The hits keep coming in from the AMA. Another awesome raffle was announced – this time is 2016 Zero DSR electric motorcycle. What does it take to get in the running for this? Just enter the 2016 AMA Club 1924 Motorcycle Sweepstakes at one of the many motorcycle rallies in 2016.“The Zero DSR is a great motorcycle that will provide years of enjoyment for the winner, both on the road and on the trail,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “We are glad to be able to partner with Zero Motorcycles on this sweepstakes.”
The Zero DSR is hot-rodded variant of the popular Zero DS. It puts out 56% more torque and 25% more power across the board. The engineers at Zero utilized a 660-amp controller with their Z-Force motor with magnets that can tolerate much higher temperatures and that results in better overall performance when higher speeds are reached.According to Zero, the DSR has 106 ft-lb of torque and a very commendable 0-60 time of 3.9. It’s also loaded down with tuned up Showa suspension and Bosch ABS which make for a great ride, regardless of the terrain.“We are proud supporters of the AMA and feel both a sense of honor and responsibility to be part of the future of motorcycling,” said Scot Harden, Vice President of Global Marketing at Zero Motorcycles. “The fortunate winner of the new Zero DSR should prepare to have their mind blown by its performance.”AMA Club 1924 was named in honor of the AMA’s founding year. The association’s presence at these events are meant for celebrating the fun of motorcycling, connecting with riders with other riders, and maintaining the history of motorcycling in the United States.Throughout 2016, the AMA will be collaborating with partners to enhance members’ experience at AMA Club 1924 locations, where anyone 18 or older can enter the sweepstakes.2016 is going to be quite the year for the AMA. The AMA Club 1924 will be taking place at these following locations and the sweepstakes is available to anyone 18 or older.The AMA Club 1924 schedule includes:
Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, Fla., March 4-13
Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C., May 27-30
Americade in Lake George, N.Y., June 7-11
Laconia Motorcycle Week, Laconia, N.H., June 11-19
Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown, Pa., June 23-26
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington, Ohio, July 8-10
The Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 8-14
Ray Price Bike Fest in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 23-25
The winner’s name of the Zero DSR will be selected and announced in October 2016.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.