Zero motorcycles and the like.

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  1. ZaethDekar

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    Has anyone test rode or in other was dealt with some. Of the electric motorcycles that have come out recently? I was just thinking that as a commuter they would work well, and you get a tax credit on it... But from what I can see they are still expensive.
     
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    Funny! - We test rode the Zeros in Stevenson during Rallies in the Gorge this summer. Should have stopped by!
    Rode real nice and strong -VERY quiet. Felt like a bike of small displacement in handling not power. I think it would make a good commuting bike. Had no trouble with speed.
    They were also on display and available for test rides at Sound Rider's Wind Farm days in the spring.
    Find a test ride place and give it a try.

    Steve


     
  3. fastfoodfred

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    I think it has to be built by union labor to qualify for a tax credit. If I were to buy one, I would make sure of that first.
     
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    Expensive, well, yes. Fun, yes. I had no problems reaching a speed that would earn me a performance award on the highway. Acceleration was not like my bike, but it dd not suck.
     
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    Yeah, what they said. I'm short, so the Zero is bit of a stretch to the ground for me, otherwise much fun! It sort of felt like riding a DR or some other tall dual sport even though it was the S model.

    I'm waiting for the opportunity to ride the Brammo Empulse. I know of a guy who was recently hired to do final assembly and test ride on them. Lucky bugger!
     
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