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Title: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/20/18 09:19AM
Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
When
June 23, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Where
Zero Motorcycles of Orange County
534 West Katella Ave.
Orange, California 92867 USA
Contact / More Info
(714) 978-4487
RESERVE YOUR RIDE
Demo a High Performance Electric Motorcycle
Join us for Grand Opening of the first exclusive Zero Motorcycles dealership in North America.

With demo rides available from 10am – 4pm, raffle prizes and lunch, it’s going to be an exciting party.

Please call to schedule a demo ride: (714) 978-4487
Slots are limited and will fill up prior to the event. To ensure your demo ride we recommend making a reservation online or by phone.
To schedule a demo ride at Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening please enter your information below.
If you’d rather give us a call: (714) 978-4487

http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/demo-rides/
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/20/18 01:27PM
i requested a 10am demo ride.  leave from HB about 9 or 9:15 probly if anyone nearby wants to put on your ocmoto "cut" and join me
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: The Cycle Guy on 06/20/18 10:10PM
Well that's interesting.  I hope they're successful.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/21/18 06:28PM
I've just always wanted to try one. The only practical use for me would be commuting to/from work though.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: paul13131313 on 06/21/18 09:20PM
I test rode them for a few years about a decade ago. They transitioned from bicycle to motorcycle components over those few years and had the power and torque of a 500 cc for the price of a 1000cc. Excellent product with virtually no maintenance and so quiet!
Another manufacturer makes one with the specs of my $15,000 Repsol for only for $80,000. I told him so at the bike show. Come to find out my Zero test ride dealer had one and said it was very top heavy with all of the batteries mounted so high.
They're close but so far from a sale with me! I'd trade in the shaft drive fury for the belt driven Zero but, $15,000 (large fuel tank/batteries) for 500 cc torque, nah
Also, the torque is all now with an electric! Not with another brand which went with a six speed transmission: why, why, why! That's really the best part of an electric, top speed now. As a commuter, it would be perfect if I could ride it for ten years straight.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: jehanzeb on 06/22/18 12:07AM
Right off Katella is another e-bike dealership, Alta motors.
I test rode the Alta SM last week and instantly loved it.
For a supermoto, it was perfect for rear wheel slides.
Since there is no engine noise, you can hear the tires squealing clearly and then adjust your foot pressure:)
Hoping zero is more of the same.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/22/18 08:48PM
didn't know about that one. maybe I'll stop by and see if they'll do a demo ride also.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: postulio4joo on 06/22/18 09:14PM
I've just always wanted to try one. The only practical use for me would be commuting to/from work though.
I would love to use an E bike to commute from work, but I honestly feel like my exhaust noise has saved my butt a couple of times while lane splitting. What are your thoughts on splitting lanes on an ebike for a daily commute?
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: Gone in 60 on 06/22/18 11:44PM
Noticed them across the street from Irv Seaver yesterday when I was picking up parts for my R1200. Didn’t know it’s their first exclusive US dealer. I test rode an electric at a dealership in Hollywood a while back. Tooling quietly through a neighborhood off of Fairfax, I was thinking “man if I were a burglar this thing would be perfect!”
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: Chadonthestreet on 06/23/18 01:47PM
I rode the Zero DSR. One of the most fun bikes I've ever rode in my life. Rode it in sport mode. I would of bpught today , but 18k is out of my range.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/23/18 04:38PM
Went and rode the S. blah.  a guy on the DSR next to me got the rear brake smoking in less than a mile.  not impresses with the ride or throttle response
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/23/18 04:39PM
I've just always wanted to try one. The only practical use for me would be commuting to/from work though.
I would love to use an E bike to commute from work, but I honestly feel like my exhaust noise has saved my butt a couple of times while lane splitting. What are your thoughts on splitting lanes on an ebike for a daily commute?
If I was gifted one I would use it to commute. I've had bikes with exhaust from quiet to D&D and I don't think the noise matters if people are in their own world but that's just me.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: paul13131313 on 06/23/18 06:16PM
Alta!
That's the other manufacturer I'm keeping an eye on.
I'm interested in a supermotard model.
I surprise people with my ICE bikes. I truly wonder if I'll start to startle/frighten people with an electric.
My helmet GoPro sessions get two extreme reactions.
Imagine a teenage girl dancing from left to right foot continously while asking "Is the camera on, is it on,is it on!"
or
In line at the local burger chain. Customer in front glances around at cameras, does a double take and asks "IS THAT CAMERA ON, HEY I ASKED YOU, IS THAT CAMERA ON!", to which I reply, " it's only on while on the road" and if necessary for further calming, stating "it's innapropriate inside", which barely takes the chill out of the air.
Applied to an electric, I would expect anything from COOL! to WHAT THE HECK! or Where did you come from?
My commute shouldn't be getting away from people daily. I infrequently have to get away from them now.

And yes they are not very robust components. They just went from bicycle components only a decade ago.
My dealer is in North Hollywood and can take a Zero and turn into whatever you want, even customize it for you. How much do you want to spend?
They have a riders group ride night also, where they discuss controller settings, etc. Quite the aficionados!
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: aesthetic on 06/24/18 10:42PM
Damn I wish I saw this in time. Maybe I'll reach out to the dealer to see if they can set up a private demo or test ride.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: thepretender on 06/25/18 06:39AM
I'm on zeros email list as I asked about a test rid and they are more than eager for me to test one. I'm sure you arrange a ride any time.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: aesthetic on 06/25/18 09:13AM
I'm on zeros email list as I asked about a test rid and they are more than eager for me to test one. I'm sure you arrange a ride any time.

If you haven't ridden an electric bike, I'd definitely give it a shot. I did a demo ride about 3-4 years ago when they had something going on at a local scooter shop, and it was hands down one of the most fun experiences I've had on a bike. Completely different.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: postulio4joo on 06/25/18 07:37PM
How long was the wait? I was trying to ride a bike, but there were no parking spots at 12.
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/26/18 03:19PM
I got there at 10 and got to ride at 1030.  They messed up the pre registration somehow but whatevs.  In current state it's a novelty
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: postulio4joo on 06/26/18 10:22PM
I got there at 10 and got to ride at 1030.  They messed up the pre registration somehow but whatevs.  In current state it's a novelty

How did it compared tq and speed wise to your s1000rr?
Title: Re: Zero Motorcycles of Orange County Grand Opening
Post by: 1fastrider on 06/28/18 04:09PM
felt like a 500 or less cc bike.  Apparently I got the low end one and some guy said he rode the taller dual sport DSR i think that it was better.  Still not worth buying but was neato to ride around on silent magic bikes