Zero Motorcycles Announces 2015 Bikes Are Shipping

DEC 2 2014 BY TDILLARD 1

In a press release this morning, Zero announced the 2105 models are on the trucks:  “The first shipments of motorcycles are now in transit, with all North American dealerships receiving the new models by the end of January.

For more details on the 2015 lineup, see our story: 2015 Zero Models Unveiled: New Features (w/videos)

The release:

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., (Dec. 2, 2014) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today that it has entered full production of its 2015 model line. The new motorcycles are being manufactured at its expanded Scotts Valley, California facility by an increased number of technicians using state-of-the-art tools. The first shipments of motorcycles are now in transit, with all North American dealerships receiving the new models by the end of January. European delivery is scheduled for February 2015.  
 
Following record sales in 2014, the company has made substantial investments in technology and people, placing additional resources to expand its “Crafted in California” vision. “We’ve taken everything learned from building thousands of electric motorcycles and applied it to new manufacturing processes. To meet the increased demand from customers, we’ve added new jobs here at our California factory,” said Kai Hypko, VP of Operations for Zero Motorcycles. “Highly advanced tools, improved systems and more skilled workers will allow us to continue to increase our production capacity and ensure premium quality.”
 
The 2015 motorcycles rolling out of the California factory feature numerous advancements from their predecessors. Showa suspension improves comfort and control. Zero’s class-leading range—now up to 185 miles—is extended on most models. And, Zero becomes the first production electric motorcycle to feature anti-lock brakes (ABS).
 
“Our 2015 lineup continues to lead the industry in overall range, performance and technology,” said Abe Askenazi, Chief Technology Officer at Zero Motorcycles. “For 2015, we focused our efforts on refining virtually every element of the vehicle—from the tires up—to give riders the most pure, seamless experience available.”
 
Initial production will be dedicated to motorcycles that will be used for test rides via Zero Motorcycles dealers. Interested riders can schedule a demo online at http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/demo-rides/.

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I still have no idea why they only offer naked standards and offroad bikes that are either rather heavy or have very limited range. Those are the worst selling types of bikes.

The best selling bikes in the US are cruisers and fully faired sportbikes. There may be more competition in theory, but there is easily room enough for such a niche offer.