Three years after we first spied the prototype, the zec00 electric motorcycle is finally ready for the road. Production of the radically-designed, handmade motorcycle is limited to a run of only 49 vehicles.
Compared to the prototypes, first seen back in 2012, the production zec00 has gained the obligatory front and rear lights as well as a rear number plate. Power still comes from an 11.4 kWh lithium ion battery, powering a 50 kW, 144 Nm Zero Motorcycles-sourced electric motor.
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This package delivers a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph) and a maximum range of 160 km (99 mi), while a full recharge takes 8 hours.
The polished aluminum alloy swing arms, single-sided hub-center steering and the ability to customize the paintwork add to the low-riding, long-nosed bike's outlandish appearance.
Having seen it in the flesh recently in Tokyo, we can attest to the fact that this is an amazing looking machine.
The zec00 is available from this month for JPY 8,880,000 or US$72,530. Check it out in the video below.Source: zec00 (Japanese)