Nikola Powersports Unveils All Electric UTV

Nikola Powersports Zero All Electric UTV

Nikola Powersports has finalized the specifications and design for an all electric four-seater UTV dubbed the Nikola Zero. The Nikola Zero UTV is an all-electric, 400-volt plug-in, off-road and potentially street-ready vehicle. Dealerships can begin reserving production units starting in January. Starting at $35,000, the UTV will come with two performance options: 415 hp and 3,675 ft. lbs. of torque and 555 hp and 4,900 ft. lbs. of torque. The…

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2017 Zero Motorcycles Turn Signal Recall

2017 Zero Motorcycle turn Signal Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles. In the event that a turn signal stops working, the turn signal flasher may not change its flash rate to alert the operator. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Remedy Zero will notify…

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SF to LA Non-Stop on a Lightning Electric Bike

Lightning Motorcycles Electric Prototype that can go from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a Single Charge

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. Now Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single charge, which would be a remarkable feat for an electric motorcycle. The current record, for longest distance traveled on one charge on…

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2017 Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S, DS, and FXS motorcycles. The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) may have the wrong vehicle model information, possibly causing the ABS to function improperly. CONSEQUENCE: If the ABS does not function properly in a braking event, there is an increased risk of a crash. REMEDY: Zero will notify owners and dealers will reconfigure the HCU, or replace it…

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Zero’s New Motorcycles have a 200+ Mile Range

Zero Motorcycle 2017 Lineup

With some of the world’s biggest bike makers now dedicating time to electric models, Zero Motorcycles knows it has its work cut out. The company has spent the last 10 years refining its gas-free lineup, gradually adding more power and (more importantly) increasing the range, giving riders the incentive they need to make the jump. For its 2017 roster, Zero has done the same again, updating its Zero S, Zero…

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First EnduroCross Win for Alta Motorcyles

Alta Electric Motorcycle Endurocross national victory

Last week in Scottsdale, Arizona, Alta Motors earned their first national race victory with Kurt Nicoll at Round 4 of the EnduroCross series in the vet class. The win is a first for Alta on the national level, and the first for an electric motorcycle in the EnduroCross series. As a relatively young company, Alta Motors has been developing their Redshift electric motorcycle platform since 2010 and only just began serial…

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2015 Zero Motorcycles DC-DC Converter Recall

Zero Motorcycles AC DC Converter Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain model year 2015 SR, S, DS, and FX motorcycles. The affected motorcycles have a DC-DC converter that may have insufficient output power. During high power demand, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) may not function properly. CONSEQUENCE: If the converter power output is insufficient, during an ABS activated event, the ABS and all vehicle lights would temporarily stop functioning, increasing the risk of a…

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Electric Bike Race at Pike’s Peak June 26

Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The peak is 14,115 feet (4,300 meters) high, and the road to the top is 12.42 miles of pavement, with no fewer than 156 turns. This year, the mountain will be the setting for the 100th anniversary of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb car and motorcycle race. Electric motorcycles have had some exemplary performances at…

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Victory’s First Sub 20 Minute TT

Victory Motorcycles

Victory Racing has charged forward in second practice for the SES TT Zero race with William Dunlop riding a 115.431mph lap. He was 2.6mph faster than in first practice and just 3.3mph behind John McGuinness who posted the fastest lap time of 19:04.307 (a 118.7mph lap) compared to William’s 19:36.707. It was also Victory Racing’s first ever sub 20-minute lap of the TT course in a week when rider Michael…

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10th Anniversary of Zero Motorcycles

Electric Motorcycle

Zero Motorcycles has announced its 10th anniversary celebration. To mark a decade of pioneering electric vehicles, Zero launched a limited edition 10thAnniversary model, rolled out a rich timeline of stories chronicling the rise of the company, and highlighted 10 years of owner savings with a special gift for buyers. Zero was founded in Santa Cruz, California, in 2006 as “Electricross,” by Neal Saiki, a motorcycle enthusiast, aeronautical engineer and innovator. The company’s heritage involves cutting-edge technology,…

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