Heading to Cheyenne

Jul 23, 2016 View Comments by

I was in Laramie, WY, last night with a full tank of electrons (thanks KOA—charging the bike cost a whopping $1.17!) and had three choices. One, find a place to stay in Laramie. Two, jump on 80 and get to Cheyenne. Three, take the long way to Cheyenne via WY 210. It was 7:45 p.m., […]

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Pop Quiz-Do You Know This Man?

Jul 08, 2016 View Comments by

  -First Man to Motor Across the Country- If your idea of a good time is chasing the horizon until your bladder forces you to take a break, you should. After all, this fellow is our Ferdinand Magellan, our Charles Lindbergh, our Lewis and our Clarke. This guy is our Homer (and I don’t mean […]

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It’s Electric! My First Ride on a Zero

Nov 25, 2014 View Comments by

When I first heard about battery-powered motorcycles several years ago, I was more than a bit skeptical. Automobiles, after all, receive far more R & D dollars than motorcycles, and practical electric cars are (debatably) just now reaching the market. I also figured that the weight penalty of heavy batteries would be even more pronounced […]

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2015 Zero Models: Now With Longer Range!

Oct 13, 2014 View Comments by

Zero has already made a name for itself as one of the major players in the electric motorcycle market, and it certainly doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. The 2015 Zero lineup shows aggressive improvements to bikes that are already some of the best in their class. The 2015 Zeros now get up-spec Showa suspension […]

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Electro-Cop: L.A.P.D. to Use Zero Electric Motorcycles

Jul 01, 2014 View Comments by

The nature of electric vehicles can make them ideally suited for use in law enforcement. Their limited range and long recharging time (as compared to filling up with gas) aren’t as important for patrol vehicles since they’re never asked to travel long distances. Other EV traits like the need for very little maintenance, their extreme […]

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Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire Act

Jun 24, 2014 View Comments by

With a sound that is decidedly un-potato-potato-like, Harley-Davidson has surprised the motorcycle world and legions of faithful with the first electric motorcycle by a major manufacturer.* Well, it’s not quite a production motorcycle yet, it’s more of a prototype or trial balloon; what Harley-Davidson is trying to do here is gauge whether or not the […]

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Sounds Like the Future (2013 Zero S in Manhattan)

Jun 25, 2013 View Comments by

Zero Motorcycles recently brought their 2013 lineup of electric motorcycles to New York City. I was lucky enough to grab one to ride around the Big Apple and to stop by the Ear Inn (the motorcycle gathering spot on Tuesday nights) before bringing the bike home for the evening. There will be a write-up in […]

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New Smartphone App from Zero Motorcycles

Mar 02, 2013 View Comments by

As the technological revolution marches steadily onward, this day was sure to come. Zero Motorcycles recently announced the release of their new app for iOS and Android smartphones. The app uses Bluetooth to pair the phone with the motorcycle (any 2013 Zero will do). Once paired, the app can access a plethora of data on […]

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2013 Zero Motorcycles

Jan 05, 2013 View Comments by

For those looking forward to the day when it’s possible to go for a long distance ride free from dependence on fossil fuels, Zero Motorcycle’s 2013 model lineup brings that dream one step closer to reality. Electric motorcycles (and cars too, for that matter) are great for commuting or riding short distances, but if serious […]

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