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Offline wiledog_X

Zero's now in South Africa
« on: March 10, 2015, 01:26:46 pm »
Cayenne is now the official distributor for Zero Motorcycles.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/BikesQuads/SA-multi-dealer-into-Zero-battery-bikes-20150310



Cayenne World will have three models - DS Dual Sport; S Street Fighter and high-performance SR. The DS and S models will be offered at R1950 per month over 72 months that's (R140 000) with a three-year guaranteed buyback, a five-year or 160 000km warranty and a free service plan.

A check with Cayenne revealed that the bikes, right now (March 10 2015), were not yet in the country and the salesperson Wheels24 spoke to could not volunteer a cash price.

We did find prices for four models on Zero's German website and the prices there (converted from euros) were...

Zero S - R176 988
Zero SR - R227 500
Zero DS - R176 988
Zero FX - R129 756


...which is far from the apparent R140 000 SA price.

still..... pricey, hey!
« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 01:27:45 pm by wiledog_X »
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 01:32:01 pm »
With Eskom on the up price wise and SA supply seemingly hazy especially with wintr approaching, these kinda bikes just make no sense to me in SA..........   ??? Just read yesterday om miningmx.com that Anglo and BHP are pulling out of their Eskom coal contracts and business in SA for seemingly greener pastures ...........  :(

Maybe I can charge my Electric bike with my petrol generator........  :imaposer: Dunno but I am just not a fan of these bikes here in SA, and think the timing could not be worse to launch them here...... hopefully I am wrong for the dealer sake.... :sip:

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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 01:36:11 pm »
With Eskom on the up price wise and SA supply seemingly hazy especially with wintr approaching, these kinda bikes just make no sense to me in SA..........   ??? Just read yesterday om miningmx.com that Anglo and BHP are pulling out of their Eskom coal contracts and business in SA for seemingly greener pastures ...........  :(

Maybe I can charge my Electric bike with my petrol generator........  :imaposer: Dunno but I am just not a fan of these bikes here in SA, and think the timing could not be worse to launch them here...... hopefully I am wrong for the dealer sake.... :sip:



Zero has been available in SA for about a year now, but newer through a proper dealer.    They are, imho, still too pricey and we have a problem with our NRTA, which will need an amendment.  They are incredible to ride though.  All torque available immediately and all the way through the "rev" range.



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« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 01:37:06 pm by AMZ »
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 01:41:13 pm »
Do you register them as per usual or is a special licence required?

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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2015, 01:42:26 pm »
So, I drink my Zero Coke on my Zero bike with Zero roads to drive?
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2015, 02:26:24 pm »
I can imagine as per comments above the torque makes the bike a thrill to ride, but pricing, range and electrical situation in SA just makes them not so practical imo, unless for city short commutes maybe
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 02:34:51 pm »
Are electric bikes prohibited only on freeways, or all major roads?

Can anyone who has ridden these bikes please give a full report? Any  guesses as to the range on sand / sand roads of the Kalahari?
I am looking at them with some interest since I may not be able to change gears on a "normal" bike.
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 02:39:11 pm »
Are electric bikes prohibited only on freeways, or all major roads?

Can anyone who has ridden these bikes please give a full report? Any  guesses as to the range on sand / sand roads of the Kalahari?
I am looking at them with some interest since I may not be able to change gears on a "normal" bike.

You can also look at the DCT Honda NC700, a better option imo  :thumleft:
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 02:50:42 pm »
Are electric bikes prohibited only on freeways, or all major roads?



Only on freeways currently.  

You can also look at the DCT Honda NC700, a better option imo  :thumleft:


For sure.  The Zero, at this stage, will be cool for people who want to be seen to be green.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 02:51:46 pm by AMZ »
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 02:59:59 pm »
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 03:13:33 pm »

You can also look at the DCT Honda NC700, a better option imo  :thumleft:

Nice looking bike, but what is it like on sand?
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2015, 03:30:15 pm »
Cayenne is now the official distributor for Zero Motorcycles.

http://www.wheels24.co.za/BikesQuads/SA-multi-dealer-into-Zero-battery-bikes-20150310



Cayenne World will have three models - DS Dual Sport; S Street Fighter and high-performance SR. The DS and S models will be offered at R1950 per month over 72 months that's (R140 000) with a three-year guaranteed buyback, a five-year or 160 000km warranty and a free service plan.

A check with Cayenne revealed that the bikes, right now (March 10 2015), were not yet in the country and the salesperson Wheels24 spoke to could not volunteer a cash price.

We did find prices for four models on Zero's German website and the prices there (converted from euros) were...

Zero S - R176 988
Zero SR - R227 500
Zero DS - R176 988
Zero FX - R129 756


...which is far from the apparent R140 000 SA price.

still..... pricey, hey!


With Nedbank finance, they are R1950pm. This includes a free maintenance plan and a three-year guaranteed buy back.

Are electric bikes prohibited only on freeways, or all major roads?

Can anyone who has ridden these bikes please give a full report? Any  guesses as to the range on sand / sand roads of the Kalahari?
I am looking at them with some interest since I may not be able to change gears on a "normal" bike.

They are brilliant fun. The last models only needed work in the suspension department, but these new ones use Showa. Alan Cathcart did a story in the March Offroad & Adventure SA mag. Sorry, but I can't stick it up here.
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2015, 04:01:09 pm »
Thanks, I shall try to buy a copy.
It is expensive, but there is no oil or petrol to buy, charging the battery cost a couple of rands. No air or fuel filters, no valves, no piston rings.
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2015, 04:02:56 pm »
No no no!!!
A bike should make mechanical noise and spit fire and brimstone.

Personally I think this idea is really naff! ???
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2015, 04:12:39 pm »
Nice, but no range and it takes to long to recharge. Maybe a fuel cell powered bike will be a better option   :ricky:
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2015, 04:18:17 pm »
I'd rather connect a neon transformer through a tick tock to my wifes bicycle and have real fun >:D
 

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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2015, 05:00:03 pm »

You can also look at the DCT Honda NC700, a better option imo  :thumleft:

Nice looking bike, but what is it like on sand?

Must be better than the Zero.
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2015, 05:02:58 pm »
Thanks, I shall try to buy a copy.
It is expensive, but there is no oil or petrol to buy, charging the battery cost a couple of rands. No air or fuel filters, no valves, no piston rings.

It is double the price of a similar petrol bike.   Do you know how much petrol,  oil,  filters,  etc.  you can buy for R60 000?
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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2015, 05:23:31 pm »
Thanks, I shall try to buy a copy.
It is expensive, but there is no oil or petrol to buy, charging the battery cost a couple of rands. No air or fuel filters, no valves, no piston rings.

Craig Marshall brought them into the country initially and would be the right man to ask advice.You can see a write on his web page

 http://www.dualsportafrica.com/productreviewsadvbikes.htm

I hope I'm allowed to link this page?

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Re: Zero's now in South Africa
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2015, 06:00:15 pm »
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How will this thing do at in the Dunes?



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