Zero Motorcycles has recalled all 2012 Zero S, Zero DS, and Zero DSP (Police) motorcycles due to possible electrical issues that may cause a fire.The recall affects 218 units. Zero says the cell pouches in the electric motorcycle battery packs may wear from contact with the holders, allowing humidity to enter the pouch and cause an electrical short within the battery. A short may increase the risk of a fire.
Owners are advised to no longer ride or charge the affected motorcycles. Zero Motorcycles dealers will arrange for the collection of the affected motorcycle at no charge to the owners.Zero Motorcycles will notify owners and offer them a choice of either the repurchase of their motorcycle or a financial trade-assist towards a newer model year Zero Motorcycles motorcycle.The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2018. Owners may contact Zero customer service at 1-888-841-8085. Zero’s number for this recall is SV-ZMC-018-383.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. The NHTSA Campaign Number is 18V215000.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!