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CORY WEST RACES A ZERO SR/F UP PIKES PEAK

Cory West took 5th place in his division and 23rd place overall on a near-stock Zero SR/F motorcycle with a stock Gates carbon belt drive. It took him 10:43:880 to make it up.  Appropriately, his plate number was 0. You can see his interview and the POV of his race here:   It was Cory’s […]

Zero Announces 2017 Line of Electric Motorcycles

    Zero Motorcycles has announced their 2017 line of electric motorcycles. They all offer more torque, increased power, and smoother delivery.   The new bikes feature Zero’s proprietary Z-Force interior permanent magnet (IPM) motor. It offers increased temperature thresholds and greater efficiency, and the IPM motor enables more aggressive riding and higher sustained top […]

Preston Petty Pioneers Electric Motorcycles

Preston Petty is advancing the breed of electric-powered bikes. At 72 years old, with nothing more than a bright moon high in the sky to light his way, it would seem that the last thing Preston Petty should be doing is fast accelerating across a deserted construction yard aboard his custom electric race bike. But […]

Zero Gets Major Props From Forbes

Harley-Davidson’s announcement of an electric motorcycle got all the attention last week, but Forbes just ran a story on Zero Motorcycles that properly positions the Santa Cruz company as a leader in this market segment. In part, the story read… “I like ZERO in general because, in part, it reminds me of Tesla: It’s a […]

Two Wheel Poineer Preston Petty

By: Zap At 72 years old, with nothing more than a bright moon high in the sky to light his way, it would seem that the last thing Preston Petty should be doing is fast accelerating across a deserted construction yard aboard his custom electric race bike. But then, to know Preston Petty, it would […]

Zero FX: Urban assault at its stealthiest

It’s the dawning of a new era in motorcycles. Electric off-road bikes have finally graduated from the novelty category, and the Zero FX is proof that they are ready to go mainstream. For years electric motorcycles were mocked and jeered at. They didn’t have the power or range to be taken seriously, so it was pointless […]