hey everyone. My black Zero S-ZF9 is now at my local dealer but I can't seem to get insurance. I have 20+ years of clean driving/riding record (23 bikes since I was 18 – I'm now 49). But most insurance companies (including the 2 I usually deal with) tu… Go to Source

Hayes Brakes

The Zero uses Hayes brake calipers. I thought I had heard of the company before and I looked them up.  Apparently, they are an American firm, with their headquarters in Wisconsin.  The have been around since 1946 and make braking systems for all sorts … Go to Source

Coffee at Dawn

Sadly I forgot to take a picture till I was getting ready to leave….I should have taken a photo when everybody was crowded around the bike asking questions (one had lived in Ashland and knew about Brammo). A ride out to the East Mountain…bikers han… Go to Source


And now for something a little different:  About 30 minutes ago I had just turned on the TV and saw a fellow riding a skateboard down the streets of San Francisco with what appeared to be little effort. The story was that he was riding an Li-ion batter… Go to Source

Try this with an ICE bike…

Swap an engine in your living room! Note that these pics were *after* the swap. No worry of oil, fuel, or anything dripping off the bike. My wife and I absolutely love riding electric! I should add that the swap wasn't because anything broke, the AGNI… Go to Source

Computing CO2 emissions, now with my real world data

Not counting the first 20 miles or so where I was trying the bike out, I have 311.4 miles on the bike and 39.36 kWh measured at a killowatt meter. That works out to 126.4 Wh / mile – not bad, considering I would say my average speed is 50 and I often h… Go ...

Zero ZF 9 Availability?

Do you know if Zero is experiencing any delivery delays on these models? I have ordered one since quite a few weeks -In Spain- and still today the local dealer is not able to give me an specific date…which is not nice as I was told to be the first cu… Go to Source

bought it!

Here is my new empulse on the showroom floor. I'm bringing it home tomorrow. That is my buddy looking hard for a reason to stop me from buying. But he could not find one. Go to Source

2012 Zero regenerative charging

Appreciate hearing from 2012 owners about experiences with the new regenerative braking and coasting. How quickly do you slow when coasting in either sport or eco mode? Does it feel anything like engine braking on a ICE bike when in gear?  Does the reg… Go to Source

Double check my numbers, anyone?

I don't really want to self promote, but here goes anyway. I've been inspired by Brammofan (and others) to write a blog about owning and operating an Empulse. It's a bit premature, since I don't own one at the moment, but the plan is to start the b… Go to Source