for screwing with his title.