Zero Motorcycles has started production of its 2015 model lineup, Including the S and SR streetfighters and DS and FX dual-sports. The 2015 lineup promises increased range – now up to 185 mph on a single charge – and for the first time on full production electric motorcycles, anti-lock brakes.
“Our 2015 lineup continues to lead the industry in overall range, performance and technology,” says Abe Askenazi, chief technology officer at Zero Motorcycles. “For 2015, we focused our efforts on refining virtually every element of the vehicle – from the tires up – to give riders the most pure, seamless experience available.”
Zero reported record sales in 2014 and the company invested the gains in expanding its production plant in Scotts Valley, Calif., and increasing its workforce.
“We’ve taken everything learned from building thousands of electric motorcycles and applied it to new manufacturing processes. To meet the increased demand from customers, we’ve added new jobs here at our California factory,” says Kai Hypko, vice president of operations for Zero. “Highly advanced tools, improved systems and more skilled workers will allow us to continue to increase our production capacity and ensure premium quality.”
Initial production models will be sent out to dealers as test ride units. The first shipments are expected to arrive at North American dealerships by the end of January with European shipments expected in February.