The world’s biggest electric motorcycle manufacturer has introduced its 2018 lineup with improved acceleration thanks to 30% more torque, faster charge times and price rises of around $US500.
One-hour charge times and greater range are only possible if you buy the ZF7.2 and ZF14.4 power packs and optional Charge Tank which cost an extra $US2295. They cost about $A4800 in Australia.
However, only one power tank has been sold in Australia over the past few years.
The increase in range to 360km is due to denser and lighter batteries that deliver up to 30% more charge.
Zero in Australia
Zero Motorcycles say they will continue to offer bikes in Australia and Asia for the police and authority fleet market.
The Californian manufacturers also claim they will “continually monitor the region for changes in economic and consumer trends that could create more positive market conditions for electric motorcycles in the future”.
There may still be some 2017 and used Zero electric motorcycles available at Australian Zero dealers.
They are: Euro Bikes, Noosaville, Queensland (07 5474 4927); Procycles St Peters, Sydney (02 9564 8000); Mototecnic, Knoxfield, Victoria (03 9763 1433); and Darwin Motorcycles (08 8948 0995).