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New Electric Motorcycle Coming Soon - 2020 Zero SRF

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140 ft-lbs. of torque
110 hp
124 mph top speed
161 miles in city
89 miles on the highway
Recharge in an hour
498 lb weight
Bosch Advanced MSC
Ride Modes
Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Made in the US
Price: $20,995
Bike Warranty: 2 years
Battery Warranty: 5 years
 

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I figure in a few years they're going to improve both of those things.

Wondering when the big dogs will jump into the game.
 
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I figure in a few years they're going to improve both of those things.

Wondering when the big dogs will jump into the game.
Hopefully we get more hardcore dirtbike offerings

 
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A little more range, a little more power, a little more weight, and a little more money...yawn.

Alta was exciting. They were improving their product and dropping their prices each year. Zero seems to be on a much slower pace with improvements, and every improvement comes with a price increase. Of course, they’re actually still in business.
 

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This one actually has less range and isn't much more than the previous flagship, but with a ton more bells and whistles.

It's the first one they've put out that has similar accessories on it compared to a top of the line KTM or BMW, but for not much more money that their previous bikes. Big tech step forward, not much of a price increase.

But until they get to where they can do 2, 3, 400 highway miles a charge, its going to be hard to replace an expensive ICE bike.
 
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This one actually has less range and isn't much more than the previous flagship, but with a ton more bells and whistles.

It's the first one they've put out that has similar accessories on it compared to a top of the line KTM or BMW, but for not much more money that their previous bikes. Big tech step forward, not much of a price increase.
I guess. That stuff just doesn’t move the needle for me. I see this as an evolutionary development from a manufacturer (and on a greater scale an industry) that’s going to need something revolutionary to gain any traction.
 

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I guess. That stuff just doesn’t move the needle for me. I see this as an evolutionary development from a manufacturer (and on a greater scale an industry) that’s going to need something revolutionary to gain any traction.
I'm not a loud pipes guy at all, but maybe they'll add programmable motor sounds from the likes of a late 90's Speed Triple, your favorite 2-stroke, or even a small block V-8. :lol2:
 
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I'm not a loud pipes guy at all, but maybe they'll add programmable motor sounds from the likes of a late 90's Speed Triple, your favorite 2-stroke, or even a small block V-8. :lol2:
I don’t care about sound. I just want to be able to ride however I want for 100 miles or so with comparable weight, performance, and cost of an ICE bike.
 
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I've got a longer wait than you as I'd like to be able to ride it however I want for 200+ miles.

At some point, there is going to be a leap in battery technology and then its going to get interesting.
The Alta's weren't bad, wish they had survived. I rode them more than once, performance was not a problem, pretty much a KTM copy on chassis and suspension. Range was weak but still 1-2 hour depending on pace, terrain.
 
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If I can’t smell gasoline burning, go as far as I want whenever I want, & make a buncha racket with the exhaust, it’s not really riding a bike.

A motorcycle takes gas. You plug in a toaster. Huge difference.
 

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Mileage is not the only part of the problem with batteries. The range is approaching that of some bikes with small fuel tanks. 150-180 miles range would be great and would start to see mass sales (as much as you can say "mass" about m.c. sales). Another big issue for batteries is the recharge rates.

It will happen, big innovations are to come in electrics. Probably would have happened last century (evolution of electrics) turn of century-19teens if not for the energy rich source of petroleum combustion. In some ways we are experiencing a replay of that time period in electrics
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Mileage is not the only part of the problem with batteries. The range is approaching that of some bikes with small fuel tanks. 150-180 miles range would be great and would start to see mass sales (as much as you can say "mass" about m.c. sales). Another big issue for batteries is the recharge rates.

It will happen, big innovations are to come in electrics. Probably would have happened last century (evolution of electrics) turn of century-19teens if not for the energy rich source of petroleum combustion. In some ways we are experiencing a replay of that time period in electrics
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This new model has the potential to recharge in an hour.

Stop for lunch at a charge port and be on your way after you eat.
 

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This new model has the potential to recharge in an hour.

