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109 New or Updated Motorcycles for 2017 and 2018

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Talk about an embarrassment of riches! More than 100 street motorcycles are all-new or significantly updated for the 2017 or 2018 model years. This bumper crop includes bikes from 16 manufacturers in 8 different countries, and the variety in terms of displacement, style, technology and performance is staggering. Here they are, in alphabetical order. 2017 Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 Major overhaul ...

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2017 Zero Electric Motorcycles | First Look Review

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Zero Motorcycles revealed its 2017 lineup at the big Milan, Italy EICMA show on the evening of November 8. The California-based electric motorcycle company is moving forward with a new five-year, unlimited mileage battery warranty, an expanded dealer network and increased manufacturing capacity. Every new Zero sold in the United States also comes with a one-year membership in the American ...

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2016 Zero DSR | Road Test Review

The new-for-2016 Zero DSR promises legitimate off-road chops and a sporty ride on pavement...provided you don't wander too far. (Photos: Kevin Wing)

Pondering Zero Motorcycles’ 10-year evolution, from primitive early models that were essentially motorized mountain bikes to today’s lineup of six motorcycles boasting excellent fit and finish, ever-increasing range, power and quality components from the likes of Showa and Bosch, a tagline from an old advertising campaign comes to mind: “You’ve come a long way, baby!” As its most powerful and ...

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2016 Victory Empulse TT vs. 2015 Zero SR | Rider Comparo

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Motorcycling is often compared to flying, since riders and pilots both enjoy a special blend of freedom, maneuverability and grace. But motorcycles and airplanes are often loud, with their engine and exhaust noises—for better or worse—dominating the sensory experience. I love the pulsing cadence of a V-twin or the high-pitched howl of an in-line four as much as the next ...

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Zero Motorcycles Adds New Models and Extends Range for 2016

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California-based Zero Motorcycles, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, enjoyed record sales of its electric motorcycles in 2015. At the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando, Florida, Zero announced its 2016 lineup, which includes two new models—the DSR and FXS—as well as new Z-Force interior permanent magnet (IPM) motors, higher energy density from its Z-Force power packs ...

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Intermot First Look: 2015 Motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Zero

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Held in Cologne, Germany, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, known as Intermot, is the first big international motorcycle show of the fall season, giving many manufacturers a chance to unveil new models for the upcoming model year. The 2015 crop of new bikes was a big one, with all-new or significantly updated models from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, ...

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2013 Zero S | Road Test Review

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Hey, now we’re talking! The last time we tested Zero Motorcycle’s pure-street electric motorcycle, the Zero S (Rider, September 2011), we could only squeeze about 30 miles out of a battery charge riding the bike on a mix of road types with a conservative throttle hand. Well, for 2013, the Scotts Valley, California, company has completely revamped its five-bike street ...

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2014 Zero Motorcycles First Look Review

In a very short time, Zero Motorcycles has come a long way. When we first tested a Zero S—the company’s “streetfighter” model, which was sold alongside the DS (dual-sport), XU (“urban crosser”) and X/MX (off-road) models—in 2011, it made a claimed 25 horsepower and claimed range on a full charge was 58 miles. With a variety of testers and in varying ...

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Zero Motorcycles Announces New 2013 Zero MMX Military Motorcycle

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Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced the arrival of its all-new 2013 Zero MMX military motorcycle. The MMX was developed exclusively for military use in the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and provides Special Operations riders with unique tactical advantages over traditional combustion motorcycles, as the electric powertrain allows for rapid movement over hostile terrain ...

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Zero Motorcycles Delivers 2013 Line With Double Horsepower and Over 130 Miles Range

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Zero Motorcycles recently announced its 2013 model line which features an average power increase of 99 percent (claimed) and the what is said to be the world’s longest-range production electric motorcycle: the Zero S, capable of 137 miles in the city. To attain such performance, Zero designed a revolutionary new Z-Force motor that is incredibly powerful while also highly efficient, ...

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