One of the biggest obstacles electric motorcycle manufacturers have to overcome isn’t merely churning out a quality product, but convincing the public to actually give eBikes a try. With the electric powertrain’s full torque always on tap at any point, eBikes are a lot more fun to pilot than most would expect, especially in day to day commuter applications. This is why American electric moto outfit Zero Motorcycles just announced a UK tour where the marque will give the public a chance to see and ride any of Zero’s current offerings.
MORE COOL ZERO NEWS: Colt Wrangler’s awesome Zero-based tracker custom
"Riding a Zero is quite an experience so we've decided to go out and take our bikes to the people, to give them an opportunity to try one for themselves," explains Zero’s UK Country Manager, Dale Robinson. "Lots of people have preconceptions about electric motorcycles but I've never met anyone yet who didn't come back from a test ride with a smile on their face. There's no hard sell, just an opportunity for riders to ask any questions they may have, take one out for a ride and make up their own minds on electric motorcycles."
RIDING ZERO’S LATEST: 2018 Zero SR first ride and review
The demo tour’s first destination will be in North Wales on June 17, 2018, before moving onto six other stops before the tour ends in Surrey on September 19, 2018. In order to test ride one or more Zero models, riders simply need to bring their own protective gear (helmet, jacket, gloves, etc) and valid license. Zero has recently doubled down on its battery tech development, leading to the release of a trio of new cells offering increased range which have been integrated across the current Zero lineup. Zero’s newest models—with supplementary cell—are capable of trekking more than 150 miles (250 kilometers) without needing to stop for a charge.
MORE EBIKE NEWS: Harley confirms electric Livewire model on course for 2019 release
Zero's (Euro only) 2018 DSR Black Forest Edition will be one of several models available for demo
Below are the tour dates and locations for Zero’s upcoming roadshow, but for more info or times you can click here to checkout Zero UK’s Facebook page.
June 17 - Ponderosa Café, North Wales
June 24 - Squires Café, North Yorkshire
June 27 - Loomies Café, Hampshire
July 21 - Hartside Café, Northumberland
July 22 - Otterburn Mill, Northumberland
August 18 - The Biker’s Cove, Scotland
August 19 - The Green Welly, Scotland
September 19 - Ryka’s Café, Surrey
Photos courtesy of Zero Motorcycles