Believe it or not, the motorcycle of the future doesn’t have to just live outside or in your garage. It’s fast. It’s beautiful. And with no exhaust fumes to worry about, you can ride it indoors. In the future, you can pop sweet wheelies anywhere you want.
This month, Gizmodo Australia will be hopping in our domestic DeLorean to bring you what the future will have in store for the way we live. The Home Of The Future series focuses on smart tech for your home life and beyond. We’ve got a great month planned full of news, reviews and features.
Welcome to the future.
No kidding: when Zach Schieffelin from Brooklyn’s Carbon Negative delivered this bike, he literally rode it through the doors of our Home of the Future and did a lap around the venue space. We don’t recommend you try this yourself, but unlike petrol-powered bikes, if you do happen to accidentally take a shortcut through your grocery store on a Zero electric motorcycle, you won’t asphyxiate yourself.
Puttering around at city (or gymnasium) speeds, the Zero is whisper quiet, but don’t let that fool you. With 106 ft-lbs of torque and no gear shifting to worry about, the SR rips from zero to 100km/h in 3.3 seconds. And at the end of the day, it only costs about $1 to fully charge the battery.
You just plug it into a standard wall outlet with the same type of power cord that’s probably plugged into your desktop computer or gaming system right now.