Zero Motorcycles Becomes First American Motorcycle Company to Bring High Performance...

Tue Apr 7, 2009 1:00pm EDT

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Zero Motorcycles Becomes First American Motorcycle Company to Bring High
Performance Electric Street Motorcycle to Market

 
- Zero S Supermoto Motorcycle is the Quickest Production Electric Motorcycle
in its Class - 

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Zero Motorcycles today revealed
its new high performance electric street motorcycle, the Zero S. This highly
anticipated launch marks Zero Motorcycles' official entry into the street
legal category. The company's new flagship motorcycle uses Zero's proprietary
Z-Force(TM) power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame to make the Zero S the
quickest production electric motorcycle in its class. Zero Motorcycles has
already booked substantial pre-orders for the Zero S without sharing details
or images and now anticipates a soaring demand. The Zero S will begin shipping
to customers in the next thirty days.

(Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090407/LA95773)

"Our goal from the beginning was to engineer a high performance electric urban
street motorcycle that would change the face of the industry. The Zero S is a
revolutionary motorcycle that is designed to tackle any city street, hill or
obstacle," said Neal Saiki, inventor and founder of Zero Motorcycles. "The
innovation behind the Zero S is what separates it from the competition. The
Zero S is a high performance motorcycle that also happens to be fully electric
and green. The fact that it's electric means not having to get gas and reduced
maintenance." 

Developed to aggressively take on urban environments and encourage the
occasional detour, the Zero S integrates revolutionary technology with
innovative motorcycle design. Instant acceleration and a lightweight design
combine to form an industry leading power-to-weight ratio that increases the
motorcycle's range and handling abilities. At only 225 lbs., the Zero S has a
range of up to 60 miles and a top speed of 60 MPH. With 31 peak horsepower and
62.5 ft./lbs. of torque, the Zero S is designed for optimal performance off
the line, in sharp turns and while navigating obstacles.

In addition to its performance and maneuverability, the Zero S uses a
completely non-toxic lithium ion array and the majority of the motorcycle is
fully recyclable. The landfill approved power pack recharges in less than four
hours while plugged into a standard 110V or 220V outlet. Eco-friendly with
zero emissions, the Zero S is also economy-friendly with an operating cost of
less than one cent per mile or kilometer.

At $9,950, the Zero S is competitively priced and also qualifies for the
recently approved 10% Federal plug-in vehicle tax credit, a sales tax
deduction, as well as other state based incentives. This effectively reduces
the final cost of purchase by a minimum of almost $1000. The Zero S was
developed to comply with all street and highway motorcycle standards and can
be licensed for the road in most countries. It is available for purchase
through Zero Motorcycles' website at www.zeromotorcycles.com

Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution and represents the
ultimate electric motorcycle technology. Unencumbered by conventional thinking
about how they design, manufacture, and sell high performance electric
motorcycles, they are on a mission to turn heads and revolutionize their
industry by combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle with
today's most advanced technology. The result is an electric motorcycle line
that's insanely fast and environmentally friendly. 

Zero Motorcycles first entered the motorcycle category with the launch of the
2008 Zero X electric dirtbike. Exceeding all expectations, the Zero X sold out
in late 2008 and blazed the path for the long awaited launch of the Zero S
Supermoto motorcycle. 

You can find out more about the Zero S Supermoto motorcycle and general
information on Zero Motorcycles' website, http://www.zeromotorcycles.com. 

For media information, please contact Ashley Garing, DRIVEN Media
Communications www.drivenontheweb.com, 951-461-2429 or
media@zeromotorcycles.com. 


SOURCE  Zero Motorcycles

Ashley Garing of DRIVEN Media Communications, +1-951-461-2429,
media@zeromotorcycles.com, for Zero Motorcycles
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