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Zero Motorcycles Announces Surprise Fifth Electric Motorcycle For 2011

Zero Motorcycles recently announced a new model for the company – the Zero XU – the fifth new motorcycle to be added to its product line. With instant torque from zero rpm, no shifting, a low weight, a low seat height and a removable power pack, the Zero XU is designed to be the ideal electric motorcycle for riders who live in the city. It utilizes the Zero X off-road platform for durability and features a complete set of specialized street gear that is highlighted by a stylish new body.

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Zero Motorcycles recently announced a new model for the company – the Zero XU – the fifth new motorcycle to be added to its product line. The XU is designed to be the ideal electric motorcycle for riders who live in the city. It utilizes the Zero X off-road platform for durability and features a complete set of specialized street gear that is highlighted by a stylish new body.

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The company says the Zero XU is the 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 nonstop usage by enabling individuals to quickly swap power packs. The Zero XU is offered with a quick-charge option that cuts the recharge time down by approximately fifty percent to one hour. 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.

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“We’re excited to announce our fifth model for 2011. The Zero XU is ideal for those living and working in a city,” said Gene Banman, CEO of Zero Motorcycles. “With no shifting, quiet operation, comfortable ergonomics and optional onboard storage, riders of all experience levels are able to focus on simply enjoying the ride. Add to that the ability to remove the power pack, and the Zero XU becomes the ultimate urban crosser.”

For more information on Zero Motorcycles or to learn more about its complete motorcycle line, visit www.zeromotorcycles.com.

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