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Los Angeles Police Department Adds Electric Motorcycles to Fleet

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The Los Angeles Police Department has purchased the new Zero MMX police/military motorcycle to add to the department’s patrol fleet. Powered by the 100 percent electric Z-Force motor, the Zero MMX by Zero Motorcycles was developed to meet the specific requirements of military, law enforcement and security agencies. After extensive testing, the L.A.P.D. chose Zero Motorcycles for their stealth, low ...

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2013 Zero S Road Test

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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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The Last Vetter Fairing

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Thirty years ago Craig Vetter inspired motorcycle tinkerers to devise bikes that could go more than 400 miles on one gallon of gas, but almost no one cared. After running his Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Challenge for a few years in the 1980s, Vetter discontinued the event, figuring that “we had probably learned the bulk of what was to be ...

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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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Moto-Electra Sets Coast-to-Coast Record

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Moto-Electra LLC set a coast-to-coast world record for electric vehicles by crossing the United States in 3.5 days (84.5 hours).  There was no battery swapping, and the vehicle made the entire trip under its own power. This record was established using the same standard motorcycle design used by the Moto-Electra team for all-electric grand prix racing, land speed racing and everyday riding.  The motorcycle is ...

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Zero Motorcycles Launches New Accessories and Apparel Line

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Zero Motorcycles, a leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced an all-new line-up of accessories and apparel. Designed to meet the needs of Zero’s electric rider base, Zero is offering new accessories from premium lockable hard case luggage to heated grips and seats. The accessories allow owners to customize their motorcycles in ways that work best for them. Zero has ...

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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 Launches 'Cash for Carbon' Bonus for Gas-Powered Motorcycle Trade-Ins

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Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, has launched an all-new promotional program to support their highly popular 2012 model line. “Cash for Carbon” is designed as a consumer trade-in bonus, with $2,500 in additional trade value on top of whatever amount the dealer offers the consumer available towards the purchase price of a new 2012 Zero ...

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Zero Motorcycles Delivers 2013 Model Line with Double the Horsepower

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Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced its 2013 model line which features an average power increase of 99 percent and the world’s longest-range production electric motorcycle: the Zero S, capable of 137 miles in the city. Zero designed a new Z-Force motor that is incredibly powerful while also highly efficient, passively air-cooled and compact. Integrated ...

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