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How Zero’s electric motorcycle tech is making Polaris’s Electric Ranger better than gas UTVs

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Polaris is gearing up to release an all-new Electric Ranger UTV this December, which they confidently claim will be the “best RANGER ever.” The new electric utility vehicle could help Polaris leapfrog several years forward to the top of the electric power-sports market, but it never would have happened without a strategic partnership with Zero Motorcycles.

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Zero FXE review: The low(ish) priced electric motorcycle that crushes your car commute

It was a cool summer morning overlooking the pier in Santa Cruz, California, when I first watched Zero CEO Sam Paschel pull the cover off the company’s latest electric motorcycle. I immediately fell in love with the design of the Zero FXE. But I also knew that it takes more than a sleek body to make a good bike. Only by throwing my leg over the shiny new metallic steed and hitting the open road could I know if the FXE was really worth the attention.

Fortunately I was doing exactly that barely an hour later.

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Zero FXE launched as new electric motorcycle model, and we got the first test ride!

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Zero certainly has not been resting on its laurels as a leading electric motorcycle manufacturer. However, the last few launches of new models were targeted at the more premium end of the market with the SR/F and SR/S electric motorcycles. Now Zero has launched a new model that targets the entry-level end of its catalog with the Zero FXE.

The company was kind enough to invite me out to Santa Cruz, California, to test the motorcycle in Zero’s hometown. As I surreptitiously wound up the forest roads on a yet-unreleased electric motorcycle, with nothing but the soft whirr of the bike’s electric motor to invade my consciousness, I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Damn, now this is how people should be getting around town.”

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Zero launches special-edition DSR electric motorcycle in celebration of 15-year anniversary

California-based Zero Motorcycles is celebrating 15 years of building electric motorcycles – an industry that many don’t even realize has been around for over a decade and a half. And to mark the occasion, the company has teamed up with the National Forest Foundation to release a special-edition DSR dual sport electric motorcycle.

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Electric motorcycle showdown: Harley-Davidson LiveWire vs. Zero SR/F

Zero SR/F vs Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle

The Zero SR/F and the Harley-Davidson LiveWire are perhaps the two most premium American electric motorcycles on the road today. They come from two very different companies but share more similarities than you might expect.

I recently tested both a $21,495 SR/F and a $29,799 LiveWire simultaneously, putting them up against each other to determine which one was the rightful king of the American electric motorcycles.



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Zero SR/F review: Here’s why it’s the leader of American electric motorcycles

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Unlike the legions of interesting but questionably vaporware concept electric motorcycles floating around the internet these days, the Zero SR/F is a powerful, sporty bike that you can actually find in dealerships. It combines high power with an aggressive ride that is sure to turn a boring commute into an ear-to-ear grinning experience.



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Check out this beautiful forest-taming electric motorcycle

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When it comes to riding forest trails on a motorcycle, there’s no better way to do it than on an electric motorcycle. Listening to the sounds of the animals around you, hearing the crunch of the dirt under your tires, and smelling the sweet, damp aroma of the forest are all unique experiences possible on an electric motorcycle. Those experiences would be ruined by the noise and exhaust of a typical gas-powered motorcycle.



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Review: 2019 Zero FXS is the low cost electric motorcycle field’s best kept secret

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The Zero FXS electric motorcycle is the most affordable and (in my opinion) the most fun offering in the Zero lineup. And yet many people don’t even know it exists.

So grab yourself a drink and read on while I tell you a thing or two about why the Zero FXS is perhaps the best commuter electric motorcycle on the market right now.



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