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2010 Zero Motorcycles range unveiled

Leading battery-powered bike manufacturer launches impressive 2010 range

ELECTRIC motorbike manufacturer Zero Motorcycles has unveiled the company's 2010 range, complete with striking new colour schemes.

The range, which includes the Zero 'S' streetbike, 'DS Dual Sport, 'MX' Motocross and 'X' off-roader, all boast the latest clean-emission technology.

Zero says its new Z-Force power pack technology features new and more precise monitoring of cells in the Lithium-Ion battery pack resulting in longer power pack life, more power, greater acceleration off the line and superior handling.

2010 Zero S specs:

Type     Brushed permanent magnet electric
Top speed     67 mph (105 kph)
Power System    
Type     Patent-pending lithium ion array
Capacity     4 kWh (58volts @ 70Ah)
Range     Up to 50 miles (80 km)
Recharge time     Less than 4 hours
Charger type     On-board
Input     Standard 110V or 220V
Drive Train    
Transmission     Clutchless one speed
Drive system     16T / 53T, 420 Chain
Chassis / Suspension / Brakes    
Front suspension travel     8 inches (203.2 mm)
Rear suspension travel     8 inches (203.2 mm)
Front brakes     2 Piston hydraulic, stainless Rotor, hand actuated
Rear brakes     1 Piston hydraulic, stainless rotor, foot actuated
Front tire     110/70-16
Rear tire     140/70-16
Wheel base     56.8 inches (144.3 cm)
Seat height (standard)     34 inches (86.4 cm)
Low seat height (option)     32 inches (81.3 cm)
Rake     22 degrees
Trail     3.26 inches (82.8 mm)
Steering angle     + 35 Degrees, -35 Degrees
Frame     18 pounds (8.16 kg)
Power pack     95 pounds (43.1 kg)
Curb weight     273 pounds (123.8 kg)
GVRW     575 pounds (260.8 kg)
Carrying capacity     302 pounds (136.0 kg)
Typical cost to recharge     Less than $.01 per mile or kilometer

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