It’s in Columbia Where Zero Motorcycles Logs its First Triple Digit Order
JUN 30 2013 BY MARK KANE
You probably remember the last big order for 59 Zero S motorcycles made by the government of Hong Kong. In June, Zero Motorcycles raised the bar again delivering 100 Zero DS.
This time, the bikes go to the Bogota, Colombia Police Department and this becomes the largest singles order to date for the California-based motorcycle manufacturer.
John Lloyd, Vice President of Global Sales for Zero Motorcycles, stated:
“Zero’s international authority and fleet programs continue to grow quickly. Through our new relationship with Northbound Technologies S.A. and this initial deployment of 100 police motorcycles to the Bogota Police, we have made a significant impact within the South American market. The Bogota Police Department is now well suited for near-silent patrols, quick maneuverability and socially responsible transportation on Zero’s Police model motorcycle, Mayor Petro has shown his commitment to delivering innovative, green technology solutions to Bogota with this initial Zero Motorcycles deployment.”
This huge Law Enforcement order is the result of work done by Zero’s all-new distributor, Northbound Technologies S.A., based in Bogota. Moreover, it seems they will provide some additional orders in the near future:
Carlos Andres Vaca Jiménez, General Manager for Northbound Technologies S.A, stated:
“Northbound Technologies S.A. is excited to be working with Zero Motorcycles and serve as their exclusive distributor, service and support provider for Colombia within South America. With this initial deployment of 100 police model electric motorcycles for the Bogota Police, we are excited for future authority and fleet opportunities for Zero. Zero’s electric motorcycles are the next generation of environmentally conscious transportation and have the performance specifications that our customers expect. We are now facilitating additional consumer, authority and fleet demands for the entire Zero Motorcycles line-up, including the popular S, DS, FX, XU and MX models, in addition to the successful introduction of Zero’s police motorcycles, here in Colombia.“
All 100 bikes are based on Zero’s highly popular 2012 MY Zero DS, but have been up fitted with a series of components developed exclusively for law enforcement, including sirens and LED lights.