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Offline StuartC

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Zero electric motorcycle
« on: September 17, 2015, 01:18:42 pm »
So I was going to meet my Mrs for coffee and a Zero pulls up next to me at the robot, I'm on my angry DR 650 we pull away and this battery boy hands me my arse all the way down the road whilst making fokol noise,,, impressive to say the least !
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2015, 01:28:24 pm »
Tel him you'll dice him through the Baviaans, and hand him his arse on a platter >:D
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 01:32:40 pm »
Tel him you'll dice him through the Baviaans, and hand him his arse on a platter >:D

He will swop to his Zero DS and be handing out arses again!   :ricky:
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 01:44:24 pm »
I would love a Zero as a daily commuter!

Must be awesome!
 

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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 01:46:08 pm »
An electric motor is by every measurable metric miles ahead of an IC engine.
Just that pesky problem of a power source
 

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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2015, 01:57:58 pm »
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 01:59:42 pm »
An electric motor is by every measurable metric miles ahead of an IC engine.
Just that pesky problem of a power source

Currently the problem. It has no usable range. Hope someone can sort that soon.
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 02:09:28 pm »
An electric motor is by every measurable metric miles ahead of an IC engine.
Just that pesky problem of a power source

Currently the problem. It has no usable range. Hope someone can sort that soon.

220km range seems fair for a commuter.  In my case it would only need a charge every second day.
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 02:17:23 pm »
An electric motor is by every measurable metric miles ahead of an IC engine.
Just that pesky problem of a power source

Currently the problem. It has no usable range. Hope someone can sort that soon.

As a DS sure I agree. But as a commuter the S and the SR are perfect.
And the thing just plugs into standard sockets.

Range    
Zero SR - combined 201km  :thumleft:
Zero DS - combined 167 km  :-\
Zero FX - combined 87 km  >:(
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2015, 02:23:17 pm »
An electric motor is by every measurable metric miles ahead of an IC engine.
Just that pesky problem of a power source

Currently the problem. It has no usable range. Hope someone can sort that soon.

As a DS sure I agree. But as a commuter the S and the SR are perfect.
And the thing just plugs into standard sockets.

Range    
Zero SR - combined 201km  :thumleft:
Zero DS - combined 167 km  :-\
Zero FX - combined 87 km  >:(

+1

my commute is only 23km and 23km ie. <50km per day

gives you 150km+ of scope - more than enough for the odd run here or there
 

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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2015, 02:34:55 pm »
Where would I be able to test ride one in GP? Or do I need to book a test ride on their site?
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2015, 02:40:31 pm »
And if you plug it in while you're at work you get fuel for free. ::)
 

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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2015, 02:41:24 pm »
How many kWh does it take to charge the battery?

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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2015, 02:46:23 pm »
 :peepwall:
 

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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2015, 02:49:09 pm »
How many kWh does it take to charge the battery?

The SR takes 10.5 hours to charge from completely flat. But consider this, wake up to a fully charged bike, ride to work and put on charge. Finish work and bike will be at 100% again, go fir a ride and the go home and put on charge again. repeat the next day.
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2015, 02:55:41 pm »

Charge time (standard)              10.5 hours (100% charged) / 10.0 hours (95% charged)
 » With one accessory charger     6.0 hours (100% charged) / 5.5 hours (95% charged)
 » With max accessory chargers     2.8 hours (100% charged) / 2.3 hours (95% charged)
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2015, 03:01:38 pm »
Saw the Zero DS this morning as well in town. Cool little bike.
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2015, 03:02:09 pm »
Saw the Zero DS this morning as well in town. Cool little bike.


That's the one I want to take for a spin
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2015, 03:14:59 pm »
I already have an electric toy at home, or at least my wife does
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Re: Zero electric motorcycle
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2015, 03:16:17 pm »
I already have an electric toy at home, or at least my wife does

...making you obsolete ? ? ?
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