New E-Bike from Zero

This Zero is All Zip

Zero Motorcycles has once again raised the bar for all-electric bikes.

Zero SR/FThe all-new 2020 Zero SR/F is a naked streetfighter boasting 110 BHP and 140 ft/lbs of torque. Tipping the scales just under 500 pounds the SR/F offers a range of 161 miles in standard trim. Zero calls it the first fully “smart” motorcycle. 

 

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Remember Turn Signals?

They used to be standard issue on most motor vehicles.

Each corner was equipped with a lamp that could blink slowly. It was rumored these “blinkers” were intended to indicate a vehicle’s impending change of direction. Some older drivers can still recall these being used occasionally- though I’m told they never met wide acceptance. Continue reading Remember Turn Signals?

Ride Safe Oklahoma

Earlier this year Oklahoma Today did a nice section on motorcycling in the Sooner State. Obviously this was of interest to me.

But leafing through the magazine I was a little surprised by all the bare skin pictured. Tank tops, shorts and many bare heads. I was prompted to write a letter.

Dress Code Fail
Dress Code Fail

Surprisingly they printed it in the latest issue!

Seeing motorcyclists riding without helmets in popular media is akin to drivers without seat belts or doctors smoking cigarettes on TV. Unless it’s on Mad Men it just really doesn’t seem right. I can remember when bicycle helmets were considered dorky- yet today they are a fashion statement.

Call me politically correct or whatever you like- but people do what people see. Like it or not.

 

 

 

Rocket City Rally

Just returned from my second trek to the Great Chicken Rally in Huntsville, Alabama.

I still prefer the old “Rocket City Rally” name because it fits in with the city so much better. The space museum and much of the architecture play tribute to the role Huntsville played in the American space program and still plays in high-tech ballistics. But they do cook up a huge amount of chicken!

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