Stop for lunch at a charge port and be on your way after you eat.
Yes I read that, but no explanation of, and at what requirement for that recharge (availability of high rate charger etc). I know you know this too, just saying. High rate charging would and will be a simple fix to already existing infrastructure. Just like everything, there needs to be a need and demand for it in the wild and not something conjured up in Washington DC
 

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Wonder how much range the heated grips consume if used.

Also...why do you really need cruise control on a bike that has an 89 mile highway range?

I'm a fan of the technology and will be an owner someday. I actually think the bike that Jarrett just bought for around 10-12K would meet my needs a bit more than this one though. If I'm spending 20K, I need to be able to ride it all day and actually go somewhere, not just mess around locally.
 

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Wonder how much range the heated grips consume if used.

Also...why do you really need cruise control on a bike that has an 89 mile highway range?

I'm a fan of the technology and will be an owner someday. I actually think the bike that Jarrett just bought for around 10-12K would meet my needs a bit more than this one though. If I'm spending 20K, I need to be able to ride it all day and actually go somewhere, not just mess around locally.
Of course all these electrics are for , as they are called, "early adopters". I actually think something like what Jarrett purchased could be a collectors item and will probably hold its value.
 
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This new model has the potential to recharge in an hour.

Stop for lunch at a charge port and be on your way after you eat.
Obviously we're assuming an eatery will allow you to just "plug" in. Will they allow this, especially if say there is 5-6? How much do you pay?
 

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I actually think something like what Jarrett purchased could be a collectors item and will probably hold its value.
I feel like they're going to be like iPhones. Six years and you can't give them away. Hoping you are right.

Obviously we're assuming an eatery will allow you to just "plug" in. Will they allow this, especially if say there is 5-6? How much do you pay?
 

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If I lived in an urban environment I'd love to have one of these. In the suburbs I'm not sure I'd get enough value out of it to justify the cost of the potential depreciation.
 

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Tesla superchargers at three rivers tx Loves truck stop. They try to space them out , this being centrally located between San Antonio and corpus Christi. Just want to let all my rich TWT friends know where they can charge up their $82K model x

Chinese owned Volvo introduces stand alone brand Polestar model2 electric automobile
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I'd do it in a heartbeat.
I wonder what kinds of electromagnetic fields these things generate? Everyone freaks about people with pacemakers being around microwave ovens and they aren't even putting out that much power. What about effects on other electronic devices? I wonder if they will sterilize their riders...? :eek2: :-P
 

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Eurosport Cycle has a prototype of this bike at their shop til Saturday. No demo rides unfortunately.

Tony said it feels like a Triumph Street Triple to ride. Doesn't mean much to me, but thought it might to y'all.
 

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Tony said it feels like a Triumph Street Triple to ride. Doesn't mean much to me, but thought it might to y'all.
Torque on demand... The Speed Triples have a very linear feeling torque curve. Just twist the grip and GO!
 
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Yeah, the bikes are addictive. I suspect riding that SR/F is really addictive to ride. Many people ride one their models and then want one. I did for sure. Something cool about rolling on the throttle and getting that smooth, constant linear pull without noise, heat or vibration.

The range is the real issue with them, for me at least. I don't want to spend that much on a street only bike that can only go 60, 80, maybe 100 miles per charge. Doesn't make sense for me with the VFR1200X in the garage.

If they ever get a better range or much faster charging and more charging stations, then its going to be a different story. That new vaporware Lightning Strike bike can supposedly charge up in minutes IF you can find the right charging station. But I think its like finding a unicorn.
 

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Interesting and I hope they keep evolving. Weight and price too high for me. Range not enough for me on days when I get into the "zone". Those are two tanks on my MV (200 miles), or full tank plus on Guzzi (sometimes 250 miles+).
 

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The folks at Eurosport Cycle were nice enough to let me ride the Zero SR/F prototype today and **** :shock:

That thing is a new level of quick that I haven't experienced before. 140 ft lbs of torque makes my VFR feel sluggish by comparison.

It's been a while since I've ridden a bike that scared me with its acceleration, but this one did. I want one :)
 
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