I'd love one, but the upfront cost here is huge and charging it is a pain: a Zero S without the fast charger tank (still takes 2 hours to recharge) is £10k (in brand-new Ducati Supersport territory), the Zero SR with the charge tank and charger is £20k (Fireblade SP territory).
About as safe as any other motorcycle: you use the horn to alert people who can;t see you that you're there, the exhaust will only be heard by the people behind you that can already see you.I think these are super cool, just not sure how safe they are since they're silent.
andNice, Did not know there was a motorcycle thread on here.
There are so many great bikes coming out. Its hard to keep track of them all. I've been in the market for a new bike for some time but nothing has really been able to hold my attention atm. I normally ride naked bikes. But, ever sense my Enduro as stolen I have been thinking about going with something that I could still take to some trails.
So I have naturally been watching the Yamaha T7 Concept develop. But, that one I hate to say may end up being a disappointment. The KTM 790 Adventure R on the other hand. I am very excited to see what comes out of it. Hopefully we will see something from ECIMA next month.
I also like what Indian is doing with the Indian FTR 1200S. And hopefully ECIMA has a few other surprises for us. Would love to see a new Aprilia Tuono V4 and maybe we can all finally see the new MV Agusta Brutale.
I currently ride a 2007 Triumph Speed Triple 1050. Been on it for years. And just love the bike to death.
My Enduro was a 2011 Husaberg Fe570.
And I sold my 2010 Kawasaki Kx450FSM.
I've ridden a bunch of bikes in all different categories, but recently fell in love with older dual sports. The light kind, when they were really dual sports. I've been fixing up a DRZ-400 which is a little heavy considering the category but worlds lighter than other bikes I've been riding recently.
Electric motorcycles actually sound appealing to me. I have a smaller electric one I fixed up "for the kids" but really I have alot of fun on it. They don't have to have alot of range for them to be useful. It's not going to replace my cruiser, and that's OK.
If you don't mind me asking, was it your cruiser you were riding when you had that little accident?
Nope, it was the DRZ. I had just finished putting it back together after a teardown and I didn't get the throttle cable dogs in the carb all the way, so one popped out and got stuck wide open at a light right as I was taking off. World's hardest wheelie sent me flying backwards with the bike sailing like Thor's hammer into me.
I had a ridiculous amount of gear on because it was cold that morning or I would have been in bad shape.
Very nice bike. Came very close years ago to buying a Bimota KB3 - really liked the bike & the way it sat under me.Glad to see some other riders on here!
I started years ago with a Honda 250RR MC22 but have since moved on, currently I ride this:
I've also got a 2016 S1000RR in the works but that won't be in my hands for a year or so yet.