Today’s ride distance

Today I did a ride on my 2012 DS that I had done on my 2010 DS of 46 miles. It was a beautiful southern CA desert day with light wind and temp in the mid-seventies. An open desert highway with no traffic and some ups and downs with two steep short grad… Go to ...

Real World Range 2012 S FZ9

First of all – THERE ARE ELEVEN (11) BARS ON THE FUEL GAUGE – what a strange number.I thought there were twelve when I first posted. In the owner's manual the diagram shows ten bars. But there are actually eleven. Really. Real World Riding Range from … Go to Source

Purdue students convert Yamaha to electric Pretty impressive:  Two Purdue University engineering students have recently comp… Go to Source

Range of 2012 Zero S with ZF9 at 74 mph?

If I were to ride at 74 mph, which is the speed I drive my car along with almost everyone else on I-35, what kind of range could I expect with the 2012 Zero S with ZF9 battery do you suppose? Would 50 miles be reasonable to expect? I really don't want … Go to ...

SAE – standards for wireless charging Roll up and charge… coming … Go to Source

2012 shutting down when in ECO mode?

Anybody else out there having a problem with their 2012 S DS shutting completely off when riding in ECO mode. Mine has done that both when riding at a steady speed (55mph) as well as when I'm decelerating. When decelerating it's dead when I roll on the… Go to Source

No so much a trip report as a report on a trip….

Get Brammo to Hawaii STAT…. Just spent a week on the Big Island and there are scooters everywhere. Gas is over 4 bucks a gallon and the weather is perfect for riding. As tourist, my wife and I put over 100 miles a day on our car as the Big Island is … Go to ...

Empulse news in City Bike

Today I picked up the February issue of (the monthly San Francisco newspaper publication) City Bike and I see in their "News, Clues & Rumors" column, on page 4, an item titled "Empulse-ive" (catchy, huh?).  It provides the usual description of t… Go to Source


I'm on my phone and can't search right now…don't we have a member-owner who lives in Las Vegas? We have a special request from Mark Neale, director of Faster and Charge. He's having a premiere of Charge in Vegas and would love to have an electric mot… Go to Source

BOXX electric m/c at Portland Auto Show

Ran across this electric motorcycle thingy at the Portland Auto Show.  It's the "BOXX ® the 1 meter all electric, all wheel drive device vehicle™".  (See  It goes at moped speeds with a range of 40 … Go to Source