Zero Motorcycles XU First Look — Motorcycle USA

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Zero Motorcycles XU First

Zero adds to its 2011 by one, bringing a street of its off-road bike that a removable battery pack and option.

Zero Motorcycles its 2011 model line to with the recent announcement of its Zero XU. The Santa Cruz-based pitches its new rides as “the urban-crosser.” Based off Zero’s X model, the XU features a lowered height, removable battery and quick-charger system.

Available on entire 2011 line, the updated street-legal DS and S models, the feature claims to cut charge in half. On the Zero XU that to one hour for a 90% charge of the 2kWh with 1.2 hours for 100%

The Z-Force powertrain on the XU sticks the X model, sourcing an air-cooled DC (the 2011 DS and S models use of a more powerful Agni The XU does use a smaller rear (61T to 71T) on it single chain final drive. The XU and X chain drives are notable as the street-legal Zeros swapped to drives for 2011.

The limiting of the Zero XU remains the constant heel(s) of electric units: low (30 miles) and low top speed (51 mph). numbers place the XU well the performance capabilities of its DS and S siblings. And XU range and top speed stats are sheet claims, which in our with electric rides proven manically optimistic.

said, the removable battery of the XU some intriguing new options for an mount.

The Z-Force lithium-ion battery on the Zero XU are compatible with its X and MX models.

Interchangeable with the X and Zero MX dirt bikes, the lithium-ion battery pack riders living in dense areas without easy to street-level plugs or garages. can disconnect the battery pack and it up to an apartment or office to plug a separate charger (included in the option purchase). Riders can extend range with a pack, swapping depleted as needed.

This fast-swap debuted with the Zero X, but is a for street-legal production electric While the expense of an extra may daunt commuters (though of a second battery pack is to be eligible for Federal tax credit), it the appeal for applications of the Zero as a vehicle the Zero already tapped out by some police There are even more options for electric rides as delivery vehicles

the removable battery of the XU presents intriguing new options for an electric

While the XU is based off the X model, there is also a street-legal of the Zero X. However, the XU makes substantial changes from the X in its rolling chassis, with to suspension, tires and steering

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It’s not surprising that the Bay features prominently in Zero photos, it’s a short up the coast from the company’s Cruz headquarters and cities San Francisco figure to be the ideal for electric rides like the new XU.

The eight plus inches of travel on the X are hacked down to 5.3 up and 5.5 out back. The XU also lops 1.5 off the X’s seat height at with an accessory low seat dropping it further to 29.8 Dirt bike diameter front and 16-inch wheel remain, though adorned tires sporting a more profile.

Steering geometry is as well, with a 0.7-degree rake (24.2 degrees) and wheelbase (54.3 inches). The XU bumps up curb weight by 33 though it still tips the at a ridiculously low 218 pounds.

The Zero XU is priced at $7995 to the MSRP of the first-generation Brammo and comes with a two-year The XU is also available for a Federal tax if purchased with a second pack (Zero notes the can be purchased online now to qualify for the Fed in case the rebate goes with the current budget measures). Various states incentives as well.

Zero on shipping orders beginning in

“We’re excited to announce our model for 2011. The Zero XU is for those living and working in a said Zero’s CEO, Banman, in a company press “With no shifting, quiet comfortable ergonomics and optional storage, riders of all experience are able to focus on simply the ride. Add to that the ability to the power pack and the Zero XU the ultimate urban crosser.”

Stay tuned for a first evaluation of the 2011 Zero line later this

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