Zero Motorcycles Launches the World’s Most Versatile Electric Motorcycle in the US (July 31, 2009) — Zero Motorcycles industry introduced the all-electric Zero DS motorcycle, that can be ridden anywhere from the city street, to a gravel road, to a dirt trail. This Zero DS motorcycle became available in the U.S. on Thursday and is priced at $9,950.

zero-electric-motercycle“The Zero DS is designed for motorcyclists who want the freedom to ride wherever they want,” said Gene Banman, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “It is the world’s most versatile electric motorcycle. You can cut across a dirt trail on your way into work or ride the tarmac to your favorite trail-head.”

Zero has equipped its latest model with aggressive suspension, rugged wheels and dual sport tires to efficiently move riders over any surface. Drivers can ride both on and off-road free from carbon guilt.

The Zero DS is designed from the ground up to be an electric motorcycle. Aircraft grade aluminum is exclusively used in the construction of the lightweight twin spar frame.

Each component on the motorcycle is engineered to minimize weight and the power pack is designed for maximum energy density.

In addition to running on a power pack of lithium-ion batteries, the all-electric motorcycle is made of 100 percent recyclable materials.

The company claims all the bike’s materials are nontoxic and that even the battery pack is “landfill-approved.”

The motorcycle has a range of 50 miles per charge, and can be charged from any standard 110- or 220-volt outlet. The environmentally-friendly motorcycle has a top speed of 55 mph.

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