did another "Gary Newman" yesterday....
In 2014 demo rode BMW's C4 Evolution; plasticly, Battlestar Gallectica, styling of a yoghurt cup, not my cup of tea.
By chance bumped into an "eco fair" where I noticed a ZERO stand offering demo rides. Ach why not?
For all the haters who have yet to ride one............. do it!
You WILL shout "HO LY SHITT!!!" inside your helmet :-)
Our RC's are deemed torque monsters (mine makes 118Nm) but that ZERO SR pumps out 146Nm
as per spec (possibly even more....)
Hello "TorqueMonster 2.0"
There was also a stand with electric scootmobiles and the owner of that outfit was asked to accompany me on the DSR model (set on a restricted custom map).
Let's say I only saw him at the agreed half way point..... That SR handles, brakes really really well, it goes -as we say in Dutch- like the Fire Brigade!
Big difference, a fire truck you can HEAR approaching, the ZERO not. with a lot of bicyclists on our roads, this is tricky (especially as you aim to hit the 160kmh/100mph top speed.....)
Switched bikes, the DSR is more relaxed, topped out at 105KMH..... Aaah, there is the toggle switch! Now it goes pretty much like the SR...
(speed limit locally 60-80kmh, but JOLO right?)
Do I like electric motorcycles?
No I do not.
But were there no alternatives any more, then this ZERO is the next best thing...
The linearity from low revs DID remind me of the ride I was out on that day, but the acceelration of the ZERO is something you SHOULD experience for yourselves!
and yeah, I knew it would come but since me nor the bike is made from sugar....