The 2014 Zero SR with a Power Tank has the most range of any electric bike. But what’s it like to ride? I rode it everywhere, and these are my thoughts.
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West Coast Associate Editor Susanna Schick takes the Wrightspeed turbine truck for a spin around the block. Only this block happens to also be a racetrack.
A 95 mile day of canyon and freeway riding proves the Zero S is ready for anything, regardless of how far it may take you.
Los Angeles Metro proposes a fare hike while the light rail system is still desperate for riders. Why not tax drivers to subsidize the Metro instead?
The LA Bicycle Commuter Festival and Summit will be held this coming Sunday in Hollywood, to help potential bike commuters learn about cycling in LA.
Zero had a massive showing again this year, with a central spot on the show floor at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA. As press entered the show we were greeted by a pair of ladies handing us Zero brochures and reminding us not to miss their presentation. Judging by how late most of the paper magazines were to report on these bikes, some even reporting on 2013 models when they’re all sold out, you’d have think they missed it last year.
This year’s Plug-In Day celebration may not have had hunky models riding motorcycles, but there were a lot more EV owners present. 216 signed up, mostly LEAF owners. We took over a parking lot near the Catalina Express, with a lovely view of one of the cleanest and busiest shipping ports in the world.
RideApart editor Wes Siler is the first journalist invited to ride CRP’s latest electric superbike, the Energica Ego.
When thinking of commuter bicycling in America, the innovation adoption curve comes to mind. What is the future of commuter cycling in America?
There were over 50 different vendors of electric bicycles at Interbike this year, so here are some interviews I conducted with a few of the leaders in the electric bicycle industry.
All I can say is this- if you’re in the market for the ultimate electric bicycle, you might want to wait until March.
Folding bikes are fun and carefree, an easy way to traverse that “last mile” to the train station from home for a lot of commuters.
Unlike the Laguna Seca round, all bikes that started were able to complete this race. Shane Turpin was fastest from start to finish, leading on every lap. No matter how he hard he tried, Bostrom could not get much closer than a few seconds behind Turpin. They’re on equal machines, ~$200,000 Brammo RR factory prototypes, simply the fastest, most powerful machines out there this weekend. Coming up in third place was Kenyon Kluge, with a gap that started at about 45 seconds after the first lap and grew with each lap until he finished 2 minutes 11 seconds behind leader Shane Turpin.
In case you’re wondering why we’re not covering the German round of eRoadRacing also being held this weekend, well, there’s only so many live events we can cover at once. At least until we get a European correspondent. In the meantime, you can read all the news on eRoadRacing.com. Last night the Indy crew held their qualifying session, right after race one of the Vance & Hines XR1200 race in which Shelina Moreda was also competing. I interviewed her after qualifying to find out what that was like.
In Friday’s first practice of the weekend, eight of the FIM eRoadRacing bikes finished, but newcomer Cesar Gonzales had an electrical fault which kept him from finishing on his electrified “Hornet 1”. Here are statements from most of the riders after their first practice, including this one from Be-EV & Hollywood Electrics racer Jeremiah Johnson…
We’ll be covering the second US round of the series live in Indianapolis this weekend. The race is at 4:30PM on Sunday after the MotoGP races. If you’re in town for Gen Con, or just want to check out some great motorcycle racing, it’s worth checking out. FIM eRoadRacing posted this link to promotional tickets which include some nifty free stuff. This is also the first time the electric bikes will hit the famous Brickyard.