Reply To: Zero Motorcycles DS
- Location: Te Tai Tokerau, Aotearoa
- Bike: 2102 Husaberg FE570 Rally Australia Bike, 2007 BMW 650 x-Challenge, 2009 Buell XP Ulysses Police Duty (1 of 137)
This bike deserves it’s own category. They are not only the worlds longest and best selling electric motorcycle, but the DS has been around since 2012. The DSR is a real game changer with 144ft lbs torque and 0-100kph in 3.9seconds!! 188kgs only and 185 MILES per charge which is 300kms! NZ hwy at a constant average of 95kph will give you well over 200kms range, so this bike is absolutely ridable and without major range anxiety. Add to this the ability to quick charge on board as an extra (45min to 80%) or a powertank that gives you a bit more battery for 40miles more or 65km…so close to 250km highway kms per charge!!
You can see from the exclamation points, I’m very keen. The price is steep and importing makes it a 30k bike if bought new. No thanks, but I’m all over a good used one if I see it (and I’m looking). A friend, Tony, has just bought and brought the first one into NZ via Australia, and it lives in Wellington with NewZeroland, my other mate. Lots of good stuff south, but I promise you one is coming north very soon…
Can’t wait for 2017 improvements!