Wednesday, April 08, 2009

2009 Zero S unveiled, deliveries to start in May


The US$9,950 Zero S is ready to hit the road, but are you ready for the Zero S?

Zero Motorcycles have unveiled the Zero S, a lithium-ion battery-powered supermoto. The bike’s electric motor produces 31 horsepower and 84.6Nm of torque and the Zero S, which weighs in at 102kg, will do a top speed of 96.6km/h. Range is 97km on one full charge, and charging time is four hours.

The Zero S is priced at US$9,950 and deliveries start in May this year. To us, it seems that EVs like the Zero simply aren’t ready to hit the motorcycling mainstream just yet. The Zero S is way too expensive for what it offers and until lithium-ion battery prices come down significantly, bikes like the Zero will probably have a very limited market…


The Zero S in action...

4 comments:

zip32 said...

This really is the DORKIEST looking motorcycle I've ever seen. Zero emissions? Yeah, great, but what about zero emotion and zero excitement? Let's face it guys, battery-powered bikes are not going anywhere for now.

Jason said...

10,000 bucks for a bike that won't run for more than 100km before you have to plug it in for a 'refuel' and that refuel takes 4 hours?! you gotta be kidding me... ;-)

Anonymous said...

all your guys are so shallow. look at the bigger picture here. this bike is not meant to give you cheap thrills, it's meant to save the planet. it's all about loving that tree in your neighbour's lawn and that's a noble thing to do. so sell your GSX-Rs and R1s and book your Zero now!!!

Phil H said...

All for saving the planet, but how about giving it some style while doing it?

Have to agree with zip32 that this has got to be one of the worst styling jobs in recent memory.

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