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As urban transportation, all electric motorcycles share the achilles heel — if you don’t a garage with a plug, difficult to charge them. No The Zero XU ’s 2kWh battery slides out of its frame and can be brought for easy charging in just two


Update . cost, and other details on the removable pack.

The rest of the XU embodies same spirit of common-sense and adaptation. It’s essentially a X with new body work and tires. As such, it’s smaller than the Bay Area-based motorcycle startup’s first models, the Zero DS and S. Less capacity, top speed and range

With half the larger 4kWh battery pack, the XU can travel 25-30 miles on a and hit a max speed of 51mph.

Of course means it’s cheaper The XU matches the X’s $7,995 price, in at two grand less than the S.

price equivalency is a good of of the XU’s mechanical spec. essentially a lowered version of the X street tires and road-legal That both good — at the XU is seriously light, just heavier than the X — and bad — the XU is saddled the same 19-inch front/16-inch wheels meaning tire will be limited over, a nice set of 17s.

Like the X, the XU will also be tiny. The seat height is 31.8 inches, 1.5 shorter the X. You sort of get the feeling that if the battery wasn’t removable, you just pick up the whole and carry it up your stairs.

The battery pack brings advantages than simply you to ditch the chain of extension running out your window. will be able to purchase battery packs enabling to quickly swap a depleted for a full one without waiting for it to That may be financially impractical for the consumer, but makes the XU friendlier to operators.

The XU is going to suffer many of the criticisms as the X, namely components tread the line between bike and motorcycle. Spec-ing lightweight parts is part of how the X to be so light, but also helps to the strengths of electric power. The for instance, are lighter than items, decreasing the mass the has to get rolling every time you the throttle. dinky brakes and are all that’s necessary to endow the with capable handling and it from its relatively limited top so why fit anything heavier when only serve to slow the down and decrease its range?

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Removable battery or no, the XU is ultimately to meet its strongest competition the Brammo Empulse reaches this summer. The cheapest the 6.0, triples the XU’s capacity and can reach speeds of 100mph. At $9,995 it’s more expensive than the XU, but considerably more appealing The Brammo Enertia Plus is on the market with a 6.0kWh pack, an 80-mile range and a top speed.

It’s priced closer to the XU at $8,995. The lilliputian market for motorcycles is a crowded one. Is an dirt bike with tires, a limited range and a battery really enough to out?

Here’s details on battery pack from

Second Power Pack Quick Charge (Upgrade/Accessory):  MSRP

— Is bundled second charger for quick and to ensure that the packs in top condition during storage.

is the weight of the battery pack? – 50 lbs

How is the pack secured to the bike in of preventing its theft? Tamper-proof (the owner gets a security tool that with these fasteners).

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