Team Hollywood Electrics M1GP Endurance Race Report

As you read about here, I was invited to participate in the 6th annual M1GP 8 hour endurance race, as a member of Team Hollywood Electrics. As the first (and only) female on the team, my race entry fee was waived, so I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to race a brand-new electric bike for free! Sustainable Solutions Partners supplied us with a solar generator, as well as a gas generator. We had about eight batteries at our disposal, and the solar panels were enough to charge two at a time, albeit a bit more slowly than the gas generator. The 8 Hour Endurance Race was a fun opportunity to show the entry level Zero XU in a competitive environment under continuous use. Although we were disappointed that a technical issue prevented us from completing the entire 8 hours, the roadblock was not the batteries or charging capacity.

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Hollywood Electrics Teams Up With M1-GP For Electric Motorcycle Racing

While electric cars haven’t found as many buyers as automakers had hoped, electric motorcycle sales are doing just swell. In fact, electric motorcycle racing has become a hot topic in the two-wheeled world, and a collection of amateurs and semi-pros are clamoring for more events t compete in. Hollywood Electrics and the M1-Grand Prix are teaming up to offer a class for electric racers in the M1-GP series.

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Hollywood Electrics Opening All-Electric Motocross Complex In Las Vegas

Electric cars may not have taken off the way automakers wanted, but electric scooters and motorcycles are seeing sales surge. Thanks to a more-affordable price and excellent campaigning from companies like Brammo and Zero Motorcycles, the word is out about gasless two-wheelers. Hollywood Electrics has been a big part of that success, and the Los Angeles-based electric bike retailer is expanding its operations to include an all-electric motorcross park off of the Las Vegas strip.

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Zero Motorcycles and Hollywood Electrics' Sunset Strip Party

Hollywood Electrics and Zero Motorcycles teamed up to celebrate the overwhelming success of the 2012 line Wednesday night at the chic Sunset Marquis Bar 1200. Zero Motorcycles sales for 2012 have far outpaced those of all previous years combined, and the company is still struggling to meet consumer demand for the fastest production motorcycles currently available, and tested by yours truly.

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Brammo Empulse Launch Outshines The Stars in Hollywood

Last night Brammo held a proper Hollywood launch party for the Empulse and Empulse R. Sure, we saw an Empulse at Laguna Seca in 2010, but a lot has changed since then. The problem with developing products on the cutting edge of technology is that it can be hard to decide when to stop waiting for it to be perfect and just pull the trigger on production.

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Test Ride | 2011 Zero S Conquers The Mean Streets of Hollywood

This is the 4th Zero I’ve test ridden, and by far the best. It feels much more solid and capable of higher speeds than any other Zero S I’ve ridden. The belt drive does indeed make it blissfully silent and almost completely maintenance free. The ride up Laurel Canyon was great too, despite the fact nobody could hear me coming up alongside them. I didn’t feel any less visible than I do on my gas bike. I returned the bike to Hollywood Electrics with about 30% less juice, after an aggressive 13.3 mile ride which included about 2 miles at top speed and doing my best to win imaginary drag races at every green light.

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