Zero Motorcycles, the electric-motorcycle producer from Santa Cruz, Calif., is about to further expand its global reach.
The company says it will launch its 2014 product lineup in Australia this March following a distribution partnership deal with Cento Per Cento.
This distribution group is credited with re-launching MV Agusta to the Australian market, and is known for delivering premium brands.
James Deutsher (Director of Zero Motorcycles, Australia) says: “Zero Motorcycles is leading the most exciting development in the two wheel industry, representing the next curve in technology and extreme performance delivered via a unique riding experience and low cost of ownership, coupled with social awareness.
“Zero Motorcycles is a high performance global company with a range of products already changing the way people experience electric vehicles. Zero Motorcycles Australia is very proud of this partnership with one of the world’s most exciting technology and automotive companies, Zero Motorcycles.”
Phil Wilkinson (Director of Sales Asia Pacific for Zero Motorcycles) says: “The opportunity to work with a partner such as Cento Per Cento in a market as promising as Australia is a very exciting one for Zero Motorcycles.
“Australians have shown strong interest and continually demand for the presence of Zero Motorcycles in Australia and we feel that with the combination of Cento Per Cento together with our thrilling 2014 model lineup, Australia won’t be disappointed.”
Delivering the first high performance, 100-percent electric motorcycle to the Australian public, Zero Motorcycles Australia will offer Zero’s 2014 model line featuring the new Z-Force Power Tank accessory, allowing riders to travel up to 276 kilometers in the city or 141 kilometers on the highway.
The new flagship Zero SR has now reached extraordinary levels of consumer performance including 0-100kph in just 3.3 seconds, up to 270km combined range, a superbike killing 144 Nm of torque and an instant 67hp on hand to the rider at all times.
The industry leading Z-Force powertrain embodies a philosophy of “sophisticated simplicity” by maximizing the exhilaration of riding and minimizing needless complexity. With instant torque, a nearly silent belt-driven system and no shifting, riders need only focus on enjoying the ride. For the owner, there is no routine powertrain maintenance and the ‘fuel’ cost is only a penny a mile.
Under the trading name Zero Motorcycles Australia, initial shipments of the 2014 Zero Motorcycles range including the SR, DS, and FX models will arrive in March. Comprehensive details covering the complete range can be found at www.zeromotorcycles.com/au.