2012 Zero S on the racetrack vs Ninja 250s

TL;DR summary: 2012 Zero S is roughly 12s slower than a Ninja 250 at PIR on a damp track, and roughly 16s slower than a Ninja 250 at Laguna Seca. *** The TTXGP race weekend at Portland International Raceway wrapped up two weeks ago. The TTXGP race had … Go to Source

Running costs

Yesterday I took my BMW R1200R to my dealer for its 24K servicing, plus a brake fluid change for the ABS system.  The total cost for this service was $850.  It costs me about 2 cents a mile in electrical power to ride my Zero.  So it looks like I could… Go to Source

DIY Lowering the zero seat by 2 inchs

Before spending 300+ $ for a lower version seat and being not able to use the brand new original seat of my zero that is too high for me, i prefered to lower it at a cost of few dollars. I know i could have done that job by myself but i did not wanted ...

Freeway range

I have a 2012 Zero S ZF6. I wanted to test the freeway range. So I did 90% freeway at 65 mph, and a few passes at 70max. So fairly conservative overall. I even encounter a bit of traffic where I was doing 30-45 for a couple of miles. Results are in:… Go to Source

2011 and 2012 Zeros being recalled due to faulty brake light switch

It looks like Zero is recalling 450 of their 2011 and 2012 models to fix a brake light switch malfunction.  See the story here: http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com/2012… Go to Source

Still learning my XU

Well, I have finally complete 4 partial cycle charges, as I test ride it yesterday, I did not see and significant improvement in terms of range. I suspect I need to plug it in for a couple days to balance the cell, since I got it practically brand new…. Go to Source

Zero X year differences

I am looking for a list of year differences for the zero X from 2008 foreward.  Tried google, search here, zero web site, wikipedia… Go to Source

Brake pad wear indicators

The brake pads on my 2012 Zero S have a couple of visible holes in the rear of the pad assembly.  My BMW has the same type of holes in the back of its rear pad and the owner's manual says that these holes are used for determining when the brake pads ha… Go to ...

Results of big dirt climbs, 2012 DS ZF6 rides

Here are the data I took using my GPS on big climb rides in the Klamath National Forest, in NoCal. The bike outperformed my biggest expectations. The middle ride is inconclusive because I trucked the bike part way up and then got lost and did a bunch o… Go to Source

Zero selected for Made in the USA Hall of Fame

Zero has been selected for inclusion into the Made in the U.S.A. Hall of Fame. I never heard of it, but it is always good press for a new product to be honored for being made with U.S. labor and U.S. parts. Hopefully, this award will be mentioned in th… Go to Source