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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ZERO MOTORCYCLES DEBUTS MOST ADVANCED STREET MOTORCYCLE TO DATE


The 2010 Zero S is Faster and More Fun to Ride –


Santa Cruz, Calif. (March 2nd, 2010) – Zero Motorcycles, the global leader in the electric motorcycle industry, announced today the debut of its 2010 Zero S electric motorcycle. Its flagship street legal supermoto now has more power, increased acceleration, and enhanced power pack technology. Continuing the innovation that they are known for, Zero has integrated its newly developed Z-Force™ Air Induction System into the Zero S to enable greater performance. The cumulative result of this technology is a higher top speed, better performance off the line and improved ride quality. In addition to more performance, Zero is offering, for the first time, color graphics packages and two new Corbin seat options.


“The Zero S is the most advanced production electric motorcycle on the market and now it’s even better. Enhancements for 2010 make it faster, more durable and better looking," says Gene Banman, CEO Zero Motorcycles. "With significant performance improvements, the Zero S is ideal for urban riding and short trips on the freeway. We invite riders of all types to schedule a demo ride in their area and discover a new experience that will leave them grinning."


Central to the performance improvements on the Zero S is the revolutionary Z-Force™ Air Induction System. The newly developed system allows Zero to produce more horsepower from a light and compact motor by increasing the airflow through the heart of the motor. Zero is also introducing a new throttle technology that modulates the increased power to provide riders with exacting control over the acceleration. The 2010 Zero S is powered using the latest generation of Z-Force™ power pack technology that includes more precise cell monitoring and lightweight lithium ion technology.


In addition to the increased performance capabilities, consumers now can choose between color graphic packages or Zero’s classic white on all four models. This allows riders to express themselves through personalized styling. The new seat options on the Zero S are specially designed by Corbin to provide a more comfortable and performance-oriented ride. Those interested in reducing the stand-over height of the motorcycle can now select a Corbin low seat option. The aesthetic changes in combination with Zero’s signature exposed twin spar aircraft grade alloy frame make for a sleeker and more visually appealing motorcycle.

The 2010 Zero S offers instant torque and power from a standstill, plus smooth acceleration as you race out of turns—all without ever needing to stop at a gas station. Built from the ground up using Zero Motorcycles' proprietary Z-Force™ power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame, the Zero S features an industry leading power-to-weight ratio that increases its range and maneuverability. At 270lbs, the Zero S has a range of up to 50 miles and a GPS verified top speed of 67 MPH. The Zero S is designed for optimal performance off the line, in sharp turns and while navigating obstacles. Instant acceleration and lightweight design enable the Zero S to take on any city street, hill or obstacle.


The Zero S is priced at $8,995 (after a 10% U.S. federal tax credit). Some states and provinces offer additional incentives. Consumer financing is available in the United States for those who qualify. The motorcycle can be purchased online now and will begin shipping in the United States at the end of March. The Zero S comes with a2-year limited warranty.


To find the nearest Independent Representative, go to http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/locator/.


To purchase a Zero S or for more information on entire Zero Motorcycles product line, visit http://www.zeromotorcycles.com.


For media information or high resolution images, please contact John Ewert, DRIVEN Public Relations, www.drivenpublicrelations.com, (951) 719-1040 or media@zeromotorcycles.com.