Zero Motorcycles is not waiting around for Harley-Davidson to figure out how to make an electric motorcycle. The company has been doing it for the past 13 years. Any comparison between what Zero has done to the motorcycle industry and what Tesla has done to the automotive industry is strictly intentional. While traditional motorcycle companies have dithered and dabbled with the idea of building electric machines, Zero has led the way into the future by offering cutting-edge motorcycles that make no apology for the fact they are propelled by electric motors instead of gasoline engines. Its latest model — the SR/F — brings together everything the company has learned and introduces its revolutionary new Cypher III operating system that integrates power control, battery management, and internet connectivity to create what Zero calls the first fully “smart” electric motorcycle. Want specs? How about 140 ft·lb of torque and 110 horsepower just waiting for a twist from your right wrist? On this machine, the horizon will come at you so fast, it will feel like you just made the jump to hyperspace aboard the Millennium Falcon. This is a machine that could definitely do the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs! […]

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