New Electric First to feature a Removable Power Pack  
 Zero Motorcycles has announced a new model, the Zero XU, a bike the company terms “the ideal electric motorcycle for those who live in the city.” With instant torque from zero rpm, no shifting, a low weight, a low seat height — and a removable power pack, the Zero XU  leverages the Zero X off-road platform for durability and features a complete set of specialized street gear, highlighted by a stylish new body.

Tthe Zero XU is the world’s first street motorcycle that enables owners to essentially charge anywhere by way of a removable power pack and optional stand-alone charger, ideal for those who do not have access to garage or street level charging at their homes or apartments. The removable pack also allows for essentially nonstop usage by enabling individuals, or fleets, to quickly swap power packs. As with all Zero Motorcycles products, the Zero XU is offered with a quick-charge option that cuts the recharge time down by approximately fifty percent to one hour. The additional charger that enables quick-charging can also be used to charge the power pack separately from the motorcycle. Those who own a 2011 Zero X or Zero MX can use their power packs interchangeably with the new Zero XU.

The Zero XU starts at $7,995 MSRP. A federal tax credit can be applied if purchased with a second power pack. Some countries or states may offer other incentives. To secure an order and take advantage of the current federal incentive while it lasts, the Zero XU can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States during mid-March. It comes with a two-year limited warranty. Price does not include local shipping, applicable taxes, PDI, and road registration fees.

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