A British-made electric motorcycle is taking to the wide open roads of the United States this week as part of a UK trade mission.
Agility Global promises a 100% clean and green alternative to the conventional petrol-guzzling bike.
The company was founded by former marine Lawrence Marazzi who, after returning from Afghanistan, decided to return to his roots in Formula 1 and aerospace design.
Now the London-based business has transported its flagship model to Colorado to drum up interest in the motorbike-loving American market. READ ON
Zero Motorcycles is a well established company in the electric motorcycles segment, making available models for consumers as well as military and police uses. It recently announced its 2014 line up, which includes word of a new extended driving range accessory as well as a new configuration of one of its motorcycle offerings.
The new Z-Force Power Tank accessory, according to company officials, allows riders of any 2014 Zero S or Zero DS electric motorcycles to travel up to 171 miles in the city or 88 miles on the highway. Basically a 2.8 kWh battery module addition, it replaces the tank bag area of a compatible motorcycle and comes in a range of color choices. It prices at a premium, however, adding $2,495 to the cost of your electric two-wheel ride. READ ON
Saietta R is made by Agility Global, headquartered in the UK and founded in 2008 by Mr Marazzi with the sole purpose of shaking up the motorcycle market.
It leaves other electric bikes behind, going from 0mph to 60mph in under four seconds, and is safer than traditional engines.
“Petrol bikes feature Victorian plumbing.” Mr Marazzi explained. “You’ve got a highly carcinogenic, massively explosive liquid called petrol inches away from a 900 to 1,000-degree exhaust pipe. If you tried to do that experiment in a lab, people would think you were nuts.” READ ON