American motorcycle manufacturer Zero launched its fifth model for its 2011 product line. The XU is a lightweight electric motorcycle which features aluminium frame, eye-catching design, and most importantly, a removable power pack. „With instant torque from zero rpm, a low weight, a low seat height and a removable power pack, the Zero XU is the ultimate electric motorcycle for those who live in the city.” – says the press release.
The bike features a complete set of specialized street gear that is highlighted by a stylish body. In addition, its comfortable riding position and no-shift operation allows riders of any experience level to feel both comfortable and confident. The Zero XU is the world’s first street motorcycle that enables owners to essentially charge anywhere by way of a removable power pack and optional stand-alone charger. This opens the doors to interested buyers who do not have access to garage or street-level charging at their homes or apartments. The removable pack also allows for essentially non-stop usage by enabling individuals, or fleets, to quickly swap power packs. As with all Zero Motorcycles products, the Zero XU is offered with a quick-charge option that cuts the recharge time down by around fifty percent. The additional charger that enables quick-charging can also be used to charge the power pack separately from the motorcycle. Those who own a 2011 Zero X or Zero MX can use their power packs interchangeably with the new Zero XU.
via Zero Motorcycles