While many people might think that all automotive body development takes place in computer aided design these days, a big chunk of it still gets the old-school clay modeling treatment to sculpt out designs that computers just can’t emote as well as the human hand can. And that’s exactly how Nick Graveley of Claymoto developed new bodywork for the Zero FX electric motorcycle, turning it into a classic 80s-style flat-track racing motorcycle known as the Quiet Riot.
Zero Stories October 13
Zero Stories August 30, 2017
Confederate Motors President Matt Chambers says that they reached the limits of what they can do with internal combustion engines in their crazy-looking mechanical design motorcycles.
So they are changing the name to Curtiss Motorcycles and going electric with the help of leading electric motorcycle maker Zero Motorcycles. expand full story
Zero Stories June 23, 2017
Sam Paschel, the still relatively new CEO of California-based electric bikemaker Zero Motorcycles, has been riding conventional motorbikes for most of his life. Which helps explain why, after spending more than 20 years in various leadership positions at consumer brands like Skullcandy, Burton Snowboards and Giro Sport Design, his curiosity was stoked when he got offered the top job at Zero.
Naturally, before he took over as CEO in February, he decided to go for a ride… expand full story
Zero Stories March 17, 2016
Electric bike maker Zero Motorcycles filmed an interesting live tour of its Scotts Valley factory in California yesterday. You can watch the full video below. expand full story
Zero Stories November 10, 2015
Zero FX electric motorcycles ride the Rubicon trail [video]
Zero Motorcycles released today a video of its R&D team riding down the tough Rubicon trail with Zero FX’s. The company didn’t add any music to the video, which is clever because it highlights how quiet the bikes are…
Zero Stories October 15, 2015
On top of the new models, the company is also presenting a new motor design, a faster charging infrastructure, a new lithium-ion cell chemistry for more capacity and efficiency, and it will lower the price on two base models while adding more features and performance throughout its lineup. expand full story
Zero Stories October 1, 2015
Zero Motorcycles will launch its 2016 lineup in 2 weeks
Zero Motorcycles confirmed earlier this week that it will unveiled its 2016 lineup of electric motorcycles at the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida on October 15th.
Zero Stories September 4, 2015
Zero Stories May 20, 2015
Zero Motorcycles announced today a significant price reduction for its 2015 model line. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is lowered by $1,350 across all of the 4 models offered by Zero. The company cited the fall of battery cost and energy density increase as reasons for the price reduction.
Zero Stories November 7, 2013
If you’re looking for a high end electric motorcycle, check out Zero’s 2014 lineup released this week. New Features include with increased horsepower and torque that put them into the superbike range but at the weights of offensive linemen. From Wired:
Everyone crows about horsepower, but torque is what you feel when you nail the gas pedal or twist the throttle. It’s a better measure of acceleration, and for 2014, Zero has cracked the infamous 100 pound-foot mark with its new SR electric motorcycle.
Torque is measured in pound feet — or, for the rest of the world, Newton-meters — and the Zero SR puts down 106 lb-ft — 56 percent more than its standard S counterpart, and a figure that brings it in line with some of the biggest, brashest, and beefiest bikes in the world. But unlike those bruisers and cruisers, the SR tips the scales at a relatively svelte 400 pounds. High grunt and low mass let you hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds.