Why is it that the only news channel interested in electric motorcycles is also a fair and balanced pulpit for the oil companies those bikes are aiming to put out of business? Is it because they’re nearly silent, making them the ideal accompaniment to the government’s secret black helicopters? Neal Saiki, Zero’s founder and former government stooge (he claims he was an engineer for some agency called NASA, who’s ever heard of that?) appeared on “America’s Newsroom” last week to show off the new Zero S electric supermoto. Two key points came out of his discussion with blowhard-in-training Bell Hemmer: it’ll hit 60mph in “about five seconds” and it has a 60-mile range at 60mph.
We’ll bring you more next week, we’re riding the 2009 Zero S on Monday.