Zero announces new police versions of its electric motorcycles

The company has been field-testing its electric cycles with several law enforcement agencies in California and England for over a year now.

 

Zero Motorcycles has announced the launch of its new 2013 Zero Police and Security line-up. The company has been field-testing its electric cycles with several law enforcement agencies in California and England for over a year now, and the lessons learned have influenced the development of these two new models, the Zero S (street) Police/Security and Zero DS (dual sport) Police/Security motorcycles.
 
“After seeing the success the 2012 model had in the field, we decided to expand our 2013 police and security offerings. To have the support of so many different law enforcement agencies and security organizations is an incredible honor,” said Zero VP John Lloyd. “Police officers put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve, so it’s imperative that we give them all the tools necessary to allow them to be successful. The 2013 Police and Security line-up does that exceptionally well.”
 
 
The 2013 Zeroes are 93 percent more powerful, generate 62 percent more torque and yield 10 percent greater city range compared to the 2012 models. The dual sport has a range of 121 miles (city), or 74 miles (55 mph highway), while the street configuration has a range of 132 miles (city), or 83 miles (highway). Using a new optional CHAdeMO charging accessory, both can be recharged to 95 percent in an hour or less.
 
Special features of the police models include LED lights, emergency lighting harness, programmable Whelen siren system with PA and microphone, front battery/frame protection bars, 4-way emergency flasher system, detachable wind screen, and optional side-mounted hard cases.